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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

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Antoine Fuqua

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Akira Kurosawa (based on the screenplay by), Shinobu Hashimoto (based on the screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Chisolm
Chris Pratt ... Josh Faraday
Ethan Hawke ... Goodnight Robicheaux
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Jack Horne
Byung-Hun Lee ... Billy Rocks
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Vasquez
Martin Sensmeier ... Red Harvest
Haley Bennett ... Emma Cullen
Peter Sarsgaard ... Bartholomew Bogue
Luke Grimes ... Teddy Q
Matt Bomer ... Matthew Cullen
Jonathan Joss ... Denali
Cam Gigandet ... McCann
Emil Beheshti ... Maxwell
Mark Ashworth ... Preacher
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Storyline

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

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Justice has a number.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

: Rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, and for historical smoking, some language and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magnificent Seven See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,703,397, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$93,432,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,360,636
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The character name of "Red Harvest" is an homage to the Dashiell Hammett story of the same name, which Akira Kurosawa borrowed for the plot of his other great samurai tale, Yojimbo (1961). Kurosawa wrote and directed the movie Seven Samurai (1954), upon which The Magnificent Seven (1960) is based. The Red Harvest plot was also used as the model for A Fistful of Dollars (1964). See more »

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When Josh Faraday retrieves a cigarette when on his knees, some cards are visible in his pocket. In the next shot, the cards are gone. See more »

Quotes

Josh Faraday: [walks up behind her during target practice] Pretty. I mean good. Your shooting is good. Do it again.
Emma Cullen: [interrupts him with a shot] I had a father, thank you.
Josh Faraday: I didn't.
[empties his pistol in a distant tree branch]
Josh Faraday: Whoo! God dang it, I'm good.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a montage of the Magnificent Seven and their actor credits, which ends with a big red seven that contains the faces of the seven. The theme from The Magnificent Seven (1960) plays over this montage. See more »

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Call to Arms
Written by Joe E. Rand
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Denzel challenges Neeson for the title of World's Oldest Action Figure
2 October 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Don't misunderstand.

Both Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington are in their 60s, both have defied the laws of Physics by starting brand-new careers as Action Heros late in life. and both are charismatic and talented enough to pull it off.

(Neeson with the Taken series plus a few other assorted action roles recently; Denzel with the Equalizer franchise and this strange oater.)

Frankly, I would be happy to buy a ticket buyer for all the action roles they both can dish up. If both these gentlemen want to continue to make these sorts of pictures for the next 20 years, I promise to keep watching.

However, leaving aside the star power of the lead in this production, overall this film is a borderline remake.

The original had a better ensemble cast, better music, and better acting.

This is an "OK" remake (as many other members have opined here) with arguably better pistol-handling skills.

And still a very nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.


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