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The Foreigner

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Quan, an ex-Viet Cong fighter, has escaped to the United Kingdom with his daughter and become the proud owner of the Double Happiness Chinese Takeaway. He has quietly started settling into middle age - until a resurgent IRA bomb rips through a Knightsbridge store, killing his daughter instantly. Heartbroken, Quan asks the authorities for justice. But when the authorities fob him off, Quan decides to take matters into his own hands, and travels to Ireland to extract revenge.
However, the bombings are the work of an unsanctioned IRA unit, operating against the wishes of the now-retired IRA old guard, or at least, most of them. Determined to find out who is behind the bombings, one of the ex-IRA leaders, Liam Hennessy, sets a trap for the splinter unit. Amidst the politics, lies and double-crosses, Quan and Hennessy find themselves fighting against each other, but with the same aim: to bring the bombers to justice.
Adaptation of Stephen Leather's best-selling novel 'The Chinaman'.


Type of film
Martin Campbell
Wayne Marc Godfrey, Claire Kupchak, D. Scott Lumpkin, Jamie Marshall, Arthur M. Sarkissian
Andrew Warren
Executive Producer
David Marconi
Angela M. Catanzaro
David Marconi (screenplay), Stephen Leather novel)
Director of Photography
David Tattersall
Production Designer
Alex Cameron
Cliff Martinez
Principal Cast
Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Katie Leung

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Last updated 29th March 2017

Production Company

UK, China coproduction

The Fyzz Facility (UK), SR Media (CN)

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