American Ultra (2015)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi


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A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.


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  • Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in American Ultra (2015)
  • Walton Goggins in American Ultra (2015)
  • John Leguizamo in American Ultra (2015)
  • American Ultra (2015)
  • Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in American Ultra (2015)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

As a promotional stunt, Lionsgate gave away/delivered free marijuana at the San Diego Comic Con to anyone with a medical marijuana card.


Quotes

CIA Interrogator: Where do you want to begin?
Mike Howell: Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Mike Howell: Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is ...


Goofs

At the very end of the movie Mike is talking to a Chinese man. Mike laughs and replies. The subtitles say "Sorry, I never knew I could speak Chinese". What he is speaking isn't Chinese. It's clearly an attempt to speak Chinese but a failed one. He must have read the words written down in pinyin format and pronounced them using the English alphabet. Pinyin doesn't follow the Chinese alphabet. For example Mike pronounced Zhongwen as Songwen as it would be with the English alphabet. However Zh in Chinese is pronounced like an English alphabet J so the word should be pronounce Jongwen.

Actually Mike was speaking pretty good Chinese, for a foreigner. I'm from Beijing and I teach Mandarin. He pronounced "Zhongwen" as "Zongwen", not "Songwen". Southern Chinese people (those from south of the Yangtze River) do pronounce the consonants "Zh, Ch, Sh" as "Z, C, S". They can't pronounce the two groups distinctively enough. So it's perfectly normal for a foreigner to pronounce them indistinguishably.


Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, there is an "Apollo Ape" cartoon depicting the continuity of the film's final scene.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

21 August 2015

Language

English, Mandarin


Country of Origin

USA, Switzerland

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,454,284 (USA) (23 August 2015)

Gross:

$14,434,604 (USA) (4 October 2015)

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