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Metropolis (2001)
"Metoroporisu" (original title)

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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuka Imoto ...
Tima (voice)
Kei Kobayashi ...
Kenichi (voice)
Kôki Okada ...
Rock (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Duke Red (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Hige-Oyaji (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Laughton (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro ...
Notarlin (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Skunk (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue ...
Atlas (voice)
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Storyline

Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The movie follows a young boy and his uncle (a private investigator). The story is set in the far future where humans and robots live together, unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas. They are more or less servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side. Written by ReemeR <reemer@fmail.co.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and images of destruction | See all certifications »

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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$84,660 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$636,830 (USA) (30 May 2003)
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Trivia

Supt. Notarlin's name is a joke based on the Japanese slang term "nôtarin" ("idiot," literally: "brain is insufficient"). See more »

Goofs

Rock's costume disappears in the Throne of Power scene. See more »

Quotes

Atlas: It's our emotions. They vibrate, and all we can do is move forward within that amplitude. But without affirming them, we can't survive.
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Connections

Referenced in Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

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St. James Infirmary
Words and Music by Irving Mills
Performed by Atsuki Kimura
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It's very hard to believe how many people hate this movie
3 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is another great masterpiece in anime. Also, it's very different from others, as reviewers have pointed out.

I never expected old-1930-ish-saxopohone jazz music to be playing in an anime movie. It's a great movie, and, like Akira, the Matrix, and Princess Mononoke (or, Mononoke Hime as I prefer), it gets better every time you see it.

and in the climax of the movie, you hear Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You". Puts in the same touch as how Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" was put in "A Clockwork Orange". It engraves the scene in your head, never to forget, and it does bring the scene back to your mind once you hear that song. It's happened to me lots of times after i saw Clockwork Orange.

Review: 5/5, Good Movie scale Ratings: US PG-13, UK PG, Canada PG


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