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Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 20 May 2018 (Russia)
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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 »
3,764 ( 478)
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 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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The piano music played on the record is Gnossiennes No. 1 by Erik Satie. 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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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »


Native Tongue
Written by Ben Shemie (as Benjamin Shemie), Max Henry, Liam O'Neill and Joseph Yarmush
Performed by Suuns
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
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Unfortunately Not So Good - Hit And Miss
20 May 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

Though it was strong in a couple moments, for the most part I was disappointed with this, it really could ave been so much better, especially considering the immense resources of HBO. It goes back and forth between completely ridiculous to somewhat interesting. Unfortunately it is also a pale imitation to the novel its based on, only using the bare skeleton of the story, and not delving into what truly made the novel profound. Michael B. Jordan's character was so completely ridiculous and different than the novel version in the first 15 minutes that I nearly stopped watching it, but thankfully that subsides. There were many things from the book I expected to see, only to piss me off when they were either not there at all, or altered in some way for no justifiable reason. So while many of the basic plot points are there, tough some of them changed, it just didn't possess what the book did.

I did like Michael Shannon's character and his acting, and while Jordan's character is completely off-putting, it does get tolerable as the film goes on. There were a couple of meaningful discussions, but the essential meaning of the book burning is completely missed, it was to create a people void of free thought, and while that is hinted at, for the most part its nowhere near as deep and introspective as the novel, its a very basic rendering of and incredibly deep story. I for the most part was disappointed, it could have been so much better, all the had to do was pay attention to the source material, and not just scan over it. Also the re-writing of many of the characters is inconceivable to me, no idea why they would do it.

Meh... I didn't like it very much.

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Release Date:

20 May 2018 (Russia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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