In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman - and begins to rebel against society.


Ramin Bahrani


Ray Bradbury (based on the novel written by), Ramin Bahrani (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael B. Jordan ... Guy Montag
Aaron Davis Aaron Davis ... Child Montag
Cindy Katz ... Yuxie (voice)
Michael Shannon ... Captain Beatty
Mayko Nguyen ... Newscaster
Dylan Taylor ... Fireman Douglas
Saad Siddiqui ... Fireman Stone
Katherine Cullen ... Girl Eel
Edsson Morales ... Guy Eel
Jordan Baker Jordan Baker ... Reciting Child
Nathanial Buzzanga-Silveira Nathanial Buzzanga-Silveira ... Reciting Child (as Nathaniel Buzzanga-Silveira)
Charlotte Flint Charlotte Flint ... Reciting Child
Luke Flint Luke Flint ... Reciting Child
Malakai Fox Malakai Fox ... Neighbor
Marni Hogg Marni Hogg ... Neighbor


In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman - and begins to rebel against society.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Knowledge is a dangerous thing


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Author Ray Bradbury never did any fact-checking in regards to the title. He asked a fire chief at what temperature book paper burned, and was given the answer "451 degrees Fahrenheit." He liked the title so much that he didn't bother to see if it was the correct temperature.Although there is no standard tests for determining ignition temperatures, 451F has been measured to be paper's ignition temperature. See more »


At around 54 Minutes into the Film, Michael Shannons character Cpt. Beatty speaks to his men with a megaphone. This scene is completely mirrored, as Beattys Leathercoat has his Button Row now on the left side, and the 451 on the Fire-Truck is mirrored, too. See more »


Captain Beatty: Do you want to know what's inside all these books? Insanity. The Eels want to measure their place in the universe, so they turn to these novels about non-existent people. Or worse, philosophers. Look, here's Spinoza. One expert screaming down another expert's throat. "We have free will. No, all of our actions are predetermined." Each one says the opposite, and a man comes away lost, feeling more bestial and lonely than before. Now, if you don't want a person unhappy, you don't give them two ...
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Version of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) See more »


Written by Everdell / Friedman
Performed by The Hundred in the Hands
Courtesy of Warp Records
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I knew 5 minutes in...
20 May 2018 | by ahelene1See all my reviews

This was going to be bad.... The line " you dream of running from me, you wake up and apologize" (Or something like that) made me think that I didn't know if I could make it through this movie. Which is a shame because I really like both lead actors. Maybe the director just didn't direct them correctly but Ray Bradbury must be turning in his grave at this retelling. I've seen the movie Equilibrium which is loosely based on the book, and while it's no masterpiece it is boatloads better than this

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Release Date:

20 May 2018 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fahrenheit 451 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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