The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman 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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Patrick Hughes

Writer:

Tom O'Connor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elodie Yung ... Amelia Roussel
Ryan Reynolds ... Michael Bryce
Tsuwayuki Saotome Tsuwayuki Saotome ... Kurosawa
Roy Hill Roy Hill ... Helicopter Pilot / Newscaster
Richard E. Grant ... Seifert
Gary Oldman ... Vladislav Dukhovich
Rod Hallett ... Professor Asimov
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva Nadia Konakchieva ... Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov Valentin Stojanov ... Petr Asimov Jr.
Noortje Herlaar Noortje Herlaar ... ICC Court Clerk
Georgie Glen ... ICC Lead Judge
Michael Gor ... Livitin
Barry Atsma ... Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva Ralitsa Vassileva ... Newscaster
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With his reputation in tatters after the painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, the former triple-A protection agent, Michael Bryce, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire, two years after the disgraceful incident. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth, and, before long, he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the international assassin, Darius Kincaid, from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce needs to transport him from point A to point B; nevertheless, the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous, and Kincaid--as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator--is an obvious target. Undoubtedly, it's a tough job, as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, and race against the clock in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Can the hitman's bodyguard carry through the most important mission in his career? 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 »


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

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Gary Oldman learned to speak fluent Russian for his role as the villain Dukhovich. Despite no prior knowledge of Russian, Oldman was required to speak it expertly in the film. "I probably could have learned 'Hamlet' measure for measure in the time that I've spent on my lines," he laughed. Nevertheless, working with a Russian coach daily, Oldman did just that. See more »

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The International Court of Justice, as seen on screen, is poorly photo-shopped on Dam square in central Amsterdam. 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 »

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Referenced in The Debt Collector (2018) See more »

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Written by Jon Brännström (as Jon Albin Brannstrom), Dennis Lyxzén (as Dennis Sven Olof Lyxzen), David Sandström (as David Per Sandstroem), Kristofer Steen (as Kristofer Martin Steen)
Performed by Refused
Published by Songs & Stories Publishing (ASCAP) admin by Songs Of The Mothership (ASCAP)
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Great Action & Greater Laughs!!
9 August 2017 | by jmbousmanSee all my reviews

I just saw a preview of "Hitman's Bodyguard" last night with my wife. We are both fan's of action and comedy and went into this hoping it would be as good as we hoped from the actor's involved. I am a HUGE Sam Jackson fan and an equally big Ryan Reynolds fan. I'm glad to say that this movie did not disappoint!

I would've given this movie a 10 if only voting on the action and comedy but there were a couple of plot points that were slightly predictable. I don't feel these couple of things hurt the movie much due to what the movie is being advertised as, which is an action comedy and this is by far where it shines. I laughed harder during some scenes of this movie than I've laughed in a long time during a movie. The last I remember laughing harder is last year during "Deadpool".

If you like lots of action and great comedy with actors with plenty of chemistry and don't mind a significant amount of f-bombs, which if you're a Sam Jackson fan I'm guessing you don't, then drop some cash for a ticket. You won't be disappointed!!


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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hitman's Bodyguard See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017

Gross USA:

$75,468,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,600,207
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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