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Elektra (2005)

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Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abby Miller (as Kirsten Prout)
Edson T. Ribeiro ...
Laura Ward ...
Young Elektra
Nikolas Natchios


In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark version of the martial art Kimagure. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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She's the last thing that stands between good and evil. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ilektra  »


Box Office


$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,792,335, 16 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

(DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


McCabe has no comic book counterpart. However, there was a character named Nina McCabe, first introduced by comic book writer Peter Milligan in the first, short-lived Elektra ongoing series. Nina's father was killed in front of Elektra and Elektra sort of adopted her, becoming her sensei. The character of Nina is pretty similar to Abby. See more »


When Elektra is in a bikini after swimming, her wound can be seen on the top of her stomach. However in the previous scene, when she is underwater, there is no wound. See more »


McCabe: You might as well kill me now, 'cause I ain't talking.
Kirigi: Talking is not necessary. But I accept the first half of your proposal.
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, many Roman letters are replaced either by their Greek equivalents or by similar-looking characters (for instance, Sigma resembles the capital letter E). See more »


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User Reviews

Better than I thought
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of Marvel Universe I found that I liked this movie. I suggest people not familiar with Elektra, The hand, or other aspects of the Marvel plot lines stay away from this movie. Having the knowledge from the comics I was able to fill in the plot holes and just enjoy the movie. I liked the visual aspects of the movie which includes the special effects, settings, and Jennifer Garner. I thought that some of the bad guys were unnecessary. They should have just stuck with one or two bad guys and spent more time defining them. What was the point of the big bullet proof guy? All in all I didn't feel ripped off after seeing the movie. I got my $6.50 worth.

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