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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

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Stephen Schiff (screenplay by), Michael Finch (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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It takes one to kill one. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino: Misión Venganza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,846,778, 17 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,249,674, 9 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,167,951, 10 December 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A first look picture of Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp was released on September 12, 2016. See more »

Goofs

When the opening engagement scene is being filmed on the protagonist's, it's clear in several scenes that the screen is either blank (indicating that nothing is being filmed) or the screen has a photo on it which is not what is front of the camera lens. 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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There is a dedication picture to author Vince Flynn, who died in 2013. See more »

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Featured in Box Office: Episode dated 28 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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Archie's Theme
Written and Performed by Chris Seefried
Courtesy of Hall Notes
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Poorly made teen movie
12 February 2018 | by snawxSee all my reviews

As the actors were skilled and did their job well, the storyline was the opposite of that.

This storyline has many unrealistic events which honestly embarass some serous topics in this movie.

I've been very surprised by how bad this action movie is made. The story drags down every positive aspect of this movie. Filming wasn't horrible, acting wasn't either.

The story itself may've been based on a novel, I can't understand what went wrong when writing. Dialogue is very dull. Some happenings are too cliché for such high expectations.

Sadly, I'm very disappointed.


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