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The Accountant (2016)

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As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

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Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,710,273 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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$86,198,014 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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In his trailer in the storage unit, there are several Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman. There is also, presumably more than one, of the other comic, which is All American Comics #16, the first appearance of Green Lantern. In front are several rare and valuable baseball cards. The orange card on the left is a 1910 Honus Wagner tobacco card, which is one of the rarest and most valuable baseball cards ever produced. The print run for this card was estimated at only 50-100 cards ever made. All these collectibles are extremely valuable. See more »

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Dana claims to have won about $2,000 for a high school prom dress while playing nickel slots after losing some money at a blackjack table at the Harrah's Casino. If she was in fact 17 or 18 years old in high school, she would have been carded as soon as she sat down at the blackjack table and been escorted off the casino floor, as gambling is illegal for anyone under the age of 21. See more »

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Christian Wolff: [Spoken very calmly, after an intense scene ] We should go.
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Written by Liam Black, Leon Harris and Daniel Arnold
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Best film of the year
14 October 2016 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'm not a Ben Afflick fan but I am a fan of the 3Ds (doom, destruction, and death) and I thought this was a 3D film. Yes, it is a 3D film, but it is so much more. In reality the film is about family, and you won't realize that at first.

The script is so well crafted this film should be used in writing classes. I guarantee you will not know what's coming, and after they hit you, they're going to hit you again, even better. Truly exceptional writing.

The acting is also exceptional. Anna Kendrick, J.K.Simmons, and Jon Bernthal really stand out, and for Bernthal it is a change of pace and he carries it off very well. Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow and Jean Smart do their usual good job.

You should see this film. I've rated nearly 5,000 films and only gave 87 a rating of "10". That's how good I think this film is.


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