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The Island (2005)

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A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln
... Jordan Two Delta / Sarah Jordan
... Albert Laurent
... Dr. Bernard Merrick
... James McCord
... Starkweather Two Delta / Jamal Starkweather
... Jones Three Echo
... Gandu Three Echo
... Community Announcer
... Lima One Alpha
... Laurent Team Member
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Storyline

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan.

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

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Warner Bros [France]

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22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla  »

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Budget:

$126,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,409,070, 24 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,818,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,949,164
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2.39 : 1
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Over a third of the entire movie was shot on the new Arriflex 235 system. In July 2004, director Michael Bay bought one directly from the Arri camera company before it shipped. After filming he called it the smallest and the lightest camera ever used since it allowed fast pans. The camera weighs 7.7 lbs, exactly half the weight of the 435 series camera. See more »

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(at around 1h 6 mins) When McCord is looking in the closet for something for Jordan to wear there's a blue feather hanging down. In the next shot, it is gone. See more »

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[first lines]
God-Like Man: You're special. You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Let's Go Fly a Coot (2015) See more »

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Solara
Written and Performed by Fenomenon
Courtesy of Batteri Recordings
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A fun ride....
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I liked "The Island" quite a bit due for two reasons: a depiction of the future which wasn't too "over the top", which was refreshing, coming from Bay, and that the leads were very effective at portraying their characters. McGregor, from his acting, and Johansson, from her open, fresh expression. There could have been a little more exploration of the cloning question, and I felt the action was, while visually beautiful, mundane. The score was outstanding, the theme beautifully matching the opening to the film. Pity there wasn't more of it. Sean Bean, to those used to his villainous work in "Patriot Games", and "Goldeneye", was a little weak, but due to writing, not his thespian skills. And what's a Micheal Bay or Cohen Brothers movie without Steve Buscemi? His character was relatively weak, with no real motivation behind his actions in the film. Djimon Hounsou has a pretty good part. Nice to see him carry a substantial role. One good reason to see the film: great visuals, good looking people with consistent positive ideals. Pretty to watch.


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