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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 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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Never push a good man too far See more »


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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,393,507, 21 December 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The line from the first trailer, after Jackie Chan says: "Twenty thousand pounds, ("that's all I have" is also omitted from the trailer) for the name of the bombers." The line "That's not how we do things here", spoken by Commander Richard Bromley (Ray Fearon) is not in the final cut. Instead, Commander Bromley responded with, "To be clear, these are vicious men who take pride in their atrocities. This is our work, not yours. You need to be patient." and Quan puts the money away. See more »

Goofs

When Quan is in his room burning his family's old photo, they first show the photo (front) and the next shot goes to his face and the photo in front of him (thus the back of the photo is facing the camera) you can see through the back of the photo that it's actually a different photo. See more »

Quotes

Quan Ngoc Minh: Politicians and terrorists, they are just 2 ends of the same snake.
Quan Ngoc Minh: What's the difference?
Liam Hennessy: There is a difference.
Liam Hennessy: One end bites and the other doesn't.
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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 »

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Referenced in Forces (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Retrato em Branco e Petro
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque
Performed by Stan Getz
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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