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The Island (2005)

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A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jones Three Echo
Gandu Three Echo
Community Announcer
Lima One Alpha
Laurent Team Member
Laurent Team Member
Laurent Team Member


Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan.

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They don't want you to know what you are. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla  »


Box Office


$126,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,409,070, 24 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the commentary track, director Michael Bay claims that the agnate birth scene required 154 gallons of K-Y jelly. See more »


When Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are running from the facility you can see their white tracksuits getting dirty, then when they are outside their white tracksuits are clean with no spots. Then in the next scene they are dirty again. See more »


[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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Walking Bum
Written by Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray
Performed by Heavy Trash
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Why were the critics so harsh on the film?
30 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I thought "The Island" was fantastic and just was a movie worth watching. Ewan and Scarlett were just great together in this on the seat thriller, the story was just very exciting. Especially since cloning is such a huge debate right now, I know that it is going to get more intense in the future. That's the story's main plot, cloning and wither it's right or wrong of playing God.

The story itself just keeps you guessing and thinking with some very great effects. I would without a doubt recommend "The Island" for your viewing pleasure. It's a lot of fun, it's got excitement, romance, action, and a plot that actually worked coming from Michael Bay. :D My only complaint is the ending, which I choose not to give away, but it leaves some room for questioning. Other than that, enjoy!


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