In their new overseas house, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape from an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

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John Erick Dowdle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Jack Dwyer
Lake Bell ... Annie Dwyer
Sterling Jerins ... Lucy Dwyer
Claire Geare ... Beeze Dwyer
Pierce Brosnan ... Hammond
Thanawut Ketsaro Thanawut Ketsaro ... Samnang (as Thanawut Kasro)
Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak ... Prak (as Chatchawan Kamonsakpitak)
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Kenny Rogers
Tanapol Chuksrida Tanapol Chuksrida ... Krit
Nophand Boonyai Nophand Boonyai ... Concierge
Kanarpat Phintiang Kanarpat Phintiang ... Bellhop
Jon Goldney Jon Goldney ... Jerry (as Jonathan Goldney)
Duang Maidork Duang Maidork ... Old Man
Suphornnaphat Jenselius Suphornnaphat Jenselius ... Travel Agent
Barthélemy Son Barthélemy Son ... François (as Barthelemy Son)
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Storyline

A couple (Owen Wilson and Lake Bell) and their two daughters relocate to Asia, only to find themselves caught in the middle of a dangerous coup. Realizing that foreigners are being murdered on the spot, they make a desperate decision to escape the violence on the streets and seek refuge at the American Embassy, all while trying to avoid detection by the merciless rebels.

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Blood for water See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Though Bangkok's 2014 coup did oust a pro-U.S. government, the coup was bloodless, and didn't result in any street violence. See more »

Goofs

When Annie is barricading her hotel room, she walks towards the door with shoes on. However, when she pushes the stuff against the door she is in her bare feet. See more »

Quotes

Jack Dwyer: I killed someone.
Hammond: You're alive, Jack. Your family's alive.
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Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
Written by Mel Tillis
Performed by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (as First Edition)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Critics playing the race card
28 December 2018 | by brentiusSee all my reviews

The whole Metascore system is flawed by critics with political agendas and an incessant need to play the race card at every opportunity. Political unrest is not common in South East Asia??? Give me a break! This is a very good suspenseful movie about a fictitious political uprising in a part of the world known for it. Judge the movie not what you think the motive beyond the storyline might be. Great performance by Owen Wilson.


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Country:

USA | Thailand

Language:

English | French | Thai | Khmer | Mandarin

Release Date:

26 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coup See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,111,264, 30 August 2015

Gross USA:

$27,288,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,418,872
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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