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Red 2 (2013)

  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 4,612 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 19 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 116 min
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  • IMDb page: Red 2 (2013)
  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 4,612 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 19 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 116 min
  • Filming Location: Montreal, Québec, Canada
  • Budget: $84,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $35,074,000 (USA) (26 July 2013)
  • Director: Dean Parisot
  • Stars: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Alan Silvestri   
  • Soundtrack: You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Numbered Sequel | Digit In Title | DC Comics | Based On Comic | Sequel

Writing Credits By:

  • Jon Hoeber (written by) &
  • Erich Hoeber (written by)
  • Warren Ellis (characters) and
  • Cully Hamner (characters)

Known Trivia

  • After the success of the earlier film in 2010, Ernest Borgnine always held out hope he’d be around to reprise his role as Henry the records keeper in the 2013 sequel. When interviewed in April 2012, he mentioned there was talk about it over the years and made one request to the producers – “I told them if they do it, I want to carry a gun this time” He kept in touch with screenwriters Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber and in the end would have had a major role in a sequence at the start of the movie. When Ernest passed away in July 2012, three months prior to the start of production, his scenes were reconfigured and would feature an uncredited Titus Welliver
  • Anthony Hopkins and Brian Cox have both played Hannibal Lecter. Cox originated the part in Manhunter while Hopkins played the part in The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal (2001)_ and the Manhunter remake, Red Dragon, also starring Mary-Louise Parker.
  • Helen Mirren’s character says she’s the queen of England. Mirren played different queens of England in The Queen, Elizabeth I, The Madness of King George and in the play “The Audience” (2013).
  • In the United States and some other countries, this film was released on the same day as R.I.P.D., the new film from Red director Robert Schwentke, also starring Mary-Louise Parker.
  • The father in the childhood photo of Byung-hun Lee’s character, Han Cho-bai, is Lee’s real father.

Goofs: Continuity: In the old safe house Marvin picks up a Moon Pie. In one shot he has unwrapped the pie and taken a bite out of it. In the next shot it is whole again and he takes a first bite (again).

Plot: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.  »

Story: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.


Synopsis: While trying to lead a normal life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is approached by Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), who is afraid that there are people following them, but Frank shrugs him off. After appealing a second time, Marvin drives off, but his car is blown up. Sarah convinces Frank, who does not believe Marvin is dead, to go to Marvin’s funeral, and after the funeral, Frank is taken to be interrogated at a Yankee White Facility. During the interrogation, Jack Horton (Neal McDonough) appears, killing most of the facility’s personnel, and tells Frank that he will torture Sarah in order to get information out of Frank. Frank manages to escape with the help of Marvin, who turns out to be alive, and they go on the run with Sarah. Marvin explains that he and Frank were being hunted down because they were listed as participants in a secret operation codenamed Nightshade. The operation was conducted in the Cold War in order to smuggle a nuclear weapon into Russia piece by piece. Victoria (Helen Mirren) calls and tells them she has accepted a contract from MI6 to kill Frank. Meanwhile, top contract killer Han Jo-bae (Lee Byung-hun) is given a contract to kill Frank as well.

Frank, Marvin, and Sarah travel to Paris to track down a man nicknamed "The Frog" (David Thewlis), with Han, whose plane they stole, and the Americans on their tails. As they arrive in Paris, they are stopped by Katya (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a Russian secret agent who Frank had a relationship with earlier in his career. Katya is in search of Nightshade as well, and teams up with them to find The Frog. After The Frog flees from them, Frank and Katya catch him and bring him back to his house, where Sarah succeeds in wooing him to help them. The Frog gives them the key to his security box, which Katya attempts to take from Frank after drugging him, but Marvin gives her a fake key. He, Frank, and Sarah find documents in the security box which point to Dr. Edward Bailey (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant physicist, as the creator of the bomb involved with Operation Nightshade.

