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Babylon A.D. (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  29 August 2008 (USA)
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Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérôme Le Banner ...
The High Priestess
Joel Kirby ...
Souleymane Dicko ...
Kid with Tattoos
Radek Bruna ...
Jan Unger ...
Fight Promoter
Abraham Belaga ...
Gary Cowan ...


In a near future, the mercenary Toorop is hired by the powerful criminal Gorsky to take a woman named Aurora from a Noelite Convent in Central Asia to New York. In return, he will receive a large amount of money and a clear passport. Toorop joins Aurora and her guardian Sister Rebeka as they cross the dangerous Russian landscape chased by mercenaries that also want Aurora. On their journey, Toorop discovers that Aurora has special abilities and once in New York, they see on the news that the Noelite Convent has just been bombed. When Aurora discloses that she is a virgin and pregnant with twins, Toorop realizes that there is something sinister behind his mission and that he and Sister Rebeka are not part of Gorsky's plans. Written by MissTrious, UK

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babylon Babies  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£536,968 (UK) (29 August 2008)


$22,531,698 (USA) (14 November 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A lack of snow meant a skiing sequence to be shot in Eastern Europe had to be moved to Sweden. See more »


The credits misspell the first song in the soundtrack as "Dueuces" (instead of "Deuces"). See more »


[first lines]
Toorop: [voice-over] Save the planet. Whenever I've read that bumper sticker I've had to laugh. Save the planet. What for? And for what, ourselves? What about God, can He help us? I don't think so. God gave us what we have to see how we use it. Shit, rats in a cage would have done it better. Life's a bitch and then you die - bumper sticker philosophy. Yeah, right. Sometimes, you get a second chance.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Dead Embryonic Cells
Written by Igor Cavalera, Max Cavalera, Andreas Kisser, Paulo Jr. (as Pinto Paulo Xisto Jr)
Performed by Sepultura
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Inc.
Published by Universal Music - MGR Songs (ASCAP)
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Actually, not all that bad
1 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Considering the problems reported with this production I thought the film wasn't all that bad. Sure, some of the dialogue was hokey, but I'd like to see a director's cut. That way perhaps it might help support the director's claims, or it might suggest otherwise. The location's were great and some of the ideas were interesting. When will studio knobs learn stop meddling. Unless there are really serious and legitimate problems they should stay the hell out of the director's way. The IMDb says the budget for this film was $60 million. Interfering has helped ensure that it's unlikely to break even. Maybe on DVD it might. I'd watch a sequel, provided Vin is in it.

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