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Term Life (2016)

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A guy wanted around town by various hitmen hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.

Director:

Peter Billingsley

Writers:

Andy Lieberman (screenplay by), Andy Lieberman (graphic novel) (as A.J. Lieberman) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Nick Barrow
Hailee Steinfeld ... Cate Barrow
Bill Paxton ... Joe Keenan
Jonathan Banks ... Harper
Jordi Mollà ... Viktor (as Jordi Molla)
Terrence Howard ... Braydon
Shea Whigham ... Matty Miller
Jon Favreau ... Jimmy Lincoln
William Levy ... Alejandro
Mike Epps ... Darryl Mosley
Taraji P. Henson ... Samantha Thurman
Cain Velasquez ... Marco
Rio Hackford ... Deputy Dean
Annabeth Gish ... Lucy
Brian F. Durkin ... John Stasio (as Brian Durkin)
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A guy wanted around town by various hitmen hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.

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A daughter out of options. A father out of time.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, and language including a sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nick and Cate See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,040, 1 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,040, 1 May 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Director Peter Billingsley started off his film career by playing the young memorable character Ralphie in A Christmas Story (1983). He has had random cameos and producer credits in such films like Iron Man (2008), The Break-Up (2006), and his directorial debut, Couples Retreat (2009), which starred Vince Vaughn, who he has known since childhood. See more »

Goofs

During car chase at about 1:02:50, the Dodge Charger spins out and Officer stops behind. When Officer gets out of police car, he has no Sam Browne duty belt. In fact, he doesn't even have a gun from interior camera view. In next shot from exterior of car, he has belt on and is drawing down on suspect. See more »

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Not For Me
Written and Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Vince Vaughn goes the action-thriller route.
29 May 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Have a bit of a hard time wrapping around my feelings about this movie, while it is nice to see Vince Vaughn in something different; I'm not 100% sure I buy it.

He's not bad but I'm not sure that this will be his new 'thing' exactly, even though I suppose he's a notch above the current state of Bruce Willis and Nic Cage for instance (who would feel a bit more typical choices to lead this kind of movie).

As far as the plot goes it's perfectly acceptable for a direct to DVD type of action-thriller but not much more than that, the plot involves a fairly typical scenario; criminal father trying to re-connect with an estranged daughter and getting her caught up in danger in the process.

Hailee Steinfeld plays the daughter in this case and she's played a role like that before, in the Kevin Costner driven flick '3 Days To Kill', I prefer this slightly though I think.

One thing that lead me to want to see this movie was the fact that Jon Favreau's name was attached to it (Vince and Jon have of course had a long history of working together so I thought it would be fun to see them together again) but he's only in it for like 7 minutes.

No the main focus is of course Vaughn and Steinfeld the other players come and go, for instance Taraji P Henson and Annabeth Gish only got one scene each in it.

So yeah all and all even though it's nothing that will make you go wow and the thing that stands out the most is Vince Vaughn (and his terrible hair-do) it's still acceptable entertainment if you don't ask for anything more than that.


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