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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This is one 'River' you do not want to cross. 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the Operative reviews Mal's file, it shows his birth date as 9/20/2468. Firefly (2002) premiered 9/20/2002. Writer/producer Ben Edlund was born 9/20/1968. See more »


Security camera footage shows Mal and Jayne sitting at a table with Fanty and Mingo before they enter the bar. 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

There is a message in the closing credits: "The filmmakers wish to thank the crew and staff of 'Firefly'" See more »


References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »


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User Reviews

Just Amazing
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch one of the pre-screenings of Serenity in Spring (thank you Universal!). I let the cinema with a lump in my throat and a feeling that I had just witnessed something special. A phoenix from the ashes, if you will. Serenity is simply an emotional roller-coaster, especially given its ilk in the sci fi genre. Joss has truly created something special for the fans of the show, and for fans of clever storytelling. The movie is an analogy of the show as a whole and can best be summed up by the infamous quote from Mal in the TV series, "We've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty." See. This. Film. Watch Firely first if you want to get the maximum effect.

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