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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director:

Rupert Sanders

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (based on the comic "The Ghost in the Shell" by), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Major
Pilou Asbæk ... Batou
Takeshi Kitano ... Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
Juliette Binoche ... Dr. Ouelet
Michael Pitt ... Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
Chin Han ... Togusa
Danusia Samal ... Ladriya
Lasarus Ratuere ... Ishikawa
Yutaka Izumihara ... Saito
Tawanda Manyimo ... Borma
Peter Ferdinando ... Cutter
Anamaria Marinca ... Dr. Dahlin
Daniel Henshall ... Skinny Man
Mana Hira Davis Mana Hira Davis ... Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
Erroll Anderson Erroll Anderson ... Hanka Security Agent

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Storyline

In the near future, human organs are enhanced by the cybernetics technology developed by the powerful Hanka Robotics Corporation owned by Cutter. Dr. Ouelet is responsible for the development of the secret project 2571 of a full mechanical body to be connected to a human brain. She uses the brain of a young woman that lost her parents in a cyber attack as subject of a prototype. One year later, the woman is ranked Major and has joined Section 9, an anti-terrorist division commanded by Chief Daisuke Aramaki, working with agents Batou and Togusa. She needs to use a medicine to help the integration of her brain with the mechanical body and has no recollections of her previous life. When Section 9 hunts down the terrorist Kuze, Major learns the secrets about Hanka Robotics and the experiment she was subjected. Now she faces her ultimate enemy: Kuze, a criminal who has managed to hack into the brains of androids and control them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They did not save your life. They stole it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the second movie with "Ghost" in the title staring Scarlett Johansson. The first is Ghost World (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Major shoots the geisha robot in the face, the robot's face is open, revealing its inner workings. The face then closes and, when next seen, the impact patterns from the bullets smoothly cross the seams of the closed face which they would not do if the face were shot when open. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Ouelet: Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
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Crazy Credits

The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »

Alternate Versions

Middle Eastern releases of the film have the Major's thermal optic camouflage suit recolored black. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DuckTales: Beaks in the Shell! (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto 20
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arrangement by Sam Zeines
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User Reviews

 
Ohh ahhhh uuuuhhhhh we found a film we haven't alredy remade, reimagined, made a sequel of, made a prequel of
4 May 2019 | by camaronmilesSee all my reviews

Quick pay the rights owner a fistful of dollars and let's get it done!

How lame. What was wrong with the original? Why not have an original idea?

Hi Hollywood, next time be 'original' and brownwash or yellowash or purplewash. Yeah, I want a film with a white person/character remade with an Indian now being the character.


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Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,676,033, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$40,563,557

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,846,945
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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