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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The road to forgiveness begins with betrayal. See more »

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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

Russian president Vladimir Putin is a key figure in the book on which the movie is based. However, Fox decided to cut him out of the film adaptation. When Fox exec Emma Watts optioned the book in 2013, she shifted the story from modern-day Russia to 1970s Budapest, nominally to give it a more "timeless" feel - and though Putin has a key role in the book, he was dropped. Then, after Francis Lawrence came aboard as director, Watts shifted the story back to the present day. Despite the explosion of interest in the Kremlin following the (2016) U.S. election, Putin's character was not restored. Insiders describe the moves as "creative choices," but by avoiding Putin, Fox also is steering clear of any Russian hackers who might protest. See more »

Goofs

When Dominika meets Boucher in the bar, the bottle of Tanqueray 10 is filled with dark brown liquid. But, Gin is transparent and has no color. See more »

Quotes

Marta: We'll always be their whores. Unless, of course, we have something they want. If I were you I'd find something.
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Alternate Versions

The Indian theatrical release received an A certificate after some cuts in violence, language and sexual content were made. Frontal/back nudity was completely removed along with some killings getting reduced by 50% and liquor labels being blurred. An anti-smoking disclaimer was also displayed. This version is 142 minutes long. See more »

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Soundtracks

Allegro Maestoso (Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K.310)
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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Finally An Intriguing And Original Film
29 July 2018 | by nby-83430See all my reviews

It seems to me that Hollywood has been pushing out endless childish sequels with poor actors recently.

Red Sparrow is none of those things. It shows a topical issue, gives its viewers lots of action and heart pounding moments. The actors are impressively good and take chances and push boundaries.

I am impressed that films like this still exist.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Hungarian | English | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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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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2.39 : 1
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