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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 Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Tsuwayuki Saotome ...
Kurosawa
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Helicopter Pilot / Newscaster
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Seifert
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Professor Asimov
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Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ...
Valentin Stojanov ...
Petr Asimov Jr.
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ICC Court Clerk
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ICC Lead Judge
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Livitin
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Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva ...
Newscaster
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Storyline

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

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,384,504 (USA) (18 August 2017)

Gross:

$70,395,923 (USA) (15 September 2017)
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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

At the Beginning of the movie Ryan Reynolds is equipping himself with a pair of pistols concealed behind the large Flat panel display, then a phone and car keys from the table. Between a few cuts he can be seen wearing two different watches, an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph and a Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon. See more »

Quotes

Darius Kinkaid: I made that jump on one leg.
Michael Bryce: I made that jump without jumping.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Just Because
Performed by Lloyd Price
Written by Lloyd Price
Published by Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Reynolds and Jackson were born for this moment
9 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, I was so impressed with this movie. I will admit that the first 20 minutes were pretty generic for me and I found myself thinking, "This is pretty much what I expected, but it's a free screening so just enjoy it."

However, once Reynolds and Jackson team up on the screen the entire chemistry of the movie changes and it ended up being one of the funnest "buddy cop" movies I've seen in quite a while. (I know it technically isn't a buddy cop movie, but it really is for all intents and purposes.)

The movie doesn't take itself seriously (were you really expecting that with Reynolds and Jackson?!), and just like any modern action/comedy the plot isn't meant to be something like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

This movie is 100% worth spending the cash to go see in the theater with a group of people. I can also tell you this, the atmosphere leaving the theater was great; this movie is a lot of fun!


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