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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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Cast

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 Big John ... Louis
Michaël Vander-Meiren Michaël Vander-Meiren ... Jacques
Paolo Calia Paolo Calia ... JPG Salesman
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The question is, kill or die? See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA | France | Serbia

Language:

English | French | German | Serbian

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 días para matar See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,242,218, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$30,697,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,597,999
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) is seen rescuing Zooey (Hailee Steinfeld) from a group of boys in the washroom then proceeds to carry her out of the nightclub. In The Bodyguard (1992), Costner's character rescues Whitney Houston from her fans on the stage and also ends up carrying her out of the nightclub. See more »

Goofs

Before Ethan's first assignment in Paris, Vivi hands Ethan a Glock 17 and a silencer. The muzzle of the gun's barrel is not threaded and, therefore, cannot be equipped with a silencer. 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 ...
[...]
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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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Connections

Featured in The Making of 3 Days to Kill (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Make It With You
Written by David Gates
Performed by Bread
© 1970 Sony / Atv Tunes LLC
With Courtesy of SONY ATV Music Publishing France (All rights reserved)
With Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Decent enough action thriller, it grew on me by the end.
28 October 2016 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

This movie tries to be many things; its mostly an action film but also plays heavily into the family drama while throwing in some dark comedy too, all with mixed results.

The somewhat recycled story follows Kevin Costner as a gruff ex secret service agent who after being told has just 3 months to live sets out on that infamous "one last mission" in exchange for an experimental drug that will save his life. This last job just happens to take place with he also tasked with looking after his estranged teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) after his ex wife (conveniently) has to leave town.

The action storyline is quite good though thanks to Luc Besson; decent stunts, tons of broken glass and bullet riddled bodies, and Costner gets the job done -Liam Neeson style-. The ending sequence was also refreshing as all along I had been assuming a cliché kidnapping, so nice twist there.

I did find the amount of perfect English being spoken and understood in France and especially Serbia a little convenient but whatever, this was mindless but still worth a watch.


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