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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 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 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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Taglines:

Killing for the man every night and day. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Loosely based on the movie Gloria (1980). See more »

Goofs

After Danny makes the guy drop his bag in the alley after he shoots his gun in the air, Danny then collapses away from the bag. But when Mary pulls into the alley and walks up to Danny he is found near his bag. 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 »


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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What a surprise.
17 January 2018 | by tommyt739See all my reviews

Saw this back to back with The Commuter. I wouldn't go so far as to say Henson outshines Neeson. But it's damn close. Was expecting more from him, less from her. So strange that it turned out the other way around. Both very predictable. You expect that from Mary but not from people on a train. Unfortunately after opening with the best use of song since Denzel drove out of Los Angeles in Roman J. Israel, Esq. it goes flat. No reason not to see it. Not much else out right now. How much of an endorsement is that.


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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

Production Co:

Screen Gems See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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