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Wanted (2008)

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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

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A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,814,055 (UK) (29 June 2008)

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$134,508,551 (USA)
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Trivia

When Wesley leaves the building after walking out on his job, the camera pans by a newspaper stand. The headline reads, "WANTED", with side-by-side pictures of James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie. See more »

Goofs

Wesley's first assignment, Robert Deane Darden, is described as a 48-year-old man who weighs 180 kg. (396 lbs.). It's strange that his height is given in imperial, and his weight in metric. Also, a 6'1" man weighing 180kg would be quite massive, either very muscular or very obese, whereas the man Wesley's shown to kill looks quite average. Considering other targets' weights are given in pounds, it's more likely this should have been recorded as 180 lbs - which would be quite reasonable. See more »

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Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: A Very Juliet Episode (2010) See more »

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Time to Say Goodbye
Written by Lucio Quarantotto, Francesco Sartori and Frank Peterson
Performed by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
Courtesy of Nemo Studios and Sugar Music
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
And Courtesy of Warner Music International
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Best action movie I've seen in a long time
7 July 2008 | by (Corvallis, OR) – See all my reviews

As action movies go, they don't get much better then this.

The action scenes were amazing... I was sitting on the edge of my seat on more than one sequence. Of course some of it's a bit far fetched but come on... Aren't MOST action movies? James MacAvoy did an amazing job playing the average joe who is suddenly told he has the ability in him to be a "wolf among the sheep" I enjoyed his American accent. Angelina was great. She does very well in roles like this and even though she doesn't have too many lines she pulls off her character who TRULY believes in what she does very well. Plus, she's hot. I mean, I'm a woman who doesn't particularly even like tattoos and I have a crush on her.. ;-) In all I highly recommend this movie. Great summer entertainment!


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