True Memoirs of an International Assassin Movie Synopsis
True Memoirs of an International Assassin Movie Synopsis

True Memoirs of an International Assassin Movie Synopsis

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True Memoirs of an International Assassin is an American action-comedy movie directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Netflix. Released on November 11, 2016, the movie features Kevin James, Zulay Henao, and Andy Garcia. The movie’s plot is centered around a novelist who is mistaken for a real-life assassin.


The movie starts by introducing the main character, Sam Larson, a struggling novelist trying to finish writing his thriller novel about a hitman. Sam seeks advice from his friend a former Mossad analyst named Amos. Amos gives him tips on how to make his novel more realistic but warns him to use a false name instead of “The Ghost,” a nickname he initially gave Sam, fearing possible repercussions.

Sam uploads his novel online, and it becomes a massive success, gaining traction with a publisher. However, Amos is unhappy as the book contains factual information he explicitly gave to Sam, including using the name “The Ghost”, putting his family in danger. When Sam appears on a talk show to promote his book, he gets abducted by unknown assailants and wakes up in Venezuela.

Sam soon learns he’s been kidnapped by rebels led by El Toro and is mistaken for the legendary assassin, “The Ghost”. El Toro assigns him to assassinate the President of Venezuela, which Sam refuses. Sam manages to escape and turns himself in to the police. The police take him to Anton Masovich, a Russian mafia drug dealer. While detained there, he’s coerced into accepting a mission to kill El Toro by Rosa Bolivar, a DEA agent who’s also after El Toro.
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Sam returns to Anton’s island, where he meets El Toro and convinces him to help him with his mission, which is to kill the president at a state dinner. However, things take a turn when Anton’s men attack them, and Sam is injured. Sam and Rosa seek the help of El Toro and promise to kill the president at a state dinner.

At the state dinner, Jenderal Ruiz reminds Sam to kill Anton and Juan, who is posing as a waiter, reminds him to assassinate the president. Anton wants Sam dead, but Rosa intervenes, and they all settle on talking instead. Sam manages to convince the President that Anton is a drug dealer and the President orders Anton to be arrested.


True Memoirs of an International Assassin is a well-executed film that is both funny and thrilling. Jeff Wadlow manages to bring out the best of Kevin James, who delivers an excellent perfomance. The movie is engaging from start to finish and features plenty of action and witty comedy that keeps the audience entertained. Anyone looking for some action and laughs will not be dissapointed.

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