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The 5th Wave (2016)

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Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

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Wounded Man with Crucifix
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Lizbeth
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Julia (as Bailey Borders)
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Ben Parish / Zombie
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Oliver Sullivan
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Soccer Coach (as Dave Maldonado)
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TV News Anchor
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White House Spokesman
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Ms. Paulson
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Jeremy
Madison Staines ...
Teary School Kid
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Storyline

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Wave 1: Darkness. Wave 2: Destruction. Wave 3: Infection. Wave 4: Invasion. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying. | See all certifications »

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22 January 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fifth Wave  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,326,356 (USA) (22 January 2016)

Gross:

$34,912,982 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Trivia

The third book is named "The Last Star". See more »

Goofs

Evan Walker said he was offered scholarship from Kent State University to study Mechanical Engineering. Kent State Unviersity doesn't have Engineering School. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [from another room] Help me! Somebody there? I'm hurt. Is somebody there? Please! I'm bleeding. Help me.
Cassie Sullivan: [pushes the door open with her rifle]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [sitting on the floor pointing a pistol] Drop your weapon.
Cassie Sullivan: You drop yours first. Drop it!
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [slowly sets his gun down and puts his hands up] Okay. Your turn.
Cassie Sullivan: Let me see your other hand...
Wounded Man with Crucifix: If I move this hand, I'm afraid my stomach will fall out.
Cassie Sullivan: I need to see your other hand. What's in your hand?
Wounded Man with Crucifix: Nothing. Drop your weapon.
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Pay No Mind
Written by Michael Angelakos and Madeon (as Hugo Leclercq)
Performed by Madeon featuring Passion Pit
Courtesy of Sony Music (UK) Ltd & Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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WARNING : This Movie is for soppy girls aged 11 to 15...love triangles, boys washing their pecs etc. abound
20 March 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Wow! That was complete and utter rubbish. Can we please have it listed under genres as Teen Romance / Brain Rot and not under the genre Sci-fi, Action, Adventure as it is listed above. Are teenagers these days all goldfish???, is this not the same plot as Twilight, Divergence etc only replace vampires etc. with Aliens?. I love my apocalyptic movies and after the first 20 minutes I thought it wasn't going so bad... decent special effects, seeing what each "wave" was going to do and I was looking forward to seeing "the others", but alas that was it for the movie after that it was like opening a teen magazine while jamming a skewer up my nose in to my brain.

I must say I did get a few laughs at the many clichés I called before they happened followed by my swift exit to save my brain from rotting by the absurd stupidity of it all. If you are not a girl aged 11 to 15 avoid this movie like you would avoid the plague


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