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Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  12 October 2012 (USA)
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Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.


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The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment tops 24%. Gas is $42 per gallon. Railroads are the main transportation. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, are mysteriously disappearing. Dagny Taggart, COO of Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered an answer to the mounting energy crisis - a prototype of a motor that draws energy from static electricity. But, until she finds its creator, it's useless. It's a race against time. And someone is watching. Written by Producers - Atlas Shrugged

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »

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12 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 - Either-Or  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,746,025 (USA) (12 October 2012)


$3,333,823 (USA) (21 November 2012)

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Bob Beckel:  In a photograph during a television news report on Wyatt's disappearance. His brother Graham Beckel played Ellis Wyatt in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011). See more »


(at around 1h 20 mins) The cab of the replacement steam locomotive is an older F-type diesel locomotive. See more »


Follows Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) See more »

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Another really well done movie
12 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

While I have never read the book, the way this movie is filmed and the lack of big named stars really took me in. This is a wonderfully produced movie with some incredibly deep overtones of the situation that the US is currently potentially facing.

The acting is excellent and the dark feel and sense of hopelessness really gets inside of you as I realize this is a possible future as being orchestrated by the powers that be. Art imitates life so to speak and being someone who deeply distrusts the main stream media, seeing it as the 100% propaganda that it is and has researched a lot into the darker truths about those running our country, its almost as if Ayn Rand was seeing the way the power structure of the world was setting up the world to achieve its goals of domination and subservience of the US population.

Fear is rampant in this moment and the government uses that fear to take even further control from the people. This movie should hit home and make us take stock of what we have and wake up to what the military industrial complex, bankers and power elite have in store for those of us that continue to stand still with our head buried in the sand while all of our liberties are taken by us one by one.

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