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Proud Mary (2018)

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Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Director:

Babak Najafi

Writers:

John Stuart Newman (story by), Christian Swegal (story by) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraji P. Henson ... Mary
Billy Brown ... Tom
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Danny
Neal McDonough ... Walter
Margaret Avery ... Mina
Xander Berkeley ... Uncle
Rade Serbedzija ... Luka
Erik LaRay Harvey ... Reggie
Danny Glover ... Benny
Adobuere Ebiama ... Woman
Owen Burke ... Jerome
Bo Cleary Bo Cleary ... Benny's Guy / Tyson
Therese Plaehn ... Saleswoman
James Milord James Milord ... Miller
Alex Portenko ... Ivan
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Storyline

In Boston, Mary (Henson), an expert assassin, kills her target Marcus Miller, a bookie, in his apartment. She discovers that Marcus had a son, a young boy named Danny (Jahi Di'Allo Winston), when she finds him in his room playing video games. Filled with guilt, Mary takes her leave. A year later, Danny is living on his own and has been working for a criminal named Uncle (Berkeley) and Mary has kept a distant eye on him. When a drug delivery to Jerome (Burke) goes bad, Danny asks for more money, finds it in a fridge, and takes it to Uncle. However, Uncle notices some is missing and smacks Danny when the boy says he used it to get food, with Uncle threatening to hurt the boy. When Danny is taking a nap on a bench, he notices someone swipes his bag and gives chase. Pulling out his gun and getting the thief to drop it, Danny then faints and falls to the ground. Several moments later, Mary finds him..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Not screened for critics. See more »

Goofs

Mary's car has a Massachusetts license plate only on the rear of the vehicle. Massachusetts license plates with red letters and numerals are issued for both front and rear. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Newsflash, asshole! I am the mothering type!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a recreation of the 1965-1974 Screen Gems "S from Hell" logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene in the trailer where Tom kills a cohort is not featured in the actual movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Proud Mary (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello
Courtesy of Naïve, a division of Believe SAS
Under license from TuneCore, Inc.
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4.9? Is there some reason everyone hates this?
4 January 2020 | by shoobe01-1See all my reviews

I mean, it's not the best thing ever, but have you seen the state of action movies today? This is above average in many ways.

A little abbreviated, like the studio messed with it, cut out something and there was nothing left to pad it out. I mean, was Neal McDonough really in it for 30 seconds? Seems like he wouldn't show up but for real work so there's a whole extra movie in there we didn't get to see.

Some weird editing. Two conversations were filmed as over the shoulder from each POV and flipped for each character, sometimes every few seconds!

But overall above average for the action, verging on Very Good for the main dramatic tension. Not least because they do NOT over explain. Who is the main character, really? Who cares! It works.

So, 1 and 2 and 3 star ratings, with minimal reviews? This seems like it was a campaign of hate instead. It's not remotely deserving of such a low rating, at all.

I saw no other political issues, so... racist? Not sure, but it's not that bad at all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proud Mary See more »

Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,959,053, 14 January 2018

Gross USA:

$20,877,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,753,365
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Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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