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Haywire (2011)

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A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

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Diner Waitress (as Debby Ross Rondell)
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Victor
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Barroso
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Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
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James Flynn ...
Hotel Clerk
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Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her. Written by Anonymous

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They left her no choice.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Knockout  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,425,370 (USA) (20 January 2012)

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$18,934,858 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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According to Gina Carano, she was supposed to miss when she threw the vase at Michael Fassbender, but she had an adrenaline rush when they were shooting and smashed the vase against Fassbender's head. "Fassbender's crazy. He loves that shit," admits Carano. "He had no problem slamming me into anything. Actually, Steven Soderbergh told him once, 'We need to get this shot better when you slam her head into the wall.' And I was like, 'Damn, that thing's not soft!' Soderbergh is behind the camera and he's being really mischievous. He wants something bad to happen... Anyway, we were going for it and [Fassbender] slammed my head so hard into the wall I kind of lost it for a second. I kind of slammed a vase right into Fassbender's face, but he said he knew it was coming because he saw a flash in my eyes. And right after that happened I thought, 'I'm so fired. I'm going to lose this job,' because that was the first fight scene we did. But Fassbender, he loved training for the fight scenes." See more »

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When driving backwards through the woods, the audio for the engine is revving at far too high revolutions as to drive so slowly. Additionally, it goes up and down out of sync with the driving displayed. See more »

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[first lines]
Mallory Kane: Shit.
[deep breath]
Aaron: [sitting down] What the hell are you doing out here? I had to drive all night. I'm hungover as shit. And you're really starting to cut into my vacation time, so can we go please?
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Flat plot with commendable action scenes
21 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Haywire stars MMA fighter Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a mercenary sent on a mission to retrieve a hostage in Barcelona. Mallory had planned to leave her current mercenary outfit, but her boss convinced her to finish one more job in Dublin, where she meets her partner Paul (Michael Fassbender). At a party hosted by their contact, a mysterious gentleman, Mallory discovers that she has been double-crossed and spends the remainder of the movie following the typical revenge scenario of tracking down her wrongdoers.

While director Steven Soderbergh attempts to add flavor to the plot by starting the film in medias res, this technique does not add value to the already flat plot-line. Instead, Carano's superb action scenes carry the movie. You can immediately tell from her fighting technique that she is a superb MMA fighter, as her style is very similar to that portrayed in the MMA film Warrior. Furthermore, Soderbergh's decision to portray these action scenes with all background noise silent gives Haywire a more realistic feel.


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