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Red Sparrow (2018)

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Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay by), Jason Matthews (based upon the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Dominika Egorova
Joel Edgerton ... Nate Nash
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Vanya Egorov
Charlotte Rampling ... Matron
Mary-Louise Parker ... Stephanie Boucher
Ciarán Hinds ... Zakharov
Joely Richardson ... Nina Egorova
Bill Camp ... Marty Gable
Jeremy Irons ... General Korchnoi
Thekla Reuten ... Marta
Douglas Hodge ... Maxim Volontov
Sakina Jaffrey ... Trish Forsyth
Sergei Polunin ... Konstantin
Sasha Frolova ... Anya
Sebastian Hülk ... Matorin

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Storyline

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

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Taglines:

I Know Your Secrets. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Critics and the audience have noted that Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts bears a striking resemblance to Russian president Vladimir Putin in the movie. But according to director Francis Lawrence, Schoenaerts was not intentionally cast due to his resemblance to Putin, and the director only realized the similarity between them on set. Schoenaerts' resemblance to Putin had been noted previously when he acted on films like Suite Française (2014) and The Danish Girl (2015). See more »

Goofs

When Dominika arrives at Heathrow Airport, it's stated that she is to board an Aeroflot Plane and there's an attendant wearing a red uniform. In reality, Aeroflot's uniforms are bright orange and nowhere close to the uniform shown in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Dominika Egorova: Call Zakarov. Tell him... I have what he wants. I have the name of the mole.
Russian Ambassador: [obviously self-serving] Why don't you tell me? And I'll pass it on.
Dominika Egorova: [scoffs] Listen to me very carefully. You are an errand boy. I have an errand. You will call Zakarov, you will tell him to make a trade. Me for the mole. Once it is arranged, I will give the name to Zakarov personally. Do this right, Mr. Ambassador, and I might even tell them this was your idea.
Russian Ambassador: [gets up laboriously] I'll see what I can do.
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2019, the Indian video release was given a UA certificate with multiple cuts. This version is 124 minutes long. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Red Sparrow/Death Wish (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagio - Allegro - Andantino - Più Allegro - Tempo I (Fantasia in C Minor K475)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Mitsuko Uchida
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun film!
15 August 2019 | by libradooberynSee all my reviews

Fun film! Had everything I wanted for a DVD purchase. I can't wait to watch this one again because it rocked. I really think it had a lot to offer ina world laden with sequels and prequels. Finally a great action film that is not afraid of the human body.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Sparrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,853,422, 4 March 2018

Gross USA:

$46,874,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,572,634
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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