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Killers (2010)

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  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Romance | Thriller
  • Release Date: 4 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
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Killers (2010)

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  • IMDb page: Killers (2010)
  • Rate: 5.2/10 total 42,863 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Romance | Thriller
  • Release Date: 4 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Budget: $75,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $47,000,485(USA)(15 August 2010)
  • Director: Robert Luketic
  • Stars: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher and Tom Selleck|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Rolfe Kent   
  • Soundtrack: I Like You
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Marriage | Neighbor | Birthday | Assassin | Hired Killer

Writing Credits By:

  • Bob DeRosa (screenplay) and
  • Ted Griffin (screenplay)
  • Bob DeRosa (story)

Known Trivia

  • During filming, Ashton Kutcher accidentally knocked out a stunt man with his fist.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: The "dossier" for Jasper Levenaux on the CIA computer at the beginning of the film reads "After years of paltry assistance, the United States last year provided $67 million in counterterrorism aid for training, intelligence and equipment. Assistance will more than double this year, Gen. David H. Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday in Baghdad before visiting Yemen the next day." Which is taken from a January 3, 2010 article in the Washington Post about Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Plot: A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple. Full summary »  »

Story: Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love…and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage – that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet…Written by Lionsgate  

Synopsis

Synopsis: After a break-up with a spontaneous boyfriend, an overly cautious Jennifer "Jen" Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) travels to Nice with her parents (Tom Selleck and Catherine O’Hara). While going into an elevator to go to her hotel room, she meets Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher). Spencer asks her to dinner and she accepts. The scene then changes to Spencer sneaking onto a boat, putting a time bomb on the bottom of a helicopter, then taking out a guard. He then swims back and goes on the date with Jen.

After a night of drinking, Jen reveals that she’s not the spontaneous person she’s been pretending to be and in return Spencer bluntly tells her that he’s an assassin, albeit unhappy about being one. Unfortunately she’s already passed out and hasn’t heard. In spite of this, Spencer decides that Jen’s the woman he’s been looking for and decides to marry her. When Spencer tells his boss, Holbrook (Martin Mull), his plan, the response is that quitting is not an option. Spencer is defiant and goes ahead with his plan.

Three years later, they are settled into their new normal life. After Spencer surprises Jen with a remodeled office, she gives him a birthday surprise: tickets to Nice to celebrate his birthday and their three years. Because of his dubious connections to Nice, Spencer is less than enthusiastic. When her friends ask about his reaction, they take it as signs of that he might be getting bored and fill her head with doubts.

Meanwhile, Spencer gets a postcard from his old boss and the ultimatum to take another assignment. While trying to refuse him long distance, Jen’s father shows up to take Spencer to dinner, so Spencer hangs up the phone, prompting suspicion in Mr. Kornfeldt. This is fueled further when Jen’s dad sees the postcard and quizzes him about the XOXX (hugs and kisses), being odd coming from a former boss. Stopping home to change, Spencer finds that the dinner invitation is just a detour to bring him to a surprise party. While Spencer navigates drunken friends, Jen’s friends continue to fill her head with doubts over Spencer’s lack of enthusiasm for the Nice trip. This is further irritated, when the following morning, despite her attempts to be physical with him, Spencer rushes Jen off on her business trip.

A little while later, Jen comes back (without having gone on her trip) to find Spencer being tossed around their house by Henry (Rob Riggle), Spencer’s friend and co-worker. Spencer screams for her to get his gun (of which she was unaware) and she shoots the attacker in the arm. While interrogating the attacker, he reveals that there is a $20 million bounty on Spencer’s head. An unidentified sniper takes shots at them, and Spencer and Jen flee. After escaping, they go to a hotel room where Spencer’s old boss is staying, but find that someone has already killed him. Jen demands that they go to her dad for help, but Spencer disagrees. In the middle of their argument Jen vomits, and declares that she might be pregnant.

