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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.

Director:

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 ... Pat Nugent
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Trivia

Despite the change from the novel's original title of "The Chinaman", Quan (Jackie Chan) is still referred to as such six times in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Quan is being pursued in the woods one of McGrath's men is wounded when he steps on nails used like Punji sticks. Many hours later when Sean Hennessy is tracking Quan he touches the nails and blood is seen on his fingers. Blood would have coagulated long before then and would not have been wet to the touch. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The end credits of the film are different in the European version compered with the US and Chinese version. In the European version there is a British stunt team and a Chinese stunt team. In the US version there are a British stunt team; then there is The Jackie Chans stunt team and a small (additional) Chinese stunt team. See more »

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Terry Wrist
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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User Reviews

 
Best Jackie Chan Movie in a Long Long Time
9 October 2017 | by yskwong-255-848245See all my reviews

Was a huge fan of his movies made earlier in his career. Lately, most of his movies had been nothing but disappointment, until The Foreigner.

Jackie Chan isn't young anymore, but he was able to show that he still have some juice left.

Pure action, his stunt trademarks, and not too much of CGI (unlike recent movies where poor CGI effects really spoilt the films).

I will not spoil it for you, just got watch it, and you'll not regret it.


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Country:

UK | China | USA | India

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$145,418,070
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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