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Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 15 May 2009 (USA)
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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

David Koepp (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Robert Langdon
Ewan McGregor ... Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
Ayelet Zurer ... Vittoria Vetra
Stellan Skarsgård ... Commander Richter
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Inspector Olivetti
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Assassin
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Cardinal Strauss
Thure Lindhardt ... Chartrand
David Pasquesi ... Claudio Vincenzi
Cosimo Fusco ... Father Simeon
Victor Alfieri ... Lieutenant Valenti
Franklin Amobi Franklin Amobi ... Cardinal Lamasse
Curt Lowens ... Cardinal Ebner
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... Cardinal Guidera
Marc Fiorini ... Cardinal Baggia (as Marco Fiorini)
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Storyline

Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

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Taglines:

They Have Come For Their Revenge See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Italy

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,204,168, 17 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$133,375,846, 2 August 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$485,930,816, 2 August 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ewan McGregor suggested to Ron Howard that he could do the sequence where the Camerlengo tells the Cardinals about the Illuminati entirely without breaking it into several segments, as he felt that he could pull it off, having known all of his lines. Howard agreed to his suggestion and proceeded to film it. The take was very good, much to the applause of everyone, that it was the only shot taken, and used in the final film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) Upon seeing the Illuminati sign, Langdon says: "Ambigram. Same, read backwards and forwards." He then flips the sign upside down to show it still looks the same. A palindrome can be read backwards and forwards, an ambigram can be read from different perspectives (in this case, right side up and upside down). See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
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Crazy Credits

At the very beginning, when the Columbia girl is standing holding aloft the torch, it flickers like the anti-matter. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version has been cut in four scenes to attain a more lucrative 12A rating. The BBFC suggested to the filmmakers that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, sight of a character screaming in pain as he burns, sight of a wound being injected and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced, in order to avoid a 15 rating. See more »

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from "Lux Aeterna"
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Why are People Bashing this Movie?
15 May 2009 | by ddrcoasterSee all my reviews

I go to the movies to be entertained. I was very entertained by the first film in this series: The DaVinci Code. It had plenty of twists and turns throughout to keep me very interested. Angels and Demons is no different. If you enjoyed the DaVinci Code, then you will undoubtedly enjoy this movie as well. Angels and Demons is made pretty much with the exact same style as the previous film, but faster paced, which I liked. Ron Howard kept me glued to my seat for the full two hours without boring me one bit.

What I really liked about this movie was that even though it is obviously fictitious, they leave enough real history to make it seem very believable. If there is one thing that I didn't like about this movie, it is that the plot itself is very unbelievable (don't want to give any spoilers). But hey, it's a movie. I was entertained throughout the whole thing and was very satisfied with what I saw.


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