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American Ultra (2015)

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A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

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Nima Nourizadeh

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Max Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Mike Howell
Kristen Stewart ... Phoebe Larson
Topher Grace ... Adrian Yates
Connie Britton ... Victoria Lasseter
Walton Goggins ... Laugher
John Leguizamo ... Rose
Bill Pullman ... Krueger
Tony Hale ... Petey Douglas
Stuart Greer Stuart Greer ... Sheriff Watts
Michael Papajohn ... Otis
Monique Ganderton ... Crane
Nash Edgerton ... Beedle
Paul Andrew O'Connor Paul Andrew O'Connor ... Diesel
Freddie Poole ... Potter
Ilram Choi ... Newton
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Storyline

Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. Written by Mr.Moiz

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Taglines:

The ultimate secret agent becomes the ultimate target See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Switzerland

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operación Ultra See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,454,284, 23 August 2015

Gross USA:

$14,440,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,139,524
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second of third collaborations between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. [They also starred together in Adventureland (2009) and Cafe Society (2016)] See more »

Goofs

When Mike grabs the gun from Rose's hand, the gun keeps changing from Beretta to Glock and back. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
CIA Interrogator: Where do you want to begin?
Mike Howell: [thinking, seeing flashbacks] Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Mike Howell: Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is the only good thing that's ever happened to me. I honestly cannot even remember my life before her. We were the perfect fucked-up couple. She was perfect, and I was the fuck-up. And we were really, really ...
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During the closing credits, there is an "Apollo Ape" cartoon depicting the continuity of the film's final scene. See more »

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Referenced in Mr. Right (2015) See more »

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Dance Hall Days (re-record)
Written by Darren Costin, Nick Feldman, Jack Hues
Performed by Wang Chung
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Not as good as I expected
7 December 2015 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

If I have to be honest I was slightly disappointed by this movie. After reading some reviews I expected a lot more from American Ultra. It's not that it is a bad movie but it for sure is not a movie I will remember. There are too much questions unanswered and too many things that are not very credible. Okay sometimes it doesn't have to be but in this movie I thought it should have and it just wasn't. Apart from Topher Grace all the other actors were good or okay in their roles. But Topher Grace I just can't see him playing anything else then in his That 70's Show. To me he's just not good enough to play anything else. American Ultra is just good to watch once and then forget about it.


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