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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 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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They took everything from him. Now he's taking it back. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 and using nuclear weapons. However, in "Executive Decision" (1996), he played the lead terrorist who hijacks a commercial American airliner and who attempts to detonate highly-explosive nerve gas over the east coat of the United States. See more »

Goofs

In Turkey gendarmerie do not operate in cities. Military 4x4 vehicle is not painted in Turkish Army camouflage pattern. Turkish Otokar made version of the vehicle, which Turkish Army use have minor differences compared to vehicle used in the movie. 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

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 »

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 Weaponized: Training and Stunts (2017) See more »

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Written by Emiliano Palmieri
Performed by Giulia Luzi
Courtesy of Cinevox Record srl
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Made For Teenagers
26 November 2017 | by johnyysmithSee all my reviews

Only good thing to say was the production values. Keaton cashed in on a film beneath him. Hollywood wasted another book which could easily have been scripted far better, and been the basis of sequels.

Apparently all that is needed to find an international terrorist cell is hang around outside their bank. And then allow a hormone driven nearly man to punch anyone he wants and they spill the beans. Pathetic

Another grown up not going to the cinema for a while now. There is little else to add.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Assassin 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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