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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  15 April 2011 (USA)
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Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

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It was great to be alive, once, but the world was perishing. Factories were shutting down, transportation was grinding to a halt, granaries were empty--and key people who had once kept it running were disappearing all over the country. As the lights winked out and the cities went cold, nothing was left to anyone but misery. No one knew how to stop it, no one understood why it was happening - except one woman, the operating executive of a once mighty transcontinental railroad, who suspects the answer may rest with a remarkable invention and the man who created it - a man who once said he would stop the motor of the world. Everything now depends on finding him and discovering the answer to the question on the lips of everyone as they whisper it in fear: Who *is* John Galt? Written by Robb

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Atlas Shrugged: Part I  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)

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$1,686,347 (USA) (15 April 2011)

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$4,563,873 (USA) (13 May 2011)
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Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Maggie Gyllenhaal were among the actresses considered to play Dagny Taggart, with Brad Pitt being considered to play John Galt. See more »

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About 10 minutes into the film planes can be seen flying over the train. Trains, and not planes are the affordable form of transportation, as planes require oil based fuel, a commodity too expensive for the times. See more »

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Henry Rearden: What exactly is your motive here?
Francisco D'Anconia: Let us say, to give you the words you need for the time when you'll need them.
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Nothing To Shrug At; A Decent Film
6 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an "intelligent" movie which features business as its main subject. That might bore a lot of people, but this story was pretty interesting.

Despite a small budget and no-name actors it came across with high production values and good acting....no complaints there.

Taylor Schilling was good as the lead character, "Dabney Taggart," a strong businesswoman who isn't going to let - if she can help it - the government, unions or whoever else - unfairly bully her and the railroad company.

Grant Bowler also was good as Dabney's ally, "Henry Reardon," one of the few admirable characters in this movie based on the 1957 Ayn Rand book, which now seems very prophetic 55 years later.

There was a rumor that the sequel was not going to be made, but that is not true. I'm really looking forward to Part II of this story.


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