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Chappie (2015)

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In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
Johnny Selema ...
Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
Anderson Cooper
Maurice Carpede ...
Police Chief
Kevin Otto ...


In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


I am discovery. I am wonder. I am Chappie. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capis  »

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Box Office


$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,346,782, 8 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,399,548, 25 May 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is not Hugh Jackman's first time in a movie dealing with robots. He also starred in Real Steel (2011) (about boxing robots), and in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), where the X-Men, including Wolverine, fought giant robots called Sentinels. See more »


When Vincent Moore was presenting his Moose robot to the police chiefs, his hair was closely trim above the forehead. After they rejected his pitch, Vincent went into a washroom and his hair was noticeably longer, as well as his beard being a bit scruffier now. See more »


[first lines]
Journalist: Historically, when we look at evolution, it's not surprising that uh... Chappie's left turn... uh... happened.
Professor: It's too early to tell how this is all going to play out. I didn't believe that this would happen in my lifetime, but... but it is happening.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits appears "Be Moved" in large font. See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Interstellar (2014) See more »


Never Le Nkemise
Written by Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), D.J. Hi-Tek (as DJ Hi-Tek)
Performed by Die Antwoord
Courtesy of Zef Records
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Great movie. Reviewers are way off with this.
5 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie definitely in the style of Niell Blomkamp. However, some people might consider this a fault, as Elysium was a little off the mark. What is great about the movie is its style. They really went all out with Yolandi and Ninja (the main characters part of the musical group Die Antwoord). Hugh Jackman is pretty hilarious as a bloodthirsty war vet, selling his role pretty well. The technology in this movie is fantastic, as usual coming from Blomkamp, leaving plenty of ideas for the imagination to wonder about for the future. Of course, Chappie really makes this movie; taking something so technical and robotic, making it human in action. He really gets the feels going. I haven't laughed like that in a movie theater in a long time. Add to that the oddness of the characters influencing the development of Chappie, this movie is gangster.

Still, 9/10, super great movie.

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