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Colombiana (2011)

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A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director:

Olivier Megaton

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Saldana ... Cataleya
Jordi Mollà ... Marco
Lennie James ... Ross
Amandla Stenberg ... Cat - 10
Michael Vartan ... Danny Delanay
Cliff Curtis ... Emilio Restrepo
Beto Benites ... Don Luis
Jesse Borrego ... Fabio
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Alicia
Ángel Garnica Ángel Garnica ... Pepe (as Angel Garnica)
Ofelia Medina ... Mama
Callum Blue ... Richard
Sam Douglas ... William Woodgard
Graham McTavish ... Head Marshall Warren
Charles Maquignon ... Sergeant Bill Attwood
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Storyline

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. Written by Anonymous

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Vengeance is beautiful. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Venganza despiadada See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,526,291 (France), 31 July 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,408,176, 28 August 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,665,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,295,262
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Cataleya rams into the police car, it is in a place outside New Orleans called Fat City. The bar Uncle Larry's, was actually a real bar at the time but is no longer there. Also in the scene, briefly, you can see a sign for Circle K and a split second later you see Brother's; it's actually the same building. The gas station was under construction during filming and Brother's had bought the Circle K franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Cataleya attacks the Don's house she fires an RPG that enters the living room and explodes, destroying almost every item of furniture in the surrounding rooms, even the table that Marco and his hences were standing around. But in the next scene everyone is still alive, even though the table is blown to bits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Don Luis Sandoval: I can't believe this.
Fabio Restrepo: Why not?
Don Luis Sandoval: Because I love you, Fabio, like a son.
Fabio Restrepo: I love you, Don Luis, like a father.
Don Luis Sandoval: I'm going to miss you.
Fabio Restrepo: And I'm going to miss you.
Don Luis Sandoval: Okay. Enough of this sentimental bullshit. One last drink? Next we'll be crying like two old women. Come on! To the future.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Colombian XXX (2015) See more »

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Your Other Man Vox
Written by James and James
(p) & (c) The Extreme Music Library Ltd.
With courtesy of Extreme Music France
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Holds Your Attention
22 June 2014 | by grglmnSee all my reviews

I am giving this an 8, although it might be a 7, about the only bad thing I can say about the movie is that, yes, the plot is somewhat of a rehashed, predictable type of thing. However, Saldana is both sexy and charming and dangerous from the moment she shows up drunk in a tight dress. Yes you have to suspend disbelief a little bit to believe a gal who can't weigh over 95 pounds soaking wet can fight big strong guys, but good movies make you suspend disbelief, and this is a good movie.

Why is it good, because, unlike many action movies these days, they do take a few minutes to establish the main character as a person, so you care what happens to her, and also care if she achieves her goals.

I just watched it again on regular TV after renting it shortly after it came out, still and enjoyable flick, you have to like action/revenge flicks, but if you do this one fits the bill nicely.


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