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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 ... Katya the Dominatrix (as Dasha Charusha)
Oleg Poddubnyy ... Yuri (as Oleg Poddubniy)
Jack Hahn 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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Trivia

Before this film, writer and director Ilya Naishuller made several music videos for his Russian punk rock band "Biting Elbows". The videos were shot in the same style: Fast paced, first person perspective action videos. See more »

Goofs

When Henry falls to see a reflection of his face, the picture is steady on the mirror surface with the head moving into view, rather than the other way round. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Like my father always said, a grenade a day keeps the enemy at bay.
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Crazy Credits

Towards 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 »


Soundtracks

Für Hildegard von Bingen
Written by Devendra Banhart
Performed by Devendra Banhart
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Kinetic, Bloody and Non-stop Action
8 November 2015 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Half human and half machine, Henry wakes only to witness the kidnapping of his wife Estelle, by a group of mercenaries. From this moment onward Henry searches and fights for Estelle with every ounce of energy he possesses. He kills and risks being killed himself, by every weapon imaginable. The viewer, through the use of a special camera attached to someone's head, is about as face to face with the violence as anyone can get. Each move that is made by Henry is followed by the viewer. Every throat that is cut seems as if it is done by our own hands. We figure out what is happening only in so much as Henry does, for both viewer and character are in the same shoes. The film is kinetic, bloody and non-stop action. While worn down by the shaky camera work and bad acting, I also appreciated all the zany twists, gore, rawness and laughs to the story. Ann of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie the film is not, and this is usually a good thing. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015.


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Official Sites:

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

Country:

Russia | USA | China

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,107,604, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$9,252,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,810,562
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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