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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.

Director:

Paul Johansson

Writers:

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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Trivia

Rosamund Pike and Stana Katic were considered for the role of Dagny Taggart. See more »

Goofs

Scene shows a NYC subway stop and then cuts to an image of the Chicago skyline. This kind of geographical mis-juxtaposition would be obvious to anyone who's traveled to these cities. 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 »

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I've Got a Lot to Lose
Written by Steve Weisberg (Stove Proeber Music-BMI)
Performed by The Late Night Society Orchestra
Produced by Gary Gold and Steve Weisberg
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Loved it - entertaining and true to the book
7 April 2011 | by a-teemSee all my reviews

I am not in the film industry so maybe I didn't catch some editing issues since I thought the move was great. Ayn wrote Shrugged in such a cinematic way, it was great to see the sweeping landscapes, witty banter, and some steamy scenes come to life on the big screen. It was really great to see some beautiful scenes of the rail and steel industry.

The actors were excellent, especially the main characters. Bowler and Schilling nailed it.

Now, I'm a huge fan of the book, so I'm a bit biased towards the story, but I thought the movie was entertaining, paced well and held true to key aspects of dialogue and scenes. I think people will enjoy it even if they haven't read the book, and hope it inspires people to read the book.

From the sounds of it, Part 2 and 3 are a go and will be released Tax Day 2012 and 2013.


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Country:

USA

Language:

German | 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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