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Bastille Day (2016)

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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 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 (272) »

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With law comes disorder. 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

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Take See more »

Filming Locations:

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,000, 18 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,000, 18 November 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,397,593, 20 November 2016
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

French director Pierre Morel, who had helmed Taken (2008) and From Paris with Love (2010), was previously attached to direct the movie. In the end, the picture was instead directed by British filmmaker James Watkins. See more »

Goofs

When the main character leaves the home of the receiver of the stolen goods he spots the sniper because of the laser pointer. No sniper would ever use a laser pointer. See more »

Quotes

Michael Mason: This is crazy, I don't work for the CIA.
Sean Briar: Well you do today.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Bastille Day (2016) See more »

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The Road Less Travelled
Written and Produced by Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba
Performed by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Idris Elba
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Only if it's free...
25 April 2016 | by AlanjackdSee all my reviews

The thing about action movies is you have to get the direction right...any story..acting..set pieces..stunts and narrative are all wasted if the direction is weak...and in my opinion this is a very weak movie.

Great idea in general but loses itself early on and never recovers..Idris Alba the next James Bond?? ...what nonsense that is..he is so wooden here you could stick a few handles on him and use him as a dresser.

Plot is crammed full of bad ideas and circumstances and the camera work is as basic as you can get..in one particular scene in the rear of a moving van it is laughable.

Probably worth a visit if you have a cinema pass but probably best to keep your money and wait till next release day.


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