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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.


(as Brad Parker)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russian Check Point Guard
Milutin Milosevic ...
Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Djordjevic ...
Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Jovic ...
Ukrainian Thug
Zinaida Dedakin ...
Restaurant Owner
Ivana Milutinovic ...
Little Girl
Medic Goldshimdt
Medic Grotzky


Americans Chris, his girlfriend Natalie and their friend Amanda travel to Europe on vacation. They meet up with Chris' brother Paul living in Kiev, Ukraine. Chris wants to travel to Moscow to propose to Natalie, but Paul convinces the group to first visit Chernobyl with an extreme tourism guide. They meet the guide Uri and another couple who are also going on the tour. Uri explains that because of the radiation levels he can only take them to Pripyat, a deserted city very near Chernobyl. They travel by van, but are stopped by a military checkpoint that makes them turn back. Not giving up, Uri finds an alternative route to the town. The group spends the day taking photographs and exploring abandoned buildings. Uri becomes nervous and decides it's time to head home. However, the van won't start and they discover the engine was sabotaged. Soon they discover that they are stranded, no one knows they are there and that they are definitely not alone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Ten years ago, the Ukrainian government let tourists visit the area around Chernobyl. They said it was safe... It wasn't. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror en Chernobyl  »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,955,307, 27 May 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


While searching for Uri, Michael, Paul and Amanda follow a drag trail into an abandoned building. The trail disappears completely from the dusty ground while they are in the kitchen talking, only to reappear in the next shot when they resume the search. See more »


Paul: Have you heard of extreme tourism?
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No Reflection
Produced by Marilyn Manson
Co produced by Chris Vrenna
Written by Marilyn Manson (as M. Manson), Jeordie White (as Twiggy)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Mixed by Sean Beavan for SOS management
From Born Villain album Cooking Vinyl Records
Songs Of Golgatha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI)
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Great Idea Poor Execution
27 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

This COULD have been a great film. The idea behind it and the setting builds tension and the first half of the film isn't bad. The second half lets it down. Poor cinematography means half the time you have no clue whats going on. Many of the shots are just to dark to be able to see around the characters leading to confusion as to what exactly is going on. The ending is also half done. It was like the writers just shoved it in there as an extra with no thought.

Its sad because its well acted and has some good startle scares unfortunately most of these are in the trailer.

Wait for the DVD,

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