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Sucker Punch (2011)

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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

Zack Snyder (screenplay), Steve Shibuya (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Browning ... Babydoll
Abbie Cornish ... Sweet Pea
Jena Malone ... Rocket
Vanessa Hudgens ... Blondie
Jamie Chung ... Amber
Carla Gugino ... Dr. Vera Gorski
Oscar Isaac ... Blue Jones
Jon Hamm ... High Roller / Doctor
Scott Glenn ... Wise Man
Richard Cetrone ... CJ
Gerard Plunkett ... Stepfather
Malcolm Scott ... The Cook
Ron Selmour ... Danforth
A.C. Peterson ... Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
Revard Dufresne Revard Dufresne ... Big Boss Thug / Orderly #3
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Storyline

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A mind bending vision of reality from the director of Watchmen & 300. See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,058,199, 27 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,392,502, 26 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,792,502, 31 December 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the intense training she and the other actresses went through, Emily Browning did not receive any dance training, as Babydoll is not shown dancing onscreen at any point in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the samurai scene the structure's gate belongs to a Japanese shrine, but inside is a temple. A shrine is associated with Shintoism, while a temple is associated with Buddhism. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos appear on a stage curtain, with the curtain rising to reveal each logo. A brief narrative precedes the Warner Bros logo appearing. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an extended cut that is 18 minutes longer than the theatrical cut only available on Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

References My Dream Is Yours (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Stabat Mater: Quando corpus morietur
Written by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performed by the Cologne Concert Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Had low expectations...loved it.
26 March 2011 | by play_burnmanSee all my reviews

Here's the thing about this movie, its demanding. You have to be able to let go, realize that it's stylized after a modern comic book (of the adult genre), and just go with the movie. Let it take you on its ride, which is a beautiful/wonderful thing.

You also have to pay attention. This movie is layered in metaphor and is way more cerebral than one might expect. You have to work to understand what's going on and part of that work is letting it take you away.

If you can do this, and your friends can do this, you will have hours of conversation afterwards about what it all means, what the metaphors mean, and what was actually happening in the 'prime' reality of the insane asylum.

If you can't do this you will probably think the movie is stupid, contrived, and pointless. But you would be wrong.

Oh...and beyond all that stuff above...the fight scenes are an absolute nerdgasm, a sci-fi/fantasy orgy of epic proportions.

Steam-punk Nazi Zombies... I came out of that movie feeling like I just had a threesome with Isaac Asimov and Anne McCaffery.

I absolutely loved it.


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