Heading back to his office for Jen to take a pregnancy test, Spencer is attacked by his secretary (Katheryn Winnick) and realizes that there are others who know about the contract. Jen then reveals that she is pregnant and is leaving Spencer. Left alone, Spencer is attacked by the UDE driver, who is killed by Olivia (Lisa Ann Walter), Henry’s wife and another killer vying for the contract. She then attacks Spencer and is killed by Jen, who came to rescue him. The two discuss their possible future and return to their neighborhood, which is holding its annual block party. When they first arrive they are attacked by two assailants. They escape and head to the block party. As they walk through the block party they receive many suspicious looks from neighbors. They enter their house to retrieve guns and their passports. Spencer is grabbing the guns when he is attacked by two assassins who he eventually kills.

Meanwhile, one assassin, Kristen (Casey Wilson), one of Jen’s best friends, holds Jen’s mother as a hostage in a Mexican standoff with Jen. Jen’s father arrives and kills Kristen. He then explains that he was the one who put out the bounty on Spencer. He knew of Spencer’s previous work, and hired the neighbors and co-workers three years before in case Spencer started working for his old boss again, who Jen’s father says had "gone dirty." After seeing the postcard from Holbrook in Spencer’s office, he came to the conclusion that Spencer had re-accepted his old job and activated the assassins. He reveals that he had been an operative as well, and that he was actually the target Spencer was supposed to kill in Nice three years earlier.

Wanting to prove that he really did get out of the business and had no desire to kill her father, Spencer drops his gun. Jen, now convinced, turns on her father and reveals her pregnancy. Realizing that he will be a grandfather, Jen’s father also puts down his gun and the family makes peace. The movie ends showing Spencer and Jen’s father working on some wires near Spencer and Jen’s baby’s crib. Spencer and Jen then leave to let Jen’s mom and dad babysit. They all leave the room and when they close the doors lasers turn on to protect the baby.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Scott Aversano known as producer
  • William S. Beasley known as executive producer
  • Jason Goldberg known as producer
  • Mike Karz known as producer
  • Ashton Kutcher known as producer
  • Chad Marting known as executive producer
  • David Mitnik known as line producer: France
  • Peter Morgan known as executive producer
  • Karyn Murphy known as co-producer (as Karyn Spencer Murphy)
  • Michael Paseornek known as executive producer
  • Christopher S. Pratt known as production executive (as Christopher Pratt)
  • Josie Rosen known as executive producer
  • John Sacchi known as executive producer
  • Daniel Thom known as producer: France