They find out that Bailey is still alive, having been held in an asylum for the criminally insane in London for thirty-two years. After arriving in London, the trio are confronted by Victoria, but Victoria helps to fake their deaths. Victoria then poses as an insane woman in order to gain access to the asylum. Frank and Victoria meet Bailey, who is hyperactive and does not respond to their questions. After a while, Bailey reveals that the bomb is still in Moscow. They go to Moscow, and after a close call with Han, Bailey comes to the conclusion that he hid the bomb in the Kremlin. They break into the Kremlin, and Bailey locates the bomb, but as they are about to leave, they are stopped by Katya. Frank convinces her to return to their side As they celebrate their success, Victoria calls Frank from London and tells him that Bailey was locked up because he wanted to see the bomb go off. Bailey holds Frank at gunpoint and confirms Victoria’s message, revealing that he made a deal with Horton and the Americans to leave with the bomb. He then shoots Katya, staging her death at Frank’s hands, and leaves. Horton reneges on his deal with Bailey, intending to question him, but Bailey escapes by using a nerve agent he created. Bailey moves to the Iranian embassy in London, and as Frank attempts to follow, he is confronted by Han, and after a fistfight, Frank asks Han to join sides with him and stop the bomb. Han eventually relents, and they set in place a plan to recapture Bailey and the bomb.

Sarah seduces the Iranian ambassador and takes him hostage on the pretext of women’s rights in Iran. Marvin sets in place a diversion, and the rest come in disguise to "fix" the problem. When they arrive, they discover that Bailey has set the bomb timer off. Bailey kidnaps Sarah and goes to the airport to escape the imminent explosion. Frank, Marvin, Victoria, and Han give chase, but are themselves chased by guards from the embassy. After they escape, they arrive at the airport, and Frank saves Sarah from Bailey, but is forced by him to take the bomb off the plane. They reunite with Marvin, Victoria, and Han and wait for their imminent deaths, but the bomb explodes in the air. Frank reveals that he sneaked the bomb on the plane. The movie closes with a scene showing Sarah enjoying herself on a mission with Frank and Marvin.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Raphaël Benoliel known as producer: France
  • Lorenzo di Bonaventura known as producer
  • Alexander Dostal known as co-producer
  • John Brooks Klingenbeck known as executive producer
  • Cliff Lanning known as associate producer
  • Jake Myers known as executive producer
  • David Ready known as executive producer
  • Mark Vahradian known as producer
  • Elena Zokas known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Bruce Willis known as Frank
  • John Malkovich known as Marvin
  • Mary-Louise Parker known as Sarah
  • Helen Mirren known as Victoria
  • Anthony Hopkins known as Bailey
  • Byung-hun Lee known as Han Cho Bai
  • Jong Kun Lee known as Han's Father
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones known as Katja
  • Neal McDonough known as Jack Horton
  • David Thewlis known as The Frog
  • Garrick Hagon known as Davis
  • Tim Pigott-Smith known as Director Philips
  • Brian Cox known as Ivan
  • Philip Arditti known as Arman
  • Mitchell Mullen known as Wade
  • Martin Sims known as Blackwell
  • Tristan D. Lalla known as Vance
  • Khalid Laith known as Al Said
  • Tom Wu known as Security Officer
  • Emilio Doorgasingh known as Iranian Ambassador
  • David Papava known as Russian Police Officer
  • Dan Jeannotte known as Young FBI Agent
  • Aleksandar Mikic known as Kremlin Guard
  • Vincent Hoss-Desmarais known as MI6 Intelligence Officer
  • Nathalie Buscombe known as Serena
  • Tony Pritchard known as Orderly #1
  • Kirris Riviere known as Orderly #2
  • Wahab Sheikh known as Iranian Clerk
  • Steven Berkoff known as Cobb
  • Paul Hopkins known as Funeral Director
  • Vlasta Vrana known as General McKennon
  • Rob David known as Russian Officer
  • Adam Shaw known as Creepy Young Man
  • Tom Hodgkins known as Snyder
  • Emma Heming known as Kelly
  • Moe Jeudy-Lamour known as Marine
  • Penny Bunton known as Boddington Receptionist
  • Nathan Wiley known as Young Guard
  • Eric Davis known as MI6 Chief Security Officer
  • Andrew Byron known as Russian Lead Officer
  • Alexander Gorchkov known as Kremlin Security Officer (as Alex Gorchev)
  • Michael Hearn known as Senior MI6 Man
  • Sandra Lavoie known as Weeping Woman
  • Bentley Kalu known as Commando
  • Rebecca Croll known as Waitress
  • Georg Nikoloff known as Russian Scientist
  • Bianca Bellange known as Banker
  • Kevin Woodhouse known as Guy
  • Terry Maguire known as Costco Man
  • Xavier Laurent known as Waiter
  • Sherif El Tayeb known as Revolutionary Guard Captain
  • Alan Grice known as Russian Officer #2
  • Thomas Thoroe known as Russian Officer #3
  • Yo Santhaveesuk known as Security Officer #2
  • George Georgiou known as Revolutionary Guard
  • Waj Ali known as Helicopter Pilot
  • Tony Smith known as Boddington Security
  • Lee Asquith-Coe known as Security Detail Soldier (uncredited)
  • Lasco Atkins known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
  • Hannah Blamires known as Diner (uncredited)
  • James Bryhan known as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Alex Claus known as Iranian Embassy Guard (uncredited)
  • Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro known as Embassy Staff (uncredited)
  • Victoria Fayne known as Parisian (uncredited)
  • Neve Gachev known as Londoner (uncredited)
  • Nigel Genis known as Customer in Street cafe (uncredited)
  • Alexandre Gorchkov known as Kremlin Security Officer (uncredited)
  • Paul Howell known as Orderly (uncredited)
  • Celine Jedidi known as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Patrick Kerton known as Detainee (uncredited)
  • Denis Khoroshko known as Russian Soldier (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Chun Bong Li known as Cobbs Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Matthew David McCarthy known as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Nasir Mohamed known as Embassy Clerk (uncredited)
  • Gino Picciano known as Caffe Customer (uncredited)
  • Marc Primeau known as Supermarket Shopper (uncredited)
  • Burton Ritchie known as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Jenna Sharpe known as Russian Woman (uncredited)
  • Titus Welliver known as (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Gill Allan known as makeup artist: France
  • Csilla Blake-Horváth known as key hair stylist
  • Csilla Blake-Horváth known as key makeup artist
  • Veronique Bosle known as key make up and hair artist: France
  • Sally Collins known as makeup artist
  • Jean-Jacques Dion known as key hair stylist
  • Annette Field known as additional hair stylist
  • Annette Field known as additional makeup artist
  • Joe Hopker known as second unit: make-up and hair
  • Catherine Jabes known as hair stylist: France
  • Suzanne Jansen known as key makeup artist
  • Graham Johnston known as make-up & hair designer
  • Irène Jordi known as make up artist: France
  • Colleen Quinton known as key makeup artist
  • Gerald Quist known as makeup artist
  • Jan Sewell known as key makeup and hair supervisor
  • Loulia Sheppard known as chief hairstylist

