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9 (I) (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  9 September 2009 (USA)
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A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.



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Cast overview:
#1 (voice)
#2 (voice)
#5 (voice)
#6 (voice)
#7 (voice)
#8 / Radio Announcer (voice)
#9 (voice)
Scientist (voice)
Dictator (voice)
News Caster (voice)


In a world destroyed in a war between man and machine, a hand-stitched doll with the number 9 written on its back comes to life. The world he has awakened in is frightening, but he quickly learns that he is not alone and that there are others like him, also with a single digit written on their back. The first one he encounters is 2 who tells him something of what happened to the world. 2 is also thrilled with the disk 9 is carrying, one with three unique symbols on the front. 9 soon learns that the disk and some of the other dolls who are prepared to die for the good of humankind may be the last hope for man's salvation. Written by garykmcd

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Número 9  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,740,446 (USA) (11 September 2009)


$31,743,332 (USA) (27 November 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The fifth slide in the film shown by the twins resembles the painting, "Panic In The Streets" from Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds' album art. See more »


Once 2 places the voice box into 9, the zipper remains open. However, in the next shot, 9's zipper is closed. The following shot has the zipper open again. 9 is later shown zipping his zipper closed. See more »


[first lines]
Scientist: We had such potential. Such promise. But we squandered our gifts, our intelligence. Our blind pursuit of technology only sped us quicker to our doom. Our world is ending. But life must go on.
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Crazy Credits

Some of the end credits emerge from 9's talisman. See more »


References The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »


Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A much darker "Wall-e", and that's a good thing.
27 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

9 is a rag-doll who wakes up after a war between humans and machines that has devastated the world and wiped out humanity.He later meets a group of surviving rag-dolls and he tries to convince them to save 2.9 and 5 go to save 2, but they accidentally awaken a machine known as Brain.After they escape the dreaded machine, Brain hatches a scheme to build machines and hunt down the remaining rag-doll survivors.

"9" is like a combination of "The Terminator", "War Of The Worlds", and "Wall-e".With the war, machines, and apocalypse, there's no way you can disagree with that.The PG-13 rating is most certainly deserved.Afterall, the imagery is a bit frightening and will have young kids begging for their parents to take them to see "Wall-e" so they can get all of the disturbing images out of their minds once and for all.As for the movie, I can't say that I was disappointed.With it's spectacular visuals, great action sequences, and convincing characters, "9" is a must-see for those who want to take a visually thrilling roller-coaster.Clocking in at a brief 79 minutes( 72 minutes if you take out the end credits), "9" will take your imagination and put it into a world that will make you want for a sequel.We all know what the title would be, so I don't need to go any further."9" deserves a 9.

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