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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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21 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica del dragón tatuado  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,750,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)

Gross:

$102,515,793 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Trivia

Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were considered for the lead male role. See more »

Goofs

When Mikael Blomkvist arrives at Hedestad for the second time, he takes a taxi to the the small house. It's snowing very hard, but you can see lots of car tracks in front of the house. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: What kind is it?
Henrik Vanger: I don't know. White?
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: And the frame?
Henrik Vanger: Dark.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: Postmark?
Henrik Vanger: Same as last time.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: And no note.
Henrik Vanger: No.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: I'm so sorry, Henrik.
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At the beginning of the film's opening studio intros of Columbia and MGM, Leo, the MGM mascot's roar is silenced. See more »

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Sonata In D Major For Trumpet And Strings
Written By El Allesandro Stradella
Performed By The Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conducted By Helmut Müller-Brühl
Courtesy Of Naxos
By Arrangement With Source/Q
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Why Remake a Perfectly Good Film?
22 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why Hollywood wants to remake a perfectly good film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132620/). I don't think anyone in Hollywood is arrogant enough to think they can make a better version of this film. It's stupid to have this remake be set in Sweden but have everyone speak English. It seems like a movie made for gullible Americans (I am ashamed at what my compatriots deem to be quality entertainment).

Once again Hollywood dumbs things down, makes everything transparent and easily digestible for 10 year-olds and expect a lot of people to flock to the theaters to watch this junk.

Just another cash cow for the Hollywood bankers.

This film has got STUPID written all over it.


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