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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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Tsuwayuki Saotome ...
Kurosawa
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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 ...
Newscaster
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

At 10:09 Professor Asimov's testimony is called "hearsay". Hearsay is when somebody repeats in court what he heard from somebody else outside of court, while Professor Asimov gave testimony himself. 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

"Moby Dick" is listed among the safety divers. See more »

Connections

References Amsterdamned (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Betty
Written by Leadbelly
Performed by Spiderbait
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Netflix
8 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's a Netflix movie so everyone knows what that means at this point:

Interracial relations, beta white male bait, racism, strong dominant genius gender quotas for female bosses and more or less lead, supposed to match the acting experience of an evil white racist villain, the black hero and the bait. Mixed with Netflix algorithms that tells what people "like" for each genres.

If you like cliché after cliché, "motherfucker" after "motherfucker" couple friendly i.e. female friendly watered down action with an eye candy bait for them to be okay to watch it, while the boyfriend hopes Jackson says a sentence without "motherfucker" pushed into the script. This is the movie for you, especially if you have never seen a movie before.

1 out of 10 points out of respect for Jackson. The good days are behind you, but it's not your fault.


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