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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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Adnan Al-Mansur
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Martial Arts Instructor
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Building Superintendent
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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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CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
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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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They took everything from him. Now he's taking it back. See more »

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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

Scenes supposedly filmed in Turkey clearly haven't been as none of the vehicles have Turkish number plates and other than the mistress of Sharif, none of them actually speak Turkish fluently. 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 »

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Featured in Box Office: Episode dated 28 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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Hollywood turkey
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Opening scene is expertly executed; the first 30 minutes up to the protagonist getting expert training from Keaton's character were also handled very well. From that point onward though, the film becomes tedious and clichéd. O'Brien does not have much screen presence though he obviously beefed up for this movie. To be honest, I never really cared for the characters. The lead character is noxious and annoying; the actor playing the rogue agent is also unconvincing and should be relegated to acting in sitcoms.

Also, for a movie with the title, you expect a lot of "assassinating" but that does not happen. Most activities in the film are about spying/ espionage work/ counter-terrorism so it should be renamed American Spy or American Special Ops Agent.

This is just a lazy rant as I got nothing better to do in the office.


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