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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dagny Taggart
... Henry 'Hank' Rearden
... James Taggart
... Eddie Willers
... Francisco D'Anconia
... Ellis Wyatt
... Orren Boyle
... Paul Larkin
... Lillian Rearden
... Wesley Mouch
... Phillip Rearden
... Mother Rearden
... John Galt
... Herbert Mowen
... Engineer
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Atlas Shrugged: Part I  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$4,752,353
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In spite of this and its sequels free market leanings, not one of them made their money back in the box office. See more »

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The change of seasons in the Colorado scenes clearly do not match the dates shown in the film. The aspen trees are always shown at the beginning of their seasonal change, which would take place in late September and into October and would not be seen at other times. See more »

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Mother Rearden: Another man would have given his wife a diamond bracelet if he wanted to give her a gift - for her pleasure not his.
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Performed by The Late Night Society Orchestra
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Loved it - entertaining and true to the book
7 April 2011 | by See 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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