Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn. The screenplay, written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, is based on Dave Gibbons's and Mark Millar's comic book series The Secret Service. The film follows the recruitment and training of Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), into a secret spy organisation. Eggsy joins a mission to tackle a global threat from Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), a wealthy megalomaniac. Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine play supporting roles. Kingsman: The Secret Service premiered at the Butt-Numb-A-Thon festival on 13 December 2014, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2015 and United States on 13 February 2015. The film received generally positive reviews from critics who highly praised the stylized action sequences, the acting performances, villain, score, and its black humor, though some violent and sexual scenes were critiqued as over-the-top. The film grossed over $414 million worldwide, becoming Vaughn's most commercially successful film to date. In 2015, it won the Empire Award for Best British Film. A sequel, titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was released in September 2017, with Vaughn and the main cast returning. A second sequel currently known as 'Kingsman 3' is slated for a release on 8 November 2019, it has been confirmed that Egerton will not be appearing in this film

Production: 20th Century Fox
  8 wins & 26 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
60
Rotten Tomatoes:
74%
R
Year:
2014
129
$119,469,511
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Valentine:
So you want to donate to my foundation. You are aware that I wound things down in that area, right?

Harry Hart:
Climate change is a threat which affects us all, Mr. Valentine. And you're one of the few powerful men who seems to share my concerns.

Valentine:
I stepped things down because I wasn't getting anywhere. Every bit of research kept pointing to the same thing.

Harry Hart:
The carbon emissions are a red herring, and we are past the point of no return, no matter what remedial actions we take.

Valentine:
Uh-huh. You know your sh*t.

Harry Hart:
I sometimes envy the blissful ignorance of those less well-versed in their... 'sh*t'. As Professor Arnold always said: 'Humankind is the only virus cursed to live with the horrifying knowledge of its host's fragile mortality.'

[Surprised look by Valentine]

Valentine:
There are not a lot of people who knew about him.

[Short pause]

Valentine:
Do you like spy movies, Mr. DeVere?

[Hart notices Gazelle sitting behind him, pointing one of her bladed legs toward him]

Harry Hart:
Nowadays, they're all a little serious for my taste. But the old ones... marvelous. Give me a far-fetched theatrical plot any day.

Valentine:
The old Bond movies. Oh, man. Ah, when I was a kid, that was my dream job: gentleman spy.

Harry Hart:
I always felt that the old Bond films were only as good as the villain. As a child, I rather fancied a futuristic colorful megalomaniac.

Valentine:
What a shame we both had to grow up.

[Valentine smiles]

Valentine:
Bon appetit.

[Valentine and Hart toast with their burgers]

[Hart and Eggsy approach the dressing room mirror]

Harry Hart:
What do you see?

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Someone who wants to know what the f*** is going on.

Harry Hart:
I see a young man with potential. A young man who is loyal. Who can do as he is asked, and who wants to do something good with his life. Did you see the film 'Trading Places'?

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
No.

Harry Hart:
How about 'Nikita'?

[Eggsy shakes his head]

Harry Hart:
'Pretty Woman'?

[Confused look on Eggsy's face]

Harry Hart:
Now, my point is that the lack of a silver spoon has set you on a certain path that you needn't stay on. If you're prepared to adapt and learn, you can transform.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Yeah, like in 'My Fair Lady'.

Harry Hart:
You're full of surprises. Yes, like in 'My Fair Lady'. And in this case, I'm offering you the opportunity to become a Kingsman.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
A tailor?

Harry Hart:
A Kingsman agent.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Like a spy.

Harry Hart:
Of sorts. Interested?

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
You think I've got anything to lose?

[Hart places his hand on the mirror, which activates the elevator taking them to the secret tunnel]

Harry Hart:
Since 1849, Kingsman Tailors have clothed the world's most powerful individuals. In 1919, a great number of them had lost their heirs to World War I. That meant a lot of money going uninherited. And a lot of powerful men with the desire to preserve peace and protect life. Our founders realized that they could channel that wealth and influence for the greater good. And so began our adventure. An independent international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion. Without the politics and bureaucracy that undermine the intelligence of government-run spy organisations. A suit is the modern gentleman's armour. And the Kingsman agents are the new knights.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
How deep does this f***ing thing go?

