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Hardcore Henry (2015)

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Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

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Ilya Naishuller

Writers:

Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart (additional writing by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharlto Copley ... Jimmy
Danila Kozlovsky ... Akan
Haley Bennett ... Estelle
Tim Roth ... Henry's Father
Andrei Dementiev ... Slick Dimitry / Henry (as Andrey Dementyev)
Svetlana Ustinova ... Olga the Dominatrix (as Sveta Ustinova)
Darya Charusha ... Katya the Dominatrix (as Dasha Charusha)
Oleg Poddubnyy ... Yuri (as Oleg Poddubniy)
Jack Hahn Jack Hahn ... Young Bully #1
Cyrus Arnold ... Young Bully #2
Jake Karlen ... Young Bully #3
Will Stewart ... Robbie
Ilya Naishuller ... Timothy / Higher-Self Merc / Henry
Martin Cooke Martin Cooke ... Marty (as Martin J. Cooke)
Sergey Chekrygin Sergey Chekrygin ... Parking Lot Security (as Sergei Chikrigin)
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Storyline

Waking inside a laboratory on an airship, a man recalls bullies from his childhood. A scientist, Estelle, greets him and tells him his name is Henry, she is his wife, and that he has been revived from an accident that left him amnesiac and mute. After she replaces a missing arm and leg with cybernetic prostheses, mercenaries led by the psychokinetic Akan raid the ship, claiming all of Estelle's research is Akan's corporate property. He kills Estelle's scientists before attempting to murder Henry, but Henry and Estelle flee in an escape pod, landing in Moscow. Estelle is abducted by the mercenaries, who try to kill Henry..

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First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop bloody brutal violence and mayhem, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Russia | USA | China

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardcore See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,107,604, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$9,252,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,810,562
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Akan claiming that 100,000 baseball bats were sold in Russia compared to 50 baseballs is actually true, though the apparent numbers are skewed closer to 500,000:1. See more »

Goofs

At about 46:19 one of the guards Henry killed adjusts his head for a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Slick Dimitry: You're half machine, half pussy!
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Crazy Credits

Torwards the end of the end credits, while they're still rolling, a beep from an answering machine comes on and it's Jimmy. The message says, "Hello, Henry. Well, if you're hearing this, there's one more thing I need you to do." See more »

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Featured in My Second Vote: Me-O-Mentary II (2016) See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by KnightsBridge, Sharlto Copley
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Amazingly Awesome!!! New Genre!
7 April 2016 | by hopeseekrSee all my reviews

This movie is INSANELY awesome!!!

If I could rate it a 20, I would, just from the shear story telling, character investment and novel first-person POV, not to mention all the video game tropes, puns, and long shots!!

At least 90% of the movie are long shots, that's how well it was directed!

It contains a LOT of elements from Counter Strike, Modern Warfare, Half- Life 2, Portal and Mirrors Edge, so if you like those games, you should absolutely love this movie!

It has a LOT of gore in it, so I wouldn't recommend it to the squeamish, but if you're a high-octane true-blooded alpha male like myself, you should absolutely love it!


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