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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
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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Better than the first; Initially difficult to pair with Part 1 See more (122 total) »


  (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)

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 supervisor (Post-production producer)
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
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 Phillips .... digital compositor
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
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
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
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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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)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: When Rearden and Dannagger discussing the steel shipment in the hotel, an establishing shot shows the exterior of the Wayne-Falkland as a typical glass-and-steel NYC cube. One the back of the hotel door is a standard fire-escape map showing the floor plan of a curved building, presumably the hotel where the interior shots were filmed.See more »
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85 out of 136 people found the following review useful.
Better than the first; Initially difficult to pair with Part 1, 12 October 2012
Author: jehyatt455

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 followed Rand's magnum opus very closely: in terms of plot & storyline. Overall an excellent depiction of the book. Fifty years later, the message is still (if not more) relevant and just as rejected by looters.

The acting in the second Atlas Shrugged movie was much better than in the first Atlas Shrugged. The cast selections in this movie matched the appearance and demeanor conceived by Rand in her book better so than did the thespians in the first Atlas Shrugged movie. However, due to the fact that I had the previous cast images in my mind (from the first movie) it was initially difficult (right-brain-wise) for me to invest in the story being told as the sequel to the first movie.

The special effects and sound quality were indicative of the purpose for which the movie makers were aiming. This, however, was not a huge negative for the film as anyone expecting such entertainment value from this film obviously miss the objective of the movie makers. Similar in objective to the movie "I (Heart) Huckabees", this movie attempts to put into picture and sound the abject ideas found in a philosophical system ...and similar to "I (Heart) Huckabees", this movie entertains those who are seeking such entertainment more so than it does those who are looking for just entertainment by means of flashy effects and dramatic plot-lines.

This movie (and its predecessor) find their place on my favorite move list somewhere between "I (Heart) Huckabees" and "Memento". I do not separate this movie from its predecessor due to the fact that it is its sequel and an excellent one at that. There are few films that offer as much as does Atlas Shrugged (I and II). For a movie that entertains, presents the tenets of a world-view, begs discussion and debate, and educates; while also engaging in a wonderfully crafted story: there are few films that function on this level and even fewer films that functions as such so well.

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