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RED 2 (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 19 July 2013 (USA)
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Retired CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

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Dean Parisot
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Frank
John Malkovich ... Marvin
Mary-Louise Parker ... Sarah
Helen Mirren ... Victoria
Anthony Hopkins ... Bailey
Lee Byung-Hun ... Han Cho Bai (as Byung Hun Lee)
Jong Kun Lee Jong Kun Lee ... Han's Father
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Katja
Neal McDonough ... Jack Horton
David Thewlis ... The Frog
Garrick Hagon ... Davis
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Director Philips
Brian Cox ... Ivan
Philip Arditti ... Arman
Mitchell Mullen ... Wade
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Storyline

Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is in love with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones) to track down the former Russian Agent "The Frog" (David Thewlis) to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey (Sir Anthony Hopkins) might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria (Dame Helen Mirren) joins the team. They rescue Bailey and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They're ex-CIA, but they're back in action. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material | See all certifications »

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After Han Cho Bai (Lee Byung-hun) uses the mini gun to pepper the vehicle behind which Frank (Bruce Willis) and Marvin (John Malkovich) are hiding, Han approaches their hiding place. As he does, an unexplained bullet appears to strike the white van. This is likely a squib that exploded at the wrong time. See more »

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The first shot of the Red Squire is flipped. The Kremlin is to the right of the Saint Basil's Cathedral, not to the left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank: Baby, check this out. Huh, a power washer? We need one of these.
Sarah: Yeah.
Frank: On the patio in the back yard.
Sarah: Yeah.
Frank: Should we go look at those window treatments?
Sarah: No.
Frank: Do you want one of those hotdogs? They're very good.
Sarah: Baby, you are a heck of a homemaker. You know that? But, um, we, you know, we could just go to dinner. Or...
Frank: Well, you know, if you don't make it...
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Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'Turbo' and 'Red 2' (2013) See more »

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Tango Toscana
Composed by Jeremy Cohen
Performed by Quartet San Francisco
Courtesy of Violinjazz Recordings
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Its important to enjoy life while you still can!
19 January 2014 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his retired but extremely dangerous operatives are back to face danger again. There's a nuclear threat to be snuffed out but things really could go either way...

It's pretty much more of the same really, which apparently hasn't been enough for some critics who wanted a different movie. It's not as if this is lazy, yes it's still Frank and his aged assassins fighting old age as well as an outside threat, but there's a flip-flop in plotting and the additions of Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee and Catherine Zeta-Jones are most welcome. It's also so nice to see the adorable Mary-Louise Parker get a substantial part this go around, while Helen Mirren (still sexy and gorgeous in her late 60s) is delightfully sociopathic!

Red 2 is full to the brim with acting talent who are in on the fun joke of it all. Action is never in short supply and the pace is never allowed to sag by director Dean Parisot. The characters remain strong thanks to the screenplay (Jon and Erich Hoeber) and the airy humour is consistent and keeps the violence grounded. Basically, this is a hugely enjoyable ball of action based froth. 7/10


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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,048,422, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$53,262,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,075,565
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