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Pandorum (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Mystery  |  25 September 2009 (USA)
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A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
André Hennicke ...
Hunter Leader (as André M. Hennicke)
Friederike Kempter ...
Insane Officer 'Eden' (as Niels Bruno Schmidt)
Asia Luna Mohmand ...
Childhunter (as Luna Mohmand)
Delphine Chuillot ...
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...
Julian Rappe ...
Domenico D'Ambrosio ...


Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. Written by Overture Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't fear the end of the world. Fear what happens next.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пандорум  »

Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,424,126 (USA) (25 September 2009)


$10,326,062 (USA) (13 November 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was originally planned to be shot on video as a low-budget feature for $200,000, in an abandoned paper mill with unknown actors until Impact Pictures read the script and showed interest. Writer Travis Milloy never thought it would be considered as a studio production because of its dark tone. See more »


Right after Bower climbs up the ladder out of the small tunnel after asking Payton about feeling symptoms of Pandorum and the Eden mission, he is holding the flashlight in his right hand, the same hand as the gauntlet, as he walks away it suddenly switches to his left hand. See more »


[first lines]
Recorded Voice: You're all that's left of us. Good luck, God bless, and godspeed.
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Crazy Credits

The studio logo segues into space. See more »


Referenced in Elysium (2013) See more »

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User Reviews

Nice mix of adventure, surprises and psychological fun
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie did an excellent job of tapping into a number of deep-rooted fears that seem to be universal - claustrophobia, loneliness, loss of memory, large semi-dark areas with things that go bump, not to mention suddenly waking up and not knowing what the heck is going on all around you.

It had some nice "seat jump" scenes, and had moments where it was surprising funny.

And lots of nice twists too - don't see that enough in movies in general any more!

I can't comment too much on the "technical" aspects of the film, sorry, I'm just more of "was it a good, believable story" person. This was.

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