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ashton Kutcher known as Spencer Aimes
  • Katherine Heigl known as Jen Kornfeldt
  • Tom Selleck known as Mr. Kornfeldt
  • Catherine O'Hara known as Mrs. Kornfeldt
  • Katheryn Winnick known as Vivian
  • Kevin Sussman known as Mac Bailey
  • Lisa Ann Walter known as Olivia Brooks
  • Casey Wilson known as Kristen
  • Rob Riggle known as Henry
  • Martin Mull known as Holbrook
  • Alex Borstein known as Lily Baily
  • Usher Raymond known as Kevin the Manager (as Usher Raymond IV)
  • Letoya Luckett known as Amanda (as LeToya Luckett)
  • Michael Daniel Cassady known as Milo
  • Larry Joe Campbell known as Pete Denham
  • Mary Birdsong known as Jackie Vallero
  • Ric Reitz known as Dougie Vollero
  • John Atwood known as Don Nootbar
  • Bruce Taylor known as Mr. Stafford
  • Sharan C. Mansfield known as Mildred
  • Anna Colwell known as Pretty Girl (as Anna Coldwell)
  • Adeline Gorgos known as Gorgeous Blonde
  • Ariel Winter known as Sadie
  • Jean-Charles Fonti known as Jean Paul
  • Nazareth Agopian known as Jaspar Leveneux
  • Christophe Carotenuto known as Leveneux's Adjutant
  • Blandine Bury known as Leveneux's Mistress
  • Ghislain Carosio known as Courier
  • Michel Bellier known as Maitre D'
  • David Marchal known as Waiter
  • Pascal T'Hooft known as Guard
  • David Mitnik known as Gagged Man
  • Winston Story known as Eurocreep
  • Lauren Glazier known as Stewardess
  • George Duskin known as Trap Shooter
  • Mannie De Castro known as EU Model (as Mannie Sousa)
  • Matt Zemlin known as Upscale Model
  • Cesar Aguirre known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • James Belyeu known as Block Party Patron (uncredited)
  • Mariann Gavelo known as Club Chick (uncredited)
  • Chris Gombash known as Carwasher / Jogger (uncredited)
  • Ashley Harvin known as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Keith Allen Hayes known as Patron (uncredited)
  • Rob Healy known as Club Dancer (uncredited)
  • John Ierardi known as Mike Model (uncredited)
  • Casey Larios known as Funky Dancer (uncredited)
  • Lynn McArthur known as Neighbor / Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Matt Murphy known as European Model (uncredited)
  • Cody Rowlett known as Neighbor / Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Little Sebastien known as Employee at Design Firm (uncredited)
  • Amanda Talamantez known as Night Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Jawad Talpur known as Construction Worker / Man at July 4th Street Party (uncredited)
  • Ralf Wancha known as Airplane Passenger (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Richard Boggs known as hair stylist
  • Vanessa Davis known as hair stylist
  • Sean Flanigan known as hair department head
  • Elizabeth Hoel known as key makeup artist
  • Irène Jordi known as key makeup artist: France
  • Natasha Ladek known as wig maker: Katherine Heigl
  • Tracey Levy known as makeup artist: Mr. Kutcher
  • Alain Luzy known as key hair stylist: France
  • Tania McComas known as makeup department head
  • Nina Paskowitz known as hairstylist: Mr. Kutcher
  • Michael Ross known as mold maker
  • Shunika Terry known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Christopher Amerson known as painter
  • Scanlan Backus known as prop maker
  • Andrew Baris known as art department production assistant
  • Cameron Beasley known as set designer
  • Heather Bowers known as on-set dresser
  • Tony Bridgers known as construction general foreman
  • Michael Brushaber known as painter
  • Shane Buckallew known as lead plaster foreman
  • Brett Chapman known as set dresser
  • Susan Chooljian known as buyer
  • Joseph Conenna known as buyer
  • Lee Cunningham known as props
  • Roberto DiCamillo known as buyer
  • Warren Drummond known as storyboard artist
  • Doug Fick known as set designer
  • Daniel B. Foster known as set dresser
  • China Fox known as assistant property master (as China Iwata)
  • Douglas Fox known as property master
  • Carol Francoso known as scenic artist
  • Michael Gowen known as construction buyer
  • Shawn M. Gray known as props assistant
  • Geoffrey S. Grimsman known as assistant art director
  • Steve A. Hagberg known as construction coordinator
  • Daphne Hayes known as set dresser
  • Sammy Ray Hill known as stand-by greens
  • Brady Holden known as painter
  • Justin C. Hosp known as set dresser
  • Chris Hunter known as storyboard artist
  • Peggy Johnson known as paint gang boss
  • Thomas V. Johnson known as lead scenic
  • Julie Kobsa known as second unit property master
  • Rich Koll known as construction foreman
  • Eliot Levin known as set dresser
  • Anthony Liberatore known as storyboard artist
  • Robert Lucas known as leadman
  • Hugh D.G. Moody known as assistant art director
  • Swift Moseley known as key greensman
  • Ruffin Moye known as greensman
  • Blake Myers known as b-unit set dresser
  • Mark Nave known as construction foreman
  • David J. Negron Jr. known as storyboard artist
  • Joe O'Shea known as construction medic
  • Sebastien Ordonez known as assistant art director: Nice
  • Melchizerdec Pemberton known as painter
  • Taraja Ramsess known as on-set dresser
  • Bob Renna known as draper: additional photography
  • Bob Renna known as drapery foreman: additional photography
  • Christian Schoubye known as set decoration production assistant
  • Mike Sullivan known as scenic charge
  • Linda Verzi known as set decoration buyer
  • Brett Bowden known as lead scenic: reshoots (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Lionsgate (presents)
  • Aversano Films
  • Katalyst Films

