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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Professor Asimov
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Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ...
Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov ...
Petr Asimov Jr.
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ICC Lead Judge
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Livitin
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Ralitsa Vassileva ...
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With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this is a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Written by Nick Riganas

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Never let him out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Duro de cuidar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,468,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,586,701
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The script from the film was among the top 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays.

While originally intended as a drama, the script underwent a "frantic" two-week rewrite to be remade into a comedy several weeks prior to filming.

On March 9, 2016, it was reported that Wadlow had exited the film and Patrick Hughes signed on to direct the film. See more »

Goofs

The Dutch plates on the semi that the Porsche crashes into are incorrect. The combination is not valid for that class of vehicle. Plus isn't an extant combination for any other vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Phone: Good morning, Mr. Bryce. I trust the pickup ran smoothly.
Michael Bryce: Hand-off was clean. No stops till the exit point.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there's an outtake with Ryan Reynolds having to wait for church bells to stop ringing. See more »

Connections

References Home Alone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues
Performed by Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon
Written by Willie Dixon
Published by BMG Bumblebee (BMI) obo Hoochie Coochie Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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what a cynical exercise
23 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this film - it has an interesting premise and two great actors who I really like. Unfortunately the experience was pretty disappointing. Its like the studio just put together a bunch of action movie clichés and just pumped out another one using the same old tired stereotypes. Even the car chases and fight scenes were the same thing we have seen hundreds of times before. I really was thinking of switching this off for most of the film - it was that bad. I can say, things improved slightly at the end - and patient viewers will be rewarded with a reasonable climax. The lead-up to it though, was just not interesting. Even the two very talented stars couldn't make it work, and thats saying something.


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