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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 15 April 2011 (USA)
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Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

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Paul Johansson

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Brian Patrick O'Toole (screenplay by), John Aglialoro (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Dagny Taggart
Grant Bowler ... Henry 'Hank' Rearden
Matthew Marsden ... James Taggart
Edi Gathegi ... Eddie Willers
Jsu Garcia ... Francisco D'Anconia
Graham Beckel ... Ellis Wyatt
Jon Polito ... Orren Boyle
Patrick Fischler ... Paul Larkin
Rebecca Wisocky ... Lillian Rearden
Michael Lerner ... Wesley Mouch
Neill Barry ... Phillip Rearden
Christina Pickles ... Mother Rearden
Paul Johansson ... John Galt
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Herbert Mowen
Steven Chester Prince ... Engineer
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Storyline

It was great to be alive, once, but the world was perishing. Factories were shutting down, transportation was grinding to a halt, granaries were empty--and key people who had once kept it running were disappearing all over the country. As the lights winked out and the cities went cold, nothing was left to anyone but misery. No one knew how to stop it, no one understood why it was happening - except one woman, the operating executive of a once mighty transcontinental railroad, who suspects the answer may rest with a remarkable invention and the man who created it - a man who once said he would stop the motor of the world. Everything now depends on finding him and discovering the answer to the question on the lips of everyone as they whisper it in fear: Who *is* John Galt? Written by Robb

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Who is John Galt?

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlas Shrugged: Part I See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,677,000, 17 April 2011

Gross USA:

$4,627,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,627,375
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlas Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2016. See more »

Goofs

The City of Los Angeles seal is prominently visible in glass doors of what is to a train station in Philadelphia. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Representative's voice on television: Mister Speaker, we would like to propose a bill to make it illegal to fire employees from profitable companies.
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Connections

Referenced in Snowden (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Apertif for Violin and Piano
Written by Steve Weisberg (Stove Proeber Music-BMI)
Performed by Miriam Mayer and Steve Weisberg
Produced by Lee Curreri and Steve Weisberg
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A Good First Attempt
25 May 2016 | by nappinglibrarianSee all my reviews

John & Harmon set out to start a trilogy of Ayn Rand's epic novel. They were new at movie-making, didn't know what the film would eventually cost, and were either ignored or scorned by those in the movie world.

Yet they got pretty good acting, a little slow pacing at first, and some good drama - the John Galt Line creation. I thought the movie picked up towards the final third, as the team found its center and began rolling out staccato pithy comments. I thought the most inspired acting was done by the man who played Ellis Wyatt.

AS Part I (2011) is a fine effort, capturing the themes of the novel while developing the mystery storyline. It's really a rough draft of "Non-Contradiction"; a follow-up could feature more Akston's Diner & dollar-sign cameos, AS Part II (2012)'s Rearden Steel set, and more product placement of current capitalist icons.


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