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Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike -- With the global economy on the brink of collapse, Dagny Taggart discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the World from being stopped for good.
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike -- The teaser trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Part 2, based on the novel by Ayn Rand.
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike -- Teaser 2 for Atlas Shrugged: Part II
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Release Date:
12 October 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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What would Ayn say? See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samantha Mathis ... Dagny Taggart

Jason Beghe ... Henry Rearden

Esai Morales ... Francisco d'Anconia

Patrick Fabian ... James Taggart

Kim Rhodes ... Lillian Rearden

Richard T. Jones ... Eddie Willers

D.B. Sweeney ... John Galt

Paul McCrane ... Wesley Mouch

John Rubinstein ... Dr. Floyd Ferris

Robert Picardo ... Dr. Robert Stadler

Ray Wise ... Head of State Thompson

Diedrich Bader ... Quentin Daniels

Bug Hall ... Leonard Small

Arye Gross ... Ken Danagger

Rex Linn ... Kip Chalmers

Larisa Oleynik ... Cherryl Brooks

Jeff Yagher ... Jeff Allen

Michael Gross ... Ted 'Buzz' Killman

Stephen Macht ... Clem Weatherby

Thomas F. Wilson ... Robert Collins

Jordana Capra ... Judge Giesie

Jennifer Cortese ... Gwen Ives
Rebecca Dunn ... Lillian's friend

Mel Fair ... Luke Stone

Kip Gilman ... Judge Beckstrom

Martin Grey ... Reception Guest #1

Amy Hedrick ... Laura Bradford

Kevin M. Horton ... Dave Mitchum

Gildart Jackson ... Gilbert Keith Worthing

James Jordan ... Operator

Jamie Rose ... Sara Connelly

Dana Sparks ... Reception Guest #2

Patricia Tallman ... Holly

Teller ... Laughlin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexa Hamilton ... Giselle
Jonathan Hoenig ... Wedding Photographer
Steve Janousek ... Court Observer / Protester

Damian Forest Light ... Court Observer / Protester

J.P. Manoux ... Conductor

Kelly Perine ... Airport Manager

Ron Roggé ... Chauffeur

Angelo Romanelli ... Bike Messenger
Darren Server ... Richard Halley

Michael James Spall ... Orren Boyle

Bruce Van Patten ... Board Member
Bob Beckel ... Himself (uncredited)

Cassandra M. Bellantoni ... Upscale Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (uncredited)
Tamara Holder ... Herself (uncredited)
Steve Kaufmann ... Person in train station (uncredited)

Mike Jerome Putnam ... Lead Councel (uncredited)

John Robert ... Protester (uncredited)
Juan Williams ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Putch 
 
Writing credits
Duke Sandefur  and
Brian Patrick O'Toole  co-writer &
Duncan Scott  co-writer

Ayn Rand (novel)

Produced by
John Aglialoro .... producer
Ben 'Bud' Brigham .... co-executive producer
William A. Dunn .... executive producer
Jeff Freilich .... producer
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... line producer
Sybille Herwig .... associate producer
Harmon Kaslow .... producer
Robert Kirkland .... co-executive producer
Bernie Laramie .... co-producer
Bruce McNall .... executive producer
Richard J. Stephenson .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Bacon 
 
Cinematography by
Ross Berryman 
 
Film Editing by
John Gilbert 
 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard 
 
Production Design by
Roland Rosenkranz 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Walters 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Loren May  (as Dan May)
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch 
 
Makeup Department
Rhonda Ann Burns .... hair stylist
Kimberly Carlson .... department head hair
Felicia Linsky .... assistant department head makeup
Cole Patterson .... makeup artist
Nadyne Peoples .... department head makeup artist (as Nadyne Hicks)
Vito Trotta .... assistant department head hair
 