Harry Hart:
Deep enough.

[Hart and Eggsy enter Fitting Room 3]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
So we going up or down?

Harry Hart:
Neither.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Is this it?

Harry Hart:
Of course not. Pull the hook on the left.

[Eggsy pulls down the left hanger, revealing a secret armoury behind the room]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Ah, yes. Very very nice.

Harry Hart:
You're going to need a pair of shoes to go with your suit. An Oxford is any formal shoe with open lacing. This additional decorative piece is called "broguing".

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
[now understanding his password] "Oxfords, not Brogues".

Harry Hart:
Words to live by, Eggsy. Words to live by. Try a pair.

[Eggsy sits down to put on the shoes]

Harry Hart:
Your weapon scores are excellent, by the way.

[Eggsy gives a click-wink]

Harry Hart:
[Pointing at the umbrellas] These, you're familiar with. And this is our standard issue pistol. It's quite unique. As you all see it, it also fires a shotgun cartridge for use in messy close-range situations. How do they feel?

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Yeah, good.

Harry Hart:
Now do your very best impersonation of a German aristocrat's formal greeting.

[Eggsy gets up, does a finger mustache with his left hand and the Nazi salute with his right]

Harry Hart:
No, Eggsy.

[Hart clicks his heels and a blade pops out of his right shoe]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
That is sick.

[Eggsy clicks his heels to engage his shoe blade]

Harry Hart:
In the old days, they had a phone in the heel as well.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
How do I get it back in?

Harry Hart:
It is coated with one of the fastest-acting neurotoxins known to man, so, very carefully.

[Hart pushes the blade against the wall to retract it. Eggsy does the same]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
So before you was a tailor, was you in the Army? Like an officer?

Harry Hart:
Not quite.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
So where was you posted - Iraq or something?

Harry Hart:
Sorry, Eggsy. Classified.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
But my dad saved your life, yeah?

Harry Hart:
The day your father died, I missed something. And if it weren't for his courage, my mistake would have cost the lives of every man present. So I owe him. Your father was a brave man. A good man. And having read your files, I'd think he'd be bitterly disappointed in the choices you've made.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
You can't talk to me like that.

Harry Hart:
Huge I.Q., great performance in primary school. And it all went tits up. Drugs, petty crime, never had a job.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Do you think there's a lot of jobs going around here, yeah?

Harry Hart:
Doesn't explain why you gave up your hobbies. First prize, regional under tens' gymnastics, two years in a row. Your coach had you pegged as Olympic team material.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Yeah, well, when you grow up around someone like my stepdad, you pick up new hobbies pretty quick.

Harry Hart:
Now of course. Always someone else's fault. Who's to blame you for quitting the Marines? You were halfway through training, doing brilliantly, but you gave up.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Because my mum went mental, banging on about losing me as well as my dad. Then we wouldn't be cannon fodder for snobs like you, judging people like me from your ivory towers with no thought about why we do what we do. We ain't got much choice, you get me? And if we was born with the same silver spoon up our arses, we'd do just as well as you, if not better.

[Michelle's iPad plays Bryan Ferry's "Slave to Love" at the pub]

Dean:
Michelle, turn that sh*t off. It's burning my nuts in.

[Michelle is about to turn off the iPad when Eggsy, now a full-fledged Kingsman agent, arrives]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
I rather like that song. Leave it on, mum.

[Dean turns off the iPad]

Dean:
Mugsy's back. You've finally come to have that word with me, have you son? Or are you gonna run away and pretend you're gonna have another cool dress like that?

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Oh, you mean this? No. I know this bloke who's just taken over a tailor shop on Savile Row. He's given me a job, mum. Comes with a lot of perks, including a house. Come and live with me there, mum. Come on.

