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V for Vendetta (2005)

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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director:

James McTeigue

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (screenplay) (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (screenplay) (as The Wachowski Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Evey
Hugo Weaving ... V
Stephen Rea ... Finch
Stephen Fry ... Deitrich
John Hurt ... Adam Sutler
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Creedy
Rupert Graves ... Dominic
Roger Allam ... Lewis Prothero
Ben Miles ... Dascomb
Sinéad Cusack ... Delia Surridge
Natasha Wightman ... Valerie
John Standing ... Lilliman
Eddie Marsan ... Etheridge
Clive Ashborn ... Guy Fawkes
Emma Field-Rayner Emma Field-Rayner ... Guy Fawkes Lover (as Emma Field Rayner)
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Storyline

In the distant future, Evey Hammond is an average citizen of the United Kingdom, which is under the rule of the fascist and tyrannical Norsefire Party. She is an employee of the state-run British Television Network, but soon, she becomes the number one enemy of the state together with an enigmatic and larger-than-life freedom fighter known only by the letter "V". V informs Evey that she must hide in his underground lair for at least one year, and while she is reluctant to the idea at first, a bond soon forms between the two individuals. In the meanwhile, the mysterious past of V is gradually revealed to the police inspector tasked with capturing him, Eric Finch, and it is not long until he starts questioning everything his government stands for. Written by goddangwatir

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The mirror reads: "Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici" ("By the power of truth, I, a living man, have conquered the universe"). The word "Vniversum" is misspelled in the movie, and original comic, as "Veniversum". See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Guy Fawkes is hanged with his hands tied behind him, dropping with the rope breaking his neck. In 17th century England, the sentence for treason was to be drawn, hanged and quartered. As quoted in Wikipedia - "Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes fell from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed." Although he was still quartered after death. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evey Hammond: [voiceover] Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still ...
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Soundtracks

Love Theme and End TItle
From The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Written by Alfred Newman and J.H. Wood
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User Reviews

 
More relevant now than when it was made
14 December 2020 | by barcmeister4958See all my reviews

We haven't watched this movie before and it has been out for 15 years. It seemed a tad too cartoonish in the first few minutes so we gave up on it when we first tried to watch many years ago. I am glad we gave it another view tonight-it could be a movie about the events happening today and so very realistic it is frightening. It has a good storyline and the acting is well done. More importantly is the message it carries and we should all take that message seriously if we don't want to end up living in a country governed by martial law, fear and loss of freedom.


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Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,642,340, 19 March 2006

Gross USA:

$70,511,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,511,035
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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