The Foreigner is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell.

Official trailers

STX Entertainment on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 released the trailer:
The Foreigner | Final Trailer | Own it on Digital HD Now, Blu-ray & DVD.

Story intro

Ngoc Minh Quan, a Chinese Nùng former Vietnam War special operations forces soldier, runs a Chinese restaurant in London with his business partner Lam. When his teenage daughter Fan 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, 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. Hennessy tries to identify the bombers with help from his contacts, but the rogue members catch on and outwit him. Quan observes Hennessy seeing his mistress, Maggie, and photographs them. Quan then brings the fight to Hennessy, hiding in the woods outside his Belfast farmhouse and attacking it with more explosives. As Hennessy's men attempt to track him in the woods, Quan uses traps to disable them, but is shot in the shoulder and flees. After Quan ambushes Hennessy in his house and gives him 24 hours to deliver his daugther's killers, the latter sends his nephew Sean, a Royal Irish Regiment soldier, after Quan in hopes that his tracking skills can be used to stop him. After a second bombing on a double-decker bus, Hennessy negotiates with British politician Katherine Davies and promises the capture of the bombers in exchange for the pardoning of several of his former IRA comrades. Meanwhile, Hennessy receives intel on the bombers and relays the information to Sean and police. After a knife fight in the woods, Quan captures Sean, who names the bombers and their location. Quan then lets Sean go. Hennessy interrogates his head enforcer McGrath, discovering that the true mastermind is Mary, Hennessy's wife, who also hired Maggie, who remains angry at the British for the death of her little brother and resents Hennessy's working for them. Hennessy executes McGrath for his betrayal and for involving his wife and mistress, then rebukes Sean for leaking information to Mary.


Jackie Chan
Ngoc Minh Quan, a Nung Chinese former Vietnam War special forces operator turned London restaurateur
Pierce Brosnan
Liam Hennessy, the current Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and a former member of the IRA
Michael McElhatton
Jim Kavanagh, Hennesey's right hand man and head of security
Liu Tao
Keyi Lam, Quan's friend and co-owner of the restaurant
Charlie Murphy
Maggie Dunn/Sara Mackay, Liam's mistress and an undercover member of the Authentic IRA
Orla Brady
Mary Hennessy, Liam's wife
Katie Leung
Fan Quan, Ngoc Minh's daughter
Ray Fearon
Commander Richard Bromley, head of the Metropolitan Police Service's Counter Terrorism Command
Dermot Crowley
Hugh McGrath, an old associate of Hennessy's later revealed to be the Authentic IRA's leader
Rory Fleck-Byrne
Sean Morrison, an ex Royal Irish Ranger/United Kingdom Special Forces soldier and Liam's nephew
Lia Williams
Katherine Davies MP, a British Cabinet Minister
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Marissa Levitt, a Counter Terrorism Command detective
Simon Kunz
Matthew Rice, an MI5 interrogation expert
Roberta Taylor
Mrs. Taylor
Rufus Jones
Ian Wood, a news reporter
Niall McNamee
Patrick O'Reilly, an Authentic IRA cell member responsible for the 1st bombing which killed Quan's daughter
Caolan Byrne
McCormick, a member of the Authentic IRA terrorist cell
John Cronin
Denis Fisher, a member of the Authentic IRA terrorist cell
Stephen Hogan
Christy Murphy, another of Hennessy's bodyguards
Aaron Monaghan
Pat Nugent, the bombmaker for the Authentic IRA terrorist cell
David Pearse
Billy McMahon, one of Hennessy's henchmen
Mark Tandy
Simpson, a news editor and Wood's boss
Donna Bernard
Channel A news anchor
Scott Sparrow
Daniel Barrie, a Counter Terrorism Command detective
Sean Campion
Byaro Cary
Sean Gleeson
Billy Makre
Thusitha Jayasundera
Mira, a Counter Terrorism Command officer
Jonathan Cullen
Security Expert
Grainne Keenan
Jane Thorne
Mrs. McAllister
Stuart Graham
Detective Inspector Donald Greig, Police Service of Northern Ireland
Yangmeizi Wang
Quan's wife
David Annen
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Aden Gillet
Ross, an MI5 operational commander


Principal photography commenced in January 2016.

The film The Foreigner was scheduled to be released by STX Films and STX Entertainment on September 24, 2017 (Beijing), on September 30, 2017 (China), on October 12, 2017 (Portugal), on October 13, 2017 (United States) and on January 11, 2018 (Brazil).

The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed over $145.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Foreigner got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

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