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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

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A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,814,055 (UK) (27 June 2008)

Gross:

$134,568,845 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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James McAvoy would later go on to play Professor Charles Xavier in the 2011 Marvel comic book film "X-Men: First Class" and it's 2014 sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and Chris Pratt would later go on to play Peter Quill in the 2014 Marvel comic book film "Guardians of the Galaxy". Morgan Freeman previously played Lucius Fox in the 2005 DC Comic book film "Batman Begin", it's sequel 2008's "The Dark Knight" and later 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises". See more »

Goofs

As Fox is beating up Wesley, there is a punch that is divided into three shots. In the first shot, she starts the punch with her left fist, which is bare. The next shot shows her other fist, the one with the brass knuckles, coming at the camera. The third shot finishes the punch, with the bare left fist. It is more likely that the sequence was a deliberate attempt to show the speed of three separate punches. See more »

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Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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To The Extreme
20 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got back from an advanced screening of Wanted. I have to admit not being a fan of the Director, Tim Bekmambetov. Somewhat disappointed in his Russian Films Nightwatch and Daywatch. However, in his American directorial he delivers!! An abundance of profanities and over the top action sequences that are beyond xtreme fill the screen in a dizzying array of visual adrenaline. Holding you in a tight breathtaking grip with its interesting visual techniques, humor and acting. James McAvoy (the sweet faun from the Chronicles of Narnia) plays the loser we all know, Wesley Gibbon. The guy, who just trudges through life allowing himself to be walked upon, humiliated and has no desire to escape it, except in a bottle of anti-anxiety meds. Enter a beautiful Woman, Fox (Angelie Jolie), a mysterious wise man Sloan (Morgan Freeman) and his life instantly changes from Billing Reports to Gratuitous Violence, Mastering Weaponry Skills, and Assassination. Believe me when I say what the Matrix introduced, Wanted has mastered. The director is a skilled artist at using the camera in conveying visual emotions of Wesley like I have never seen before, wait I take that back, seen it in NightWatch. I definitely recommend this deliberately humorous, action packed, violent, profane, to-the-extreme film to be seen on the big screen - check this one out!!


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