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Hardcore Henry (2015)

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Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

Director:

Ilya Naishuller

Writers:

Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart (additional writing by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharlto Copley ... Jimmy
Danila Kozlovsky ... Akan
Haley Bennett ... Estelle
Tim Roth ... Henry's Father
Andrei Dementiev ... Slick Dimitry / Henry (as Andrey Dementyev)
Svetlana Ustinova ... Olga the Dominatrix (as Sveta Ustinova)
Darya Charusha Darya Charusha ... Katya the Dominatrix (as Dasha Charusha)
Oleg Poddubnyy ... Yuri (as Oleg Poddubniy)
Jack Hahn ... Young Bully #1
Cyrus Arnold ... Young Bully #2
Jake Karlen ... Young Bully #3
Will Stewart ... Robbie
Ilya Naishuller ... Timothy / Higher-Self Merc / Henry
Martin Cooke Martin Cooke ... Marty (as Martin J. Cooke)
Sergey Chekrygin Sergey Chekrygin ... Parking Lot Security (as Sergei Chikrigin)
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Storyline

Waking inside a laboratory on an airship, a man recalls bullies from his childhood. A scientist, Estelle, greets him and tells him his name is Henry, she is his wife, and that he has been revived from an accident that left him amnesiac and mute. After she replaces a missing arm and leg with cybernetic prostheses, mercenaries led by the psychokinetic Akan raid the ship, claiming all of Estelle's research is Akan's corporate property. He kills Estelle's scientists before attempting to murder Henry, but Henry and Estelle flee in an escape pod, landing in Moscow. Estelle is abducted by the mercenaries, who try to kill Henry..

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First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop bloody brutal violence and mayhem, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Russia | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardcore See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 84,321,530 (Russia), 10 April 2016, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,107,604, 10 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,252,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,810,562
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Russian bodybuilder Alexey Karas played one of the obedient, muscular cyborgs that were created to be perfect soldiers. He played Cyborg #9 but was credited as a stuntman. See more »

Goofs

When Henry opens the emergency exit on the airship, he nearly falls out and manages to hang on. At that altitude (high above the cloud layer), he would be sucked out and the entire compartment would decompress (the same as if you opened the door of an aeroplane in flight). See more »

Quotes

Henry's Father: You... little... pussy.
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Crazy Credits

Torwards the end of the end credits, while they're still rolling, a beep from an answering machine comes on and it's Jimmy. The message says, "Hello, Henry. Well, if you're hearing this, there's one more thing I need you to do." See more »

Connections

References Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Won't You Come Over
Written by Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson
Performed by Devendra Banhart
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I really wanted to like it, but it was just OK.
11 April 2016 | by wolf_junkSee all my reviews

So, I REALLY liked the shorts this movie is based on, so I was ecstatic to see it was being made into a full length movie. Unfortunately it falls short in a lot of ways.

The format is awesome, just like the short action scenes from you tube, but there just wasn't enough original content for me. I think action movies are mostly about those "woah, that was cool" moments, and this movie just doesn't have enough of them. It was kind of like watching a really long montage of people being punched and stabbed close up. Like if you watch the matrix, every part of the lobby scene is unique and cool. This was more like "oh there's a guy, PUNCH", "oh there's two more guys, PUNCH, KICK" repeated over and over. Henry also felt too omnipotent to me. After a while you'd see a room full of guys and know he's just going to go through a blur of killing all of them. If that just happened at a climactic moment, it would be cool, but it happens so often it looses all meaning.

The plot was eh. This wouldn't be a deal breaker, but it certainly didn't bring the movie UP.

One other minor thing. I think they could have done a lot more with non-combat stuff. Like intimate or flirty scenes could be really cool in POV, but there wasn't much of that.

..also, the title sequence was BRUTAL. Like I'm pretty desensitized to violence, and I had to look away at one point.


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