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3 Days to Kill (2014)

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A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

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Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Ethan Renner
Amber Heard ... Vivi Delay
Hailee Steinfeld ... Zooey Renner
Connie Nielsen ... Christine Renner
Tómas Lemarquis ... The Albino
Richard Sammel ... The Wolf
Marc Andréoni ... Mitat Yilmaz
Bruno Ricci ... Guido
Jonas Bloquet ... Hugh
Eriq Ebouaney ... Jules
Joakhim Sigue Joakhim Sigue ... Abbate
Alison Valence ... Sumia
Big John ... Louis
Michaël Vander-Meiren Michaël Vander-Meiren ... Jacques
Paolo Calia Paolo Calia ... JPG Salesman
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Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. Written by Relativity Media

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The question is, kill or die? See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) tries to get the French police to remove the family of immigrant squatters from his little-used Paris apartment, they tell him he must wait until April 13, when winter ends. And when he threatens to do it himself, they tell him he'll get arrested. There is, in fact, a law in France that protects squatters who occupy a residence during winter for more than two days. The owner can't remove them except by filing a lawsuit. See more »

Goofs

Elevators do not just drop when a cable connection is either lost or otherwise interrupted by shooting; the safety system invented by Elisha Graves Otis in 1852 locks the car in place and prevents it from falling. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
CIA Employee: Mr. Director, this is Agent Vivien Delay.
CIA Employee: For the last ten years the Central Intelligence Agency has been after Wolfgang Braun.
Vivi Delay: The Wolf.
CIA Employee: As you know, we have no positive identification of what the Wolf looks like. What we do know is he's a former German national who sells atomic material to terrorists all over the world.
CIA Employee: Intelligence confirms that a transaction is to take place next week in Belgrade.
CIA Employee: [throws down pictures] The Wolf's number one man, the Albino, will be selling a dirty ...
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical version has some additional footage:
  • in the hotel, Ethan takes a door stopper
  • Ethan uses the door stopper to fool the guys in the hotel room Additionally, the photo he takes from one of the dead men shows himself. In the International version, the photo shows Zoe and Christine.
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Featured in The Making of 3 Days to Kill (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Disposition
Written by Dougy Mandagi (as Dougie Mandagi) and Lorenzo Sillitto (as Lorenzo Sillito)
Performed by The Temper Trap
Imagem Music represented by Imagem SARL
2011 Infectious Music Limited
With Courtesy of [PIAS] France
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One Of The Most Action Packed Movies Of Costner's Career
2 November 2016 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Continuing my plan to watch every movie in Kevin Costner's filmography in order I come to 2014's three days to kill.

Plot In A Paragraph: Ethan Renner (KC) an estranged father, with limited time to live, desperately tries to reconnect with his estranged wife and daughter before his death. Oh and he is a C.I.A. field agent, that is promised an experimental drug if he agrees to one last job.

3 Days To Kill was marketed as an action film like Taken. I guess, that is a fair description. But there is more to it than that!! It is also an melodrama mixed in with foreign intrigue, assassination plots, kidnappings, and murders. There is plenty going on. Maybe it would have been better in Luc Besson's directed his own script, as it seems uneven at times.

Ridiculously implausible, but that doesn't take away from its entertainment value at times. There is a silly sub-plot about a squatting family of immigrants who have taken shelter in KC's flat, but the distraction is minimal. The annoying daughters bratty attitude grows tiresome early on (I actually wanted several horrible fates to befall her) but she is worth protection by the ended the movie.

With the exception of 3000 Miles To Graceland, 3 Days To Kill is without doubt the most action packed/violent movie in KC's filmography.


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Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,242,218, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$30,697,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,260,230
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