Jackie Chan And Pierce Brosnan Team-up On Netflix’s Opening Salvo In February: ‘The Foreigner’
This Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan’s explosive team-up is on a must-watch list on Netflix for its second-month opening salvo tomorrow, February 1st.
Jackie Chan is a Chinese action superstar who penetrates western film and becomes one of the bankable stars of Hollywood.
Some of his top movies were The Karate Kid with Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son), Shanghai Noon with Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu, and Rush Hour movie series with Chris Tucker among others.
Pierce Brosnan, on the other hand, is best known as the fifth actor to play secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series, ‘Golden Eye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’.
Brosnan also took lead in other major films such as the musical comedy ‘Mama Mia’, epic disaster adventure ‘Dante’s Peak’, and action fantasy ‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ among others.
The Foreigner Official Trailer (2017)
About ‘The Foreigner’
‘The Foreigner’ is a 2017 action thriller released in China on September, and in the United States on October. It is adapted from the novel ‘The Chinaman’ by Stephen Leather and written for the film by David Marconi.
It is an America-British-Chinese production and distributed by STX Films. It grossed $145 million worldwide and received mixed reviews form critics.
‘The Foreigner’ Plot
A Vietnam war veteran Minh Quan (Jackie Chan) runs a Chinese restaurant in London with his business partner Lam (Tao Liu). When his teenage daughter Fan (Katie Leung) is killed in a clothing store bombing, he seeks revenge.
The bombing is claimed by a group calling itself the 'Authentic IRA'. Failing to get the names of the bombers from Scotland Yard, Quan next focuses on the Northern Ireland deputy First Minister Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), who speaks publicly about his status as a former IRA leader while condemning the bombing.
Quan eventually leaves for Belfast and seeks out Hennessy, who claims to have no knowledge of the bombing or its perpetrators. Quan does not believe him and sets off a homemade bomb in Hennessy's office as a threat unless he gets the bombers' names.
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