Synopsis: Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Production: Relativity Media
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

You have Mallory Kane

as an essential element.

Is that a problem?

Not a good precedent for me,

for my business.

Well, it doesn't work for us

if she's not involved.

She's not available.

You mind if I call and check on that?

I didn't realize

your interest extended to personnel.

No, no. No, when somebody's good,

it comes to my attention.

It's come to my attention

you're spreading yourself a little thin.

Kenneth, I don't want your B-team.

She's value-added.

Only reason we came to you.

All right, I'll free her up.

And I'll forego the hazard bumps

if you remove the essential element clause.

- That important, huh?

- Do you want her in Barcelona or not?

Explain it to me then.

So I can understand it.

How are we not light?

So we have a man in the car,

we got a man at the door.

Leaves you two to breach with.

You're going hot on a hostage rescue.

There's two rooms inside.

So, the way I read it,

you're either two men short in one room,

or you're one man short in each room.

Anyone else think we're light?


No way.

Good to go.

Good to go.

You tracking me with the names?

Repeat them.

Mallory. Kenneth. Aaron.

Jamie. Victor. Rodrigo.


Hostage name.

- Yang.

- Jiang.

Shit. Jiang. Jiang.

Don't speak. Walk in front of me.

If I touch you, drop to your knees.

Do you understand?


They all gone?


When that guy took off,

why'd you chase him?

We already had Jiang in the backseat.

I don't like loose ends.

Is this your idea of relaxing?

Wine and gun maintenance?

There's another glass in the kitchen.

You gonna leave your name

and number afterwards?

Why? You want it?

You're gonna leave Kenneth?

I left Kenneth six months ago.

I meant the company.

You're gonna leave the company?

Company, I left an hour ago.

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Lem Dobbs

Lem Dobbs (born Anton Lemuel Kitaj; 24 December 1959) is a British-American screenwriter, best known for the films Dark City (1998) and The Limey (1999). He was born in Oxford, England, and is the son of the painter, R.B. Kitaj. The nom de plume "Dobbs" was taken from the character played by Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). more…

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