The American (2010)

The American Synopsis

Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

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The American Blu-ray and DVD Checks in on December 28th

The American Blu-ray and DVD Checks in on December 28th

George Clooney and Thekla Reuten star in this international espionage tale of suspense and intrigue from director Anton Corbijn.
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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Resident Evil: Afterlife Infect Audiences This Weekend?

Can The American shoot to kill for a second weekend in a row or will Takers take back their number one spot?
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The American Assassinates the Box Office Holiday Weekend

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can Machete Take a Slice Out of the Box Office This Weekend?

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The American Video Clips Starring George Clooney

The American Video Clips Starring George Clooney

Anton Corbijn's new suspense thriller centering on a retired assassin opens in theaters September 1.
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The American Behind-the-Scenes Video

The American Behind-the-Scenes Video

Get a glimpse at the George Clooney film opening in theaters everywhere September 1st.
Second The American Teaser Trailer Hits

Second The American Teaser Trailer Hits

Anton Corbijn directs this intense thriller coming to theaters in September.
First Trailer for The American!

First Trailer for The American!

Get your first video glimpse at the George Clooney film.
New Photos of George Clooney in The American

New Photos of George Clooney in The American

Take a look at the actor in Anton Corbijn's new film.
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