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Character: Victoria
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Written by: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian
Other cast: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Mary-Louise Parker
Release date: October 15, 2010
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Running time: 1h 51min

After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team for an all-out war. Frank reunites with old Joe (Morgan Freeman), crazy Marvin (John Malkovich) and wily Victoria (Helen Mirren) to uncover a massive conspiracy that threatens their lives. Only their expert training will allow them to survive a near-impossible mission -- breaking into CIA headquarters.

Taglines

→ Still Armed. Still Dangerous. Still Got It.
→ He’s Got Time To Kill.
→ Killer Company Man.
→ Aims To Please.
→ Doesn’t Get Out Much.
→ Looking For A Little Action.
→ A High Caliber Woman.
→ There’s No Substitute for Experience.

Trivia

♦ Helen Mirren had to learn how to shoot a gun without blinking so as to look more like an experienced killer.
♦ The purse Victoria uses as a weapon was Helen Mirren’s own purse. It was given to her as a gift from Giorgio Armani. Since it went so well with the dress she was wearing, and the purse was part of the script, she asked if she could use it. The producers said yes.
♦ The white gown that Helen Mirren wears at the climax impressed the actress so much she seriously considered wearing it to the Oscars.
♦ Brian Cox and Helen Mirren play a Russian and British spy, respectively. In real life, their ancestry is reversed: Brian Cox is Scottish, and Mirren, though born in England, has Russian ancestry.
♦ Helen Mirren’s Victoria was apparently inspired by Martha Stewart’s demeanor and perfectionism.
♦ RED is an acronym for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”.

Character’s Quotes

• Well, I was with MI6. And the relationship wasn’t… sanctioned. So when it came to light, my loyalty was questioned. And I was ordered to kill him. It was a test. […] I put three bullets in his chest.
• Yes, I thought it might be nice to have a bit of girl time together. You know, get to know each other. And I-I just wanted to tell you that in all the years I’ve known Francis… I’ve never seen him like this. […] So if you break his heart, I will kill you. And bury your body in the woods.