Other Companies:

  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • Actions Movies  stunt equipment
  • American Express  special thanks
  • Apple  special thanks (as Apple, Inc.)
  • Behind the Scenes Freight  shipping by
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • DDA Public Relations (DDA)  international publicity consultants
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Faction Creative  visual effects
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Flying Pictures  aerial filming services provided by
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • K-Mart  special thanks
  • Kellogg's  special thanks
  • Klass Entertainment  special thanks
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  honeywagon, star trailers, wardrobe trailer
  • Lionsgate Records  soundtrack
  • Old School Cameras  camera equipment provided by
  • PIC Agency  titles
  • Pacific Studios Inc.  chromatrans background
  • Paskal Lighting  grip and lighting equipment
  • Pepsi-Cola Company  special thanks
  • Rice Gorton Pictures Ltd.  post production accounting
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  modem card rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Tomkats Catering  catering
  • Vantage Film  HAWK anamorphic lenses provided by

Distributors:

  • Lionsgate (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Distribution (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Distribution (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • ACME (2010) (Estonia) (theatrical)
  • ACME (2010) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • ACME (2010) (Latvia) (theatrical)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Cinestar (2010) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Diamond Films (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Encore Films (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Equinoxe Films (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Filmopolis (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • GAGA (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Kinowelt Filmverleih (2010) (Austria) (theatrical)
  • Kinowelt Filmverleih (2010) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Kinowelt Filmverleih (2010) (Switzerland) (theatrical) (German language)
  • Lionsgate (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Palace Pictures (2010) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Palace Pictures (2010) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2010) (Greece) (DVD)
  • CatchPlay (2010) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Central Partnership (2010) (Russia) (all media)
  • DeA Planeta Home Entertainment (2010) (Spain) (all media)
  • Eagle Films (2010) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • EcoFilmes (2010) (Portugal) (all media)
  • FS Film Oy (2010) (Finland) (all media)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Imagem Filmes (2010) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Next Entertainment World (2010) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Prisvídeo – Edições Videográficas (2010) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (Bangladesh) (TV)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (Bhutan) (TV)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (India) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (Maldives) (TV)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (Nepal) (TV)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (Pakistan) (TV)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (Sri Lanka) (TV)
  • Veronica (2012) (Netherlands) (TV)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Asylum VFX
  • Hirota Paint Industries (HPI) (uncredited)
  • Kerner Optical (miniature effects and photography)
  • LOOK! Effects (visual effects)
  • ROK!T (main title sequence)

Visual Effects by:

