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The Assignment (2016)

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After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.

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Walter Hill

Writers:

Walter Hill (screenplay), Denis Hamill (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Rodriguez ... Frank Kitchen
Tony Shalhoub ... Dr. Ralph Galen
Anthony LaPaglia ... Honest John
Caitlin Gerard ... Johnnie
Ken Kirzinger ... Nurse Becker
Darryl Quon ... Jin Tao
Brent Langdon Brent Langdon ... Dr. Turley
Sigourney Weaver ... Doctor Rachel Jane
Caroline Chan ... Ting Li
Adrian Hough ... Sebastian Jane
John Callander John Callander ... Hotel Manager
Bill Croft ... Earl Hawkins
Terry Chen ... Doctor Lin
Zak Santiago ... Lawyer
Ellie Harvie ... Office Nurse
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Storyline

Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets. Written by bartholomewmatthew

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One job changed it all. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, violence, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assignment See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$388,789
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SBS Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sigourney Weaver's first joint venture with writer-director Walter Hill occurred almost 40 years earlier on Alien (1979) where he functioned as a producer and scriptwriter. See more »

Goofs

The movie is takes place in San Francisco. At around 30:45, after Frank leaves the hotel, is a scene with Frank crossing a road toward a Chinese restaurant. In real life, the restaurant is Kent's Kitchen at 232 Keefer St. in Vancouver. The phone number for Kent's is clearly visible on the sign, "Tel: 604-669-2237" as well as the Keefer St. address. 604 is the area code of Vancouver, not San Francisco. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Kitchen: I killed a lot of guys. They were worthless pieces of shit, but I killed them, and you're not supposed to kill people. So what happened to me? I guess maybe in the end... it was a lot better than what I deserved. But it takes a long time to work that out. In the meantime, you just want to get get even.
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No hablo español
16 March 2020 | by kidpokerfanSee all my reviews

A decent movie with great actors and actresses. I'm not sure if it was the screenplay writing or the direction but their usual great performances were not up to their usual par. I would have given this movie two more stars if the spanish-speaking dialogue actually had subtitles to know what they were saying. There was not a ton of it but there was enough where a non Spanish speaking person got bored waiting for them to start speaking English again. I'm not sure if this was on purpose and included in the original movie or if this is just a screw up by Netflix. Either way, it was very irritating


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