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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.



(based on the comic "The Ghost in the Shell" by), (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
Danusia Samal ...
Tawanda Manyimo ...
Mana Hira Davis ...
Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
Erroll Anderson ...
Hanka Security Agent


In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Written by Paramount Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They did not save your life. They stole it.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell  »

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Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,676,033, 31 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,533,014, 19 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,246,659, 11 April 2017
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before this film veteran Japanese actor Kaori Momoi had appeared in only one American film (Memoirs of a Geisha, 2005). See more »


After Batou meets Major on the boat, they sail off towards the bridge but, when the camera switches to a wide shot, there is no wake behind the boat and it's not moving. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Ouelet: Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
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The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »


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CMI15105 Arabesque
Written and Performed by Juliet Lyons
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Great Film from a non manga fan point of view
21 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

First of all I have to say that I'm not a manga or anime fan even though I've watched the GITS anime twice and think is amazingly deep in terms of its story-line and philosophical topics. I went to see this movie trying to forget the anime, letting myself be surprised by the characters and plot. And must say that I really enjoyed the movie, especially that "retro noir", post apocalyptic atmosphere a la Blade Runner. I never expected to find the same scenes that appear on the anime, that would be a complete waste of time and effort. What would be the point on replicating the same scenes? Instead of that, the movie adds a slightly different approach compared to the original story and sacrifices some philosophical matters perhaps to keep the fast-paced of the action. Another aspect worth to mention is the original score, so magnificent, flowing with the scenes, helping to create that dark, robotic and apocalyptic look.

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