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Frank Moses

Played By: Bruce Willis

  • Assassin Outclassin': People who try to kill him don't normally live to tell the tale.
  • Back in the Saddle: After assassins try to kill him.
  • Bald of Awesome: Bald and very badass.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He and Sarah bond over romance novels. That likely qualifies him
    • Victoria literally calls him "gooey" on the inside and says she's always liked that he's a romantic.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In his fight with Cooper, makes liberal use of office supplies and furniture as weapons.

Marvin Boggs

Played By: John Malkovich

  • BFG: Carries one in a plush pig toy.
  • Bond One-Liner: "Old man, my ass" after he blows up a younger assassin in the first movie.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's very good at what he does despite being highly paranoid and eccentric.
  • Sensei for Scoundrels: In Red 2, Marvin keeps passing Sara covert ops tips or handguns despite Frank's objections.
  • The Smart Guy: Messing with his head with the LSD didn't stop him from being smart, it just made him weird.

Joe Matheson

Played By: Morgan Freeman

Victoria Winslow

Played By: Helen Mirren

  • Retired Badass: Kind of, she couldn't quite adapt to civilian life so she still takes jobs here and there.
  • Shoot Your Mate: In the past, she shot Ivan. Didn't stop them from being together.


William Cooper

Played By: Karl Urban

  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's a pretty nice guy, it just happens that his job routinely involves assassinating people.

Alexander Dunning

Played By: Richard Dreyfuss

Cynthia Wilkes

Played By: Rebecca Pidgeon

Dr. Edward Bailey

Played By: Anthony Hopkins

Han Cho Bai

Played By: Byung-hun Lee

  • Enemy Mine: Frank convinces Han to help him stop Bailey halfway through the second movie.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: Was a well-known South Korean military intelligence officer until he went for the criminal underworld.
  • Gatling Good: Uses a minigun during a drive-by.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Fashions a shiv out of a piece of paper using origami, then stabs a guy in the neck with it.

Jack Horton

Played By: Neal McDonough

  • Affably Evil: The guy is awfully polite to everyone, even when he's seconds away from shooting them in the face.

    Supporting Characters 

Sarah Ross

Played By: Mary-Louise Parker

  • Action Survivor: Despite being a civilian with a boring old bureaucracy clerk job, she takes being mixed up in the antics of retired superspies pretty well in stride.

Ivan Simanov

Played By: Brian Cox

  • Foil: To Frank, whereas Frank is more akin to a retired Super Soldier that conducted mostly violent clandestine operations for the CIA, Ivan is more akin to a sneaky spymaster and is seemingly still active for the Russian Intelligence.
  • Foot Focus: In Red 2, he waxes lyrical about Victoria's stocking-ed feet while she does some sniping.
  • Friendly Enemy: Implied to have had a somewhat friendly rivalry with Frank during the Cold War, as the first thing the two do after meeting is share a drink and reminisce about their exploits.
  • Non-Action Guy: Ivan isn't really into the more physical and violent aspects of espionage, instead, he relies on his vast network of contacts, connections and his presumably high rank in the SVR RF. Something which makes him quite possibly even more dangerous than the others.

Robert Stanton

Played By: Julian McMahon

  • President Evil: Well, he's Vice President, but he's running to become President of the United States. Ultimately subverted.


Played By: Ernest Borgnine

Gabriel Singer

Played By: James Remar

Katya Petrokovich

Played By: Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Frog

Played By: David Thewlis

  • Flipping the Bird: Pulls this on Marvin and Sarah after they fail to catch him. Then he gets slammed by Frank and Katya's car.


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