Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 American action spy comedy adventure film directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced by Matthew Vaughn and David Reid. The screenplay was written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn and is based on ‘The Secret Service’ by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.
Rated: R (movie contains sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content)
Run Time: 2h 9min
Release Date: February 13, 2015 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Spy
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Budget: $94 Million
Box Office: $414.4 Million
Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Edward Holcraft, Mark Hamill, Michael Caine, Samanth Womack, Jack Davenport, Hanna Alstrom and Lily Travers.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is the story of Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton), an unrefined but promising street kid who lives with his mother in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. Eggsy’s father died when he was young and his mother is now living with a creep who mistreats her and Eggsy. When Eggsy has a run in with some nefarious sorts, he ends up getting arrested.
Just after his father died, a man at the funeral gave Eggsy a phone number to call if he ever needed help. Remembering the instructions, he called the number leaves a message on the machine and shortly after a man named Harry Hart (Colin Firth) frees him from jail and tells Eggsy that he was a friend of his father’s.
When the man who Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry steps up and single-handedly takes care of him and his companions. Harry then tells Eggsy that he is part of a secret organization called ‘The Kingsman’ which his father was also a member and that his father died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy an opportunity to be a Kingsman, and after accepting the offer, he begins a grueling training course.
Meanwhile, Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman agent and the trail leads him to tech billionaire Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) who is planning to launch a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree using mind altering chips implanted in peoples cell phones.
“He made me kill professor Arnold. I god damn loved Professor Arnold.” – Richmond Valentine
“Limits must be tested.” – Harry Hart
“So what does this do? Electrocute someone?” – Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin
“Don’t be ridiculous. It’s a hand grenade.” – Harry Hart
“Shut Up!” – Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin
“Manners maketh man.” – Harry Hart
“I’m a Catholic whore, currently enjoying congress out of wedlock with my black Jewish boyfriend who works at a military abortion clinic. So hail Satan, and have a lovely day, madam.” – Harry Hart
“You shot a dog just to get a job?” – Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin
Official Movie Trailer
Taron Egerton as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin
Colin Firth as Harry Hart / Galahad
Mark Strong as Merlin
Samuel L. Jackson as Richmond Valentine / V
Sophie Cookson as Roxy
Sofia Boutella as Gazelle
Edward Holcraft as Charlie
Mark Hamill as Professor Arnold
Michael Caine as Arthur
Samantha Womack as Michelle Unwin
Jack Davenport as Lancelot
Hanna Alstrom as Princess Tilde
Lily Travers as Lady Sophie