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The Accountant (2016)

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As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

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Gavin O'Connor

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Bill Dubuque
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Christian Wolff
Anna Kendrick ... Dana Cummings
J.K. Simmons ... Ray King
Jon Bernthal ... Brax
Jeffrey Tambor ... Francis Silverberg
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Marybeth Medina
John Lithgow ... Lamar Blackburn
Jean Smart ... Rita Blackburn
Andy Umberger ... Ed Chilton
Alison Wright ... Justine
Jason Davis ... Neurologist
Robert C. Treveiler ... Young Chris' Father (as Rob Treveiler)
Mary Kraft ... Young Chris' Mother
Seth Lee ... Young Chris
Jake Presley ... Young Brax
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Storyline

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Indonesian | French

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El contador See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,710,273, 16 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$86,260,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,160,045
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners, Ben Affleck and J.K. Simmons, and two Oscar nominees, Anna Kendrick and John Lithgow. See more »

Goofs

Christian states that growing up he lived in 34 homes in 17 years. Dana asks, "You moved 34 times?" Christian answers in the affirmative. He only moved 32 times. As precise with numbers as he is that is a devastating error. See more »

Quotes

Ray King: Say you're the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. Now the cartels count their money by weighing it in eighteen wheelers. But one sunny Mexican day, your in-house money scrubber comes to you and says you're 30 million light. Who can you trust to do the forensic accounting to track your stolen cash? Deloitte & Touche? H & R Block?
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.8 (2016) See more »

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Unrelenting Brilliance

Ben Affleck is a brilliant actor (who knew) and this movie is his masterpiece. Didn't know Ben has this in him but damn was I ever wrong. Watched this off of my DVR recently, really not expecting much. Honorable mention to Kendrick, she was really good in her role and the chemistry between her character and Christians was palpable. There are honestly no bad actors in this film but Ben knocks it out of the park. So intense and over the top was his performance, exactly what it needed to be, I was mesmerized. Oscar worthy, in my opinion, an acting master class.


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