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Serenity (2005)

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The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

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Joss Whedon

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Joss Whedon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Mal
Gina Torres ... Zoë
Alan Tudyk ... Wash
Morena Baccarin ... Inara
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee
Sean Maher ... Simon
Summer Glau ... River
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Book
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... The Operative
David Krumholtz ... Mr. Universe
Michael Hitchcock ... Dr. Mathias
Sarah Paulson ... Dr. Caron
Yan Feldman ... Mingo
Rafael Feldman ... Fanty
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Storyline

In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Firefly: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,086,680, 2 October 2005

Gross USA:

$25,514,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,869,464
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Simon rescues River from the Alliance Academy Facility, Simon says to the project director about River "She always did love to dance." This is a nod to Summer Glau (River Tam): Summer was a ballet dancer before becoming an actress, after a broken toe ended her career. She often works her dance skills into her roles. See more »

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When River somersaults through the hatch, just after Simon is wounded, she is wearing a brace on her right knee. The brace disappears in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Teacher: Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many. We found a new solar system, dozens of planets and hundreds of moons. Each one terraformed, a process taking decades, to support human life, to be new Earths. The Central Planets formed the Alliance. Ruled by an interplanetary parliament, the Alliance was a beacon of civilization. The savage outer planets were not so enlightened and refused Alliance control. The war was devastating, but the Alliance's victory over...
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As the last of the credits roll, a solitary guitar plays the theme song of the original TV show, "Firefly". See more »

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Oustanding adaptation
20 August 2005 | by jmkelly03See all my reviews

Instead of going into a long, drawn out review, let me sum up "Serenity" by saying that 1) no fans of "Firefly" will be disappointed, and 2) Whedon does a good enough job laying out the backstory that newbies to the Firefly universe will have no trouble figuring things out and enjoying the heck out of the movie.

The film is split more into halves than the standard three acts, which works just fine in this instance. The plot may be confusing at first, but when the second half of the film starts there are no lingering questions and a pantload of great action bits and one-liners. Frankly, the last 45 minutes are absolutely outstanding. The first half takes a bit to really pick up, but it's the second half of the movie that will leave old fans and new yearning for a sequel.

There are some sad moments, some gut busting lines, and some rousing actions sequences that make "Serenity" a wonderful film that really, really deserves a sequel and, perhaps if we're lucky, a second chance on Sci-Fi.


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