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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

 -  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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$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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Trivia

In the late 1970s, NBC had plans to bring the novel to television as one of the multi-part mini-series popular at the time. Ayn Rand wanted Farrah Fawcett to star, but the project never materialized. See more »

Goofs

All articles in the Philadelphia Leader newspaper except the one on Rearden metal have incorrect headlines and their text segments contain multiple spelling/grammar errors. See more »

Quotes

John Galt: Midas Mulligan.
Midas Mulligan: Who's asking?
John Galt: Someone who knows what it's like to work for himself and not let others feed off the profits of his energy.
Midas Mulligan: That's funny. That's exactly what I've been thinking.
John Galt: We're alike, you and I.
Midas Mulligan: Who are you?
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Followed by Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012) See more »

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I've Got A Lot To Lose
Written by Steve Weisberg
Performed by The Late Night Society Orchestra
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From someone who had not read the book
6 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many of the reviews have said they are not sure how it would play to someone who is not a fan or have hinted that the only way to like it is to overlook things.

I had not read the book before seeing the movie. That being said, I still like it. As an independent film it really rates up there as one of the best. The photography was great as was most of the music. My biggest complaints were the editing. There were a couple of bad transitions, a bad splice, and at one point the music was off. As someone who watches a lot of independent films however, I can tell you it was not as bad as most other low budget films.

As to the story line itself, that has been driven in to the ground by those before me. I will say that by not having read the book it does play out as more of an intellectual adventure. If you are not reading too much in to the characters, they are just as fleshed out as any movie. I guess that is one of the problems of bringing any popular book to the screen, people will tend to use the enhanced knowledge when viewing the work.


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