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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

Director:

Aleksander Bach

Writers:

Skip Woods (screenplay), Michael Finch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelababy ... Diana
Dan Bakkedahl ... Sanders
Charlene Beck Charlene Beck ... Tenement Woman
Michael Bornhütter Michael Bornhütter ... Berlin Police Officer #1
Melissa Broughton Melissa Broughton ... Gardens by the Bay Woman with Baby
Nils Brunkhorst Nils Brunkhorst ... Syndicate Doctor
Michaela Caspar ... Hall of Records Clerk
Alvin Chan Alvin Chan ... Gardens by the Bay Man #1
Michael Corcoran Michael Corcoran ... Robert's Dad (as Michael T. Corcoran)
Manuel Depta Manuel Depta ... Russian Soldier
Andrew DiBartolomeo Andrew DiBartolomeo ... Gardens by the Bay Man #2 (as Andrew Di Bartolomeo)
Georg Ebinal Georg Ebinal ... Salzburg Syndicate Operator Driver
Jörg Ellmer Jörg Ellmer ... Russian Soldier
Rupert Friend ... Agent 47
Waye Leon Goh Waye Leon Goh ... Gardens by the Bay Man #3
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Storyline

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong violence, and some language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitman: Agente 47 See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,326,530, 23 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,467,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,347,656
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The mid-credits scene where Quinto's character wakes up with white hair and a pale complexion is a direct reference to the video game Hitman: Blood Money as the Syndicate assassins in the game are all albinos with white hair and pale complexion. See more »

Goofs

The ribbons on the Marine uniform Agent 47 takes are anachronistic, since they contain Gulf War medals and the uniform is that of a gunnery sergeant. A gunnery sergeant can only serve 22 years at that rank before being discharged and the Gulf War took place 24 years before the movie's release. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diana: [narrating] The history of man is defined by war. And war by the men who fight it. What if we could create a better man? Someone did.
Diana: The Agent program was initiated in August of 1967 by a man named Peter Aaron Litvenko. It's purpose was to create the perfect killing machine. Human beings without emotion, or fear, or remorse. The resulting subjects were called, Agents. The Program was a success. But the price of creating men without humanity, was Litvenko's conscience.
Diana: Applying his ...
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: In a mid-credits scene, the camera zooms over Smith's body, now with white hair, to reveal he's still alive. This is the origin of The Albino villain of the franchise. See more »

Connections

Remake of Hitman (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle
Written by Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant), Michael Gonzalez, Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons), Adam Levin, Casey Harris, Noah Feldshuh and Sam Harris
Performed by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons) and X Ambassadors
Courtesy of KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Much much better than I expected
25 August 2015 | by charlie_the_cat_pookaSee all my reviews

I'll be honest, I didn't go into this movie expecting much. I'm not a big fan of the Hit-man franchise because I've always been a story-orientated player and the idea of playing a seemingly static character like 47 never appealed to me. Since seeing this movie, I've done some research and found out my initial opinion of the franchise was wrong and I should probably give the games a chance.

Rupert Friend does an excellent job as Agent 47, capturing a man who is stoic and seemingly emotionless but also a liar. One of the cool elements of the movie is you can never tell if 47 is genuinely opening up to Katia (Hannah Price) about his feelings or whether he's just trying to manipulate her. Given he's contrasted, directly, against John Smith (Zachary Quinto) who does the exact same thing, it leaves the viewer with an interesting conundrum as to whether anything they're seeing from them is true. This is a cunning and cerebral 47 who knows exactly what he needs to do in order to get his target.

The action scenes are, of course, the only reason anyone should go see this movie and they don't disappoint. They're silly, awesome, fun, and bloody. Agent 47 can do the John Woo guns akimbo thing with the best of them but he's also capable of taking down people with piano wire or shoving them into plane engines. None of them make a damn bit of sense in the real world but, honestly, who cares? This isn't the real world. This is the world where the Syndicate and ICA are dueling over a cloning project's future despite having cyborg super-soldiers at their beck and call.

I'm not a believer that big, dumb action movies are automatically forgiven for being dumb. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big, intelligent action movie for instance. However, I do think Hit-man is a big, silly action movie, which is something else entirely. It also benefits from a re-watch, yes I saw it twice, because 47's motivations are consistent throughout the movie but hidden from the viewer. I would very much be willing to watch another installment of this franchise with the same cast and hope it does well at the box office.


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