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Colombiana (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 26 August 2011 (USA)
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A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director:

Olivier Megaton

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Saldana ... Cataleya
Jordi Mollà ... Marco
Lennie James ... Ross
Amandla Stenberg ... Cat - 10
Michael Vartan ... Danny Delanay
Cliff Curtis ... Emilio Restrepo
Beto Benites ... Don Luis
Jesse Borrego ... Fabio
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Alicia
Ángel Garnica Ángel Garnica ... Pepe (as Angel Garnica)
Ofelia Medina ... Mama
Callum Blue ... Richard
Sam Douglas ... William Woodgard
Graham McTavish ... Head Marshall Warren
Charles Maquignon ... Sergeant Bill Attwood
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Storyline

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Vengeance is beautiful. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colombiana See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,526,291 (France), 31 July 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,408,176, 28 August 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,665,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,295,262
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was based on a script that was set to be a sequel for Léon: The Professional (1994). The story was set to follow Natalie Portman's character Mathilda as she tracked down and killed characters that had wronged her and Leon. Due to rights issues with the studio behind the first film it was cancelled and the script was turned into Colombiana . See more »

Goofs

When Cataleya attacks the Don's house she fires an RPG that enters the living room and explodes, destroying almost every item of furniture in the surrounding rooms, even the table that Marco and his hences were standing around. But in the next scene everyone is still alive, even though the table is blown to bits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Don Luis Sandoval: I can't believe this.
Fabio Restrepo: Why not?
Don Luis Sandoval: Because I love you, Fabio, like a son.
Fabio Restrepo: I love you, Don Luis, like a father.
Don Luis Sandoval: I'm going to miss you.
Fabio Restrepo: And I'm going to miss you.
Don Luis Sandoval: Okay. Enough of this sentimental bullshit. One last drink? Next we'll be crying like two old women. Come on! To the future.
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Alternate Versions

Three versions of this film exist:
  • the original international theatrical version
  • the US theatrical version, which was cut to secure a PG-13 rating
  • the US unrated version, which not only restores the cuts made for the theatrical version but also includes some additional violence (i.e. the shooting of Cataleya's parents)
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Connections

Followed by Colombiana 2 See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
Composed by Franz Schubert
(p) & (c) The Extreme Music Library Ltd.
With courtesy of Extreme Music France
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User Reviews

Hot Chick with guns
26 August 2011 | by pevans19-143-93986See all my reviews

If you have seen the trailer then you pretty much know what's coming. I personally thought it was a pretty good flick and the action throughout the movie definitely keeps your interest.

My only thought was that they should have gone ahead and pushed it to an "R" rated movie. With all the action and shooting, I believe there was almost little to no blood. I know the issue with too much violence and maybe they were trying to get a younger audience the ability to see this movie but it was lacking the "pop" factor by whitewashing too many scenes. Zoe Saldana did a superb job in this movie and I only wish that some of the supporting cast could have been on the same level that she is on.

IMHO


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