Ronin

Gregor attempts to sell the briefcase to the Russians. But instead of paying him, they decide to just shoot him. Gregor however, sets up a plan that if he doesn't make contact with a sniper aiming their rifle at one of the Russian's ice-skating protege, the sniper will open fire and kill her. The Russian shoots Gregor in the head and the ice skater gets shot and killed. As the Russians try to flee, being tailed by Sam and Vincent, Seamus shoots both the Russians and tries to escape with the case. Dierdre (persuased by Sam) drives away and leaves Seamus behind. Sam follows Seamus into a room, where Seamus shoots Sam in the arm. Vincent thens shoots Seamus and saves Sam's life. The final scene shows Sam and Vincent sharing a last conversation together. They mention the rules and Sam leaves with the mewspaper man he met earlier (leaving the viewer to assume he still works for the CIA). Vincent leaves and narrates rule number three.

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Continuity mistake: During the chase scene, there is a Citroen XM series II (the citroen sign in the middle, on the front) and then there's a Citroen XM series I (the citroen sign on the driver's side, on the front). It changes back and forth a couple of times. There's also a difference at the bottom of the car; the series I carries the name Citroen XM on the left side, while the series II bears a Citroen sign on the left side and the XM sign on the right.

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Jean-Pierre: At the end of the day we are likely to be punished for our kindnesses.

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Trivia: In many of the stunt car scenes you can see the actors apparently driving. The producers used British RHD cars and fitted phoney steering wheels on the passenger sides to make it look as if the stars were really driving.

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Question: What was the point of Sean Bean's role in this movie? I get that he is exposed as a fraud, but it doesn't really affect the plot one way or the other.

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Chosen answer: It is true that it doesn't affect the plot. However Spence's (Bean's) failure can be contrasted with the professionalism of the main characters. Also it raises the possibility that whoever hired them isn't taking necessary precautions in planning and hiring. Earlier we heard Sam (De Niro) ask Vincent (Reno) if he was "labour or management" which suggests a theme of professional operators getting their hands dirty while their bosses play politics.

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