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Barely Lethal (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 30 April 2015 (USA)
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A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.

Director:

Kyle Newman

Writer:

John D'Arco

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Analyst Knight
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hardman
Madeleine Stack ... Megan (8)
Eva G. Cooper Eva G. Cooper ... Heather (8) (as Eva Cooper)
Hailee Steinfeld ... Megan Walsh
Sophie Turner ... Heather
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Man on Subway
Jessica Alba ... Victoria Knox
Bruno Gunn ... Henchman Jones
Dove Cameron ... Liz Larson
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Larson
Jason Drucker ... Parker Larson (as Jason Ian Drucker)
Alexandra Krosney ... Cindy
Emma Holzer ... Donna
Gabriel Basso ... Gooch
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Storyline

Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However, while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, while in the process of being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life of being in its environment. Written by TrailerMusicVibe

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Taglines:

An ordinary life is an impossible target. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Topher Grace posed as the father, in the Larson family photo, as Megan (83) searches for a foreign-exchange host family. See more »

Goofs

In the last helicopter scene you can see Megan getting in the left side of the helicopter. However, helicopter pilots should always fly from the right seat. It is possible to fly in the left seat, but they are supposed to fly in the right seat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Megan Walsh: [narrating] I never knew my parents. The only thing I ever knew was Prescott. It was a top-secret government-run school that turned little girls into killing machines.
Lab Tech: Not bad. Run it again.
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Connections

References Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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The Hunter
Written by Nathan Merl Eiesland, itself, Alissa Anne Eisland, Ryne Louis Estwing
Performed by On and On
Published by Red Brick Works (SESAC) on behalf of itself and Nathan Eiesland Publishing (SESAC) and Alissa Publishing (SESAC) and Red Brick Songs (ASCAP) on behalf of itself and Ryne Estwing Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Roll Call Records
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Enjoyable ride, fresh faces
2 November 2017 | by dallaswhiskeySee all my reviews

This was a thoroughly enjoyable ride from a fresh director and features great performances from three promising young actresses.

Hailee Steinfeld continues to show her versatility as Megan, a trained assassin who just wants to be a normal teenager. Dove Cameron gives a strong performance as the daughter of the host family. I hope to see her in many more movies. Sophie Turner plays Megan's nemesis and has less scenes, but shines in the ones she's in, especially in the end. I'm very much looking forward to seeing her in the title role of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The guys in this flick are mostly ornaments. Good old Samuel L. J. and Jessica Alba also play second fiddle here to the youngsters.

Definitely worth a watch. Some action, some high school drama, very much fun. Looking out for more from director Kyle Newman.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barely Lethal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$933,847
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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