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The November Man (2014)

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An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

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Michael Finch (screenplay), Karl Gajdusek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Peter Devereaux
Luke Bracey ... David Mason
Olga Kurylenko ... Alice Fournier
Bill Smitrovich ... Hanley
Amila Terzimehic ... Alexa
Lazar Ristovski ... Arkady Federov
Mediha Musliovic ... Natalia Ulanova
Eliza Taylor ... Sarah
Caterina Scorsone ... Celia
Akie Kotabe ... Meyers
Will Patton ... Perry Weinstein (as William Patton)
Patrick Kennedy ... Edgar Simpson
Dragan Marinkovic Dragan Marinkovic ... Denisov
Ben Willens Ben Willens ... Agent Jones
Milos Timotijevic ... Federov's Chief of Staff
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Storyline

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Follow the target See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Even though most of the film's action is done through physical stunts, special effects were used for slightly trickier set-ups; specifically, two impressive vehicle explosions and a car crash. As there were no rehearsal explosions, special effects supervisor Jason Troughton and his special effects team had to work closely with Roger Donaldson to ensure that he got everything he needed from one take. See more »

Goofs

Arkady Federov, a Russian general, is seen using German/Swiss Sig Sauer pistol during Second Chechen War, when in 1999 standard Russian military issue hand gun would most likely have been Makarov. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: [interrupting kiss] I'm going back to work.
Devereaux: [takes her place at the table]
Mason: Don't worry, I checked her out.
Devereaux: Scenario: Agent falls in love with girl. Agent runs an op. Girl gets kidnapped. The other guys want to know the agent's source. What does he do? What do they do to the girl, hmm?
Mason: Is there a point to this?
Devereaux: Yeah, over your right shoulder.
Mason: [seeing another agent] Us or them?
Devereaux: How the fuck should I know? Does it really matter? You feel the need for a relationship? Get a dog.
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Featured in The November Man: Brosnan Is Back! (2014) See more »

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Keep It Up
Written and Performed by Makao
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
By arrangement with CEG RIghts B.V.
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I'd say it's better than about half of the James Bond movies.
19 September 2014 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE November MAN': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Spy thriller starring Pierce Brosnan as an ex-CIA agent who must take on an old pupil, when his former employers kill the woman he loves and target him for assassination. The movie was directed by Roger Donaldson; who's directed such popular hits as 'COCTAIL', 'CADILLAC MAN', 'THE BOUNTY', 'SPECIES' and 'DANTE'S PEAK' (which also stars Brosnan). It was written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek and based on the book 'There Are No Spies' (which is the seventh installment in 'The November Man' series) by Bill Granger. It costars Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton. I found it to be pretty entertaining and surprisingly dark, and violent, but still nothing too new or interesting to offer fans of the genre.

Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux; an ex-CIA agent who retired after a student of his, David Mason (Bracey), accidentally killed a kid (while the two were doing an assignment together in Montenegro). Since that time Peter has started a relationship with another CIA operative, named Natalia Ulanova (Mediha Musilovic). He comes out of retirement to aid her on a deep cover assignment in Russia, when she's murdered by Mason; under the orders of CIA chief Perry Weinstein (Patton). Peter then wants revenge on the CIA, for killing Natalia, and will stop at nothing to find out what vital information she uncovered and why she was killed for it.

The story is that of a pretty routine espionage thriller but it does take some pretty dark turns, here and there. Both Brosnan and Bracey's characters do some pretty questionable 'anti-heroic' things that, at times, leave the viewer questioning who they're supposed to root for. So in that way I really enjoyed the movie. Brosnan does slip back into the ultimate spy role with plenty of ease and Donaldson does a pretty effective job delivering the action. Kurylenko looks stunning as usual (and even uncannily resembles a young Catherine Zeta-Jones in some scenes). The film might not have much original to offer, fans of the genre, but it's still a lot of fun; I'd even say it's better than about half of the James Bond movies.

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Language:

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Release Date:

27 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,911,597, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:

$25,018,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,661,919
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2.35 : 1
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