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

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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:

$1,686,347, 17 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,752,353
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Atlas Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The entire cast was replaced for the sequel Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012). See more »

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About 10 minutes into the film planes can be seen flying over the train. Trains, and not planes are the affordable form of transportation, as planes require oil based fuel, a commodity too expensive for the times. See more »

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Wesley Mouch: Paul, this is not personal. Everybody has to share the burdens we face, especially Rearden.
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Horrible Crap Movie Regardless of your Political Beliefs
26 December 2012 | by Josh CollinsSee all my reviews

My wife and I couldn't get through 25 minutes of this movie. It was just a horrible and dull movie. If we wanted to be assaulted with political propaganda we would watch a documentary or the news. Unfortunately, we wanted to be entertained and the bottom line is that this movie was not built to entertain, it was built for propaganda just like the book that started the movement in the 50's.

First off, if you don't know the beliefs of Ayn Rand then you may want to read about it a bit and see for yourself if it makes sense to you. It's not my cup of tea, but to each their own. Anti-religion, anti- charity and pro-greed just seems like a polarizing and sad world to me.

Secondly, the movie is hard to watch because they haven't adapted it to film by updating the premise. It is about railroad companies in the future who are creating new types of metal that will change the industry and the government that wants to stop them. If you are going to create a sci-fi movie set in the near future, at least come up with a reason their technology is inferior to today's technology and not just "well that was how Ayn Rand depicted it in the 50's".

Thirdly, the acting was horrible. Perhaps it was just their dialog that was long and drawn out but it was so bad at a times that I thought a porn star was going to come out and turn the whole thing in to a cheesy porno.

Lastly, the movie isn't getting bad reviews because it is a good movie that just happens to have political views that differ from Hollywood's. It is getting horrible reviews because it is a poorly constructed movie that is almost unwatchable unless you go into watching the movie with one thing in mind: Watching political propaganda that agrees with your vision of America.


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