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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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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 ... 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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

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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Soundtracks

Thinking of You
Written by Martin Ramirez Jr.
Performed by Fat City
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Lovely acting to a good story not developed strongly enough.
27 September 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Mickey Rourke is the type of actor that brings his all when he comes to perform. He don't phone it in, which is why it's always a good choice to see a movie he's starting in.

Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, and Sarah Silverman also gave fantastic performances in the film as well, adding to a humorous heart filing story, but Ashby was a lot for a filmmaker to chew on, as Rourke plays a retired CIA agent with one foot in the grave who seeks redemption after meeting and befriending the boy next store.

It's not the action packed thrill ride I make it seem like. Not even the action comedy I thought it would be when I brought the ticket. The story focus more on the Nat Wolff's character coming-of-age.

I'm not saying this is a bad thing for the movie to turn out to be, but the movie just had too many stories within stories and I don't think it was handled right.

It's not as good as the excellent performance Mickey Rourke and his ensemble gives to it.


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