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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.

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(screenplay), (film "Cible émouvante")
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Barney (as James O'Dee)
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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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Release Date:

18 June 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios stohos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£282,498 (United Kingdom), 20 June 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,174, 31 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$117,190, 12 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,453,043, 16 August 2012
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2.35 : 1
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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

[Ferguson is in traction]
Hector Dixon: How is your assistant?
[He indicates Mike, who is lying in a coma next to Ferguson]
Ferguson: They want to turn him off.
Hector Dixon: Hmm... perhaps that would be for the best.
Ferguson: No, he's been paid through the end of the month. And anyway, he's company.
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Connections

Remake of Cible émouvante (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Mayhem
Written & Performed by Imelda May
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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An understated British comedy
29 June 2010 | by See 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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