American Assassin is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta.

Official trailers

CBS Films on Thursday, August 17, 2017 released the trailer:
AMERICAN ASSASSIN - GET IT DONE - Trailer :60 - In Theaters September 15.

Story intro

Mitch Rapp and his girlfriend Katrina Harper are on vacation in Ibiza, Spain. Moments after Katrina accepts Mitch's proposal of marriage, a jihadist cell lands on the beach and begins to attack the civilians with assault rifles. Amid the carnage, Rapp frantically attempts to find Katrina, but his fiancée is killed by the terrorists. Eighteen months later, Rapp, now consumed by his desire for vengeance, frequents an internet message board where the terrorist responsible for his girlfriend's murder quizzes Rapp on aspects of Islam and jihad. Having secured an invitation to meet him face to face in Libya, Rapp prepares to take his vengeance on the man responsible for his girlfriend's death, but before he can kill the terrorist, the cell is suddenly ambushed by U.S. Special Forces. Upset over the perception that he has been denied his vengeance, Rapp repeatedly stabs the terrorist he was after, who is already dead from the ambush, before being dragged out by the U.S. forces. In a CIA safe house Rapp undergoes 30 days of debriefing before being offered a chance by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy to join a black operations unit code-named Orion. Its head, Stan Hurley, is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and a Cold War veteran who trains Rapp and the other potential recruits in asymmetric warfare. Meanwhile, word comes down through intelligence channels that weapons grade nuclear material has disappeared from a decommissioned Russian nuclear facility. The material in question appears to be heading to Iranian hardliners, who are upset with the Iranian government's nuclear deal with the U.S. While verifying the sale of the nuclear material in Poland the plutonium is intercepted by a third party, who eliminates the sellers before vanishing into the crowd. In Virginia, Hurley sees news reports about the incident in Poland and tentatively identifies the perpetrator as a former Navy SEAL and Orion operative believed to have been killed in action and now going by the code-name "Ghost". Hurley's team is sent into Turkey to intercept the buyer Ghost is working for.


Dylan O'Brien
Mitch Rapp
Michael Keaton
Stan Hurley
Sanaa Lathan
Irene Kennedy
Shiva Negar
Taylor Kitsch
David Suchet
Director Stansfield
Navid Negahban
Minister Behruz
Scott Adkins
Alaa Safi
Khalid Laith
Mohammad Bakri
Charlotte Vega
Christopher Bomford
Chris Webster
Mansur Recruit Video
Shahid Ahmed
Adnan Al-Mansur
Buster Reeves
Martial Arts Instructor
Nick Cavaliere
Building Superintendent
Simon Connolly
NSA Techie
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid
Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
Joost Janssen
American Operator (Mansur Compound)
Adam Collins
American Operator #2 (Mansur Compound)
Trevor White
Dr. Frain
Jeff Davis
CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
Michael Wildman
Orion Instructor
Joseph Long
General Rostami
Gjevat Kelmendi
Damian Dudkiewicz
Warsaw Cop
Alexis Barron
Pregnant Woman
Nej Adamson
Turkish Operative
Aso Sherabayani
Turkish MP
Tolga Safer
Kamil, Sharif's Assistant
Göksun Çam
Sharif's Mistress
Bruno Bilotta
Martina Brusco
Hotel Concierge
Vladimir Friedman
Borys Bartosh
Roberto Sgarbi
Stolen Car Owner
Sydney White
Emily (Rome Safe House) (as Sydney Rae White)
Sharif Dorani
Iranian Nuclear Physicist
Shani Erez
Female Mossad Agent
Bentley Kalu
Delta One Lead
Josh Danford
CIA Officer #3
Ronan Summers
Office of the Deck
Andrew Pleavin
Eisenhower Captain
Stephen Shafer
Blackhawk Pilot
Matt Rippy
USS Flynn Captain
Adam Robertson
Damage Control Officer


The film American Assassin was scheduled to be released on September 15, 2017 (Turkey) and on October 12, 2017 (Germany) by Lionsgate Films, Lions Gate Entertainment, Aurum Producciones, Belga Films, CBS Films, Colossal Mega Films, Constantin-Film, Entertainment One, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Kino Films, Leone Film Group, Lionsgate UK, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Nordisk Film, Phars Film, Pris Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films, Rui Off, Runaway-Luminosity Distribution, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, StudioCanal, The Moments Entertainment, Belga Home Vidéo, Eagle Films, Film1, GEM Entertainment and Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 111 minutes. With a budget of $33 - 63 million, the film grossed over $67.2 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


American Assassin got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: American Assassin

Wikipedia: American Assassin

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