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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

J.K. Simmons and Ben Affleck appeared in Extract (2009), Justice League (2017), and Justice League Part Two. See more »

Goofs

When Christian Wolff is having lunch with Dana, the cuffs of his shirtsleeves are unbuttoned when he is talking with her and when he is saying goodbye to her, they are buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Brax: Sorry... sorry doesn't count it, you weird fuck!
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.8 (2016) See more »

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6 Suites (Sonatas) For Cello, BWV 1007-12, Suite No. 3 IN C Major, BWV 1009: Prélude
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Performed by Mstislav Rostropovich
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Original and Above Average Action Film
26 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is an efficient accountant that is usually hired to find financial deceptions and embezzlement for criminal organizations. His point of contact is a woman's voice by phone and the means of payment are sometimes valuable paintings or gold bars instead of money. Christian was an autistic child that received a rigid military training with his brother Braxton from their paranoid military father. The director of the Treasure Department Raymond "Ray" King (J.K. Simmons) has been unsuccessfully hunting The Accountant for a long period and he blackmails the efficient analyst Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to identify who he is before his retirement. When the accountant Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) finds an embezzlement of 61 million-dollars in the Living Robotics, Christian is hired to audit the company by the owner Lamar Blackburn (John Lithgow) and his sister Rita Blackburn (Jean Smart). The financial director Ed Chilton (Andy Umberger) tells that Dana committed a mistake but soon Christian checks the books and confirms the embezzlement. During the night, Chilton is murdered as if he had committed suicide and Lamar finishes the audit affecting Christian that have not finished his work. Soon Dana and he are hunted down by hit men and Christian protects her. Meanwhile Median finds his true identity and Christian is hunted by Ray and the FBI. Who might be the person behind the embezzlement?

"The Accountant" is an original and above average action film. The cast has great performances; the screenplay using flashbacks is intriguing since the very beginning and the plot point in the end is a great surprise to the audiences. The ratings indicates that viewers usually like this film that has elements for a good franchise. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Contador" ("The Accountant")


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