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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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Martin Campbell

Writers:

David Marconi (screenplay by), Stephen Leather (based on the novel "The Chinaman" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Leung ... Fan
Jackie Chan ... Quan Ngoc Minh
Rufus Jones ... Ian Wood
Mark Tandy ... Simpson
John Cronin John Cronin ... Denis Fisher
Caolan Byrne ... McCormick (as Caolán Byrne)
Donna Bernard Donna Bernard ... Channel A News Anchor
Aaron Monaghan Aaron Monaghan ... Pat Nugent
Niall McNamee Niall McNamee ... Patrick O'Reilly
Pierce Brosnan ... Liam Hennessy
Charlie Murphy Charlie Murphy ... Maggie / Sara McKay
Orla Brady ... Mary Hennessy
Lia Williams ... Katherine Davies
Michael McElhatton ... Jim Kavanagh
David Pearse ... Billy McMahon
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes revenge is the only justice. See more »


Certificate:

14A | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

L'étranger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,113,024, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,393,507, 21 December 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of Jackie Chan's character, "Quan Ngoc Minh", suggests that he is Vietnamese with Chinese origin, as "Quan Ngoc Minh" is a Vietnamese name, but Quan is not a common Vietnamese surname (first name and last name are reversed in Asian culture, in Western format his name would be Minh Ngoc Quan"). See more »

Goofs

You can see the Irish Setter sniffing the hand of Hennesy's man as they are walking on the farm. Then when Hennesy takes a call the dog follows him and gets a treat to follow him. You can see the dog wagging his tail and chewing as he nudges the guy's hand again. 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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Crazy Credits

The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Retrato em Branco e Petro
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque
Performed by Stan Getz
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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 simmonschrisSee 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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