The Foreigner (I) (2017)

R   |    |  Action, Thriller


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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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26 October 2017 | atlasmb
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| A Gripping Drama With Plenty Of Action
Terrorists routinely take out civilian targets, killing innocents who just happen to be in the wrong place. The terrorists don't consider reprisals from the victims or their families; they only expect government agencies to retaliate. But what if a victim had unusual abilities that would permit him to take action? This is the basic premise of "The Foreigner".

Jackie Chan plays Quan, a small, unassuming Asian man whose daughter happens to be a casualty in a politically motivated London bombing. With little left to live for, he commits him self to revenge/justice. Adapted from a book called "The Chinaman", the story allows Chan to use his martial arts in service to a personal cause. He employs stealth and intimidation to discover who the terrorists are, then goes after them.

Pierce Brosnan plays Liam Hennessey, an Irish politician who is a former IRA member. He wants to identify the bomber(s) for political reasons, and to hold together a fracturing 19-year accord that was never accepted by some.

The story is complex, but totally comprehensible. The direction of Martin Campbell and the editing keep the action moving and tight. This is not merely an action film; it's a tense drama about conflicting causes.

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Release Date:

13 October 2017

Language

English, Mandarin


Country of Origin

UK, China, USA, India

Filming Locations

Lambeth Bridge, River Thames, London, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,113,024 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$34,393,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,418,070

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