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American Assassin (2017)

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After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

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Michael Cuesta

Writers:

Stephen Schiff (screenplay by), Michael Finch (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Mitch Rapp
Charlotte Vega ... Katrina
Christopher Bomford Christopher Bomford ... Bartender
Chris Webster ... Mansur Recruit Video
Shahid Ahmed Shahid Ahmed ... Adnan Al-Mansur
Buster Reeves ... Martial Arts Instructor
Nick Cavaliere Nick Cavaliere ... Building Superintendent
Simon Connolly ... NSA Techie
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
Joost Janssen ... American Operator (Mansur Compound)
Adam Collins ... American Operator #2 (Mansur Compound)
Trevor White ... Dr. Frain
Sanaa Lathan ... Irene Kennedy
Jeff Davis ... CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
David Suchet ... Director Stansfield
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Storyline

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. Written by Anonymous

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terrorism | cia | revenge | beach | fight | See All (437) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Antoine Fuqua was originally attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

Sharif's mistress is shot in her hotel room by a man with an automatic weapon. She falls dead on her back in the middle of the room. Later she is shown on the side of the room with her right leg up on a chair. Shew would have had to been moved to that spot and someone would have to place her leg on the chair. See more »

Quotes

Stan Hurley: Patriotism exists because people like and people like me need a higher cause. Something bigger than us.
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Crazy Credits

There is a dedication picture to author Vince Flynn, who died in 2013. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, mandatory cuts were required for an 'A' rating; which removed a couple of uses of the term 'bastard' along with a brief shot of a naked woman. See more »

Connections

Featured in Transfer of Power: Hurley and Ghost (2017) See more »

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Archie's Theme
Written and Performed by Chris Seefried
Courtesy of Hall Notes
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Enjoyable and action packed Spy Film
29 September 2017 | by Lancaster16See all my reviews

American Assassin had all you could hope for from a spy film. The acting was good, the fight scenes were realistic, great action through the whole movie and a decent story line. Dylan O'Brien and Micheal Keaton wouldn't be my A-team for a spy film, but they played their roles well. Still not on the level of the Bourne Series, 007 and Mission Impossible. But still a good spy flick. Will be on the lookout for a sequel.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,846,778, 17 September 2017

Gross USA:

$36,249,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,234,188
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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