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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
Byung-hun Lee ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

After the success of RED (2010), Ernest Borgnine hoped he'd be around to reprise his role as Henry the records keeper in a sequel. When interviewed in April 2012, he mentioned there was talk about it over the years, and made one request to the producers; "I told them if they do it, I want to carry a gun this time." He kept in touch with screenwriters Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber and would have had a major role in an early scene. When Borgnine passed away in July 2012, three months prior to the start of production, his scenes were re-written and featured an uncredited Titus Welliver. See more »

Goofs

When Bailey declares that the device in the Kremlin, the time displayed on the clock tower changes by hours in a minute. 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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Act II Scene 2: Rondo - Per pieta, ben mio (Fiordiligi)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A refreshing action comedy
19 December 2013 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the missions of a bunch of retired ex-spies who are still extremely dangerous.

It's refreshing to have an action comedy! It's not easy to have all the killings and explosions happening, and yet maintaining a light hearted and fun tone. "Red 2" succeeds again in reaching the balance, making it enjoyable and fun. There are many cool scenes such as Helen Mirren firing guns with both hands towards opposite directions from a car. Mary Louise Parker's character is also fun, she seems not to know how to do anything but she is still so cool and funny. It's nice to see an action film having a big female presence, it's such a pleasant change. All the characters I enjoyed watching "Red 2", and maybe there will be another sequel?


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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RED 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

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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