RED 2

RED 2

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Director: Dean Parisot

Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker

     
 

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Frank (Bruce Willis), Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), and Marvin (John Malkovich) fight an unrelenting onslaught of hired killers, heavily armed terrorists, and powerful government officials in their desperate race to prevent a missing portable nuclear device from fallingSee more details below

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Overview

Frank (Bruce Willis), Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), and Marvin (John Malkovich) fight an unrelenting onslaught of hired killers, heavily armed terrorists, and powerful government officials in their desperate race to prevent a missing portable nuclear device from falling into the wrong hands. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Lee Byung-hun, and Catherine Zeta Jones co-star.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Bruce Willis pretty much stopped smiling or having much fun at all after The Whole Ten Yards, and really by that point the audience wasn't having much fun either. In the decade or so since that failed sequel, Willis has presented an almost determinedly dour onscreen face. While that's turned his action films into pro-forma forgettable flicks, he did put this aversion to smiling to good use for Wes Anderson in Moonrise Kingdom. The other notable exception was RED, an over-the-top action comedy adapted from a DC comic that let the one-time wine-cooler pitchman play the stable center to a group of over-the-hill retired superspies. It's not that he cracked many smiles in the movie, just that we were supposed to find the stone-faced thing funny. Three years later, the same core cast from that film (Willis, Marie Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and a gloriously unhinged John Malkovich) return for RED 2, another agreeable if overly long globe-trotting low-stakes romp. The plot finds Frank Moses (Willis), his civilian girlfriend Sarah (Parker), his best friend and former colleague Marvin (Malkovich), and their British counterpart Victoria (Helen Mirren) working together to get their hands on a super-powerful nuclear device created more than three decades before by science whiz Edward Bailey (Anthony Hopkins). As they flit from London to Paris to Moscow, they run from a wicked Asian assassin (Lee Byung-Hun ) ordered to kill Frank, attempt to get crucial information from an arms-dealing wine-snob, and come face-to-face with a woman from Frank's past (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Director Dean Parisot keeps this featherweight material humming along nicely for at least the first hour. There's a charming chemistry between the various cast members, and Parisot, who has a great nose for offbeat comic moments (he won an Oscar 25 years ago for directing the Steven Wright short The Appointments of Dennis Jennings), lets their interactions play out a little longer than we expect. While that eventually hampers the movie's momentum, it does give us plenty to smile at. Hannibal Lecter fans will savor one brief scene between the two greatest actors to play that part -- Hopkins and Brian Cox. There's an admirable lack of CG in the movie. Many -- though certainly not all -- of the effects have the feel of being done in-camera, with edits and sound effects employed so that we complete the picture in our minds, and Parisot handles a three-vehicle chase through Paris with an efficient zest. If he only could have lopped thirty minutes or so off of the film's running time, he would not have worn out his welcome. There are just too many reversals and plot twists as the movie plays out. They aren't a problem because they're unbelievable -- this is a picture that expects you to not take it seriously right from the get go -- but because they drag things past the point where the charm of the actors can carry it. For audiences who grew up on Die Hard, it's a joy to see Willis soften a little; he was always more interesting because he was more vulnerable than Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and all those other Expendables. Die Hard worked because he was trying to save his wife, and since he has the same goal in RED 2, it's nice to be reminded of why he became a star even if the film leaves you wanting more.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/2013
UPC:
0025192213083
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
10,173

Special Features

Closed Caption; Gag reel; Deleted scenes

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Willis Frank Moses
John Malkovich Marvin Boggs
Mary-Louise Parker Sarah Ross
Anthony Hopkins Edward Bailey
Helen Mirren Victoria
Catherine Zeta-Jones Katja
Lee Byung-hun Han Cho Bai
Brian Cox Ivan
Neal McDonough Jack Horton
Jong Kun Lee Han's Father
David Thewlis The Frog
Tim Pigott-Smith Director Phillips
Garick Hagon Davis
Philip Arditti Arman
Mitchell Mullen Wade
Martin Sims Blackwell
Tristan D. Lalla Vance
Khalid Laith Al Saïd
Tom Wu Security Officer
Emilio Doorgasingh Iranian Ambassador
David Papava Russian Police Officer
Dan Jeannotte Young FBI Agent
Aleksandar Mikic Kremlin Guard
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais MI6 Intelligence Officer
Nathalie Buscombe Serena
Tony Pritchard Orderly #1
Kirris Rivierre Orderly #2
Wahab Sheikh Iranian Clerk
Steven Berkoff Cobb
Paul Hopkins Funeral Director
Vlasta Vrana General McKennon
Rob David Russian Officer
Adam Shaw Creepy Young Man
Tom Hodgkins Snyder
Emma Heming Wills Kelly
Moe Jeudy-Lamour Marine
Penny Bunton Boddington
Nathan Wiley Young Guard,Receptionist
Eric Davis MI6 Chief Security Officer
Andrew Byron Russian Lead Officer
Alex Gorchev Kremlin Security Officer
Michael Hearn Senior MI6 Man
Sandra Lavoie Weeping Woman
Bentley Kalu Commando
Rebecca Croll Waitress
Georg Nikoloff Russian Scientist
Bianca Bellange Banker
Kevin Woodhouse Guy
Terry Maguire Costco Man
Xavier Laurent Waiter
Sherif Eltayeb Revolutionary Guard Captain
Alan Grice Russian Officer #2
Thomas Thoroe Russian Officer #3
Yo Santhaveesuk Security Officer #2
George Georgiou Revolutionary Guard
Waj Ali Helicopter Pilot
Tony Smith Boddington Security
Alan Silvestri Conductor

Technical Credits
Dean Parisot Director
Andrew Ackland-Snow Art Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Producer
Enrique Chediak Cinematographer
Jim Clay Production Designer
Philip Elton Art Director
Simon Finney Camera Operator
Cameron Frankley Sound/Sound Designer
Matt Gray Art Director
Phillip Harvey Art Director
Jon Hoeber Screenwriter
Erich Hoeber Screenwriter
John Houlihan Musical Direction/Supervision
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Graham Johnston Makeup
Cliff Lanning Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Neil Corbould Special Effects Limited Special Effects
Jake Myers Executive Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
David Ready Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Mark Vahradian Producer
Tricia Wood Casting
Don Zimmerman Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- RED 2
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [8:15]
3. Chapter 3 [6:30]
4. Chapter 4 [6:27]
5. Chapter 5 [7:02]
6. Chapter 6 [11:16]
7. Chapter 7 [7:33]
8. Chapter 8 [7:07]
9. Chapter 9 [5:48]
10. Chapter 10 [7:25]
11. Chapter 11 [4:01]
12. Chapter 12 [7:03]
13. Chapter 13 [4:23]
14. Chapter 14 [4:44]
15. Chapter 15 [7:50]
16. Chapter 16 [5:51]
17. Chapter 17 [3:39]
18. Chapter 18 [1:35]
19. Chapter 19 [9:03]

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