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(2017)

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Based on the book "The Chinaman" (1992) by Stephen Leather.
First movie directed by Martin Campbell in six years. His previous film was Green Lantern (2011).
The film reunited Director Martin Campbell with Pierce Brosnan, after working together on GoldenEye (1995). This is also the second time Campbell worked with Cinematographer David Tattersall, after Vertical Limit (2000).
Martin Campbell's first film shot digitally.
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Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) is clearly based on Irish politician Gerry Adams. Adams was actively involved in the Irish republican movement, although he denies having been a member of the IRA (a claim contested by many). He later became the leader of Sinn Féin, the political branch of the IRA, and was heavily involved in establishing a lasting peace accord in Northern Ireland. Hennessy even shows physical resemblance to Adams (short gray hair, full beard, glasses).
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Nick Cassavetes was offered to direct.
Both Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan have starred in different adaptations of "Around the World in 80 Days." Chan appeared in the 2004 theatrical film while Brosnan starred in the 1989 TV mini-series.
Despite the change from the novel's original title of "The Chinaman", Quan is still referred to as such 6 times in the film.
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This is Jackie Chan's second appearance in a movie with a former James Bond. Cannonball Run included Jackie and Roger Moore.
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-The filming in London of a scene involving the explosion of a bus on Lambeth Bridge caused widespread alarm, as people were not aware that it was a stunt.
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-This marked the first time in which Brosnan starred in a film directed by Martin Campbell since the 1995 film GoldenEye.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In February 2016, two reports were made to the London Metropolitan Police about a "terrorist attack" made on the Lambeth bridge, after many local citizens were not told about a controlled stunt explosion made on a double decker bus for this film.
Quan only kills the IRA members involved with the bombing that killed his daughter, not any of Hennessey's men that try to stop him. He also doesn't kill the only female member, Maggie, who is instead killed by the police.

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