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Serenity (2005)

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The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers 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 aim to misbehave. 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?


Although the film is a direct continuation of the television series "Firefly". Some fans of the show wrongly assumed that the film was a reboot. See more »


On Miranda, around the time of River's "Make me a stone" speech, Jayne turns around to the left. In the next shot, he turns around to the right. In the commentary for the special edition, he admits that he did it on purpose. 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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »


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User Reviews

Awesome movie
20 August 2005 | by (MA) – See all my reviews

I saw this at a sneak preview, WHOA. Joss really outdid himself here, this movie is funny, has tons of action and has several great layered characters, oh and the special effects are pretty good too. There is even a brief intro that catches up those who haven't seen Firefly. Great movie. What I really liked about this movie is that the characters are all so colorful and textured, I believe this universe that Joss Wheedan has created could become the next big franchise like Star Trek. My recommendation is see it at least three times and take all your friends with you each time, that way we can get the trilogy made.

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Spell to calm River down vn2-15-60493
Slight difference in storyline between serenity and firefly The_Indian
I feel about Firefly the same way I feel about Cowboy Bebop levqchi
Kinda ruins re-watching the series for me. gory_reer
Half-decent TV movie... lars-larsson
The mudders in Jaynestown are dead. Right? Telutan
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