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Doom (2005)

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

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Andrzej Bartkowiak

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Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Wesley Strick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... John Grimm
Rosamund Pike ... Samantha Grimm
Deobia Oparei ... Destroyer (as DeObia Oparei)
Ben Daniels ... Goat
Razaaq Adoti ... Duke (as Raz Adoti)
Richard Brake ... Portman
Al Weaver ... The Kid
Dexter Fletcher ... Pinky
Brian Steele ... Hell Knight
Dwayne Johnson ... Sarge (as The Rock)
Yao Chin Yao Chin ... Mac
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Dr. Carmack
Daniel York ... Lt. Huengs
Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ... Sanford Crosby
Sara Houghton Sara Houghton ... Dr. Jenna Willits
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Storyline

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think. Written by El_Ucca@hotmail.com

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No one gets out alive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

UK | Czech Republic | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doom See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,488,870, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$28,212,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,987,321
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| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The beating heart in the jar and the beeping accompanying it is reminiscent of the logo used by id Software (the developer of the Doom video games) shown at the beginning of many of their games. See more »

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When The Kid asks Portman for the "Game Face" Pills: when Portman drops the pills into Kid's hand, all but the 2 that drop out are glued securely inside the bottle. See more »

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[first lines]
Samantha Grimm: [narrating] In the year 2026 archaeologists working in the Nevada desert discovered a portal to an ancient city on Mars. They call this portal the Ark. Twenty years later, we're still struggling to understand why it was built and what happened to the civilization that built it.
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SPOILER: When the end credits for the actors are shown, the survivors' names exit through doors. All other names (those who die) are blown up by the shooter in the FPS perspective. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version of Doom contains scenes not in the original film, including:
  • Portland and The Kid finding Dr. Tallman in a locker room
  • Sarge briefing the team on the helicopter
  • Kid shooting steaming pipes
  • What happens to Pinky's legs
  • An extended version of the first-person shooter scene
  • Sam and Duke in the Med Lab
  • Portland reloading his gun in the restroom In addition, the unrated version also contains two extra bonus features:
  • a look at how the first-person shooter scene was created and the scene itself
  • some hints and tips for beginners on the Doom 3 game.
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Connections

Followed by Doom: Annihilation (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Struggle
Written by Scott Thomas
Performed by Ringside
Courtesy of Flawless / Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Doom The Movie
24 January 2006 | by laquoxSee all my reviews

I never got to see this movie in the theater and recently got a chance to see the uncut edition. Honestly my very first impression of the movie was "this is cool". Then my fanboyism got a hold of me and realized it was not doom. Honestly if this movie would have been called "UAC Marines", "Viral Apocalypse" or something else random, this movie would have done A LOT better. It was actually really good for a sci-fi movie. Much in the vein of Resident Evil meets Mission To Mars. The thing that really made this movie not a movie about DOOM however was the lack of cohesive elements to the game story. In the game it's all about hell and demons and weird psycho doctors wanting to be more psycho. The movie focuses on an ancient race designing a machine called the ARC, this machine makes direct transport to mars possible. There seems to be a problem on mars and the UAC Marines are sent in to investigate. The next about an hour and forty five minutes is all about trying to figure out what happened and destroy the threat if any. It's your very standard sci-fi story but it achieves what it's meant to do. Entertain you for a moment. The movies main downfall is it is only LOOSELY based around the game that everyone wanted to see on film. However to appease the fanboys(girls?) out there DOOM does have a very unique experience visually in the form of a (about 5-10 minute) segment where the camera is completely shot in first person perspective. Which having never seen this EVER done in a film was really neat. A bit out of place where they chose to do it in my opinion but cool nonetheless. Overall if you want to see a really interesting take on a sci-fi movie checkout DOOM, if you are wanting a direct translation of the video game, I suggest you just keep playing the video game.

Visuals: 7 Sound: 9 Gore To Idiocy Factory: 3 (It's there and does what it needs to do. Not over the top or retarded to the point you just wonder why it's there in the first place) Cliché Catch Phrases: 5 (Standard Sci-Fi) Overall Score: 6


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