Ronin

Sam (De Niro) still works for the CIA, who is trying to track down Seamus (Pryce). After a disasterous ice skating performance, Dierdre (McElhone) abandons Seamus, who shoots Vincent (Reno) and flees. Sam chases him, but walks into a room and gets shot in the shoulder by Seamus, who is then shot dead by Vincent. Sam and Vincent share a final chat together, while Sam hopes to see Dierdre again. Vincent asks what was in the case, and Sam replies with lesson number two. Sam leaves, and Vincent walks up the steps narrating, "No Questions, no answers. That's the business we are in. You accept things and you move on. Maybe that's lesson number three".

Factual error: When Gregor shoots the guy in the car after nearly killing the little girl, blood sprays over the window, but there's no bullet hole. If the bullet exited his head, hence spraying blood, it should have gone through the window too. (00:55:00)

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Sergi: Where do I know you from?
Vincent: Vienna.
Sergi: Of course.

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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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