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Wanted (2008)

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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

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Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Michael Brandt (screenplay), Derek Haas (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Wesley
Morgan Freeman ... Sloan
Angelina Jolie ... Fox
Terence Stamp ... Pekwarsky
Thomas Kretschmann ... Cross
Common ... The Gunsmith
Kristen Hager ... Cathy
Marc Warren ... The Repairman
David O'Hara ... Mr. X (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... The Exterminator (as Konstantin Khabensky)
Dato Bakhtadze Dato Bakhtadze ... The Butcher
Chris Pratt ... Barry
Lorna Scott ... Janice
Sophiya Haque ... Puja
Brian Caspe ... The Pharmacist
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Storyline

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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Brutal, Sexy, Built to thrill See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Sokolec, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,927,085, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$134,508,551

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,432,090
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Wesley leaves the building after walking out on his job, the camera pans by a newspaper stand. The headline reads, "WANTED", with side-by-side pictures of James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie. See more »

Goofs

Every time we see a bullet fired from modern guns fly through the air, it has 3 shallow grooves in it. Most modern firearms have 5-6 sets of lands and grooves, depending on the manufacturer. The Heckler & Koch that Wesley uses for most of the film has 6 sets of hexagonal lands and grooves, whereas the Beretta that Sloan uses to show Wesley how to "curve the bullet" has 5 sets. The Olympic Arms Matchmaster that Fox uses also has 6 sets, and would definitely "score" the bullet accordingly, therefore making the "Goodbye" on her last bullet impossible to read. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian theatrical version cut a 10 second sequence where Wesley jams a gun through a dead man's mouth and uses his body as a shield while he shoots down other gunmen. This version was rated MA15+. Oddly enough, when the DVD came out, it had a sticker on the cover touting the film as "Uncut". While this was true -- and the violence in the gunfight had been re-instated -- the DVD carried the same MA15+ rating. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.113 (2009) See more »

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Top Easy Watching Action Movie
22 March 2009 | by andy-1978See all my reviews

This is a very easy to watch action packed movie. It delved into your imagination and as long as you are not expecting a true to life action drama you should love it. I am not normally struck on the matrix style movies but I really liked this film. The story is not be taken too seriously, just go with the flow of the film and watch the stunts and special effects. Putting Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in the movie had to be a good move with the box office bucks. But the ace card for this movie in my opinion is James McAvoy who plays the geeky guy who turns into a top assassin. At first I did not recognize James McAvoy from his previous roles like " The last King of Scotland " and ' Wimbledon ". When I did realize it was the same actor I understood what a fab actor he truly is. He portrays his character with absolute ease. His transition in his role from the start of the movie to his ending character is class. James I am a true fan !! The movie is a good watch if you are into this type of movie.


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