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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

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After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

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Chad Stahelski

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Derek Kolstad, Derek Kolstad (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... John Wick
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Santino D'Antonio
Ian McShane ... Winston
Ruby Rose ... Ares
Common ... Cassian
Claudia Gerini ... Gianna D'Antonio
Lance Reddick ... Charon
Laurence Fishburne ... Bowery King
Tobias Segal ... Earl
John Leguizamo ... Aurelio
Bridget Moynahan ... Helen
Thomas Sadoski ... Jimmy
Erik Frandsen Erik Frandsen ... Numismatic
David Patrick Kelly ... Charlie
Perry Yung ... Doctor
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Storyline

Bound by an inescapable blood debt to the Italian crime lord, Santino D'Antonio, and with his precious 1969 Mustang still stolen, John Wick--the taciturn and pitiless assassin who thirsts for seclusion--is forced to visit Italy to honour his promise. But, soon, the Bogeyman will find himself dragged into an impossible task in the heart of Rome's secret criminal society, as every killer in the business dreams of cornering the legendary Wick who now has an enormous price on his head. Drenched in blood and mercilessly hunted down, John Wick can surely forget a peaceful retirement--as in this lethal ballet of bullets--no one can make it out in one piece. Written by Nick Riganas

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The Only Way Out Is Back In. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Wick 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,436,123, 12 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$92,029,184, 27 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,216,655, 20 March 2017
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This marks the third sequel appearance over the course of three months for Ruby Rose, who also appeared in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Winston sits down (29 minutes in) his hands are in his lap in the long shot, but in the close up they are resting on the arms of the chair. See more »

Quotes

Bowery King: Kimber 1911. 45 ACP. Seven round capacity.
John Wick: Seven rounds?
Bowery King: Seven million dollars gets you seven rounds. That's a million dollars a round, baby.
[John loads the gun]
John Wick: Let's go.
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Alternate Versions

British version was cut (23 seconds were removed from the suicide scene) by local distributor Warner Bros. to secure a 15 rating (an uncut 18 rating was available). See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Batman Begins (2017) See more »

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Written and Performed by Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of Concord Records
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Love letter for action genre written by bold bloody hallmark, and a pencil.
8 February 2017 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

If there's an equivalent of classical orchestra for untamed unapologetically brutal carnage, there's no doubt it'd be John Wick. Dancing through hail of bullets, horde of assassins straight from video game, oozing noir style from each drop of blood, John Wick: Chapter 2 is nothing short of an artistic spectacle.

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns to the killing business begrudgingly as one of his old acquaintances asks for a morbid favor. The cloak-and-dagger scheme soon flies into multiple directions, partially towards the back of few characters and the rest goes straight to the chest. There's an air of familiarity as the movie visits previous characters while introducing an array of new ludicrous ones.

It keeps the formula nearly identical, adding more to its melee and shootout fun. There's everything one loved from the first, now pouring abundantly. Combat is arguably the best action choreography one could possibly ask for. Punches, kicks, submission holds, and even dirty pokes are delivered with sheer primal vexation and the finesse of ballet performance.

Both the anti-hero and his rivals press forward in locomotive of mayhem, any fans of action movies and combat sports will be gleefully entertained. In fact, such simple concept of "one versus many" is ageless and universal, it worked since Bruce Lee's time and now told by razor-sharp spectacular visual, John Wick is the finest action of modern time.


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