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A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director:

Shane Acker

Writers:

Pamela Pettler (screenplay by), Shane Acker (story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... #1 (voice)
Martin Landau ... #2 (voice)
John C. Reilly ... #5 (voice)
Crispin Glover ... #6 (voice)
Jennifer Connelly ... #7 (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... #8 / Radio Announcer (voice)
Elijah Wood ... #9 (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... Scientist (voice)
Tom Kane ... Dictator (voice)
Helen Wilson ... News Caster (voice)
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Storyline

In a world destroyed in a war between man and machine, a hand-stitched doll with the number 9 written on its back comes to life. The world he has awakened in is frightening, but he quickly learns that he is not alone and that there are others like him, also with a single digit written on their back. The first one he encounters is 2 who tells him something of what happened to the world. 2 is also thrilled with the disk 9 is carrying, one with three unique symbols on the front. 9 soon learns that the disk and some of the other dolls who are prepared to die for the good of humankind may be the last hope for man's salvation. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

(9) To Save Us. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The design of 3 and 4 is based on a pair of garden gloves - the thumb can be seen in the back, and the wrist is gathered at the top. See more »

Goofs

Before the Seamstress is attacking, there was a quick shot of 8. His mouth was sewed so he couldn't scream for help. Why didn't the Seamstress sew 1's mouth closed? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scientist: We had such potential. Such promise. But we squandered our gifts, our intelligence. Our blind pursuit of technology only sped us quicker to our doom. Our world is ending. But life must go on.
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Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This film is one of few gems that explore the aspects of humanity
26 July 2016 | by captaindoctorghostSee all my reviews

This film at it's core explores the idea of humanity and what it means to be human. It does this by exploring themes such as friendship, curiosity and discovery, family and the fundamental question we all ask "why am I here and what is my purpose?" What makes the film so unique is that it projects these onto the main characters which are small ragdoll like automatons who have been set with the task of undoing the wrongdoings of their creator. This film has heart and on a first viewing the core themes and story may be lost by the stunning visuals of the characters and the environment they interact within. So I recommend at least watching this film twice to really appreciate all it has to offer. This film is set In a post apocalyptic setting yet it still manages to feel so unique. The closest I can think as far as cinematography is The Book of Eli, yet this is much more menacing and darker. Although wrapped up like a children's film with the animation, it definitely is for a more mature audience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,740,446, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$31,749,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,428,063
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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