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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 ... 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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Professor Arnold's (Mark Hamill's) education includes Imperial College. Hamill played Luke Skywalker, who fought against the Imperial Army in the original Star Wars trilogy. See more »

Goofs

While ascending with the helium balloons, Lancelot (Roxy) uses a motorcycle helmet as her "space" helmet, which has clearly visible vent wholes making the oxygen tube mostly useless, but more importantly it means the suit could not be pressurized: the low pressure would have killed her. 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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are formed by pieces of rubble that fall off of an Arabian compound during the opening scene. The title of the movie itself is formed by snowflakes in a snow globe. See more »

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The Latin American version cuts most part of the church sequence. See more »

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Pomp & Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar
Published by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing, an Imagem company.
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Vaughn is Let Loose
27 January 2015 | by RealDualitySee all my reviews

People will have interesting reactions to this film. All of Matthew Vaughn's movies have been good, and he was able to push it further with this one. I would call it an action comedy, but there is more of an emphasis on the action than the genre usually has.

There are cool POV shots, and it gets you right into the thick of it. It mixes it up with some short moments where it doesn't cut so quickly, as well as a few long takes that are particular nice. The violence and comedy has a guttural component, which a person like me really enjoys, but it will throw some off.

The film is a throwback to old spy flicks, while at the same time being a sort of parody. It is humorous throughout. Samuel L. Jackson plays an odd megalomaniac who makes you laugh more than shiver, which goes with the tone of the movie. It is nice to see Samuel L. in the role of a bad guy. I have no doubt that many will enjoy the henchwoman, who has a different element to her. Colin Firth fits in with the particularly suave spying; and, the newcomer playing the protagonist, Taron Egerton, handles both the action and comedy well. Mark Strong is always a good actor for movies with dark humor. It is fun, however those who are sensitive may have trouble enjoying it. It is not a film for everyone, but that makes it better for others. I personally think it is Vaughn's best work.

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