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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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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

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 ... ICC Court Clerk
Georgie Glen ... ICC Lead Judge
Michael Gor ... Livitin
Barry Atsma ... Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva 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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Everyone's out to get them... If they don't kill each other first. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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:

$176,586,701
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The script from the film was among the top 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays. While originally intended as a drama, the script underwent a frantic two-week re-write to be remade into a comedy several weeks prior to filming. On March 9, 2016, it was reported that Jeff Wadlow had exited the film and Patrick Hughes signed on to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Darius is explaining to Michael that he is the one that killed Kurosawa, he tells Michael that it was a 300 meter shot. However in the flashback to Darius spotting Kurosawa, the rangefinder he looks through shows a distance of 803 yards. This converts to a little over 734 meters. Also the window that he shoots through, is more comparable in size to a D cup. Still a very impressive shot. 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

Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Betty
Written by Leadbelly
Performed by Spiderbait
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great action comedy
8 August 2017 | by scmcgraw-23249See all my reviews

Just watched a sneak preview of The Hit-man's Bodyguard. I had high expectations given the cast of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson. The movie exceeded these expectations! Over the top comedy and action -- best combination since Deadpool last year. Definitely worth watching!

I'm a long-time IMDb user, but this movie was so good, I felt I needed to get an IMDb login so I could review it!

Top movie I've seen this year, edging out Baby Driver!


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