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John Wick (2014)

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An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.

Directors:

Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited)

Writer:

Derek Kolstad
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5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... John Wick
Michael Nyqvist ... Viggo Tarasov
Alfie Allen ... Iosef Tarasov
Willem Dafoe ... Marcus
Dean Winters ... Avi
Adrianne Palicki ... Ms. Perkins
Omer Barnea ... Gregori
Toby Leonard Moore ... Victor (as Toby Moore)
Daniel Bernhardt ... Kirill
Bridget Moynahan ... Helen
John Leguizamo ... Aurelio
Ian McShane ... Winston
Bridget Regan ... Addy
Lance Reddick ... Hotel Manager / Charon
Keith Jardine ... Kuzma
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Storyline

With the untimely death of his beloved wife still bitter in his mouth, John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from her--a precious keepsake to help John find a new meaning in life now that she is gone. But when the arrogant Russian mob prince, Iosef Tarasov, and his men pay Wick a rather unwelcome visit to rob him of his prized 1969 Mustang and his wife's present, the legendary hitman will be forced to unearth his meticulously concealed identity. Blind with revenge, John will immediately unleash a carefully orchestrated maelstrom of destruction against the sophisticated kingpin, Viggo Tarasov, and his family, who are fully aware of his lethal capacity. Now, only blood can quench the boogeyman's thirst for retribution. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

John Wick isn't the Boogeyman... He's the guy you send to kill the f*cking Boogeyman. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene where the main actor holds the dog's dead body, trainers had the puppy lie down with fake blood on him. They also used a fake puppy in this scene. See more »

Goofs

It has been claimed that the phone call between Wick and Winston was a goof due to the smartphone screens being on. Many cellphone screens, even when in call mode, stay on for 10-15 seconds. Wick and Winston's call was only several seconds long. Also, you can clearly see on both phones the red "End Call" button which only appears in call mode. See more »

Quotes

John Wick: [Answers the phone] Yes?
Hotel Manager: I apologize for calling you at this hour, but we have received a number of grievances from your floor concerning the noise.
John Wick: My apologies. I was dealing with an uninvited guest.
Hotel Manager: Have you need then of, say, a dinner reservation, perhaps?
John Wick: Perhaps. I'll have to get back to you.
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Connections

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Drumforgiven (2020) See more »

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The Drowning
(uncredited)
Performed by Le Castle Vania
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Best action movie this year, none stop never misses a shot literally.
16 October 2014 | by Old_Batman_BeyonderSee all my reviews

He never misses, he is literally unstoppable.... He's got a particular set of skills that would make Liam Neeson look like a catholic priest... Did I mention he shoots a priest in the leg? This action movie was "perfect"..... Is it in the realm of the best subjective movies of all time, Godfather, Shawshank or The Dark Knight? Well no but in terms of the genre it's self? I'm giving it a perfect 5 out of 5 Stars... Hell continuity was even good, the dialog was sound and had moments of humor at every beat, and Keanu actually shows some range... Yeah you heard that right, raaaaange.... Not only that Mr. Wick even takes time to reload again everything just worked perfectly with this movie... I don't have anything to nitpick... The supporting cast was even good, this is a perfect fun action movie.... Dammit I gotta see this again. Remember children when the boogie man goes to sleep, he checks under his bed for John %^$% Wick...


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Country:

USA | UK | China

Language:

English | Russian | Hungarian

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,415,922, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$43,037,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,081,711
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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