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Pandorum (2009)

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Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

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Christian Alvart

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Travis Milloy (screenplay), Travis Milloy (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Payton
Ben Foster ... Bower
Cam Gigandet ... Gallo
Antje Traue ... Nadia
Cung Le ... Manh
Eddie Rouse ... Leland
Norman Reedus ... Shepard
André Hennicke ... Hunter Leader (as André M. Hennicke)
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ... Evalon
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Insane Officer 'Eden' (as Niels Bruno Schmidt)
Asia Luna Mohmand Asia Luna Mohmand ... Childhunter (as Luna Mohmand)
Delphine Chuillot Delphine Chuillot ... Young Bower's Mother
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Young Bower's Father
Julian Rappe Julian Rappe ... Young Bower
Domenico D'Ambrosio Domenico D'Ambrosio ... Wounded Officer 'Eden'
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Storyline

Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. Written by Overture Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't fear the end of the world. Fear what happens next. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | UK | USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese | German

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пандорум See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,424,126, 27 September 2009

Gross USA:

$10,330,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,645,327
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Australian rock band Pandorum chose the name of their band after seeing the film. They liked the meaning behind the term, thinking there is nothing left, thinking you can't be saved causing insanity, finding yourself in a state of Pandorum, See more »

Goofs

When Bower is attempting to awaken Payton by banging on his tube, it reads Payton from the outside. In a reverse angle from inside the tube, it clearly reads Bower, indicating the tube was reused from the earlier sequence when Bower awakened. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Recorded Voice: You're all that's left of us. Good luck, God bless, and godspeed.
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Crazy Credits

The initial end credits intersperse with interiors of the Elysium. As well as some slight video static with the scrolling credits. See more »

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Featured in Oh, We Review!: 'Pandorum' Review (2010) See more »

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A good Sci-fi Scary movie
28 September 2009 | by ciscokid1970See all my reviews

I have to say this movie was better than I expected. If you liked Aliens and Resident Evil...this is like both of those movies got together and had a sequel. Well not quite, but the story was good and had no gaping holes in it. The acting was good without going over the top.

I loved the way this movie started; guy wakes up from hyper-sleep…his memory is not fully functional, he knows things are not right and has to save the day.

I thought the story was great in that they did not over-explain everything like they have in so many sci-fi movies. The mid plot line was very good never found myself asking "what the hell are you doing", and the ending was very good without being so trivially expected.

Of course Dennis Quaid is a great actor but I really liked watching Ben Foster. He was one of the best actors in 3:10 to Yuma.

Special effects were good but did not need to be over the top because the story was solid. Worth the price of admission.


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