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San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

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Storyline

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. Written by The Twiz

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Ever have one of THOSE days...? Pray you don't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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29 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terremoto: La Falla de San Andrés  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,588,173, 31 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,190,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$473,990,832
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director Brad Peyton brought in Thomas Jordan, USC professor and director of the Southern California Earthquake Center to fact check the script for plausibility. Though both Peyton and lead actor Dwayne Johnson contend that the science portrayed in the film is accurate, Thomas Jordan was quoted as saying "I gave them free advice, some of which they took... but much of which they didn't - magnitude 9's are too big for the San Andreas, and it can't produce a big tsunami." See more »

Goofs

The opening helicopter rescue attempt is a shambles of mistakes that no sane helicopter rescue crew would do. 1. Flying into the canyon (that's narrower than the helicopters diameter). Even if the canyon was wider flying lower creates a greater down-draft over a smaller area which is illogical when flying over an unstable vehicle. 2. The first rescuer tries to stabilize the car by attaching the helicopter to it - risking the crews (and TV-crews) lives as the helicopter could not lift the car if it slipped. This is also pointless as the girl was free to exit the car at far less risk. 3. The first rescuer putting himself under the balanced car - which is borderline suicidal. 4. The pilot leaving the seat. See more »

Quotes

Ben Taylor: [to Blake that trap inside of a vehicle] There's not a chance in hell we're leaving you in there.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll with a bend at the top and bottom of the screen, as though they are on a rotating seismograph drum. Seismic lines, increasing in intensity, can be seen on the left side of the frame. See more »

Connections

References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

California Dreamin'
Written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips
Produced by Oliver Kraus
Co-Produced by Jesse Shatkin
Performed by Sia
Sia appears courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Great Family Action Movie
7 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

There are some movies I watch for critical acclaim ... and there are some movies that I watch for pure fun and entertainment. San Andreas is obviously the latter and my entire family simply loved it.

Like all action movies, you have to suspend some belief and avoid taking it too seriously. However, within the realm of disbelief, San Andreas stays believable and you find yourself pulling for the characters to make it .. which isn't as obvious as you might think. Special effects are downright spectacular while avoiding going over the top.

If you're looking for a night of fun at the movies with friends or family in the next couple of weeks, San Andreas is a 10 ... not an Oscar 10 ... but a fun, thrill ride 10.


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