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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
When an assignment in Sweden ends badly, master assassin Jack (George Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside with the intention of remaining anonymous. In an uncharacteristic move, he becomes friends with a local priest and pursues a torrid romance with a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be making a fatal mistake.

Cast: George Clooney , Violante Placido , Thekla Reuten , Paolo Bonacelli , Johan Leysen , Bruce Altman , Irina Björklund , Filippo Timi

Director: Anton Corbijn

Genres: Thriller, Action, Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

The American (2010)

Release Date: September 1st, 2010|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • September 10, 2011 gloriagwl
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    Very few redeeming qualities.

  • September 04, 2011 JOHN, JOS,& JOSH
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    Worst movie ever. Dont waste your money.

  • August 16, 2011 benelli777
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    The worst movie that I had ever had to sit through... shocked at how bad this was!! What was Clooney thinking? Guess the sex scenes drew him to the part!

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