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American Assassin (2017)

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A story centered on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp.

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Adnan Al-Mansur
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Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
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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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Assassins aren't born. They're made.

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(Strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity) | See all certifications »

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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino: Misión Venganza  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,800,000 (USA) (15 September 2017)

Gross:

$14,800,000 (USA) (15 September 2017)
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Young actor Dylan O'Brien won the part of 'Mitch Rapp' beating more established older actors. Being in his mid 20's, the hope is that the actor grows as the envisioned movie series progresses. Also, since 'American Assassin' is based on a prequel novel, it provides the opportunity to start at the very beginning of the Rapp characters' career. See more »

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At the start of the film during the beach massacre, in the bar area while all the extras are running from screen left to right. A male extra in the background middle of the screen can be seen standing up (he is wearing dark sunglasses) he picks up what looks like a blue dressing gown & puts it on, ties it up while walking very calmly not taking a care in the world from the background middle to the left of the screen while everyone else is either getting killed or running away from the gunmen. Some of the extras run in front and behind him, he just ignores them and carries on walking. See more »

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Exhilarating and fun, with a great performance from Dylan O'Brien, but needs a more-shaped world.
13 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

American Assassin was not made to be "new". The movie does what it needs to do. It provides a satisfying story full of action at every turn. While the story is, as I said, satisfying, it is not without its faults. Some of the one-dimensional side characters should have had more backstory. For those who worried about how Dylan O'Brien would do in the role of Mitch Rapp, I think it is safe to say that he absolutely nailed it. In fact, Dylan, Michael Keaton, and Taylor Kitsch all turned in great performances. If there is a sequel, and I really hope there is one, I look forward to seeing the world around the main characters fleshed out.


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