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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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McG

Writers:

Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 Marc Andréoni ... Mitat Yilmaz
Bruno Ricci ... Guido
Jonas Bloquet ... Hugh
Eriq Ebouaney ... Jules
Joakhim Sigue Joakhim Sigue ... Abbate
Alison Valence 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

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Taglines:

Husband. Father. Agent. Assassin. He's buying his life back one kill at a time. 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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USA | France | Serbia

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,697,999, 15 May 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,597,999
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) in this spy movie has the same last name as actor Jeremy Renner who had recently starred in the espionage thriller The Bourne Legacy (2012). See more »

Goofs

The hotel and the fortress in Belgrade from the beginning of the movie are on different sides of the river. It would have taken Ethan and the Albino close to an hour on foot to get from one place to the other. 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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Unrated version has 5 minutes of additional footage. See more »

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Angst Two
Written by The Toxic Avenger
Performed by The Toxic Avenger
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2011 Roy Music
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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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