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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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This was UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez's movie debut. 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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Why Can't I Touch It?
Written by Steve Diggle (as Stephen Diggle), Steve Garvey (as Stephen Garvey), John Maher, Pete Shelley (as Peter Shelly)
Performed by the The Buzzcocks (as Buzzcocks)
Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Vince Vaughn's hairstyle was amazing. That's about it.
15 June 2016 | by peterp-450-298716See all my reviews

"You're a thief, right? That's what mom said. You steal stuff, right? Yeah. You must really suck at it."

"Term life" is such a kind of movie that makes me think deeply the next day, just because I can't remember the title anymore. Let alone I remember anything significant content wise. At first I didn't even feel like watching this comical crime film, due to the presence of Vince Vaughn. He isn't exactly my favorite actor. Lets say he already got on my nerves in "The internship" and "Wedding Crashers". But ultimately I must admit that his presence was quite bearable in this film. He really doesn't look like a criminal and I was afraid he would come up with something semi-comic (which wouldn't be funny anyway). But fortunately this wasn't the case. There are also some well-known actors present, even though their roles are meaningless after all.

Nick Barrow (Vince Vaughn) isn't what you'd call an active criminal, but rather a criminal standing at the sidelines. He constructs robberies and burglaries. In short, he observes the target, makes the planning (complete with electrical schematics, codes and timing) and sells it to the highest bidder. After a robbery ends badly with the participating criminals being eliminated and the loot totally gone, it's time for Nick to make his escape as quickly as possible. One of the dead criminals appears to be the son of Victor Fuentes (Jordi Molla), the big chief of a Mexican drug cartel. Add to this a gang of corrupt cops and you understand that Nick is actually in big trouble. The only one he's worried about the most, is his daughter. He hasn't talked to her for years now and only has a collection of photos in a shoe-box which he made secretly. A new life insurance is his solution. His only concern is to stay alive the next three weeks in the company of his rebellious daughter.

As mentioned before, a whole bunch of famous actors joined this "overgrown by genres" film. You'll see Jon "Chef" Favreau for about 3 minutes. Jonathan "Breaking Bad" Banks plays one of the most interesting parts. A kind of sidelined criminal who's so good-natured to help Nick and to provide some inside information. If there's one person who has the most funny dialogue lines, then it's him. The most successful rendition is played by Bill Paxton. A perfect portrait of a corrupt cop who's doing everything to prevent that he's being condemned by the "Internal affairs". Even if this is detrimental to his partners in crime

"Term Life" is simply a typical action movie with some forced comedy. And finally they've mixed it with a cheesy family drama. The type of family film about a father-daughter relationship that went wrong. In the beginning the teenage daughter is always p*ssed at the ever-absent father. So expect some embarrassing moments for Nick who tries to pick up the pieces as a responsible and caring father. The final outcome is as predictable as the fact that Easter Monday will be this year on a Monday. This insignificant movie suffocated itself with the hodgepodge of genres. I guess they weren't really fully aware of which direction they finally wanted to go. And it's really not a good sign when a ridiculous hairdo draws the most attention of movie lovers.

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