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Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike -- Part two of Ayn Rand's groundbreaking novel comes to the screen in this thrilling and powerful drama.
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 -- Trailer for Atlas Shrugged Part II


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Release Date:
12 October 2012 (USA) See more »
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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  (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 (as Tom Wilson)

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

J.P. Manoux ... Conductor

Kelly Perine ... Airport Manager

Ron Roggé ... Chauffeur

Noel Schwab ... Street Artist
Darren Server ... Richard Halley
Bob Beckel ... Himself (uncredited)

Cassandra M. Bellantoni ... Upscale Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoenig ... Wedding Photographer (uncredited)
Tamara Holder ... Herself (uncredited)
Stephen Janousek ... Court Observer / Protester (uncredited)
Steve Kaufmann ... Person in train station (uncredited)
Damian Forest Light ... Court Observer / Protester (uncredited)

Mike Jerome Putnam ... Lead Councel (uncredited)

John Robert ... Protester (uncredited)
Angelo Romanelli ... Bike Messenger (uncredited)

Michael James Spall ... Orren Boyle (uncredited)

Bruce Van Patten ... Board Member (uncredited)
Juan Williams ... Himself (uncredited)

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 Brigham .... co-executive producer (as Ben 'Bud' Brigham)
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 Producer
Cynthia A. Potthast .... production supervisor (as Cynthia Potthast)
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
Jan Chojnacki .... foley artist
Cary Clark .... technical support
Gary Coppola .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Tomasz Dukszta .... foley mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Laird Fryer .... foley editor
Russell Knight .... sound effects editor
Maciek Krakówka .... foley artist
Eric Maldin .... adr mixer
Maciek Malish .... supervising foley editor
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
Patrick Horne .... visual effects artist
Kevin Kutchaver .... digital compositor
Yulong Liu .... compositor
Zheng Liu .... compositor
Jason Maynard .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Nelson .... lead compositor
Chuang Niu .... visual effects artist
Jamie Gary Phillips .... digital compositor (as Jamie Phillips)
Kevin Quattro .... visual effects artist
Eddie Robison .... visual effects artist
Martin Sawtell .... effects technical director: BaseFX
Hao Sun .... visual effects
Russell Welch .... compositor
Stephen T.Y. Wong .... compositor: Base FX (as Stephen Wong)
Zhi Zhong Zuo .... lead compositor
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
Stefan von Bjorn .... a camera: steadicam operator
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
Matt Blackshear .... digital intermediate editor (as Matthew Blackshear)
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
Jermaine Stegall .... electronic music programming
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)
Joseph K. Borrelli .... first assistant accountant
Heather Casterlin .... teleprompter operator
Scott DeSapio .... title designer
Sonu Dham .... staff assistant
Anne-Marie Feldman .... payroll accountant
Jamie P. Hanson .... production assistant
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 M. Lesniewski .... research assistant (as Justin Lesniewski)
Matt McCombs .... representative: Spotlight Pictures (as Matthew McCombs)
Ryan McCombs .... representative: Spotlight Pictures
Ross Miller .... insurance broker
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
Skylar A. Wilman .... insurance broker
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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Rated PG-13 for brief language
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47879)

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Two actors in this movie have played the husband of Meredith Baxter in television series: John Rubinstein in "Family" (1976) and Michael Gross in "Family Ties" (1982).See more »
Revealing mistakes: After the plane crash, a section of the fuselage above a window is partially transparent. When the camera continues to move, the section becomes opaque, a digital compositing error.See more »
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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, 15 October 2012

I only give six stars because for some reason I have long loved "Atlas Shrugged" the novel and for years have longed for a movie version of it. But the bottom line is that this is a pretty poor excuse for a movie and really doesn't do the novel justice.

I guess somehow they came up with a bigger budget for this one and have re-cast all the major roles with.... well .... somewhat higher level actors. Maybe you could say they moved from D-list actors to C-list actors? Unfortunately in some ways the "unknown" actors in the first movie were much better than the familiar faces you will recognize in Part 2. To call them D-list actors is perhaps unfair...when really they are just unknowns.

The most glaring casting problem here is Samantha Mathis, and I cannot adequately express how much this pains me to say because I have long loved her and think she is a talented actress. But all you can say about her role here is, "What in the WORLD happened to Samantha Mathis?!" First of all physically she is all wrong for the part; too old, too bloated, too tired-looking. Once upon a time she might have been able to pull it off, but that time was past a decade ago. If you've read the novel you know what I mean. Dagney Taggart is a force of nature and Samantha Mathis spends the entire movie looking confused and exhausted. You know who would have been an awesome Dagney back in the day? Someone like a young Lauren Bacall---the body type, the facial features, the intensity....that's Dagney as described in the novel. Samantha simply doesn't have it, and it makes every scene she is in excruciating to watch.

The other thing is this movie is extremely talky, and honestly if you haven't read the book I am not sure you would be able to follow what was going on. The movie is 2 hours long and at times it drags. Blah blah blah, talk talk talk. Works in the novel, but not in a movie. Show don't tell.

I like the other casting choices although the jury will be out on D.B. Sweeney as Galt. They don't show his face in Part 2, but honestly I have seen some of his recent appearances in movies and TV, and he looks about as tired and done-in as Samantha Mathis (maybe this is what they are going for, a matched set?)

I will go see Part 3 if it gets made. I did notice a lot more people at the showing I went to than when I saw Part 1 (literally watched the first movie with one other person in the entire theater). So maybe this one will actually make money? I would like to see them re-cast Dagney although I know that's not likely to happen. Still if they could do it once....

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