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Guns Akimbo (2019)

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A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.

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Jason Lei Howden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Miles
Samara Weaving ... Nix
Ned Dennehy ... Riktor
Natasha Liu Bordizzo ... Nova
Grant Bowler ... Degraves
Edwin Wright ... Stanton
Milo Cawthorne ... Hadley
Mark Rowley ... Dane
Racheal Ofori ... Effie
Set Sjöstrand ... Fuckface
Rhys Darby ... Glenjamin
Graham Vincent ... Cop #1
Tim Foley ... Cop #2
Richard Knowles ... Zander
Aaron Jackson ... Clement
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Storyline

Miles is stuck in a dead-end programming job. Still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova, he spends his waking hours between pining for her and scouring the internet as a social-justice troll, cowardly leaving anonymous insults to those who post objectionable content online. Meanwhile a cyber-gang, called Skizm, is running an ultra-violent game across his city, in which violent criminals fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles feels safe and secure insulting the sick audience of this game, but soon finds himself abducted and thrust into the game, forced to fight with an insane, gun-crazed, escaped lunatic. His only tools, but also his biggest handicap, are the two huge pistols that have been literally bolted onto his hands. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he - barely - manages to elude his seemingly unstoppable opponent, but when Nova's life is threatened unless he takes an active part in the game, he must ... Written by Simon Manning

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Samara Weaving occasionally stayed in full Nix costume after long days of shooting on set. She revealed that she was frequently refused service at diners and the like because it made people so uncomfortable. See more »

Goofs

When Miles shoots the guy in the neck in the scrapyard, the on-screen Righty Lefty ammunition values are swapped by mistake. See more »

Quotes

Homeless Man: I wouldn't do that if I was you, you'll just end up blowing your damn face off. Then you'll still be depressed, even more depressed probably because of your fucked up face.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by approx. 1 minute to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Real Wild Child
Performed by Iggy Pop
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Over the top, ridiculous, and entertaining
1 March 2020 | by umimelectricSee all my reviews

This is the kind of film you have to just put your mind on autopilot for and enjoy. The action and shootout scenes are very well done, with some sharp direction and editing. The story is a little too absurd and not based in reality whatsoever, but that's the point. It reminds me a bit of the movie Shoot 'Em Up, which was another tongue-in-cheek gun extravaganza, but fortunately Guns Akimbo is a lot funnier and more stylish, making it a pretty cool watch if you're not looking for anything mind-expanding.


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English

Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,002,656
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2.39:1
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