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Free Fire (2016)

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Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Director:

Ben Wheatley

Writers:

Amy Jump (screenplay by), Ben Wheatley (screenplay by)
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Enzo Cilenti ... Bernie
Sam Riley ... Stevo
Michael Smiley ... Frank
Brie Larson ... Justine
Cillian Murphy ... Chris
Armie Hammer ... Ord
Sharlto Copley ... Vernon
Babou Ceesay ... Martin
Noah Taylor ... Gordon
Jack Reynor ... Harry
Mark Monero ... Jimmy
Patrick Bergin ... Howie
Sara Dee ... Telephone Sales Voice (voice)
Tom Davis ... Leary
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Storyline

Stevo (Sam Riley) and Bernie (Enzo Cilenti) are driving to meet two IRA members, Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley). On the way, Stevo tells Bernie that he was beaten up the previous day by the cousin of a woman he abused. The group meet outside a Boston warehouse, where they wait with intermediary Justine (Brie Larson). A representative arrives, Ord (Armie Hammer), who leads them inside. The group is there to buy guns from arms dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and his associates, Martin (Babou Ceesay), Harry (Jack Reynor) and Gordon (Noah Taylor). Despite tensions between the two groups and the fact that Vernon supplied the wrong weapons, Chris' group secure the weapons in a van and hand over the money in a briefcase..

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All guns. No control.


Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Fire: O Tiroteio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$994,431, 21 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,798,472, 12 May 2017
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Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sara Dee features in Free Fire and all previous Ben Wheatley movies he's directed for cinema release. She plays the telephone voice. See more »

Goofs

Contrary to popular belief, a localized fire will not set off the entire sprinkler system and drench a whole building, since the water can only be released by shattering a heat-sensitive glass bulb located inside each individual sprinkler head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bernie: [honking at the car in the front] Move your fat a**!
Stevo: Shut the f**k up, Bernie! My f**king head is about to explode here.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Free Fire (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Run Through the Jungle
Written by John Fogerty (as John C Fogerty)
Published by Jondora Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Recording licensed courtesy of Bucks Music Group Limited on behalf of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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I was the only one in the cinema at the Thursday night preview screening.
24 April 2017 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

In 1970s Boston, an illegal arms deal goes from bad to worse, leaving a group of low lifes with guns drawn, for an hour long shootout in an abandoned warehouse.

The problem with this seemingly never ending shootout, complete with guns which hold about 96 bullets, and characters who are shot multiple times, only to show no ill affects, is that it never looks real.

The problem with an entire film peopled with one dimensional characters is that we don't care if they survive or not.

The problem with the comic relief is that it isn't funny. Only about a half dozen lines made me laugh, and Armie Hammer is the only one to put in a memorable performance, with the remainder of the cast just simply * there *, occupying space.

According to Boxofficemojo, this $10.000.000 budgeted film only took in a horrifying $994,430 from 1070 cinemas in its opening weekend, placing it at number 17 for its first week. So, apparently, I wasn't the only person to see it in an empty cinema.


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