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True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

TV-14 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 11 November 2016 (USA)
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After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to non-fiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writers:

Jeff Morris (screenplay), Jeff Wadlow (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Sam Larson / Mason Carver
Kim Coates ... President Miguel 'Mike' Cueto
Maurice Compte ... Juan
Zulay Henao ... Rosa Bolivar
Andrew Howard ... Anton Masovich
Ron Rifkin ... Amos
Yul Vazquez ... General Javier Ruiz
P.J. Byrne ... Trent
Kelen Coleman ... Kylie Applebaum
Leonard Earl Howze ... Michael Cleveland
Rob Riggle ... William Cobb
Andy Garcia ... El Toro
Anthony Belevtsov ... Merc
Jeff Chase ... La Roche
Katie Couric ... Katie Couric
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After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to non-fiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.

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Taglines:

The man. The myth. The memoirs.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História Real de um Assassino Falso See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

This movie is a remake of the 1973 French film The Man from Acapulco (1973) by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset. See more »

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Quotes

Same Larson: I'm a writer, you know, who does lots of research. I'm not the Ghost.
El Toro: Exactly... what the Ghost would say.
El Toro: You know how I know that you are the Ghost, my friend? Because if you are not, I will kill you. I will cut you slowly and painfully with my knife.
Same Larson: I am him. I am the Ghost.
El Toro: I knew it!
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) See more »

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Written by Nate Campany (as Nathaniel Campany), Kyle Shearer, Mathieu Lepine, K.Flay (as Kristine Flaherty), Chelsea Lankes
Performed by Chelsea Lankes
Courtesy of B3SCI Records
By arrangement with Hidden Track Music
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Funny, original and well made
19 November 2016 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Just watched this Netflix comedy and was pleasantly surprised. The production values are high and the writing is funny with lots of laugh out loud moments and good one liners. The story is original with a person who writes a novel about an assassin but his publisher markets it as a true story. Things get quite complicated as he gets caught up in different factions wanting to assassinate the other in Venezuela.

Kevin James as always amazes with lots of physical dexterity despite his size. Zulay Henao plays a female DEA agent and she has some amusing and snappy action sequences and fight scenes. Her dialog with Kevin James is quite hilarious. Andy Garcia gets quite a few comic roles these days and he is good. Liked Maurice Compte - Colonel Carrillo from Narcos in a supporting role.

One of the best Kevin James movies.


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