The American (2010)
An Assassin Hides Out In Italy For One Last Assignment
- Release Date:
Sep 01, 2010
The American movie synopsis: Jack (George Clooney), an assassin and custom arms maker, is relaxing in a remote cabin in Sweden with his lover, Ingrid (Irina Björklund). As they walk on a frozen lake, Jack detects a sniper, who opens fire as the couple run to safety. Jack kills the sniper and then Ingrid, as well as another armed man on a nearby road. He then flees to Rome where he contacts an associate named Pavel. Pavel insists that Jack cannot stay in Rome and gives him the keys of a car and sends him to Castelvecchio, a small town in the mountains of Abruzzo. Jack becomes nervous, and, disposing of the cell phone which Pavel had given him, goes to nearby Castel del Monte instead.
Box Office: The film grossed $13.1 million opening at #1, ahead of Machete which grossed $11.4 million on the Labor Day weekend. The American grossed a total of $64,662,422 worldwide – $35,606,376 in North America and $29,056,046 in other territories.
Cast:George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido, Irina Bjorklund, Thekla Reuten