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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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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 British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Written by STXfilms

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Never push a good man too far

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 132,211 (Australia) (15 October 2017)
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Trivia

The film reunited Director Martin Campbell with Pierce Brosnan, after working together on GoldenEye (1995). This is also the second time Campbell worked with Cinematographer David Tattersall, after Vertical Limit (2000). See more »

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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Foreigner/Happy Death Day (2017) See more »

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My Name Is Love
Written by Jimmy Lumpkin
Performed by Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival
Courtesy of Skate Mountain Records
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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 (United States) – 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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