[Michelle is about to stand up when Dean interrupts them]

Dean:
Sit down, you! Only place she'll be visiting is you in a f***ing hospital, d'you hear?

Michelle Unwin:
Just leave him alone, Dean! Eggsy, go, please. Just go, babe.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Alright.

[Eggsy turns around toward the door]

Dean:
Yeah, do as mummy says. Tell that tailor friend of yours to make a nice chicken costume that'll suit your mug.

[Eggsy stops at the front door]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
As a good friend once said: Manners... [Eggsy locks the left door]... maketh... [Locks the right door]... man.

[Locks the doorknob]

Poodle:
Dean...

Dean:
Shut the f*** up. Eggsy, I'm gonna shove your manners up your f***...

[Eggsy hooks a beer mug with his umbrella and flings it, knocking out Dean. He then approaches the rest of the gang]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
So, are we going to stand around here all day, or are we going to fight?

[Eggsy arrives at the Kingsman conference room]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Arthur, Harry's dead.

Arthur:
*Galahad* is dead. Hence, we have just drunk a toast to him.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Well then you know what that psycho is doing. How many people in the world have got those SIM cards? Valentine can send the signal to any of them, all of them! If they all go homicidal at the same time, then...

Arthur:
Indeed. And thanks to Galahad's recordings, we have Valentine's confession. The intelligence has been passed on to the relevant authorities. Our work is complete. And a most distinguished legacy for our fallen friend it is, too.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
And that's it?

Arthur:
Come sit down, boy.

[Eggsy sits at Hart's former spot]

Arthur:
This... is an 1815 Napoleonic brandy, and we only drink it when we lose a Kingsman. Galahad was very fond of you.

[as Arthur reaches for the decanter, Eggsy notices the scar behind his right ear, indicating that he has a transponder implanted in his head]

Arthur:
And on this occasion, I think it is acceptable for us... to bend the rules a little.

[after Arthur pours the brandy into two glasses, Eggsy points at the paintings on the wall]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
These are all Kingsmen?

[Arthur turns to look at the paintings]

Arthur:
Yes, they're the founder members.

[Arthur turns back toward Eggsy]

Arthur:
I want you to join me in a toast. To Galahad.

[Both men toast each other]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
To Galahad.

[They drink their brandy]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Harry says you don't like to break rules often. Why now?

Arthur:
You're very good, Eggsy. Perhaps I will make you my proposal for Galahad's position, provided of course we can see eye-to-eye on certain political matters.

[Arthur grabs a poison fountain pen]

Arthur:
Can you guess... [pulls the pen clip back]... what this is?

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
I don't have to. Harry showed me. You click it, I die. I thought that brandy tasted a bit sh*t.

Arthur:
Bravo.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
Valentine won you over, somehow.

Arthur:
Once he explained, I understood.

[Flashback to Arthur's meeting with Valentine]

Valentine:
When you get a virus, you get a fever. That's the human body raising its core temperature to kill the virus. Planet Earth works the same way: Global warming is the fever, mankind is the virus. We're making our planet sick. A cull is our only hope. If we don't reduce our population ourselves, there's only one of two ways this can go: The host kills the virus, or the virus kills the host. Either way...

[Back to Eggsy and Arthur's conversation]

Arthur:
The result is the same: The virus dies.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
So Valentine's gonna take care of the population problem himself.

Arthur:
Well if we don't do something, nature will. Sometimes, a culling is the only way to ensure that the species survives. And history will see Valentine as the man who saved humanity from extinction.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
And he gets to pick and choose who gets culled, does he? All his rich mates, they get to live. And then when he thinks it's worth saving, he keeps them safe, whether they agree with him or not.

Arthur:
And you, Eggsy. In Harry's honor, I am inviting you to be part of a new world. It's time to make your decision.

[Long pause]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
I'd rather be with Harry. Thanks.

Arthur:
So be it.

