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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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A spy organisation recruits a promising street kid into the agency's training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.


Matthew Vaughn


Jane Goldman (screenplay by), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
127 ( 88)
8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Terrorist (as Adrian Quentin)
Colin Firth ... Harry Hart / Galahad
Mark Strong ... Merlin
Jonno Davies ... Lee
Jack Davenport ... Lancelot
Alex Nikolov Alex Nikolov ... Little Eggsy
Samantha Womack ... Michelle Unwin
Mark Hamill ... Professor Arnold
Velibor Topic ... Big Goon
Sofia Boutella ... Gazelle
Samuel L. Jackson ... Valentine
Michael Caine ... Arthur
Taron Egerton ... Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin
Geoff Bell ... Dean
Jordan Long ... Poodle


A young man named Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls the number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry Hart (Colin Firth) approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single-handedly. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called "The Kingsman", and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman, and he takes it. He undergoes a gruelling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman, and the trail leads him to tech billionaire Valentine, a.k.a. "V" (... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Manners maketh man.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The missile system featured in this movie is a real Rapier 2000 surface to air missile system, made by MBDA (previously Matra BAe Dynamics) for the British Army. See more »


When Harry Hart and Eggsy going through the tunnel from tailor to the HQ, Harry should be the one who lean forward due to inertia forces from deceleration, not Eggsy. See more »


[first lines]
Lancelot: [over the radio] This is Zero One Alpha. We have secured Falcon. I say again, we have secured Falcon.
Harry Hart: [interrogating terrorist] By the time I count to ten, you will have told me exactly what I need to know. If not, the number ten will be the last thing you will ever hear.
Harry Hart: One. Two. Three.
[Hart shoots the terrorist in both legs; the terrorist slumps forwards]
Harry Hart: Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight.
[the terrorist sits back up, with a grenade pin in his teeth]
Interrogator: Grenade! Sir, get back!
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene just after the end credits begin. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Vietnamese, Argentine and Indonesian cinema versions cut out the notorious church scene. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Monguito: The Argentinian E.T. (2018) See more »


Give It Up
Written by Deborah Carter / Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry Casey)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. © 1980
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Licensed courtesy of Harrick Music, Inc/Harry Wayne Casey
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A Fun Throwback Spy Movie
25 February 2015 | by ethanmiddSee all my reviews

Matthew Vaughn is now one of those directors that I can trust. This is my third movie I've seen by him and he still has not disappointed me. I remember when I first saw Kick Ass and was blown away with how great it is (probably in my top 25).

This film is a big shout out (basically) to old spy films. It has everything: women, awesome fight scenes, gadgets, and even a ridiculous villain. Samuel L. Jackson plays the villain in this movie, and it's nice because we usually don't see him in that role. He also had a lisp in the entire movie so almost everything he said would make me chuckle. There's also a girl who has blades for feet, which is outrageous but because how Vaughn did an excellent job with choreographing fight scenes, her role worked really well into the film. It's the same for Jackson's character.

The action scenes in general were fantastic. Like I said in the last paragraph, the choreography is very well done. This is also because of the smooth editing and shots Vaughn chose for all of the fight scenes. It's a very fun thing to see.

There really aren't any huge gripes for this movie. The only small thing that I can think of is I wish there was a bit more of Cookson's character in the third act.

Kingsman is a fun spy thriller movie that had me laughing many times and also had more than a few boundary-pushing moments. However it all worked because of the smooth editing and well-choreographed scenes along with great acting from the entire cast. If you are looking for a good popcorn movie to see, this is a movie you should see with your pals.

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Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Service See more »


Box Office


$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,206,331, 15 February 2015

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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