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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

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Guy Ritchie

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Guy Ritchie (screenplay by), Lionel Wigram (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Solo
Armie Hammer ... Illya
Alicia Vikander ... Gaby
Elizabeth Debicki ... Victoria
Luca Calvani ... Alexander
Sylvester Groth ... Uncle Rudi
Hugh Grant ... Waverly
Jared Harris ... Sanders
Christian Berkel ... Udo
Misha Kuznetsov ... Oleg
Guy Williams Guy Williams ... Captain Smith
Marianna Di Martino ... Desk Clerk
Julian Michael Deuster ... Assistant
Andrea Cagliesi Andrea Cagliesi ... Fishing Captain
Riccardo Calvanese Riccardo Calvanese ... Man 2
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Storyline

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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cia agent | kgb agent | spy | cia | kgb | See All (397) »

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A higher class of hero See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Russian | German | Italian

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El agente de C.I.P.O.L. See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,535,000, 17 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,445,109

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,845,109
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Kleeman and David C. Wilson, who share story credit with co-screenwriters Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram, cite the enduring allure of "daring lone agents who take on powerful forces and display grace under pressure. What really sets spy films apart are their heroes, who time and again are forced to rely upon their true secret weapons: ingenuity, resourcefulness and wit." See more »

Goofs

The whisky bottle used by Kuryakin near the end when Solo is packing his belongings, is of a modern shaped design. In the sixties the bottle didn't have the sharp edges as shown. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Solo: [to Victoria over ship-to-ship radio] That warhead, although not nuclear, shouldn't have any trouble obliterating a medium-sized fishing boat. The aforementioned warhead launched... 45 seconds ago. Giving you about 30 seconds until impact.
[her crew jumping the ocean]
Napoleon Solo: It won't trigger a nuclear warhead, as that requires fission. So, if you do want to make good on your vow, I suggestion you abandon ship immediately.
Napoleon Solo: [massive explosion] How's *that* for entertainment?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros/Ritchie Wigram logos, opening credits and part of the closing credits appear in a red line containing 1960s documentation, which includes dossiers on the UNCLE crew. See more »


Soundtracks

Take Care of Business
Written by Andrew Stroud (as Andy Stroud)
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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"When you hear something that sounds like a gunshot, drive."
29 February 2016 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Never watched the show, so can't compare the two, or whether or not this is a faithful adaptation of it or not, but I loved this film. It perfectly rides the fine line between straight 1960s spy movie throwback, and satire of one.

Villain is pure 1960s vamp/ femme fatale, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer's chemistry alone makes this worth watching. Hammer's twitch as his anger reaches boiling point is a great bit of detail. Cavill really reminded me of Roger Moore's Bond, specifically from The Spy Who Loved Me. He has a suave, "Trust me, I know what I'm doing" attitude throughout.

Several scenes creatively have the action taking place in the background, while the focus is on the foreground. A perfect example, and maybe my favourite scene in the film, is Cavill sitting in a truck, basically picnicking, with a large sandwich and bottle of Chianti, while boat chase is playing out in front of him, reflected on the windscreen.

The film is rated PG13, but it doesn't look watered down to get that rating, ... Henchman's electrocution torture scene was both graphic and simultaneously funny- another case of the action playing out in the background, while Cavill and Hammer debate the fate while in the next room.

The plot is a bit of a mess, especially toward the end, but a great cast, sharp dialogue, and great attention to detail, and good action makes this a winner


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