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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

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Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lara Croft
... Terry Sheridan
... Jonathan Reiss
... Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
... Bryce
... Kosa
... Sean
... Chen Lo
... Xien
... Nicholas Petraki
... Jimmy Petraki
... Gus Petraki (as Jonathan Coyne)
... MI6 Agent Stevens
... MI6 Agent Calloway
Lenny Juma ... Village Leader
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Storyline

Off the coast of the volcanic island of Santorini, the intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft, makes the unexpected discovery of a throbbing golden orb able to guide its holder to the mythical Pandora's Box. As the legendary artefact contains ancient mysteries of unfathomable power, Lara needs to make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands, especially the unscrupulous former Nobel Prize winner and now a bio-weapons dealer, Jonathan Reiss. With the aid of the former agent, Terry Sheridan, the fearless adventurer travels the world in pursuit of the precious item; however, can she retrieve it in time to save the day? Written by Nick Riganas

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,783,641, 27 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,660,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,505,388
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Trivia

In the scene where Lara Croft and partner jump off a building wearing "flying suits", called wingsuits, the stunt was performed by the two men who developed the suits. No CGI, wires, nets, or other special effects were involved. This suit was invented by Patrick de Gayardon, who died in a parachute accident in April 1998, while testing a new type of parachute in Hawaii. See more »

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When Lara is riding the horse, the weather changes from sunny (with sunlight on her face) to overcast and back again, depending on the camera angle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jimmy Petraki: They found another one. There's going to be no treasure left by the time she gets here.
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The opening logos for Paramount and Mutual Films are projected onto water. See more »

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Quite good, indeed.
24 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thought the movie was nicely paced, and the action was, to say the least, pretty darn good. Granted, the story line could have been "fished" out a bit, Ms. Jolie's action made up for that short fall. Being a huge fan of Mr. Chris Barrie, it was nice to see the character of Hillary have more to do than just clean up after the mansion gets raided. Let's hope the next installment has the same action, fast paced locations and even more realism in the storyline. All in all, The Cradle of Life hits almost all the right notes. Ms. Jolie has done some fine work here.


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