The Secret Service (film)

Kingsman The Secret Service is a 2014 British spy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. It follows the recruitment and training of a potential secret agent, 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. The film also stars Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine. Kingsman The Secret Service premiered at the annual film marathon ButtNumbAThon onDecember 2014, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom onJanuary 2015. The film received positive reviews, and has grossed over 414 million worldwide, becoming Vaughns most commercially successful film to date. A sequel is scheduled for a June 16, 2017 release.

Seventeen years later Professor James Arnold is kidnapped by unknown assailants, led by Internet billionaire Richmond Valentine. One of Harts fellow agents, Lancelot, attempts to stage a rescue, but is killed by Gazelle, Valentines henchwoman. Valentine, known for his philanthropy, continues to meet with various heads of state and VIPs, some of whom go missing afterwards. He also announces a giveaway of SIM Smart cards, granting a lifetime of free cellular and Internet access to anyone who wants it.In London, Eggsy is now an unemployed young adult living with his mother, infant halfsister, and abusive stepfather, Dean. Despite being intelligent and capable, he left training for the Royal Marines and lives the aimless life of a stereotypical chav. After being arrested for stealing a car, Eggsy calls the number on the back of the medal. Hart arranges for his release and tells Eggsy about the existence of Kingsman, a secret intelligence agency for which both he and Eggsys father worked. In the wake of Lancelots death, the agency opens a vacancy for a new agent, and Eggsy agrees to apply as Harts candidate. He joins a group of other candidates including a woman named Roxy, whom he befriends. Training is overseen by Merlin, a senior Kingsman who acts as teacher, quartermaster, pilot and Ops coordinator. The candidates are eliminated one by one until only Eggsy and Roxy remain. Eggsy fails his final test he is unable to shoot a dog he had raised from a puppy, though the gun was secretly loaded with blanks and Roxy becomes the new Lancelot. ........

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