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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ashby Holt
... Ed Wallis
... Eloise
... June Wallis
... Coach Bruton
... Father Ted
... Entwistle
... Coach Wally
... Peter Black
... Kenrick
... Valchek
... Smits
... Mr. Mark
... Doctor
... Nurse


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ashby - Una Spia Per Amico  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This will be the third time actors Mickey Rourke and John Enos III have worked together (they previously co-starred in F.T.W. (1994) and Bullet (2014)). See more »


The MRI machine in Eloise's home would have pulled the bicycle and other nearby ferromagnetic metal items towards it's extremely powerful magnet in a dangerous fashion at the moment it was turned on. Even non-ferromagnetic metals can interact with an MRI ( such as her earrings) in such a way that the MRI image produced would likely be distorted. See more »


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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Start To Begin
Performed by The Brevet
Written by Aric Damm & Michael Jones
Courtesy of Platform Music Group
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Good Enough.
1 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film with no expectations at all. First Im not familiar with the actors, and second I haven't even watched the trailer. I don't know why I watched. So, definitely this is not one of the best films out there. But the movie's worth your 2 hour-sitting on your sofa or lying down on your bed.

The story was beautifully told. The leads, Mickey Rourke and Nat Wolff were amazing. Looking forward to Nat's in more movies. The phasing of the story on the first half was a bit slow which I think made my 3% off from my rating.

Watch this when you're in a good mood or just wanna kill time. :)

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