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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mitch Rapp
... Katrina
Christopher Bomford ... Bartender
... Mansur Recruit Video
Shahid Ahmed ... Adnan Al-Mansur
... Martial Arts Instructor
Nick Cavaliere ... Building Superintendent
Simon Connolly ... NSA Techie
... Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
... American Operator (Mansur Compound)
... American Operator #2 (Mansur Compound)
... Dr. Frain
... Irene Kennedy
... CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
... 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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Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

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Asesino: Misión Venganza  »

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$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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Actor David Suchet has played both sides of the cinematic espionage genre. In this movie, he plays CIA Director Stansfield whose objective is to stop terrorists from producing & using nuclear weapons. However in Executive Decision (1996), he played the lead terrorist who hijacks a commercial American airline and attempts to detonate highly-explosive nerve gas over the east coat of the United States. See more »

Goofs

Scenes supposedly filmed in Turkey clearly haven't been as none of the vehicles have Turkish number plates and other than the mistress of Sharif, none of them actually speak Turkish fluently. None of the shots after the Galata Bridge scene are in Turkey. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Rapp: We are in beautiful Ibiza, Spain. Beautiful sand, beautiful waves. My favourite shorts and my favourite girl who is about to get... oh my God!
Katrina: Hey! Come on, give it to me!
Mitch Rapp: No, stop! Come on, come on...
Katrina: I'm serious.
Mitch Rapp: Oh, oh my God. That is so cute.
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The names of Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton appears in the "Diagonal Billing" method, which was first used for Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

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References Casino Royale (2006) See more »

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Mistakes (Chris Seefried Alt Mix)
Written by Cassandra Monique Batie, Adrian Gurvitz (as Adrian Israel Gurvitz) and Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Andra Day
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A modern classic
12 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

I had very low expectations for this movie. I was sure it was going to be either western or anti-western propaganda. It was neither.

The opening scene simply blew me away. It captures the panic, powerlessness and despair of a terrorist attack, like no other movie I have seen. It felt unnervingly reel, but is properly a little politically incorrect and I suspect that is why this great movie is so ridiculously underrated. The acting and cinematic quality is excellent throughout the whole movie. Go see this movie if you want to see a classic vengeance sotry that doesn't try to throw a political message down your throat.


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