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Reign of Fire (2002)

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A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.

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Eddie Stax
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Karen Abercromby
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It is twenty years in the future, and the planet has been devastated by vicious fire-breathing dragons. The last vestiges of humanity now struggle for survival at remote outposts. In a ruined castle in the English countryside, Quinn is desperately trying to hold together a band of frightened, restless survivors. As a boy, Quinn watched his mother die protecting him from one of the beasts, and is still haunted by the memory. One day, a group of American rogues shows up, led by a brash, tough-guy named Van Zan. He claims to have discovered a way to kill the dragons once and for all, and enlists Quinn's help. But doing so will force Quinn to confront his own frightening memories. This, and Quinn's responsibilities to those that are under his protection, results in a battle of wills between the two men. In the end, events cause them both to realize that they must work together to defeat the monsters--both without and within. Written by LOTUSB1973

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Rated PG-13 for intense action violence | See all certifications »

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12 July 2002 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,632,281 (USA) (12 July 2002)

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$43,060,566 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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It was filmed in Ireland, in the Wicklow Mountains. They were only allowed to film there under the condition that they clean up entirely after themselves, without damaging the landscape. See more »

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The type of helicopter carrying the main characters appears to vary from shot to shot during the journey from Northumberland to London, sometimes appearing to be an Agusta A109 with a conventional tail rotor, but in other shots it appears to be an Aerospatiale Dauphine with an enclosed "fenestron" tail rotor. See more »

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[first lines]
Worker #1: Hello, Quinn.
Worker #2: Good morning, Quinn. How's is going mate.
Young Quinn: What's up, guys.
Worker #3: Working the late shift, are ya?
Young Quinn: Ha! Someone's got to clean up after you guys.
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Music by Mad at Gravity
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Courtesy of ARTISTdirect Records
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Pretty Straightforward Stuff
24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a bit different than one expected. There was no nonsense, no tongue-in-cheek humor or special-effects just for the sake of it: this was simply a humans vs. dragons story taking place in the future. No laughs and nothing hokey, which is what I expected. They played it straight, simply as a fight story between the two parties.

Yes, there were credibility problems with the story but overall, it was good escapist adventure. The dragons were realistic-looking, the scenery dreary but the story interesting and intense in spots.

I wouldn't buy it, but I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a night of adventure on film. You could do a whole lot worse, especially with two young actors who have arrived as stars: Christian Bale and Matthew McConnaughey.


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