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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.

Director:

Tony McNamara

Writer:

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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Taglines:

Life is about knowing how to take a hit

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A restaurant scene early in the movie was filmed inside The Diamond. Later in the movie, they sat in vehicle outside The Diamond, but the restaurant scene that followed was not inside The Diamond, but rather appeared to be inside a Diner called Mattie's (which, unfortunately, is now gone). 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

Ed Wallis: What are you doing?
Ashby Holt: What is this?
Ed Wallis: This is a pancake.
Ashby Holt: This is a pancake?
Ed Wallis: This is a p...
Ashby Holt: Oh, I thought maybe you're gonna convince me it was a chicken.
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Soundtracks

Start To Begin
Performed by The Brevet
Written by Aric Damm & Michael Jones
Courtesy of Platform Music Group
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It's a fun movie.
3 October 2015 | by jevrioSee all my reviews

This one was interesting. It felt like a movie about a shy kid. But he isn't shy. He has no problems talking to people, just seem to not feel a need to, or something. Story wise he's gets an assignment in class to write about some old guy. Which is practically placed next door. Since the trailer shows a fair bit, I allow myself to reveal that the old guy, is a former assassin for CIA.

Back to the kid. He loves football. Has a rig in the backyard. Watches matches at school. Where he meets a girl that has a big part in the game.

I really like the relationship between the kid, and the assassin. Old guy tells what he thinks, and doesn't sugarcoat it. The movie is to a big degree about not lying to yourself, even if you don't like the truth.

His relationship with the girl Emma Roberts is playing is slightly weird, but works well.

The movie doesn't really leave you thinking for the next week, but it's a good movie. Not great, but good.


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