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The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

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In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$228,581 (Australia) (14 October 2005)

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$25,335,935 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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Trivia

In the cargo bay, just after a Reaver is shot, some of the crates behind River have the message "Reusable Container: Do Not Destroy" printed on them. It's an inside joke. The ship set had to be rebuilt from scratch for the movie because the original, from Firefly (2002), was destroyed. See more »

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When Simon rescues River at the start of the film, he smudges the spot of blood on her forehead. When they leave the room the spot is no longer smeared. See more »

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Like Firefly, Serenity just plain rocks.
22 August 2005 | by (Ashford, CT) – See all my reviews

When Firefly was canceled, a small part of me died. With Serenity, I'm feeling wonderfully whole again. Serenity is a grand, sweeping finale to Firefly and with any luck, the beginning of a new film franchise. Like Firefly, Serenity just plain rocks. Intense storytelling, amazing visuals, sharp-as-a-tack dialog and the prettiest darned crew ya ever seen. These are Big Damned Heroes for sure! The Operative is a fantastic new character in this wonderful verse. Serenity answers many of Firefly's lingering questions while leaving others wide open for the next adventure. And I for one can't wait for that. Watch Firefly, see Serenity, tell your friends. Lather, rinse, repeat. Any questions? Shiny.


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