Production Management
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... unit production manager
John Orland .... post-production supervisor
Cynthia Potthast .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colin Duffy .... dga trainee
Shea Farrell .... additional second assistant director
David Waters .... second assistant director
Richard E. White .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Banner Agundez .... set dresser
Joe Del Monte .... construction coordinator
Joe Delmante .... construction coodinator
Aaron Dick .... set dresser
Jim Gmuer .... leadman
Lisa Goldsmith .... buyer
Matt Hausmann .... assistant prop master
Tim Mallory .... on-set dresser
Caroline Quinn .... set designer (as Caroline Quinn-Decker)
Jefry Shebroe .... on-set props
Amy Lynn Umezu .... storyboard artist
Mark Walbaum .... art department coordinator
Gregory R. Wolf .... property master
Adam Zerkel .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Cary Clark .... technical support
Gary Coppola .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Laird Fryer .... foley editor
Russell Knight .... sound effects editor
Eric Maldin .... adr mixer
Joe Milner .... adr editor
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... supervising sound effects editor
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Craig Woods .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Rand .... special effects foreman
Steve Shines .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Detwiler .... visual effects supervisor
Rory Hinnen .... digital compositor
Kevin Kutchaver .... digital compositor
Zheng Liu .... compositor
Jason Maynard .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Nelson .... lead compositor
Chuang Niu .... visual effects artist
Kevin Quattro .... visual effects artist
Eddie Robison .... visual effects artist
Martin Sawtell .... effects technical director
Hao Sun .... visual effects
Russell Welch .... compositor
Stephen T.Y. Wong .... compositor: Base FX (as Stephen Wong)
Zhi Zhong Zuo .... lead compositor
 
Stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunts
G. Grant Jewett .... stunt double: Jason Beghe
Eddie Perez .... Stunt double: Esai Morales
Joe Stone .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... grip
Michelle Ary .... theatrical follow spot operator
Patrick Bensimmon .... second assistant camera
Chris Carroll .... lighting technician
Richard J. Cartwright .... still photographer
Paul K. Daniel .... electrician
Paul K. Daniel .... lighting technician
Houman Forough .... additional camera operator
Bryan Hayes .... grip
Kaoru Ishizuka .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Elton Hartney James .... lamp operator
Dan Kerns .... gaffer
Thomas McGough .... best boy electric
Thomas McGough .... second unit gaffer
Leigh Mierke .... lighting technician
James G. Moriarty .... best boy grip
Michael Mull .... grip
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Tony Politis .... camera operator
Robert Reid .... key grip
Scott Resnick .... camera utility
James Rydings .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tim Sheridan .... second assistant camera
Nick Zeigler .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Patrick Baca .... casting associate
Dylan DiGerolamo .... casting coordinator
Lisa Essary .... casting associate
Bonnie Hellman .... casting assistant
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridgitte Ferry .... set costumer
Svea Macek .... assistant costume designer
Patty Malkin .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Blackshear .... digital intermediate editor
John Dobrich .... assistant editor
Nicholas Lareau .... outpost engineer
Ryan McKeague .... digital intermediate assist
 
Music Department
Bryan Carrigan .... score editor
Linden Killam .... sideline musicians
Michael T. Ryan .... music editor
Gad Emile Zeitune .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Manny Demello .... transportation captain
Jerry Knight .... transportation coordinator
Michael A. Moreno .... driver
Ryan Thor .... driver
 
Other crew
Chaz Ahern .... production assistant
Kelly Akers .... script supervisor
Timothy Attewell .... production assistant (as Tim Attewell)
Scott Bedno .... representative: Spotlight Pictures
Luis Bonachea .... production assistant
Joseph K. Borrelli .... first assistant accountant (as Joseph Borrelli)
Heather Casterlin .... teleprompter operator
Scott DeSapio .... title designer
Sonu Dham .... staff assistant
Anne-Marie Feldman .... payroll accountant
Adam Haracz .... production assistant
Justin Harrold .... key assistant location manager
Dayna Hester .... assistant to Jeff Freilich
Chris Hill .... computer and video playback technician
Ellen J. Hornstein .... production secretary
J. Elizabeth Ingram .... production coordinator
Ari Joffe .... set production assistant
Lucy Johnson .... on-set medic
Ted Kim .... key assistant location manager
Justin Lesniewski .... research assistant
Matt McCombs .... representative: Spotlight Pictures (as Matthew McCombs)
Ryan McCombs .... representative: Spotlight Pictures
Bruce Morin .... craft service
Colin O'Rourke .... additional set production assistant
Jasmin Paris .... key assistant (as Jasmine Paris)
Mike Patlin .... aircraft provider
Tim Patterson .... assistant production coordinator
Alice Peterson .... production assistant
Chris Pluchar .... production assistant
Carlos Rincon .... representative: Spotlight Pictures
Jordan Schmidt .... assistant location manager
Kelley Sims .... production accountant
Duffy Taylor .... location manager
Patty Waisner .... production assistant
Suwannee Wilhelm .... set production assistant
Lauren Willdeboer .... assistant location manager
Andrew Yarchin .... production assistant
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Atlas Shrugged: Part II" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief language
Runtime:
111 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47879)