  • Graeme Baitz known as digital compositor
  • Jamie Baxter known as digital compositor
  • Scott E. Baxter known as visual effects artist
  • Trinh Baxter known as digital artist
  • Michael Best known as gaffer: kerner optical
  • Annalyn Betinol known as rotoscope artist
  • Jason Bidwell known as compositor: Asylum FX
  • Jason Brackett known as best boy: kerner optical
  • Elohim Cervantes Tampus known as visual effects artist
  • Diana Cheng known as visual effects coordinator
  • Ian Chriss known as visual effects electrician: Kerner Optical
  • Jan Cilliers known as compositor: Asylum VFX
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Tom Cloutier known as key grip: kerner optical
  • Caitlin Content known as compositor
  • Nick D'Abo known as miniature supervisor: kerner optical
  • Ayse Dedeoglu known as visual effects production manager: Kerner Optical (as Ayse Arkali)
  • Michael Dillon known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Keegan Douglas known as digital compositor
  • Patricia Rose Duignan known as visual effects executive producer: Kerner Optical
  • Kelly Fischer known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • David Geoghegan known as digital compositor
  • Cortney Haile known as visual effects executive
  • Spencer Hecox known as digital compositor
  • Geoff Heron known as pyro supervisor
  • Stephanie Ide known as lead rotoscope artist: Asylum FX
  • Danny S. Kim known as visual effects artist
  • Ian Kirby known as digital compositor
  • Pierre Maurer known as modelmaker: kerner optical
  • Tony Meister known as graphic designer
  • Roger Mocenigo known as compositor: XY&Z
  • Steve Muangman known as digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Cafe Noir known as title animator: Pic Agency
  • James P. Noon known as tracking
  • Gregory Oehler known as visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood
  • Eddie Offermann known as tools developer
  • Justin Pascal known as visual effects compositor
  • Vance Piper known as camera operator: kerner optical
  • Shaun Anthony Portillo known as roto artist
  • Salahuddin Razul known as roto artist
  • Blair Richmond known as digital compositor
  • Bryce Rieger known as digital compositor
  • Martin Rosenberg known as director of photography: kerner optical
  • Migs Rustia known as visual effects editor
  • Toshihiro Sakamaki known as modeler: Asylum
  • Jason Sanford known as visual effects producer
  • Kosta Saric known as visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Prateep Siamwalla known as tracking
  • Sharmishtha Sohoni known as visual effects: CIS Hollywood
  • Frank Spiziri known as visual effects coordinator: Asylum
  • Paul Stemmer known as visual effects editor
  • Darcie Tang known as visual effects producer: Asylum
  • Mike Uguccioni known as visual effects supervisor
  • Chris Van Dyck known as digital compositor
  • Marc Varisco known as visual effects supervisor: Asylum VFX
  • Kevin Wallace known as manager of operations: Kerner Optical
  • Ashley J. Ward known as visual effects coordinator
  • John L. Weckworth known as digital compositor
  • Sean Wehrli known as title designer & animator: Pic Agency
  • Matt Wilson known as digital compositor
  • Xye known as tracking
  • Ariana Young known as visual effects coordinator
  • Joel Bentow known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Elika Burns known as roto/paint supervisor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Hugo Dominguez known as digital artist: Asylum (uncredited)
  • Felicia Faden known as matte painter (uncredited)
  • John Stewart known as second unit visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 1 June 2010 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Egypt 2 June 2010
  • Israel 3 June 2010
  • Kuwait 3 June 2010
  • Netherlands 3 June 2010
  • Singapore 3 June 2010
  • Canada 4 June 2010
  • Latvia 4 June 2010
  • Malaysia 4 June 2010
  • Philippines 4 June 2010
  • Poland 4 June 2010
  • USA 4 June 2010
  • Greece 10 June 2010
  • Kazakhstan 10 June 2010
  • Russia 10 June 2010
  • Bulgaria 11 June 2010
  • Lithuania 11 June 2010
  • Romania 11 June 2010
  • Ireland 16 June 2010
  • Sweden 16 June 2010
  • UK 16 June 2010
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 June 2010
  • Denmark 17 June 2010
  • Estonia 18 June 2010
  • Mexico 18 June 2010
  • Belgium 23 June 2010
  • France 23 June 2010
  • Switzerland 23 June 2010 (French speaking region)
  • Czech Republic 24 June 2010
  • Panama 25 June 2010
  • Iceland 30 June 2010
  • Norway 2 July 2010
  • Australia 29 July 2010
  • Slovakia 29 July 2010
  • Austria 5 August 2010
  • Germany 5 August 2010
  • Switzerland 5 August 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Portugal 12 August 2010
  • Spain 13 August 2010
  • Finland 20 August 2010
  • Brazil 27 August 2010
  • South Korea 2 September 2010
  • Argentina 9 September 2010
  • Hong Kong 16 September 2010
  • Peru 7 October 2010
  • Hungary 18 November 2010
  • Japan 3 December 2010
  • Italy 1 April 2011 (TV premiere)
  • Italy 1 April 2011

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for violent action, sexual material and language

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