[Arthur points the fountain pen and engages the poison. After a few seconds, nothing happens to Eggsy. Arthur suddenly convulses]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
The problem with us common types is, that we are light-fingered. Kingsman's taught me a lot, but sleight of hand...

[Flashback shows Eggsy swapping glasses while Arthur is not looking]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
I had that done already.

Arthur:
You dirty... little f***ing prick...

[Arthur slumps to his death. Eggsy then takes the pen and cuts open the scar behind Arthur's ear to extract the transponder]

[Harry is in a hate group church]

Church Leader:
And I say to you, bear witness! Watch the news. Watch the news. AIDS! Floods! The blood of the innocent, spilled! And yet, there are those who doubt this is the wrath of God. Our filthy government condones sodomy, divorce, abortion! And yet, some still doubt this is the work of the antichrist! You do not have to be a Jew, a n*gger, a whore or an atheistic, science-loving evolution spouter...

Merlin:
[watching the sermon] Charming sermon. Can you see Valentine anywhere?

Church Leader:
So, my friends although he is a just God, he is justly a vengeful one and there can be no turning back from the almighty wrath...

Valentine:
Are you sure we're out of range?

Valentine:
We're over 1,000 feet away. What's wrong?

Gazelle:
What if the calculations are wrong?

Valentine:
You just have to trust me.

Church Leader:
...Jew, n*gger, fag lovers, and the devil is burning them for all eternity.

Harry Hart:
Would you excuse me?

Church Blonde Woman:
Where are you going?

[Harry tries to leave the church]

Church Blonde Woman:
Hey! What's your problem?

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 afternoon, madam.

Valentine:
Oh, sh*t. He's leaving. I'm starting the test now. Let's hope enough of these freaks have our SIM cards.

[the church leader continues his sermon]

Church Blonde Woman:
I kindly ask you to sit down, my friend! Just leave this church! You just leave this church like the infidel you are! Satan cannot save you now! You will eat your babies. You will drown in the blood of the Lord! He will not save you!

[as Harry is about to shoot the woman Valentine starts his test and Harry, under the effects of the test, shoots the woman and everyone in the church attacks each other]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
[surprised at what happened] Holy f***!

Valentine:
Sh*t, I can't watch this. Get over here.

[Harry Hart is in a hate group church]

Church Leader:
And I say to you, bear witness! Watch the news. Watch the news. AIDS! Floods! The blood of the innocent, spilled! And yet, there are those who doubt this is the wrath of God. Our filthy government condones sodomy, divorce, abortion! And yet, some still doubt this is the work of the Antichrist! You do not have to be a Jew, a n*gger, a whore or an atheistic, science-loving evolution spouter...

Merlin:
[watching the sermon] Charming sermon. Can you see Valentine anywhere?

Church Leader:
So, my friends, although he is a just God, he is just a vengeful one and there can be no turning back from the almighty wrath...

Gazelle:
Are you sure we're out of range?

Valentine:
We're over 1,000 feet away. What's wrong?

Gazelle:
What if the calculations are wrong?

Valentine:
You just have to trust me.

Church Leader:
...Jew, n*gger, fag lovers, and the devil is burning them for all eternity.

Harry Hart:
Would you excuse me?

Church Blonde Woman:
Where are you going?

[Harry tries to leave the church]

Church Blonde Woman:
Hey! What's your problem?

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 afternoon, madam.

Valentine:
Oh, sh*t. He's leaving. I'm starting the test now. Let's hope enough of these freaks have our SIM cards.

Church Leader:
[continuing his sermon] I kindly ask you to sit down, my friend!

Church Blonde Woman:
Just leave this church! You just leave this church like the infidel you are! Satan cannot save you now! You will eat your babies! You will drown in the blood of the Lord! He will not save you!

[as Harry is about to shoot the woman Valentine starts his test and Harry, under the effects of the test, shoots the woman and everyone in the church attacks each other]

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin:
[surprised at what happened] Holy f***!

Valentine:
Oh, sh*t, I can't watch this. Get over here.


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