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Apocalypto (2006)

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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director:

Mel Gibson
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497 ( 324)
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Youngblood ... Jaguar Paw
Dalia Hernández Dalia Hernández ... Seven
Jonathan Brewer ... Blunted
Morris Birdyellowhead Morris Birdyellowhead ... Flint Sky
Carlos Emilio Báez Carlos Emilio Báez ... Turtles Run
Amilcar Ramírez Amilcar Ramírez ... Curl Nose
Israel Contreras Israel Contreras ... Smoke Frog
Israel Ríos Israel Ríos ... Cocoa Leaf
María Isabel Díaz Lago María Isabel Díaz Lago ... Mother in Law (as Isabel Diaz)
Espiridion Acosta Cache Espiridion Acosta Cache ... Old Story Teller
Mayra Serbulo Mayra Serbulo ... Young Woman
Iazua Larios ... Sky Flower
Lorena Heranandez Lorena Heranandez ... Village Girl
Itandehui Gutierrez Itandehui Gutierrez ... Wife
Sayuri Gutierrez Sayuri Gutierrez ... Eldest Daughter
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Storyline

In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the end comes, not everyone is ready to go See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Maya

Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,005,604, 10 December 2006

Gross USA:

$50,866,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,654,337
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The eclipse scene is reminiscent of the 1948 Tintin album "Prisoners of the Sun", where an eclipse saves the protagonists from execution by an Incan cult. See more »

Goofs

When Jaguar Paw runs through foliage to escape the Holkanes, the tracking camera moves some leaves in front of him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
title card: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." W. Durant
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Daniel Paredes ...... Crazy Student and Son of a Driver See more »

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Referenced in Mistress America (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Nichos del Tiempo
Written by Antonio Zepeda
Performed by Antonio Zepeda
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Thrilling
19 June 2012 | by kevindillardSee all my reviews

Absolutely thrilling movie with non-stop action. But what thrilled me most was not the action. It was the blunt portrayal of a violent culture, and an acknowledgement that slavery, violence, and war were part of many cultures years ago. I'm sure the Hollywood critics hated this movie since Gibson made it and they fail to see fault in any culture other than mainstream white America. People who think it's too violent are sticking their head in the sand as far as what it was like to live in many time periods throughout history. This really is a historically significant movie that unfortunately will probably not get the credit it deserves.


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