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V for Vendetta (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  17 March 2006 (USA)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.



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Emma Field-Rayner ...
Guy Fawkes Lover (as Emma Field Rayner)


Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. Written by ameelmore

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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,188,058 (UK) (17 March 2006)


$70,496,802 (USA) (23 June 2006)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several of the main themes (music), when written out on a staff form the letter V if the notes are connected, dot to dot. Specifically the theme that's played at the beginning of "The Dominoes Fall," or the piano solo during "Valerie." See more »


Guy Fawkes was not intercepted putting the gunpowder into position as shown in the movie. Fawkes was arrested by Sir Thomas Knyvet leaving the cellar underneath the House of Lords, having already lit a slow-burning fuse. See more »


[first lines]
Evey Hammond: [voiceover] Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still ...
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Dedicated in memory of Adrian Biddle (1951-2005). See more »


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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gene Lees
Performed by Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto
Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
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User Reviews

I have only one thing to say, AMAZING!!
11 March 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie yes today here in Denmark, and i didn't know what to expect, because i haven't heard of the V or read the Comics from publisher DC comics.

But was i in for a BIG treat, this movie is so superbly acted by all the actors, especially Natalie Portman performed according to me to an Oscar nomination next year.

The movie is perfectly put together, so if you haven't read the comics you will be on the edge of you seat the whole movie. Its really that good folks.

And lastly, the visual effects is fantastic, and the action scenes is nothing but spectacular.

Watch this movie :-).

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