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Taglines: Never underestimate a nobody.
Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a “nobody.” When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch’s unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark secrets he fought to leave behind.
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Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon’s McMafia)-and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
Creators: Derek Kolstad,
Director: Ilya Naishuller,
Star Cast: Araya Mengesha, Bob Odenkirk, Boris Gulyarin, Christopher Lloyd, Connie Nielsen, Daniel Bernhardt, Destini Boldt, Gage Munroe, Humberly Gonzalez, J.P. Manoux, Jim Kirby, Kristen Harris, Megan Best, Paul Essiembre, Sharon Bajer, Stephanie Sy,
Producer (s): Bob Odenkirk, Braden Aftergood, Carmen Kotyk, David Leitch, Derek Kolstad, Kelly McCormick, Lindsay Graham, Marc Provissiero, Marc S. Fischer, Mary Vernieu,
Cinematographer: Pawel Pogorzelski
Music: David Buckley
Production House: 87North Productions, Eighty Two Films, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures
Original network / Official Sites: Universal Pictures
Release Year: 26 March 2021 (USA)
Runtime: 92 min
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller,
Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a seemingly ordinary man; he has two children with his wife Becca (Connie Nielsen), has an unremarkable job as an office worker in his father-in-law Eddie’s (Michael Ironside) metal fabrication company, and generally keeps to himself. The tedium of his life is slowly grinding on him, he and his wife haven’t been intimate in years, and his son Blake has no respect for him as a father. Only his daughter, Sammy, shows him any affection.
One night, a man and woman break into his house and hold him at gunpoint, demanding money. Hutch gives them his watch, but when they try to leave, Blake tackles one of them. Hutch is about to attack them with a golf club, but at the last second he stops himself and lets them get away, resulting in Blake getting a black eye. The incident causes Blake to drift even further away from his father, and everyone in Hutch’s life, from his neighbor to his brother-in-law at work, asks him why he didn’t try to stop the burglars. Hutch contacts his supposedly deceased brother Harry (RZA) on a hidden radio in his office and explains that he saw no reason to intervene; the burglars were using an unloaded gun.
When he comes home later that day, Sammy asks her father for help finding her bracelet with cats, which Hutch believes the thieves took. Without saying a word, he goes to see his elderly father David (Christopher Lloyd), and borrows his old FBI badge and gun to track down the burglars. He finds their apartment and threatens them, but when he realizes they robbed him to get money to pay for their sick baby’s medical treatment, he leaves in shame. The bus he takes home is stopped by a gang of Russian punks, and Hutch takes out his frustration by savagely beating all of them.
Harry then sends him to see a man referred to only as “The Barber” (Colin Salmon), who provides Hutch with information about one of his victims: he is the younger brother of Yulian Kuznetsov (Aleksei Serebryakov), a notorious Russian mob enforcer. Although Yulian despises his brother, he feels an obligation to avenge him and sends a crew led by his right-hand man Pavel to attack Hutch at home after deducing his identity. Hutch hides his family and kills most of the attackers before Pavel subdues him with a taser and puts him in a car with the rest of the crew. Hutch disables the car, killing his abductors, and tells Becca to take the kids and leave before burning his house to the ground to destroy any evidence.
It is then explained that Hutch is a former “auditor”, an assassin employed by intelligence agencies to kill people who were considered untouchable or too difficult to arrest. He did his work diligently until one day, he let a man he was supposed to kill for embezzling U.S. government funds go free. Returning a year later, Hutch found the man had built a new life and family for himself and decided to retire against the wishes of his superiors, and since then has done everything possible to suppress any memory of his old life.
After giving Eddie a stash of gold bars to buy his company from him, Hutch burns Yulian’s art collection and the money he was protecting for the mob, telling him that he can either choose to come after him or he can take what he has left and flee. Yulian angrily calls up every man on his payroll and pursues Hutch to the factory, where David and Harry show up to help Hutch eliminate the gangsters using a variety of weapons and deadly traps Hutch had set up. Eventually, only Yulian is still alive, and Hutch kills him using a claymore. He lets his father and brother escape, and is arrested by the police, only to be quickly released with no charges filed.
Three months later, while buying a new house with Becca, Hutch receives a call suggesting that his services are still required. In a mid-credits scene, Harry and David are shown driving to an undisclosed location in an RV filled with guns.