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Film / The Gunman

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The Gunman is a 2015 action film based on the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette and directed by Pierre Morel (who also directed Banlieue 13, the first Taken movie, and From Paris with Love). It stars Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, and Javier Bardem.

In 2006, a professional assassin working for the government named Jim Terrier is hired to take out the Mining Minister in the Congo, forcing him to abandon his girlfriend and go into hiding while the assassination triggers more chaos within the Congo. 8 years later, Jim comes out of hiding and soon discovers that there's a price being put on his head. He must now try and reconnect with his old team and girlfriend while avoiding not only the men hired to kill him, but also his brain damage that has been caused by his time as an assassin.


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  • Ms. Fanservice: Annie. Every time she enters the scene she's partially nude, even when taken hostage.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Jim kills a woman by punching her so hard when he was being set up.

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