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Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  3 May 2013 (USA)
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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.



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Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Written by Jawadjee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$174,144,585 (USA) (3 May 2013)


$408,992,272 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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Did You Know?


In this movie Ben Kingsley plays The Mandarin while Robert Redford plays Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). Both actors were in the movie Sneakers (1992) with Kingsley playing the villain and Redford the main protagonist. Now, both Academy Award winning actors, have been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »


When Tony and Rhodey are at the docks and taking cover, Tony asks for more ammo from his pistol, even though Rhodey tells him their bullets are not compatible, which Tony insists that they are. While Tony may not have any military training like Rhodey does, he is a notorious former weapons designer, and should know that certain pistols can only use certain caliber bullets. See more »


[first lines]
Tony Stark: [Narrates] A famous man once said, 'We create our own demons.' Who said that? What does that even mean? Doesn't matter. I said it 'cause he said it. So now, he was famous and that basically getting said by two well-known guys. I don't, uh... I'm gonna start again.
Tony Stark: Let's track this from the beginning.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a Spider-Man 3 (2007)-esque montage of scenes from all the three films. See more »


Referenced in Agent Carter: Now Is Not the End (2015) See more »


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Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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User Reviews

This third time is the charm!
27 June 2013 | by (Dallas,TX) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to see what happened to Tony Stark and Iron Man especially after the events of The Avengers, and while I enjoyed it, I felt the whole movie was a bit overlong, but the ending knocked it out of the park! I will watch this again, as it is rare to find a movie I will watch a second time anymore. Do not let he comic book fan boys and smart marks talk you out of seeing this movie! A fantastic movie that will help lead these Marvel characters into "Phase 2" - so bring your family to the theater and enjoy and exciting movie! Although just a little bit of an improvement over Iron Man 2, this now makes me really look forward to Thor:The Dark World in November!

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