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Plot[ edit ] After John Wick loses his wife, Helen, to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy to help him cope with his grief. He connects with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage Ford Mustang Mach 1.
At a gas station, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader, Iosef Tarasov, insists on buying his car, but John refuses to sell it. The mobsters follow John to his home that night, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy. Aurelio recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches him before throwing him out of his shop.
Viggo, informed by Aurelio of Iosef's actions, beats and berates Iosef, explaining to him that John Wick was his best assassin, nicknamed " Baba Yaga ". When John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an "impossible task", implied to involve multiple assassinations.
John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate. Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John silently refuses.
Viggo then sends a twelve-man hit squad to John's house, but John kills them all and has the bodies professionally removed. John seeks refuge at the Continental Hotel, which caters exclusively to the criminal underworld and permits no "business" on its premises.
Viggo doubles the bounty for those willing to break the rules to kill John at the Continental. John retreats to the Continental to patch up his injuries.
Perkins, an assassin and former acquaintance, sneaks into John's room to kill him, but Marcus alerts John, allowing him to subdue Perkins. He forces Perkins to reveal the location of Viggo's frontknocks her unconscious and leaves her with fellow assassin Harry to await punishment.
However, Perkins frees herself and kills Harry. John travels to the Little Russia church which serves as Viggo's front and destroys Viggo's cache of money and blackmail material.
When Viggo and his team arrive, John ambushes them, but he is subdued and captured. Viggo taunts John for thinking he could leave his old life behind. Before John can be killed, Marcus intervenes again, allowing John to free himself, kill Kirill, and accost Viggo, who reveals Iosef's location.
John then travels to Iosef's safe house and kills him. Perkins learns that John and Marcus have been in contact and tells Viggo, who has Marcus beaten for information before executing him in his home. Viggo calls John to report this, planning to have Perkins ambush him.
Perkins, however, is called to a meeting with Winston, who has her executed for breaking the Continental's rules. Winston calls John to inform him that Viggo is planning to escape by helicopter. John races to the harbor helipad, where he kills Viggo's remaining henchmen before engaging Viggo in a fistfight on the dock.
Viggo pulls a knife, but John allows himself to be stabbed, surprising Viggo. John then disarms and fatally wounds Viggo.
Wounded himself, John stops at a waterfront animal clinic to treat his wound and takes with him a pit bull puppy which was scheduled to be euthanized. John and the dog walk home along the boardwalk where he had his last date with Helen. Keanu Reeves as Jonathan "John" Wick A former hitman who returns to the criminal underworld when a Russian gangster steals his car and kills his dog.
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