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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


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because Geoff Zanelli and David Koepp had previously collaborated on the films Ghost Town (2008) and Secret Window (2004), they already had a comfortable working relationship. Zanelli said: "David creates the perfect space for a composer to feel he can take chances. He understands completely when I need to go experimenting and creates a climate where I'm not afraid to play the wrong notes every once in a while. Sometimes the answers come quickly, but other times you really have to sneak-up on them. David is able to listen to something I've got in progress." See more »

Goofs

The silver Jaguar in front of Spinoza & Sons is up on a jack in the initial shot - when it cuts to the reverse angle it's not. 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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Soundtracks

Heart's a Liar
Written by Geoff Zanelli, Mark Ronson and Rose Elinor Dougall
Performed by Rose Elinor Dougall
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Thoroughly Enjoyable
11 May 2015 | by zeeshan005See all my reviews

After a long time I saw a comedy movie in which I actually laughed. I fail to understand the issue some of the people have with this film. Probably because these are the sort of people who enjoy spoofs and think only those films are comedy.

The movie was hilarious. The casting brilliant. The acting spot on. Not every movies story line needs to be the great American comedy. But this does pretty well. Some comedies can linger on the scenes making it boring. But the timing in this film was great and it had me laughing throughout.

Not a particularly great fan of Jhonny Depps outside the pirates of the Caribbean franchise. So when I saw how he played Mortdecai's character, I enjoyed it to no end.


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