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A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvestable being", and is being kept as a source of replacement parts, along with others, in a Utopian facility.

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In an updated version of Logan's Run 1976 (which was just an updated version of the Bible's Eden story), two clones leave the relative safety & tranquility of their utopia to find the truth about what's outside their gilded cage. And although they find a hostile world, they return to free the rest of the prisoners. So this could have been called "Lincoln's Run". Written by Steve83

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

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22 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$126,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,311 (Turkey) (16 September 2005)

Gross:

$620,872 (South Africa) (16 September 2005)
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Michael Bay:  [360 Shot]  When Lincoln and Jordan finally escape. See more »

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The train wheels falling off the trailer fall and flip towards the pursuing police. In reality they would continue moving in the same direction as the semi and flip in the same direction. See more »

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[first lines]
God-Like Man: You're special. You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you.
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Written by The Prom Kings, Michael Carney & Andrew Duncan
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Original, Intriguing and Scary View of Science, Ethic and Future Society
10 December 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson) are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisiacal island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the utopist award.

"The Island" is an original, intriguing and scary view of science, ethic and society in a near future. Using elements of "Logan's Run", "Matrix", "Gattaca" and "The Thirteenth Floor", among other sci-fi movies, and non-stop action, it is a surprisingly great film. I liked very much the amoral behavior of Dr. Merrick (Sean Bean), with a total lack of ethic, and the possibility of replacement parts raised in the story. Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor shows a good chemistry, and watching this sci-fi / action movie is worthwhile, even to think how cloning process shall be discussed by the society and controlled through well-studied laws. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Ilha" ("The Island")


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