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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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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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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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Ben Affleck played Batman in Suicide Squad (2016) alongside Viola Davis, who played Amanda Waller. Affleck's co-star in _The Accountant (2016)_, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, also plays Amanda Waller on the TV show Arrow (2012). See more »

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The license plate on the Volkswagen in the parking garage in Zurich, Switzerland is fake. It reads 'SRT 0506'. License plates in Switzerland start with a two-letter canton or state code ('ZH' for Zurich) followed by up to six numbers and no letters. See more »

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Lamar Blackburn: Why in God's name did I ever hire you?
Christian Wolff: To leak-proof your books. Dana found a mistake and you wanted to be sure it was safe to go public, and now you want to kill her.
Lamar Blackburn: I'm fond of Dana. But I restore lives, not Dana! Me! Men, women, children, I give them hope, make them whole. Do you even know what that's like?
Christian Wolff: Yes, I do.
[shoots Blackburn in the head. Looks at Braxton]
Christian Wolff: Sorry.
Brax: I missed you.
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The Best Movie I have seen in years
2 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched the Jason Bourne sagas for years. James Bond movies have been a mainstay since I was in my teens. Ben Affleck, as an actor, was average at best. With that said, I was somewhat skeptical when the trailers were first released about "The Accountant". My curiosity got the best of me. So I went to see it at a matinée. IT WAS SO GOOD!!! Every question raised in this movie was answered by its conclusion. It was so entertaining and creative. I LOVED IT!! The audience applauded at the end while the credits rolled.

I had to go see it again, because I missed some nuances. When I saw it the second time, again the audience (a different group) applauded at the end. GREAT MOVIE!!!

I might see it a third time. Can't get too much of a good thing.


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