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Ashby (2015)

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High-school student Ed Wallis enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby, a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months left to live.

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Tony McNamara

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Ashby Holt
Nat Wolff ... Ed Wallis
Emma Roberts ... Eloise
Sarah Silverman ... June Wallis
Kevin Dunn ... Coach Bruton
Zachary Knighton ... Father Ted
Michael Lerner ... Entwistle
John Enos III ... Coach Wally
Steve Coulter ... Peter Black
Tom Nowicki ... Kenrick
Adam Aalderks ... Valchek
Seth Dousman Seth Dousman ... Smits
Jason Davis ... Mr. Mark
Max Lesser ... Doctor
Jodonna Gaines Jodonna Gaines ... Nurse
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Storyline

ASHBY is a coming of age/approaching death comedy drama. A seventeen-year-old kid (Ed) trying to understand who he wants to be in the world, befriends a terminally ill ex-CIA contract killer (Ashby) who is trying to make peace with his life and God before he goes. 'Making peace' might just entail killing three old bosses who have tricked him into breaching his strange moral code.

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Life is about knowing how to take a hit

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashby - Una Spia Per Amico See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,631, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,631, 27 September 2015
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in Charlotte, NC at South Mecklenburg High School. See more »

Goofs

Ashby talks about when his 19 year old daughter died, but the tombstone earlier in the movie shows us that she died when she was 18. See more »

Quotes

Ashby Holt: Be careful of what and who you believe in. Find someone that you love fiercely and who loves you back the same way, and you treat them well, and you know it's of value. Also, you shouldn't be scared of the world. I kinda suspect the world should be a scared of you.
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Why Don't We Do Something
Performed by Hey Geronimo
Written by Peter Kilroy & Ross Pearson
Courtesy of J Albert & Son Pty Ltd.
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Not quite St Vincent
7 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

One of those second-string Hollywood efforts of the "artiste' vein where the writer and director are one and the same.

Sometime these things take wings and fly (look at THE BIG SHORT where McKay also does double duty) and sometimes they end up in the dustbin of history as merely an interesting effort Not for want of trying. The supporting cast practically picks this film up and carries it on their backs. Rourke is as far from THE WRESTLER as the earth is from the moon, he looks and acts like his own grandfather. Roberts is given very little dialog but presents her character well. Silverman steals every scene she is in, with perfect timing and a twinkle.

But you have to choose, get a copy of St. Vincent.


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