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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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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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Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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AUD 1,223,340 (Australia) (17 September 2017)

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$36,249,674 (USA) (9 November 2017)
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Film production needed to start by 2016 or the rights to the film would be reverted to the Vince Flynn Estate. See more »

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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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Bad, really bad
23 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, absolutely wrong cast of Mitch Rapp, stupid casting of Irene Kennedy signed up with a bad actress who didn't have any acting talent. The Irene character in this stupid film was transformed into a black woman with unnatural and ugly black wig, the original Irene Kennedy should be older and a mother-like past middle aged white woman. Wrong casting jobs again and again ruined the images of great characters created in the popular novels, "Jack Reacher" by Lee Child ruined by Tom Cruise, "Harry Bosch" by Michael Connelly ridiculed by a horrible cast in a TV series. The white doctor in the novel, "Mountain between Us", was played by a black actor. Right now, Hollywood just wanted to do anything politically right, so they always stereotyped a black man or woman to be chief, asst. director, deputy chief, police chief or commissioner and so on, always put them in higher ranking positions. White people are trying so hard to redeem themselves by promoting the blacks no matter what, to show their open-minded fairness without any racial discrimination. So we have seen so many white characters now were often abused by the black ones. Many many TV commercials showing you white and black so happily married, best friends, best buddies in the class, best caring neighbors....white church-goers going to black believers' churches....It's just so hilariously ridiculous, because in reality, these scenes we saw so regularly often on the screen, in your neighborhood or in your schools are so rare.

When Mitch in this stupid film was tested by his instructor who showed him a video of his girl friend-fiancée was shot and killed on the beach, this film just deteriorated from bad to worse, man. How could it possible? Everybody was running for his life, there was still a camera stably focused on his love been killed? Such stupid scene could only appeared in bad movies, just like what I've seen in "Hickok 2017" couple of days ago, the preacher wrote a letter that never got the chance to mail to his brother before he was killed and burnt to death with his church was mysteriously and miraculously appeared later in the hands of a woman...

Jesus, the screenplay writer of "American Assassin" did it again! Now, it's video recording during a massacre on the beach.


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