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This Means War (2012)

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A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.

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Timothy Dowling (screenplay), Simon Kinberg (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Lauren
Chris Pine ... FDR Foster
Tom Hardy ... Tuck
Til Schweiger ... Heinrich
Chelsea Handler ... Trish
John Paul Ruttan ... Joe
Abigail Spencer ... Katie (as Abigail Leigh Spencer)
Angela Bassett ... Collins
Rosemary Harris ... Nana Foster
George Touliatos ... Grandpa Foster
Clint Carleton ... Jonas
Warren Christie ... Steve
Leela Savasta ... Kelly
Natassia Malthe ... Xenia
Laura Vandervoort ... Britta
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Storyline

Two CIA agents, Tuck and Frank who are also best friends, have been benched because someone's after them. Tuck is divorced with a son whom he's not close to and Frank is a ladies man. Tuck decides to try and find someone so he places his profile on a dating website. Lauren, a woman also looking for a guy sees Tuck's profile and goes with him. She later bumps into Frank and he hits on her and she goes out with him. She's intrigued by both of them. When they learn that they're dating the same girl, they agree to let her choose. But both can't help but use their skills to keep tabs on her and each other. And also sabotage each other's dates with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

It's SPY against SPY.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Japanese | Serbian

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Esto es guerra! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,405,930, 19 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,760,791, 14 June 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,491,279, 14 June 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Making FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) believable as C.I.A. Agents was tasked to Paul Maurice, a military advisor with extensive wartime experience, who serves as the film's C.I.A. Technical Advisor. Maurice worked closely with Pine and Hardy to give them a high proficiency in weapons-handling and hand-to-hand combat. See more »

Goofs

Tuck's son Joe is missing two of his upper front teeth when meeting with Lauren in the school. In the next scene, Joe is missing two of his lower teeth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man 1: [over comms] All eyes are up.
Man 2: Sat cams are good.
Man 1: Target is inbound.
Man 2: ETA five minutes.
Collins: Mission is a go. Repeat, you are green to go. Intercept and apprehend the Heinrich brothers. Secure the device. And remember, this mission is covert.
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical version was cut for some sex jokes to achieve a more commercial PG-13 rating. International theatrical versions were uncut. However, the cut version was used for home video releases worldwide. See more »

Connections

References The Conversation (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

How You Like Me Now?
Written by Arlester Christian (as Christian Arlester), Christopher William Ellul, Spencer Harrison Page, Kelvin Claude Swaby and Daniel Matthew Taylor
Performed by The Heavy
Courtesy of Counter Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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Silly premise still results in a smart, funny romantic comedy
6 December 2016 | by mrnunleygoSee all my reviews

Hey, this isn't Citizen Kane. But it's funny, the actors are all good, and even though the premise is pretty silly--two secret agent types pursuing the same woman--the writers milked the possibilities about as much as they could without getting mindlessly stupid. The principals don't try to assassinate each other, merely to undermine one another's efforts, and the story works. Also, it doesn't hurt in a Rom-Com that Reese Witherspoon looks gorgeous throughout--as I suppose do Chris Pine and Tom Hardy for those more inclined in that direction--and the supporting cast is equally charming, with Chelsea Handler and Abigail Spencer especially deserving of kudos. What's not to like?


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