"The Mechanic" is a 2011 action thriller starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster, and Donald Sutherland. Directed by Simon West, it is a remake of a 1972 Charles Bronson film.

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a "mechanic"—an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total emotional detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered in cold blood, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed: he wants those responsible dead.

His mission grows more complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone, but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student into his world, and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.

"The Mechanic" cast includes Jason Statham ("The Expendables," "Crank") and Ben Foster ("3:10 to Yuma," "30 Days of Night"), Donald Sutherland ("The Italian Job") and Tony Goldwyn ("The Last House on the Left"). CBS Films' "The Mechanic" is produced by Millennium Films, Chartoff Winkler and Nu Image. Simon West ("Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "Con Air") directs from a screenplay by Richard Wenk ("16 Blocks") and Lewis John Carlino (1972's "The Mechanic")

The film is produced by David Winkler, Bill Chartoff, and Rene Besson. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff are executive producers, alongside Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, and Boaz Davidson.


Genre: Action
Runtime: 92 mins.
Release Date: January 28, 2011
Tagline: Someone has to fix the problems.
Distributor: CBS Films
Production Companies:
Millennium Films
Chartoff Winkler
Nu Image Entertainment

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