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The Rhythm Section (2020)

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A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

Director:

Reed Morano

Writers:

Mark Burnell (based on the novel by), Mark Burnell (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Stephanie Patrick
Richard Brake ... Lehmans
Elly Curtis Elly Curtis ... Sarah Patrick
David Duggan ... David Patrick
Matilda Ziegler ... Monica Patrick
Bill O'Connell Bill O'Connell ... Andrew Patrick
Raza Jaffrey ... Keith Proctor
Robert Mullins Robert Mullins ... Errol
Ivana Basic ... Oksana
Irma Mali Irma Mali ... Natalya
Geoff Bell ... Green
Tawfeek Barhom ... Reza Mohammed
Jack McEvoy ... Reza's Friend
Peter Newington Peter Newington ... Reza's Friend
Jude Law ... Iain Boyd
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Storyline

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano ("The Handmaid's Tale") and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some drug use. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming started in November of 2017. However, due to Blake Lively's hand injury (which occurred in December 2017), filming was halted in February 2018 for Lively's recovery. Filming resumed in June 2018. The film's release date was also delayed at least twice. It was originally scheduled for a 22 February 2019 release, before being delayed ten months, and then being rescheduled again, for release on 31 January 2020. See more »

Goofs

The Cinema Blend blurb used on the back of the DVD packaging boldly states that "BLAKE LIVELY is a COLD-BLOODED ASSASSIN." However, her character Stephanie struggles very much with the act of killing. Target 1 died from a lung condition while fighting Stephanie (who balked at an easy chance to shoot him). Target 2 was killed by Boyd when Stephanie chickened out. Target 3 was killed by his own bomb. Target 4 is the only one that Stephanie actually assassinates. Either the blurb was taken out of context or the reviewer only watched the end. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
B: I hope I never see you again
[last lines]
Stephanie Patrick: *Do* you ?
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Connections

Referenced in The Rhythm Section: One Shot Explosion (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream a Little Dream of Me
Written by Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
Published by TRO-Words & Music, Inc./Warner Chappell, Inc.
Administered by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Needs more Cowbell
2 February 2020 | by LeAvantGuardianSee all my reviews

The Rhythm Section, for all intents and purposes is and functions (however poorly) as a revenge genre film. The problem with the movie lies in the fact that in spite of a meager attempt at training our would-be assassin for 8 months, she has the skills of you, the movie goer. Now imagine yourself as an international assassin. That's about how good she is. So If you think you'd enjoy seeing the beautiful Blake Lively get her ask kicked by 10 people, this is the movie for you. It's almost like reverse action. I've never quite seen anything so one-sided before, and it seriously makes me wonder why it was even made.

This is not Peppermint.


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UK | Spain | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,715,384, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$5,437,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,989,583
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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