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Wild Target (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 18 June 2010 (UK)
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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), Pierre Salvadori (film "Cible émouvante")

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Victor Maynard
Emily Blunt ... Rose
Rupert Grint ... Tony
Rupert Everett ... Ferguson
Eileen Atkins ... Louisa Maynard
Martin Freeman ... Hector Dixon
Gregor Fisher ... Mike
Geoff Bell ... Fabian
Rory Kinnear ... Gerry Bailey
Duncan Duff ... Jeweller
Graham Seed ... Appraiser
James O'Donnell ... Barney (as James O'Dee)
George Rainsford ... Waiter
Alexis Rodney ... First Hotel Receptionist
Sia Berkeley ... Smart Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They said 'Take her out'. He got the wrong idea.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agrios stohos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,174, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$108,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,453,043
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character played by Bill Nighy holds guns with just a thumb and middle finger, with his index on the trigger. This unusual grip is because he suffers from Dupuytren's contracture, which means he can't straighten the ring and little fingers on each hand. See more »

Goofs

When Victor shots his second assignment you can hear and see the shell casings exiting the gun before the sound of the shot is heard. See more »

Quotes

Parrot: I love you, Mr Maynard!
Victor Maynard: What the fuck?
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Crazy Credits

The first item in the "Thanks to" section of the rolling credits reads: "ASHMOLEUM MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD for use of 'Paul Cezanne Near Auvers-sur-Oise', oil on canvas, 46 x 55cm. This painting was stolen on 1 January 2000 and has not been recovered." Apparently, this theft indeed did occur. Note, the movie was filmed in 2009. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Hotel Song
Written & Performed by Regina Spektor
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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An understated British comedy
29 June 2010 | by Harry_KeaneSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and thought it was very entertaining. True, there were only a few laugh-out-loud moments, but it kept me chuckling away for most of the 90-odd minutes. I thought Bill Nighy's performance was spot-on and Eileen Atkins' role gave her plenty of scope for comedy moments. Rupert Everett and Gregor Fisher worked well together, and Martin Freeman was very good as Dixon. Although the plot was simple, the film was reminiscent of a lot of British comedies from the Sixties and Seventies, which was probably why I enjoyed it so much. It was also good to see something that wasn't shot in America and didn't follow the stereotypical plot lines that most American films seem to have as a matter of course.


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