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Elektra (2005)

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Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

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Rob Bowman

Writers:

Mark Steven Johnson (motion picture characters), Frank Miller (comic book characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Elektra
Goran Visnjic ... Mark Miller
Kirsten Zien ... Abby Miller (as Kirsten Prout)
Will Yun Lee ... Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Roshi
Terence Stamp ... Stick
Natassia Malthe ... Typhoid
Bob Sapp ... Stone
Chris Ackerman ... Tattoo
Edson T. Ribeiro Edson T. Ribeiro ... Kinkou
Colin Cunningham ... McCabe
Hiro Kanagawa ... Meizumi
Mark Houghton ... Bauer
Laura Ward Laura Ward ... Young Elektra
Kurt Max Runte ... Nikolas Natchios
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Storyline

In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark version of the martial art Kimagure. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Looks can kill. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ilektra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,792,335, 16 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,409,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,149,231
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Along with Daredevil, the live action film rights to Elektra reverted back to Marvel Studios. See more »

Goofs

Stick takes his shot while playing billards and the cue ball stops near the eight ball. Before Stick takes his next shot, white ball is far away from eight ball. See more »

Quotes

McCabe: You might as well kill me now, 'cause I ain't talking.
Kirigi: Talking is not necessary. But I accept the first half of your proposal.
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, many Roman letters are replaced either by their Greek equivalents or by similar-looking characters (for instance, Sigma resembles the capital letter E). See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a directors cut that is three minutes longer with some extra scenes. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2005 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as written by by Alan Ett and James McMillen]
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OK, I'll confess, this movie is definitely junk food for the mind, like eating a twinkie - but it is fun to watch
20 November 2010 | by charles000See all my reviews

OK, I'll confess, this movie is definitely junk food for the mind, like eating a twinkie - but it is fun to watch Well, what can I say. We can't always be discriminating and intellectual in our attempts to probe the artistic complexities engaged in the artform of film.

Sometimes, a film is just . . . fun, or quirky, or in some other way entertaining - and this is where Elektra comes in, complete with her trademark red assassin warrior outfit.

It is fun to watch Jennifer Gardner work her craft as she threads her way through the dialogue and scenes in this film.

All things considered, she is a good casting match for the Elektra character.

As for the story itself . . . well, we're not talking war and peace here.

Aside from the major plot theme, the film does take the viewer into some dark personal views into Elektra herself . . . who she really is (and is not), and various situations that led her into th e profession she has become so skilled But, if you happen to be an Elektra fan (from the comic / graphic novel realm), you'll appreciate the extent to which this character has been translated to film . . . not always an easy or successful process.

Not a block buster, or leading edge provocative film . . . no, but for just plain fun, and also a movie that kids can see without too much concern, I'll give this a thumbs up.


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