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Trivia:
Teller, of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks in his role as a Taggart Transcontinental Security Officer. In his magic act, he never speaks.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: The characters pull up the track at a bridge that only goes back a small distance, and ends in grass.See more »
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75 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
What would Ayn say?, 13 October 2012
Author: robbit-5 from United States

After paying $11 to see ATLAS SHRUGGED at a local Cineplex, I felt compelled to write this review for IMDb. The earliest review for this movie I read for this movie appeared to have been written by someone who hadn't even seen the movie yet! (It was also posted the day before the theatrical release) In fact, the extreme polarization of the majority of IMDb users appears to be strictly along political lines, since most gave the movie either a 10 or a 1! It seemed obvious to me that neither perspective was likely to be accurate or helpful in assessing whether this movie would be worth seeing.

For full disclosure, I would consider myself to be a political moderate and a longtime fan of Ayn Rand's work While I do agree with many of Ayn's sentiments about socialism, I do also resent the fact that her work is now being appropriated (and attacked) as some sort of political manifesto. Therefore, the film should be judged solely on its merits and faults – NOT because you're a liberal or a conservative.

The original 1957 novel was intended as Ayn's most extensive statement on her philosophy of Objectivism and is considered by many followers to be her masterpiece. I would instead judge it to be an important, but flawed masterwork. I see ATLAS SHRUGGED as her love letter to the America that inspired for freedom, liberty and capitalism. It is also a dire warning that allowing more government and socialist policies could transform our nation into the Russia she so bitterly left behind in 1925.

The main problem I found with the book was that the characters were unrealistically polarized in their attitudes about the individual's role in society. As a result, I often found them a bit rigid, cold and lacking in any sort of personality that the reader might empathize with. Instead, Ayn entirely expected her readers to embrace the heroes in her work for their ethics, virtue and idealism alone. What she didn't anticipate were the mediocre actors that would wind up portraying her heroes and villains… This "character weakness" in her original writing is greatly magnified in this theatrical rendering,especially with the B and C list acting talent that was enlisted. To make matters even worse, budgetary constraints forced the producers of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 to recast almost ALL of the main characters?! Having watched PART 1 over a year ago, this wasn't entirely bothersome since most of the original actors weren't all that memorable to begin with. However, I can see this change being a bit more perplexing if I were to view both parts back to back. Samantha Mathis did an acceptable job with the Dagny Taggart role, but most performances were fairly unmemorable. The only semi-familiar faces I could pick out were Diedrich Bader (best known for The Drew Cary Show) and Arye Gross (from Ellen).

Many of the core ideas of the book, such as "The Strike" that part 2 covers, are presented awkwardly. Therefore, the reasoning behind the actions for the strike might seem hokey or incomprehensible to those who are unfamiliar with the original book. Also, the story has been given a bit of a modern face lift which I don't necessarily take issue with. The signs advertising gasoline for $42 a gallon at various points in the movie are both chilling and somehow humorous at the same time. I say humorous only because the story seems so fantastical at some points that I couldn't help but question the credibility of this ominous vision of the future. But more often I found myself struggling to remember what was originally in the book versus what was added by the screenwriters. Regardless of who is to blame, the results are a blemish upon my memories of the original book.

The decision to chop the book into 3 parts with widely staggered release dates has only served to make this controversial and often difficult book into a confusing mess. And by presenting the story in such delayed and mismatched parts, it's far less likely anyone other than a devoted Rand fan would bother to see all three parts. I actually made a point to see the movie during its opening weekend for fear that it would leave theaters quickly. (ATLAS SHRUGGED PT. 1 lasted only a few weeks in Atlanta and was next to impossible to find on the Internet for the following 6 months.) ATLAS SHRUGGED PT. 2 (and the series as a whole) is a disappointing and confusing representation of the original book. While I was initially thankful that someone finally managed to bring this book to celluloid, that feeling has now turned to regret. I felt very conflicted about the movie after leaving the theater and my friends (who were less familiar with the book) were fairly negative, even though they were politically sympathetic to the ideas in the movie.

Although I will probably watch part 3 (IF it ever gets finished), I can't see giving this movie anything more than a 4/10 score. I can't really see a casual viewer with little knowledge of Ayn Rand's work or the original book getting much out of this production. This alone should be considered the film's most grievous failure.

But as Ayn Rand would say, don't trust anyone else's mind before your own. If you are a fan of her books, then take the time to see these movies and find your own perspective. Her ideas alone are worth discussion and maybe someone else can be inspired to do this book justice.

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