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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mal
... Zoë
... Wash
... Inara
... Jayne
... Kaylee
... Simon
... River
... Shepherd Derrial Book
... The Operative
... Mr. Universe
... Dr. Mathias
... Dr. Caron
... Mingo
... Fanty
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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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30 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,086,680, 2 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,514,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,869,464
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Trivia

At 1:18:07, add Caron, the Research and Rescue woman, who tells the Serenity crew about the Pax (the G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate) is wearing an CMB over her right breast (left, as your watching). The CMB, Combat Medic Badge, is an award given to US Army medics who treat casualties, provides medical support, under combat conditions. See more »

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On Mr. Universe's planet Kaylee says she COULD rig the blast doors so no one could open them once they are sealed. She was injured in the fight, so never managed to do it, which is why right after Mal asks about River, the blast doors do open. The doors were obviously malfunctioning earlier when they only closed halfway. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

The film content begins seamlessly from the Universal logo. After the 'Universal' title appears over the earth icon, the earth image becomes more realistic, and then the word 'Universal' is moved away to reveal the earth devastated from overpopulation, with spacecraft departing, as the first 'regular' shot of the film. See more »

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Intense
21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

From start to finish there are no wasted moments. All your emotions will be engaged. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gasp in shock. What you won't be is bored. Don't plan on being able to take a bathroom break or get more soda and popcorn. You won't want to miss a second of this one.

There's plenty here for everybody: Good writing, humor, excellent acting, plot, action (that actually makes sense in terms of the plot), excellent cgi, eye candy. And it's a movie that needs the big screen for the full effect. Watch it in theater; don't just wait for the DVD.

If you saw Star Wars (the original) in the theater way back when, then this movie will evoke a similar feeling of awe. Once you see this movie, your perceptions of the movie-going experience will be changed. No other movie I've ever seen has hit me with the intensity of this one.


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