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Sunshine (2007)

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A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

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Danny Boyle

Writer:

Alex Garland
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cliff Curtis ... Searle
Chipo Chung ... Icarus (voice)
Cillian Murphy ... Robert Capa
Michelle Yeoh ... Corazon
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Kaneda
Rose Byrne ... Cassie
Benedict Wong ... Trey
Chris Evans ... Mace
Troy Garity ... Harvey
Mark Strong ... Pinbacker
Paloma Baeza ... Capa's Sister
Archie Macdonald Archie Macdonald ... Child
Sylvie Macdonald Sylvie Macdonald ... Child
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Storyline

50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun - but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind's last hope. Written by harpster_2004@yahoo.co.uk

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50 years in the future, Earth's Sun is dying. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunshine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,021,063 (United Kingdom), 8 April 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$242,964, 22 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,675,753, 18 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,017,803
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In 2018 when promoting his film Annihilation (2018), Alex Garland revealed that the character of Harvey was actually named after Harvey Weinstein, due to his often rude & snappy attitude to the other crew members & arrogant, superiority complex. Danny Boyle thought it'd be funny to pay homage to Weinstein in this way after Harvey had been difficult with the handling of the US release of Trainspotting (1996) & trying to cut out some of the more disturbing scenes. See more »

Goofs

Critical damage is caused to Icarus II by sunlight reflecting off a communications tower onto the structure. Yet, when Icarus II approaches Icarus I - much closer to the sun - its shield reflects sunlight onto the rear of Icarus I with no ill-effects to that ship at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Capa: Our sun is dying. Mankind faces extinction. Seven years ago the Icarus project sent a mission to restart the sun but that mission was lost before it reached the star. Sixteen months ago, I, Robert Capa, and a crew of seven left earth frozen in a solar winter. Our payload a stellar bomb with a mass equivalent to Manhattan Island. Our purpose to create a star within a star.
[long pause]
Capa: Eight astronauts strapped to the back of a bomb. My bomb. Welcome to the Icarus Two.
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Crazy Credits

Scenes from the film in chronological order are played during the end credits in a small box on the left side of the screen, which moves from the top to the bottom as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Astronaut Movies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

To Heal
(uncredited)
Performed by Underworld
Courtesy of Ato Records / Red
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Brilliant.
12 April 2007 | by FickleJoshSee all my reviews

I'm not sure what movie the person who left the last comment saw? Sunshine is in fact... wait for it... a movie. Yes that's right, somebody wrote it and it's set in the future. If you can look past nitpicking comments to do with the theoretical UNINVENTED technologies of a film set in the future. You will see a brilliant movie. Danny Boyle's direction is fresh and moving on from his previous films as always. Set and costume design were fantastic, hinting at the Russian sci fi films it's obviously nodding at, but always functional and never drawing attention away from the actors. Performances were always human with no over drawn-out emotion. Thankfully Boyle and Garland didn't try to make more comments on human madness but just put an interesting story in front of us to watch. Images were amazing and the soundtrack beautiful. --- Plus you have to agree those space suits looked so cool. And realistic!


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