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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

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Simon West

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Sara B. Cooper (story), Mike Werb (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Lara Croft
Jon Voight ... Lord Richard Croft
Iain Glen ... Manfred Powell
Noah Taylor ... Bryce
Daniel Craig ... Alex West
Richard Johnson ... Distinguished Gentleman
Chris Barrie ... Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Mr. Pimms
Leslie Phillips ... Wilson
Robert Phillips Robert Phillips ... Julius, Assault Team Leader
Rachel Appleton Rachel Appleton ... Young Lara
Henry Wyndham Henry Wyndham ... Boothby's Auctioneer
David Cheung ... Head Laborer (as David Y. Cheung)
David Tse David Tse ... Head Laborer (as David K.S. Tse)
Ozzie Yue Ozzie Yue ... Aged Buddhist Monk
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Storyline

The orphaned heiress and intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft, embarks on a dangerous quest to retrieve the two halves of an ancient artefact which controls time before it falls into the wrong hands. As an extremely rare planetary alignment is about to occur for the first time in 5,000 years, the fearless tomb raider will have to team up with rival adventurers and sworn enemies to collect the pieces, while time is running out. But, in the end, who can harness the archaic talisman's unlimited power? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Biggest Adventure Begins 2001 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | Japan | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomb Raider See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,735,743, 17 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$131,144,183, 23 September 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,703,340, 12 August 2012
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lara Croft is English and Alex West is American. However, Angelina Jolie is American, and Daniel Craig is English. See more »

Goofs

The attack on the mansion takes place at night, but the multiple views from inside through the skylight show blue sky and clouds. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[after an extended action sequence with a training robot which then attempts to revive itself and sneak up on her]
Lara Croft: Stop!
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Tomb Raider Games (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Satellite
By Stephan Bodin and François Marche
Performed by Bosco
Courtesy of Les Disques du Catalogue/Warner Music France
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Worthy of its nominations for sound editing
12 March 2008 | by jayalanhertlSee all my reviews

With Angelina Jolie in the leading role as Lara Croft, and her real-life father (Jon Voight) playing her archaeologist/father in the motion picture, the dynamics are, of course, believable. She, having starred in roles as diverse as a psychopath in "Girl Interrupted," and he, having portrayed a displaced rural dreamer in an urban metropolis in "Midnight Cowboy," the duo perform up to expectations. As is so necessary in an action-adventure, the editing was tight and the sound editing (nominated for many international awards) was tighter. Rarely in a motion picture based on a video game do all of the elements come together to recreate the intensity of the gamers' involvement.


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