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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amelia Roussel
... Michael Bryce
Tsuwayuki Saotome ... Kurosawa
Roy Hill ... Helicopter Pilot / Newscaster
... Seifert
... Vladislav Dukhovich
... Professor Asimov
... Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ... Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov ... Petr Asimov Jr.
... ICC Court Clerk
... ICC Lead Judge
... Livitin
... Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva ... Newscaster
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Storyline

With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this is a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Written by Nick Riganas

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The hitman vs the bodyguard, boring vs bold, cool vs covert, cautious vs chaotic, social vs silent, logic vs luck. Hitman or bodyguard, they get the job done. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duro de cuidar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,468,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,586,701
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The painting in Mr. Seifert's office is a replica of "Judith Beheading Holofernes" (1599-1602) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). See more »

Goofs

Car airbags all have two large (approx 5cm/2") holes in the back so the airbag deflates almost immediately after a crash. This is why airbags ALWAYS appear deflated in wrecked cars, so there was no need to shoot holes in the airbags, and indeed the bags would already have been mostly deflated by the time Samuel Jackson shot holes in them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Phone: Good morning, Mr. Bryce. I trust the pickup ran smoothly.
Michael Bryce: Hand-off was clean. No stops till the exit point.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there's an outtake with Ryan Reynolds having to wait for church bells to stop ringing. See more »

Connections

References Home Alone (1990) See more »

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Written by Jenny Berggren (as Jenny Cecilia Berggren), Jonas Berggren (as Jonas Petter Berggren), Linn Berggren (as Malin Sofia Katarina Berggren), Ulf Ekberg (as Ulf Gunnar Ekberg)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
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Great entertainment
5 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Watched the movie about two weeks back. I must say that initially it was not my first choice. I am a big fan of action and looking at the showings it was too scientific and didn't interest me that much but nevertheless I ended up watching it because my first choice was? not available at a time.

I liked that it kept me intrigued and almost was wondering how Samwell and the most respected body guard are going to cross their paths. It was interesting, entertaining, funny, memorable and full of action. Probably one of the few movies I would like to watch again. Big up to the producers.


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