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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ahlin John Ahlin ... Dieter Sonnekalb (voice)
Greg Baldwin ... Frank Fontaine (voice) (as Gregory S. Baldwin)
Jane Beller Jane Beller ... Various (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee ... Professor Julie Langford / Lady Smith Splicers (voice)
Anne Bobby ... Brigid Tenenbaum (voice)
Blesst Bowden ... (voice)
Tony Chiroldes ... Pablo Navarro (voice)
Shavonne Conroy Shavonne Conroy ... (voice)
Ritchie Coster ... Bill McDonagh (voice)
Betsy Foldes ... Rosebud Splicer / Public Address Announcments (voice) (as Elizabeth Foldes-Meiman)
Joshua Gomez ... Johnny / Pigskin Splicers (voice)
Cassandra Grae ... Baby Jane Splicers (voice)
Raymond Guth Raymond Guth ... Ducky Splicers (voice) (as Ray Guth)
J.G. Hertzler ... Dr. Grossman Splicers (voice)
Peter Francis James ... Dr. J.S. Steinman (voice)
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The year is 1960, while flying over the Atlantic ocean, average citizen Jack blacks out and awakens to discover that he is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Amidst the wreckage of his plane Jack spots and swims to a lighthouse and boards a Bathysphere that takes him deep within the ocean and into Rapture. Originally conceived as a utopia where a man would be entitled to all that he made without the interference of "parasites" by idealistic billionaire mogul Andrew Ryan. Rapture has since decayed and festered from the infectious effects of civil war and anarchy, brought about by the very ideals it citizens and it's leader embrace. Aided by a sympathetic smuggler and a rogue geneticist, Jack salvages gene altering chemicals transforming himself into a superhuman, and uses his newfound powers and abilities as well as an arsenal of weapons to fend off the vicious hordes of psychotic mutants, security robots and armored supersoldiers that resulted from Rapture's unrest while given the ... Written by redcommander27

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Breaking the mold.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A BioShock film had been confirmed, and was originally planned to be released in 2011, coinciding with the release of a third BioShock game. The film was set to be directed by Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. However, it was announced on August 24, 2009 that because of budget issues, and the prospect of filming some footage overseas, Verbinski had dropped out as director. Verbinski remained as the film's producer, and is working with the new director, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who is best known for his horror sequel 28 Weeks Later, to manage the film's budget. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Ryan: They told me, "Son, you're special. You were born to do great things." You know what? They were right.
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Alternate Versions

The German version was censored in some parts. Among the changes are:
  • Blood splatters have been reduced.
  • The blood stains that appear on the wrench whenever an enemy is hit have been removed.
  • It's no longer possible to add wounds to bodies.
  • The animation of Dr. Steinman's patient was removed.
  • Ragdoll effects have been deactivated.
  • A cutscene was altered.
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Followed by BioShock Infinite (2013) See more »

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If I Didn't Care
by Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Ink Spots
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Would you kindly...
22 July 2009 | by kirk-246See all my reviews

...buy this game and immediately put it into your Xbox 360 before it gets sold out?

After surviving a terrible plane crash in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a lone survivor named Jack spots and swims over to a lighthouse and enters a bathysphere, which takes him through the stunning world of Rapture, a city that was once great before things went horribly wrong.Jack is now trapped in Rapture, and the only way to get out is fight through hundreds of crazed civilians called Splicers.Just how did they become so crazy? ADAM.It is the one of the things that keep the wheels of Rapture rolling.But the people of Rapture became very addicted to it and it led to horrible side effects.With the help of a friend named Atlas, Jack struggles to defeat the splicers and kill the one man who's in charge, Andrew Ryan.

'Bioshock' is an outstanding game with state-of-the-art graphics and an interesting plot that will have you hooked into the game before you know it.But it gets even better in September, for that is the month in which 'Bioshock 2' is released.But before then, I suggest that you immediately buy the game and start playing if you haven't already.Your time and money will not go to waste.I promise you that you won't regret it.


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