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Chronicle (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  3 February 2012 (USA)
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Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Petersen ...
Rudi Malcolm ...
Luke Tyler ...
Crystal-Donna Roberts ...
Samantha (as Crystal Donna Roberts)
Adrian Collins ...
Nicole Bailey ...
Lynita Crofford ...
Casey's Mom


The shy, lonely and outcast teenager Andrew Detmer is bullied and has no friends at high-school and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father Richard Detmer and his terminally ill mother Karen. Andrew buys a camera to film his everyday life. His cousin Matt Garetty drives him to school and invites Andrew to go to a party at night. telekinetic abilities and Andrew becomes the most powerful. But he easily loses his temper and becomes dangerous while Matt tries to control him. When his mother needs a medicine and Andrew does not have enough money to buy it, his darker side overcomes and he becomes a menace. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poder sin límites  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,004,098 (USA) (3 February 2012)


$64,572,496 (USA) (1 June 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film is inspired by various comic books and superhero movies. After this film's release, cast members Dane DeHaan and Michael B. Jordan went on to star in big-budget superhero films. DeHaan played Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Jordan went on to play Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2015). See more »


The police cars shown do not accurately represent real Seattle Police Department vehicles. See more »


[first lines]
Andrew Detmer: [as Richard tries to enter his room] What do you want?
Richard Detmer: Why is this door locked, Andrew?
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until the end. See more »


Referenced in The Death and Return of Superman (2011) See more »


Pieces of a Puzzle
Written by Leigh Ryan, Ryan Leaf & Tim Gordon
Performed by Dialectrix
Courtesy of Obese Records
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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User Reviews

I am glad they left some secrets
15 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie was awesome.

The main secret that the makers of the movie left out was where did the supernatural power come from. The question was asked throughout the movie and even in the end it was brought up again. I feel like for many this was a big problem, but for me I felt it left good curiosity.

The overall movie was filmed well. I thought it was going to be a regular story about someone who becomes a here etc. However the movie was formed off of realistic scenarios. Scenerios mixed with the science fiction elements made the movie bring a sense of realness.

Something I liked about the movie is the emotion brought out in each character with the gained super power. I feel like each person watching the movie could at least relate to one of them.

To sum it up, awesome movie and great actors.

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