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RED 2 (2013)

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Retired C.I.A. 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

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 CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs 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 to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the ... 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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Country:

USA | France | Canada

Language:

English | Russian | French | Persian | Korean

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,262,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,075,565
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Han Cho Bai uses the mini gun to pepper the vehicle Frank and Marvin are hiding behind, Han approaches their hiding place. As he does, an unexplained bullet appears to strike the white van. This is likely a squib that explodes at the wrong time. See more »

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After Sarah goes shopping, she has her fur over her left shoulder, then it is on both shoulders. 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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References Elizabeth I (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Smile Without You
Written by Christopher Arnold (as Chris Arnold), David Martin and Geoff Morrow
Performed by Samy Goz
Courtesy of Show up music & Ascot Music
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'Its important to enjoy life while you still can!'
28 November 2013 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

RED 2 equals or even surpasses RED! This is a movie for people who enjoy sitting back and being entertained by fancy camera work, a story that has a plausible plot, smart dialog (Jon and Erich Hoeber), astute direction (Dean Parisot), and most of all a cast of some of cinema's finest actors who look like they are having such a great time you don't want the at times rather silly movie to end.

The plot, twisted and turned now and then just to keep us glued, is simple that of a retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) who reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. The team includes John Malkovich (absolutely hilarious role for him), Mary-Louise Parker (often stealing the show), Helen Mirren (gorgeous as ever and having the time of her life knocking off just about everybody who gets in her way). The other folks who are on varying sides of the law (nobody really plays by the rules) include Anthony Hopkins (in stellar form), Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Byung-hun Lee (in a brilliantly choreographed martial arts role and the physique to match), Neal McDonough, and Tim Pigott-Smith among others.

No, it is not deep, but it is silly and funny and entertaining and an exceptionally good time. This cast deserves an ensemble award! Grady Harp, November 13


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