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The Gunman (2015)

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A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

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Pierre Morel

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Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Don MacPherson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Penn ... Terrier
Jasmine Trinca ... Annie
Javier Bardem ... Felix
Ray Winstone ... Stanley
Mark Rylance ... Terrance Cox
Idris Elba ... Barnes
Peter Franzén ... Reiniger (as Peter Franzen)
Billy Billingham Billy Billingham ... Reed (as Sir Billy Billingham)
Daniel Adegboyega ... Bryson
Ade Oyefeso Ade Oyefeso ... Eugene
Alejandro Talavante Alejandro Talavante ... Bullfighter
Florian Barisey Florian Barisey ... Village Boy
Ismael Tunkara Ismael Tunkara ... Village Boy
Amara Tunkara Amara Tunkara ... Village Boy
Rachel Lascar ... Camille
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Storyline

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically ... Written by RSailor

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | Spain | UK | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gunman See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,028,702, 22 March 2015

Gross USA:

$10,664,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,177,137
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fully automatic pistol Penn uses to shoot out the house windows appears to be a Glock Model 18 chambered in 9mm. It is the most popular fully automatic model that Glock manufactured. See more »

Goofs

Jim is repeatedly shown inserting a magazine into his pistol and then racking the slide. While this may be tactically sound, the pistol should eject a live round each time. (If the pistol were empty, the slide would lock back.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Anchor: The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.
News Anchor: In what is being described as the world's deadliest conflict since World War II, millions of people have been killed. Massacres and rape, routinely used as weapons of war, have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
News Anchor: For years, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, NGOs, have been providing humanitarian relief in an ...
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Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: Caza al asesino (2016) See more »

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Composed by Quintín Esquembre (SGAE)
(P) 2014 Prone Gunman Ltd.
Courtesy of SGAE
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Whew... Great...
2 July 2015 | by dongillette1See all my reviews

I'm not a huge Sean Penn fan. To my way of thinking, his best performance up until this movie was as Bradford Whitewood, Jr. in "At Close Range," but right now, after just having watched The Gunman, I've got to say, "Wow..." I never thought of Sean Penn as any sort of "action" star and I certainly never imagined him doing a film like this. But he can sure pick them. And picking this one was a stroke of genius. Some folks might see it as formulaic or routine, but I guarantee you that whoever wrote the screenplay either did more research than he should have or knows more about it than he should. It was almost perfect.


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