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Serenity (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  30 September 2005 (USA)
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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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They're armed. She's dangerous. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Firefly  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,086,680 (USA) (30 September 2005)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joss Whedon decided not to do a "Serenity 2" and instead focused on "The Avengers" films. See more »


When Simon is rescuing River, the Alliance doctor tells Simon about the Alliance's intentions with her and the other subjects of their tests, including the goal of turning them into weapons. In the original television series however, Simon does not know anything about these procedures. This was included so that the film would make sense to viewers that had not followed the Firefly. See more »


[first lines]
Teacher: Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many. We found a new solar system, dozens of planets and hundreds of moons. Each one terraformed, a process taking decades, to support human life, to be new Earths. The Central Planets formed the Alliance. Ruled by an interplanetary parliament, the Alliance was a beacon of civilization. The savage outer planets were not so enlightened and refused Alliance control. The war was devastating, but the Alliance's victory over...
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Crazy Credits

As the last of the credits roll, a solitary guitar plays the theme song of the original TV show, "Firefly". See more »


Featured in Future History: The Story of Earth That Was (2005) See more »


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User Reviews

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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