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American Assassin (2017)

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After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

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Shahid Ahmed ...
Adnan Al-Mansur
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Martial Arts Instructor
Nick Cavaliere ...
Building Superintendent
Simon Connolly ...
NSA Techie
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Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
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American Operator (Mansur Compound)
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American Operator #2 (Mansur Compound)
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Dr. Frain
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CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
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Storyline

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino: Misión Venganza  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,846,778, 17 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,249,674, 9 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,167,951, 10 December 2017
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Trivia

The lead role was offered to Chris Hemsworth, but he passed on the role, due to scheduling issues. Then, it came up that the producers invited Gustavo Goulart to perform the lead role (Mitch Rapp), but this rumor was never confirmed. See more »

Goofs

When the opening engagement scene is being filmed on the protagonist's, it's clear in several scenes that the screen is either blank (indicating that nothing is being filmed) or the screen has a photo on it which is not what is front of the camera lens. See more »

Quotes

Stan Hurley: Patriotism exists because people like and people like me need a higher cause. Something bigger than us.
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Crazy Credits

The names of Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton appears in the "Diagonal Billing" method, which was first used for Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: American Assassin/Mother! (2017) See more »

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You know a movie bites when the extras are looking directly at the camera in the background
2 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I scored free tickets to this which is a good thing because I walked out after an hour because I was dozing off. Before that, it was a struggle to stay awake or interested. This is just a super generic film we have seen a million times before but the worst thing is that the action isn't even good. Tons of jump cuts, shaky-cam and annoying close-ups. Plus this film is laughably directed. There is even one scene where two people are talking while eating outside of a cafe and this lady in the background just keeps looking at them as she walks by; I'm guessing this film went super cheap and just shot some scenes out in public without using extras as background people. This should have never gotten screen time, big or small. It is just lame.


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