Art Department:

  • Maudie Andrews known as assistant set decorator
  • Will Ayres known as chargehand dressing prop
  • Nicole Balzarini known as art department coordinator: reshoots
  • John-Michael Bellamy known as assistant decorator
  • Frederic Berthiaume known as assistant art director
  • Andrew Betts known as carpenter
  • Steve Bohan known as construction manager
  • Jean-Jacques Boulben known as art department coordinator
  • Thomas Broyon known as swing gang
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Chatiliez known as storyboard artist
  • Dan Clay known as junior concept artist
  • Emma Clough known as junior draughtsman
  • Dean Coldham known as chargehand plasterer
  • Deano Harry Coldham known as plasterer
  • David Doran known as stand-by art director
  • Warren Drummond known as storyboard artist
  • Paul Duff known as lead carpenter
  • Louis Farah known as construction medic
  • Richard Fox known as second unit stand-by carpenter
  • Vincent Gingras-Liberali known as set designer
  • Gavin Gordon known as chargehand carpenter
  • Yannick Heuveline known as stand-by carpenter
  • Jose Holder known as storyboard artist
  • David Ned Kelly known as carpenter
  • Chris Kitisakkul known as graphic designer
  • Eva Kuntz known as concept artist
  • Dougie Lankston known as dressing prop
  • Raymond Larose known as set designer
  • Jean-Manuel Martinez known as sculptor
  • Richard Mccarthy known as h.o.d. plasterer
  • Suzanne Milano known as art department assistant: reshoots
  • Warren Parkinson known as dressing prop
  • Frank Pitussi known as standby props: Paris
  • Jean-Francois Poupart known as graphic artist
  • Adam Rashbrook known as stand by stagehand: stage hand
  • Mike Rawlings known as prop storeman
  • Linda Jayne Roberts known as construction medic
  • Paul Robinson known as second unit chargehand stand-by prop
  • Quinn Robinson known as stand-by art director
  • Michael Sinnott known as painters laborer
  • Lucinda Sturgis known as production buyer
  • Sophie Tarver known as prop maker
  • Benoît Tetelin known as set decorator: France
  • Chris Tooth known as graphic designer
  • Wolfgang Walther known as standby rigger
  • Chris Withrow known as set dresser: Los Angeles reshoots
  • Uriel Zylberman known as stand-by props assistant: France
  • Toby Browne known as junior propman (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Summit Entertainment (presents)
  • Di Bonaventura Pictures (as di Bonaventura Pictures)
  • DC Entertainment
  • Etalon film
  • NeoReel
  • Saints LA

