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Oblivion (2013)

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A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.



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One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. Written by Black Dahlia

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Earth is a memory worth fighting for.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,054,485, 21 April 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,021,735, 23 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beginning of the film, during Jack's voiceover detailing the war with the Scavs, a destroyed tower structure is visible. This is the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See more »


When Julia first awakens from the Delta sleep, she is wearing a light white dress. Later, when she leaves the tower with Jack to recover the flight recorder, she's wearing the NASA flight suit and boots. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Harper: Earth, before the war. New York, before I was born. A place I've only seen pictures of. I know you... But we've never met. I'm with you... But I don't know your name. I know I'm dreaming. But it feels like more than that. It feels like a memory. How can that be?
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo in this film is a representation of the Earth in the year 2077, and the text "Universal" is rusted. See more »


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Ramble On
Written by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Fantastic visual effects ensure a gripping and entertaining film
17 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Before seeing this film in theaters it was tough to know what to expect. It immediately grasped my attention as the storyline was so different than anything I have seen as of late. Tom Cruise is the perfect man for the lead role, and does not fail to deliver a good performance. If you are a relatively simple person with a short attention span you may become a bit dazed and confused as to why certain components of the film are occurring, but it adds up in the end beyond measure. Although 'Oblivion' forces you to work slightly harder than usual in understanding the plot and each twist that it takes, it all comes together very well in this thrilling yet slightly confusing film. No doubt one of Kosinski's best so far.

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