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The Foreigner (2017)

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A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

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Martin Campbell

Writers:

David Marconi (screenplay by), Stephen Leather (based on the novel "The Chinaman" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Leung ... Fan
Jackie Chan ... Quan Ngoc Minh
Rufus Jones ... Ian Wood
Mark Tandy ... Simpson
John Cronin John Cronin ... Denis Fisher
Caolan Byrne ... McCormick (as Caolán Byrne)
Donna Bernard Donna Bernard ... Channel A News Anchor
Aaron Monaghan Aaron Monaghan ... Pat Nugent
Niall McNamee Niall McNamee ... Patrick O'Reilly
Pierce Brosnan ... Liam Hennessy
Charlie Murphy ... Maggie / Sara McKay
Orla Brady ... Mary Hennessy
Lia Williams ... Katherine Davies
Michael McElhatton ... Jim Kavanagh
David Pearse ... Billy McMahon
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Storyline

The story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love - his teenage daughter - is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a Irish government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Written by STXfilms

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He won't stop until they all pay. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foreigner See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,113,024, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$34,393,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,374,099
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of Jackie Chan's character, "Quan Ngoc Minh", suggests that he is Vietnamese with Chinese origin, as "Quan Ngoc Minh" is a Vietnamese name, but Quan is not a common Vietnamese surname (first name and last name are reversed in Asian culture, in Western format his name would be Minh Ngoc Quan"). See more »

Goofs

The exploding laptop at the airport is pure Hollywood special effects and over-dramatization. The destructive force of a bomb depends on the shape of the charge and how the explosive material is packed and tamped. A bomb concealed in a laptop battery, due to its flattened shape, would have caused negligible damage to the plane and mostly just to the passenger in whose lap the computer was sitting. It would be completely impractical to assassinate a planeload of dignitaries. See more »

Quotes

Liam Hennessy: [Shots McGrath in the knee] "That's me being nice!"
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Crazy Credits

The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title. See more »

Alternate Versions

Chinese version of film has an extended fight scene and there are a few extra shots in the other fight scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Foreigner: Interviews (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

My Name Is Love
Written by Jimmy Lumpkin
Performed by Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival
Courtesy of Skate Mountain Records
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User Reviews

 
Desperate Hours Meets Sunday Bloody Sunday
6 October 2017 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

This is a super engrossing action-thriller-drama.

An innocent child is the victim in a terrorist bomb but the perpetrators do not know of the desperate determination and grit of the victim's father.

There are two astonishing performances: first from Jackie Chan as the aggrieved father; and second from Pierce Brosnan as a suspicious and duplicitous politician.

Jackie Chan is outstanding as the grieving parent out for justice. And despite some action being of the kung fu variety that does not detract from a great show.

Pierce Brosnan is equally remarkable, displaying amazing realism in his portrayal of an Irish political leader.

This movie is highly recommended:

8/10.


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