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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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Matthew Vaughn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Terrorist (as Adrian Quentin)
Colin Firth ... Harry Hart / Galahad
Mark Strong ... Merlin
Jonno Davies 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 Jordan Long ... Poodle
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Storyline

A young man named Eggsy, 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 a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry 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", who is also curious about the group following him, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Arabic | Swedish

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Service See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,152,128 (United Kingdom), 1 February 2015

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,000,000, 15 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,261,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$414,351,546
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Datasat | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Michael Caine portrayed the spy Harry Palmer five times in The Ipcress File (1965), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Bullet to Beijing (1995), and Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996). Caine and Writer, Producer, and Director Matthew Vaughn worked together previously when Vaughn was a Producer, on Harry Brown (2009). See more »

Goofs

Valentine complains there is no name for the Chinese Secret Service. There is a name, the Ministry for State Security (MSS). However, Valentine is actually making a sly comment, observing that the name of the Chinese secret service is not as widely know as most other countries' spy agencies likes MI6, the CIA, etc. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The Czech version has the church scene removed and the princess anal sex scene edited. The famous scene with the princess at the end is intact, but zooms in to the blanket on the left in order to be more harmless, and thus her bare bottom is not shown. See more »

Connections

References The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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Free Bird
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Published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd
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Kingsman is just what you would hope for from a modern, British, secret agent flick.
11 February 2016 | by MUFCOKSee all my reviews

It's got a solid story with strong acting and a great cast. It has good humour, plenty of violence, bad language, stunning cinematography and perfect pacing. I was very pleasantly surprised with this movie; I avoided it at the time of release as I dismissed it, under the opinion that I wouldn't enjoy it. However, it was impossible to avoid the glowing reviews, so I went into watching this movie intrigued if it would live up to its reputation.

First off, the casting and character selection is very impressive, Colin Firth in particular shows us again his splendid acting abilities. He is the perfect choice for the role he played, in my opinion. The lead character, who the story focuses around - Eggsy (played by Taron Egerton), does a good job playing his character, although I personally found him very irritating. He plays a young chavvy youth, making the transition from street kid to secret agent. He brings the urban language, attitude and temperament to the service which is very out of place but necessary for the story. Samuel L Jackson plays the bad guy very well. The quirkiness and style portrayed is fun to see and fits the style of the movie well. Michael Caine, Mark Strong and all the other supporting cast don't feel out of place (if not a little stereotypical from some of them), they still do a notable job.

It is refreshing to see a movie of this genre so well made with a strong cast, not hold back when it comes to violence. The violence in the movie is one of the most inspiring aspects, it isn't over the top and you never feel like it has gone 'too far' but it is certainly more graphic than your average mainstream movie of this genre. There is a church scene in particular which stands out for me, it has a perfectly choreographed, one camera shot, fluid moving scene which is simply perfect. It's violent, with some surprisingly fresh martial arts and a cool choice of music to go with it!

Kingsman: The Secret Service is different to your usual run of the mill spy movie. It's hard to explain until you watch it, but it's got a certain spin on it, it's quirky, funny and makes many references to other spy movies and how this is a parody. Not in the sense of Austin Powers but it does make tongue in cheek references to James Bond, with some striking similarities. It has style, a fun and quirk edge and it is beautifully made with a plausible run time of just under 2 hours. Believe the hype and give this movie a watch. It's definitely worth your time!

8/10

P.S. The outrage that seems to have swept the internet over the very last scene (so much so, that some versions of this movie have the scene removed) is nothing short of ridiculous. It's political correctness gone mad.


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