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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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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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The world's top protection agent has a new client: His worst enemy. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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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:

Duro de cuidar  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,384,504 (USA) (20 August 2017)

Gross:

$21,384,504 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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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

One shot shows a highway sign indicating "Den Haag 20 km". Dutch highway signs never mention the unit for distance, so a real sign would have said "Den Haag 20" 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 »

Connections

References Home Alone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

New Noise
Written by Jon Brännström (as Jon Albin Brannstrom), Dennis Lyxzén (as Dennis Sven Olof Lyxzen), David Sandström (as David Per Sandstroem), Kristofer Steen (as Kristofer Martin Steen)
Performed by Refused
Published by Songs & Stories Publishing (ASCAP) admin by Songs Of The Mothership (ASCAP)
Courtesy Epitaph
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Why all the bad reviews? Just sit back and enjoy this action/comedy!
28 August 2017 | by (Corona, CA) – See all my reviews

I read some reviews that trashed this movie and I'm wondering if these are the same people that thought that Birdman (worst movie ever) was the best a couple of years ago. OK...I get it and I understand why people are hating on this movie. The movie is violent, predictable and has a script that is full of foul mouth language. But the beauty of the movie experience is that when you walk into a theater, turn off your brain and enjoy this movie for what it is. I laughed out loud and enjoyed this from beginning to end. Yes it is full of unrealistic stunts, bullet dodging and perfect aim by the "good guys" but that is what makes it enjoyable. Of course it is it is full of "F" words but that is what makes this movie fun.

Samuel L, Ryan Reynolds and Selma Hayek (who played a surprising role) are fun to watch. Trust me don't go in thinking that this is some type of Jason Bourne or Jack Ryan spin off because it's not. Just sit back and watch it with the intent on being entertained by this funny action/comedy. There are some references to some old movies so you have to be keen and recognize them.


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