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The Take (2016)

Bastille Day (original title)
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A young pickpocket and an unruly CIA agent team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

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James Watkins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Sean Briar
Richard Madden ... Michael Mason
Charlotte Le Bon ... Zoe
Kelly Reilly ... Karen Dacre
José Garcia ... Victor Gamieux
Thierry Godard ... Rafi Bertrand
Vincent Londez ... Yannick Bertrand
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Jean
Mohamed Makhtoumi Mohamed Makhtoumi ... Christophe
Théo Costa-Marini Théo Costa-Marini ... Xavier (as Théo Costa Marini)
Jérôme Gaspard Jérôme Gaspard ... Yves
Ismaël Sy Savané Ismaël Sy Savané ... Serge (as Ismael Sy Savane)
James Stewart ... Henri
James Cox ... Pierre
James Harris ... Marcel
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Michael Mason, a pickpocket living in Paris, steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Mason's face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank (closed on French National Day) -- hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar discovers the real story behind Mason's "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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pickpocket | cia | bomb | swat team | riot | See All (275) »

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Rated R for violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Rounding out the cast were actors Thierry Godard as Rafi Bertrand, the embittered head of the elite SWAT team, and popular French-Spanish actor José Garcia who plays Viktor Gamieux, the French Minister of Homeland Security. Director James Watkins said: "I wanted to have a real sense of authenticity about the film, and so I need French actors speaking in French and it had to have that sense of truth about it. They were an absolute delight to work with and it brought a very different energy. They grounded the whole film for me in a sense of truth." See more »

Goofs

Following the roof chase when Michael makes his way through the marketplace, he steals a grey jacket and puts it on over his green hooded jacket with the hood hanging out. The green hood then alternately disappears inside the grey jacket then reappears over the following few scenes. See more »

Quotes

Michael Mason: [breaking a long, awkward silence during an elevator ride with Briar] Can I get a gun?
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Featured in Projector: Bastille Day (2016) See more »

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The Road Less Travelled
Written and Performed by Idris Elba and Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook)
Label: Mercury Records 2016
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A film which the French police will not necessarily appreciate
16 July 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

First, this film looks like an Europacorp crap factory production. I would have thought of Pierre Morel or Louis Leterrier as directors. Yes it pretty looks like a TAKEN or other trash from Besson's crap factory, all those action flicks with American actors and taking place in Paris. But let's be fair, that remains a B movie blown up to a grade A one. I loved the rogue cops scheme, it had the potential to be a great film from this, only from this. But the rest of it is forgettable, the acting and directing are awful. AWFUL. The escape sequence from the police truck is pretty close to a sequence, also an escape from a police truck, in HANNIBAL series. And the heist looks like the one in DIE HARD 3..

it could have been better, and I even think that Besson's Europacorp could have been better. A better garbage product. But it remains a corny and appreciable time waster.


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Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Paris, Île-de-France, France See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,546, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$50,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,857,808
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