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Mortdecai (2015)

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Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.

Director:

David Koepp

Writers:

Eric Aronson (screenplay), Kyril Bonfiglioli (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Mortdecai
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Johanna
Paul Bettany ... Jock
Ewan McGregor ... Martland
Olivia Munn ... Georgina
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Emil
Michael Culkin ... Sir Graham
Ulrich Thomsen ... Romanov
Alec Utgoff ... Dmitri
Rob de Groot ... Vladimir
Guy Burnet ... Maurice
Jeff Goldblum ... Krampf
Paul Whitehouse ... Spinoza
Norma Atallah Norma Atallah ... Bronwen
Nicholas Farrell ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Written by Lionsgate UK

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Sophistication has a name


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Mortdecai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,200,586, 25 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,605,668, 8 February 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,418,560, 22 February 2015
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director Rowley Irlam and David Koepp had a specific strategy for the movie's action. Irlam said: "This movie is very much actor driven. I see it as bit of an homage to Buster Keaton and Charles Chaplin. My work was not just about stunts. It was about making the whole piece quirky, interesting, and different." See more »

Goofs

When told by Mortdecai that "some members of the fairer sex" find his moustache quite appealing, his wife's response is "Whom, exactly?" This is poor English and unlikely in the speech of a well-educated Englishwoman. 'Whom' is only used to replace 'to who'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mortdecai: As you may well know, I am many things. An arts dealer, an accomplished fencer, fair shot with most weapons. I am loved and respected by all who know me - slightly. But I have always felt as if there's something missing, you see. Some final piece of my personal puzzle. I needed something bold, distinctive.
[his cocktail arrives]
Mortdecai: Ah, thank you. The work of art with which I could declare to the heavens, I am Lord Charlie Mortdecai. And this is a little bit of magic is my mustache...
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Toccata and Fugue in D-minor
(uncredited)
By Johann Sebastian Bach
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A Fantastic Comedy and a Great Movie
2 February 2015 | by jonathanmillhouseSee all my reviews

"Mortdecai" was hilarious from start to finish. Critics have been a bit too harsh with this one. Full of cleverly-written lines, this movie is one I will continue to watch time and time again. Johnny Depp plays the Mr. Bean-type role magnificently, and the chemistry between he and Paltrow was great as well. His "sympathetic gag reflex" had be laughing throughout the entire movie. Johnny Depp receives quite a bit of unnecessary hate when it comes to his movie. I for one enjoy each of them. Mortdecai has now joined the ranks of Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd in my list of favorites. If you enjoy goofy comedies from the likes of Mel Brooks, you will truly enjoy Mortdecai.


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