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting
  • ARRI Media  camera and grip equipment
  • Canada Film Capital  tax incentive consulting services
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Cinésyl  grip and lighting equipment
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Compuhire  computer playback
  • DDA Fire  fire services
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Dynamic International Freight Services  freight forwarders
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Flying Pictures  aerial filming services
  • Method Design  graphic transitions
  • Method Design  main and end titles design
  • Motion Picture Merchandise (MPM)  crew gift
  • Movie Lot, The  security
  • Outback Post  digital opticals
  • Pentmark  product placement
  • Production Copier Company  production equipment and services
  • Sixteen19  post-production services
  • Sky Media Travel  travel agent
  • TLO Film Services  action vehicles
  • Vantage Film  HAWK anamorphic lenses provided by
  •  special video equipment
  • Visual Motion  camera trucks and trailers


  • Alfa Films (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2013) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Distribuye Movie (2013) (Uruguay) (theatrical)
  • E1 Films Canada (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Inter-Film (2013) (Ukraine) (theatrical)
  • Interfilm Distribution (2013) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Manfer Films (2013) (Bolivia) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2013) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Summit Entertainment (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • eOne Films (2013) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Mongkol Major (2013) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Bangladesh) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Bhutan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (India) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Nepal) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Pakistan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Sri Lanka) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • 4DMax (3D Cyber & LIDAR scanning and digital modelling)
  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  • Luma Pictures (visual effects)
  • Method Studios (visual effects) (Vancouver)
  • Pixel Liberation Front (previsualization)

Visual Effects by:

