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Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 15 May 2009 (USA)
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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Simeon
Franklin Amobi ...
Cardinal Lamasse
Cardinal Ebner
Bob Yerkes ...
Cardinal Guidera
Marc Fiorini ...
Cardinal Baggia (as Marco Fiorini)


Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

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The holiest event of our time. Perfect for their return. See more »


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Obelisk  »


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,204,168, 17 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$133,375,846, 2 August 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$485,930,816, 2 August 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name for Vittoria Vetra was based on sixties model/actress Victoria Vetri. See more »


When the group finds the second murdered Cardinal (with the punctured lung), Vittoria attempts to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after it's established that he's still alive and able to breathe. Anyone with any medical training (which Vittoria seems to have) would know not to attempt CPR on a breathing victim. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
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Crazy Credits

At the very beginning, when the Columbia girl is standing holding aloft the torch, it flickers like the anti-matter. See more »


Gregorian Chant: Requiem Aeternam-Introitus (VI)
from "Liturgia Defunctorum, Missae Pro Defunctis"
Performed by Schola of the Hofburgkapelle, Vienna
Hubert Dopf S.J.
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I wish I hadn't read the book
26 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

I am sorry for all the readers, but I don't know where to begin.

Let me say at first that I'm not a big Dan Brown fan, but I read Angels & Demons with great pleasure. The book deals a lot with the eternal question of Science vs. Religion and that made me think a lot about that subject again. That big battle is totally lost in the movie.

A lot of the important lines in the book (CERN, Maximilian Kohler, the scepsis of the Swiss Guard, the love relationship between Robert and Vittoria, the Hassassin, the relationship between the Camerlengo and the pope) are lost in the movie screenplay. This makes the movie a very cut-down and over-simplified version.

Would the movie be any good if I hadn't read the book? I still doubt it. From scene 3 on, the movie is a 'chase-movie' without interruption. There is no time for contemplation or depth. No story-line, no backgrounds. It's just a chase movie in a GREAT decorum.

You would think that with a running time of about 140 minutes a movie is able to bring more. Much more.

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