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Killing Gunther (2017)

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A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world's greatest hitman, and decide to kill him, but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.

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Taran Killam

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Taran Killam
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taran Killam ... Blake
Dave 'Squatch' Ward Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Kolvalchik (as David 'Squatch' Ward)
Bobby Moynihan ... Donnie
Hannah Simone ... Sanaa
Marc-Anthony Massiah ... Warlord
Sylvesta Stuart ... Soldier #1
Reese Alexander ... Soldier #2
J.C. Williams ... Soldier #3
Eric Mazimpaka Eric Mazimpaka ... Soldier #4
Amitai Marmorstein ... Nate / Interviewer
Chad Sayn Chad Sayn ... Jeep Driver
Peter Kelamis ... Rahmat
Paul Brittain ... Gabe
Aubrey Sixto Aubrey Sixto ... Ashley
Joel Labelle ... Sultan
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A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world's greatest hitman, and decide to kill him, but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.

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To be the best, you have to kill the best. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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

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Official site [Japan]

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USA

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Why We're Killing Gunther See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Taran Killam left Saturday Night Live (1975) to complete the movie. See more »

Goofs

Boom Boom is from Morris, Illinois and claims that he worked "at the coal mine down the road." There is no coal mine in Morris, IL. The nearest one is about 30-40 miles away and its been abandoned for decades. See more »

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Blake: [after Gunther escapes on a chopper] He got to the chopper.
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Jump The Gun
Written & Performed by Taylor Killam
Recorded by Samuel Drake McAulay
Courtesy of Imagem/FTV
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Funny in places
5 December 2017 | by LLgoatJSee all my reviews

SPOILER: Firstly if you are a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger then be warned that as others have said, although the film suggests that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a star in it, there is a suggestion of his presence throughout but in reality he is on screen only for the last 20mins or so.

The film tells the story of a odd collection of hit men (and hit women) who get together to kill Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger), another hit man.

A documentary crew follow the odd squad as they try and kill Gunther. However he is always one step ahead of them, kills them one by one but they never get to see him.

It is laugh out loud funny in places. Other jokes miss the spot. The ending is very clever. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks odd in it. I think they were trying to make him look younger.

It is also nice to see Hannah Simone playing something other than a model. Her over protective but supportive father is one of the funniest themes in the film.

The whole documentary crew footage being the film struggles in places. Especially in the big shoot out in Gunther's house where for various reasons you are supposedly left with no cameramen but footage is still filmed.

Overall though it is an amusing film but could have been done better.


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