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This Means War (2012)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lauren
... FDR Foster
... Tuck
... Heinrich
... Trish
... Joe
... Katie (as Abigail Leigh Spencer)
... Collins
... Nana Foster
... Grandpa Foster
... Jonas
... Steve
... Kelly
... Xenia
... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's SPY against SPY.

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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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17 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Esto es guerra!  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This spy film features the game of paintball which was utilized in a training exercise at the start of the earlier James Bond espionage movie The Living Daylights (1987). Actually, This Means War (2012) first premiered in cinemas in the 25th Anniversary year of The Living Daylights (1987). See more »

Goofs

When FDR takes Lauren to the Pizza restaurant and they are talking. When the camera pans behind FDR you can see he is eating pizza then when the camera goes in front of him he is no-longer eating pizza and there is no pizza in his hand. This happens 4 or 5 times over the scene. 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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References For Your Eyes Only (1981) See more »

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Snap My Bands
Written by Ted Caplan
Performed by Hot Toothpaste
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Silly premise still results in a smart, funny romantic comedy
6 December 2016 | by See 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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