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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.

Director:

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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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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SBS Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Reunites Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez for the first time since Avatar (2009). See more »

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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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26 December 2018 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

There aren't many movies out there like "The Assignment." It's at once a gleeful B-movie, a serio-comic assassin action entry, and a second-grade Quentin Tarantino rip-off. Yet, it's so deeply peculiar and unpredictable that it becomes irresistible. Both Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are terrific here, in roles that could be disastrous in the hands of lesser actors, while the entire thing moves at a brisk, entertaining pace and unfurls its secrets one at a time, scene by scene. It's at once both demented and straightforward, making terrific use of Weaver's natural command of the screen by gradually subverting and negating it, while Rodriguez tackles her challenging role with fury and creates a surprisingly compelling, multi-faceted character. It's best to experience this one sight unseen, not unlike 2013's "American Mary" or 2011's "The Skin I Live In."


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