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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 15 April 2011 (USA)
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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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Atlas Shrugged: Part I  »

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$20,000,000 (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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Paul Johansson replaced Stephen Polk as director just nine days before filming was scheduled to begin. See more »

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The change of seasons in the Colorado scenes clearly do not match the dates shown in the film. The aspen trees are always shown at the beginning of their seasonal change, which would take place in late September and into October and would not be seen at other 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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Bad Business
Written by Steve Weisberg (Stove Proeber Music-BMI)
Performed by The Jerry Vivino Quartet
Produced by Gary Gold and Steve Weisberg
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An exhilarating ride!
25 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been many years since I read Ayn Rand's iconic novel, but it all came back to me as I watched this movie unfold. Indeed, the characters have more depth and complexity in the movie version.

Most impressive is the production quality. I'm told this is a low budget movie, but it doesn't look that way. It is a visual treat.

The story line is true to the book but updated and set in a modern context that makes it feel fresh and exciting.

Every single performance is first rate, but the leads are truly standouts.

I can't wait for Parts II and III.


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