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The Foreigner (2017)

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A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fan
... Quan Ngoc Minh
... Ian Wood
... Simpson
John Cronin ... Denis Fisher
... McCormick (as Caolán Byrne)
Donna Bernard ... Channel A News Anchor
Aaron Monaghan ... Pat Nugent
Niall McNamee ... Patrick O'Reilly
... Liam Hennessy
... Maggie / Sara McKay
... Mary Hennessy
... Katherine Davies
... Jim Kavanagh
... Billy McMahon
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The story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love - his teenage daughter - is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a Irish government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Written by STXfilms

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He won't stop until they all pay. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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13 October 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Chinaman  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,113,024, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,393,507, 21 December 2017
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Trivia

First movie directed by Martin Campbell in six years. His previous film was Green Lantern (2011). See more »

Goofs

Quan Ngoc Minh is supposed to be 61 but his special forces file shows his date of birth as being 1941. This would have made him 76, not 61.

This would also have meant that his wife, of the same age, would have been 61 when she conceived Fan.

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Quotes

Quan Ngoc Minh: Politicians and terrorists, they are just 2 ends of the same snake.
Quan Ngoc Minh: What's the difference?
Liam Hennessy: There is a difference.
Liam Hennessy: One end bites and the other doesn't.
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Crazy Credits

The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title. See more »

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Referenced in The Foreigner: Interviews (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Retrato em Branco e Petro
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque
Performed by Stan Getz
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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As a Jackie Chan movie it's great, as a thriller with action it's even better.
16 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I knew ahead of time going in this movie was more about the story that it was Jackie beating the crap out of goons (which I personally love to see). Both Jackie and Pierce did very well in the respective roles, Pierce's malice really shined through in the story while Jackie's dramatic acting was very believable and really helped immersion. I was impressed by the actions scenes as they were fitting and not ill placed. Everyone added to the storyline and wasn't throw in there to just to give us action. Even though this doesn't fit the standard role we usually see Mr. Chan in, he really brings depth to a story that could have been shallow. If you're debating it, don't just watch it.


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