  • Nidhi Agarwal known as matchmove Artist: MPC
  • Jon Anastasiades known as compositor
  • Beverley Joy Ang known as assistant technical director
  • Asregadoo Arundi known as visual effects supervisor
  • Mathieu Assemat known as visual effects artist
  • Ron Barr known as digital opticals: Outback Post
  • Gunjan Baruah known as roto & paint artist
  • Luca Bellano known as digital compositor
  • Daniele Bigi known as cg supervisor
  • Dhiraj Brahma known as senior paint/prep artist: MPC
  • Louise Brand known as head of operations: 4DMax
  • Dan Breckwoldt known as lead compositor: MPC
  • Dan Brittain known as digital compositor
  • Page Buckner known as visual effects consultant
  • Alexandre Cancado known as 2D supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • John Cassella known as senior fx technical director: Luma Pictures
  • Johnson Chuang known as matchmove artist: Method Studios
  • Vincent Cirelli known as visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Dan Copping known as lead layout artist: MPC
  • Johnathon Cormier known as compositor: Bullpen VFX (as Johnathon Randall Cormier)
  • Davide Curletti known as roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
  • Kevin Curtin known as roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
  • Ruy Delgado known as matchmove artist: Luma Pictures
  • Stanley A. Dellimore known as global head of layout: MPC
  • Brett Dowler known as visual effects producer: Method Studios
  • Sudip Dutta known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Kishan E. Chandran known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Christian Emond known as digital effects artist
  • Fathima Feminò known as compositor: MPC
  • Tristan Fisher known as visual effects editor: mpc
  • Timothy Fleur known as lighting/compositing: Luma Pictures
  • Mark Fry known as paint/prep artist
  • David Frylund Otzen known as visual effects artist
  • Chris Fung known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Chelsea Goodchild known as junior compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Lenny Gordon known as tracker: Luma Pictures
  • Nicolas Grenier known as previsualisation artist: NeoReel
  • James Grummitt known as visual effects coordinator
  • Marc-André Guindon known as previsualisation supervisor: NeoReel
  • David Gullman known as visual effects assistant coordinator
  • Carl Guyenette known as visual effects artist
  • Lindsay Hallett known as director: business relations: luma pictures
  • H Haden Hammond known as sequence supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Nick Hanks known as layout artist: mpc
  • John R. Hazzard known as pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures
  • Natapon Huangsakuncharoen known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Andrew Hutton known as visual effects artist
  • Jeffrey Jasper known as technical lead: New Deal Studios
  • Olivier Jezequel known as digital compositor
  • Zahid Jiwa known as digital compositor: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Justin Johnson known as digital effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Igor Jovanovic known as effects technical director: MPC
  • Robert Junggeburt known as digital matte painter: MPC
  • Dinesh K. Bishnoi known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • James D. Kelly known as visual effects photographer: MPC
  • Daniel Kepler known as visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
  • Alex Khan known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Sung Churl Kim known as modeler: main titles, Method Studios
  • Pency Kinnard known as digital compositor
  • Zachary Kinney known as visual effects artist
  • Ganesh Lamkhade known as matchmove artist
  • Alberto Landeros known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Duncan Lees known as head of 3D services: 4DMax
  • Lara Lom known as senior visual effects coordinator: MPC
  • Susan Luciani known as visual effects coordinator
  • James Madigan known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jessica Madsen known as digital artist: Luma Pictures
  • Riley McDougall known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
  • Erika A. McKee known as visual effects producer
  • Mahito Mizobuchi known as previs artist
  • Pat Moreira known as layout: ILM
  • Abishek Nair known as lead senior compositor: ILM
  • Patrick Neighly known as visual effects coordinator
  • Marla Neto known as business relations associate: Luma Pictures
  • Prin Nimmannitya known as compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Thijs Noij known as digital compositor: : Method Studios
  • Donal Nolan known as digital compositor
  • Nitheesh P.C. known as matchmove artist: The Moving Picture Company
  • Ravi Pareek known as compositor: mpc
  • Rebecca Park known as visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
  • Dan Pearson known as data wrangler
  • Michael Perdew known as digital production manager: Luma Pictures
  • Chi Pham known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Victor Pillet known as technical animator
  • Pavel Pranevsky known as CG supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Alexandre Prod'homme known as roto/prep artist
  • James Purdy known as visual effects coordinator
  • Satheesh Rangasamy known as digital compositor
  • Pimentel A. Raphael known as animation supervisor
  • Markus Reithoffer known as lead compositor: MPC
  • Kyle Robinson known as previs supervisor
  • Javier Roca known as digital compositor
  • Nathan Rusch known as pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures
  • Miguel Santana known as paint/prep artist: MPC
  • Nick Sargent known as technical animator
  • Steve Sauers known as lead creature technical director
  • Joseph Severn known as 3D scanning specialist: 4DMax
  • Rasoul Shafeazadeh known as lead matte painter
  • Payam Shohadai known as executive visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Aleksandra Sienkiewicz known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Joey Sila known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Katherine Smith known as visual effects producer: MPC
  • Katie Stetson known as visual effects coordinator
  • Viviana Torrellas known as matchmove artist: Luma Pictures
  • Viviana Torrellas known as roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
  • Chris Van Dyck known as compositing supervisor: Method Studios
  • Kerry Vasquez known as previs producer: Pixel Liberation Front
  • Diana Velasquez known as previs artist
  • Andrée-Anne B. Verreault known as previsualisation artist: NeoReel
  • James Waterson known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Derek Weil known as digital coordinator: Luma Pictures
  • Ryan Wiederkehr known as visual effects producer: ILM
  • Bruce Woloshyn known as visual effects supervisor
  • Trevor Wyatt known as rotoscope and matchmove coordinator: method studios
  • Daniel Zamora known as previs artist
  • Adam Arnot Drummond known as roto artist (uncredited)
  • YuanJing Lin known as assistant technical director (uncredited)
  • Chris Van Dyck known as associate visual effects supervisor: Method Studios (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material



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