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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Born to fight. Trained to kill. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The 'N' in the gates of Elektra's mansion stands for "Natchios", which is Elektra's last name in the comic books and in Daredevil (2003). See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) Stick takes his shot while playing billiards 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

Stick: Don't look for your opponent. Know where he is. I'm blind, and I see more than any of you, because I don't look.
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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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Written by Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver, Aaron Gainer, Kevin Dorr and Greg Trammell
Performed by 12 Stones
Courtesy of Wind-up Records, LLC
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User Reviews

Elektra gets a bad rap
17 January 2005 | by richardfallon-2See all my reviews

The movie isn't particularly great. The story makes no sense and the dialogue is terrible (Terrence Stamp as a white haired English Yoda-type isa prime offender), but it compares favorably to Marvel's worst movies - Blade 2 and 3, the Hulk, Punisher, Daredevil.

It's definitely entertaining, the villains are really interesting (despite one is called "Kinko") and the action scenes are a lot of fun. It could have been a lot better if there was more exposition about the villains. They were certainly the best part of the film.

If you liked the comic, it's probably worth seeing. If not, you may want to wait for video.


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Details

Country:

Canada | USA | Switzerland

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,804,793, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$24,409,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,995,646
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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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