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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

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Outside the law, there are no limits. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | France | USA | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director James Watkins' first point of reference for the film was the New York films of the 1970s and 1980s such as Serpico (1973), Prince of the City (1981), and The French Connection (1971). Watkins said: "They're very much grounded in the moment and have that really gritty feel and I was looking to marry that with bigger American production values." See more »

Goofs

When the helicopter lands on the roof on the National Bank, it is very obvious that a remote control helicopter model was used instead of an actual helicopter. See more »

Quotes

Karen Dacre: You owe me.
[is suddenly assassinated]
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Fade Out Lines
Written by Phoebe Killdeer and Craig Walker
Arranged by Phoebe Killdeer and Cédric Leroux, and produced by Tristan Casara
Performed by The Avener (Tristan Casara) & Phoebe Killdeer
© Universal Publishing
(p) 2013 96 Musique / Kwaidan Records
Courtesy of Universal Music Vision
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Exciting Thriller
22 April 2016 | by Alex_HodgkinsonSee all my reviews

I'm torn between a 6 and 7 for this film. This has everything a good thriller should have, but nothing notably unique about the film or the way it's done past the protagonists and some of the cinematography.

The film is a spiral into chaos and the characters are very likable, forming an unlikely friendship between a thief and a CIA agent. Idris Elba and Richard Madden show off some great acting that really drives the film, with the dialogue between the two easily being my favourite part of the film. The directing is great, too, with a riveting chase sequence that looks and feels exciting and some lovely cinematography in France.

The premise isn't anything amazing, but throwing a sly, witty pocket thief into the mix of what would be an ordinary every-year thriller is what drives the film and makes it anything worth noting. If you're going to see this film for any reason, it should be for the two leads. Bastille Day is nothing unique, but it's definitely a good film if you're in the mood for a thriller (however I'd recommend Eye in the Sky over this). This is a film for people that are into thrillers and fun character interaction.


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