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Venom (2018)

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A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

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Jeff Pinkner (screenplay by), Scott Rosenberg (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Eddie Brock / Venom
Michelle Williams ... Anne Weying
Riz Ahmed ... Carlton Drake / Riot
Scott Haze ... Security Chief Roland Treece
Reid Scott ... Dr. Dan Lewis
Jenny Slate ... Dr. Dora Skirth
Melora Walters ... Homeless Woman Maria
Woody Harrelson ... Cletus Kasady
Peggy Lu ... Mrs. Chen
Malcolm C. Murray ... Lewis Donate
Sope Aluko ... Dr. Collins
Wayne Pére ... Dr. Emerson (as Wayne Péré)
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III
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Storyline

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

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Taglines:

The world has enough Superheroes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Malay

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,255,756, 7 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$213,515,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$855,013,954
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Williams described herself in a recent interview as "a person who's drawn to making small films with a small group of people." She's done several films with director Kelly Reichardt including Wendy and Lucy (2008) and Certain Women (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Brock is in the MRI, the sound frequency emitted by the machine huts the symbiote. MRIs do not use sound frequencies. There is a loud knocking noise when a test is performed, but is not a sound that emits a high frequency. It is the equivalent of someone knocking loudly on a door. MRIs use high powered magnets when they perform their tests. An ultrasound, on the other hand, would probably produce the high frequency sound that would hurt the symbiote.

And, speaking of magnets, the room in which the MRI is installed has metal objects all over the place. You can not have metal objects in a room with an MRI installed, unless said objects are tightly fastened down. There have been deaths from metal being "sucked" into the machine with a patient being tested. A young boy was recently killed from a fire extinguisher being "sucked" into the machine at high velocity and striking the boy in the head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut JJ Jameson, III: Life Foundation Control, this is LF1. The specimens are secured, and we're heading home.
Mission Control Operator: Roger, LF1. You are a go for reentry.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Eddie Brock goes to visit convicted killer Cletus Kasady in San Quentin Prison. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release featured an extended clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a post-credits scene. It was however not included in the internet version. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Music
from 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)'
Written and Produced by Daniel Pemberton
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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Please ignore the critics
16 October 2018 | by joshkroitorSee all my reviews

You really shouldn't listen to the critics. My friends and I agree that this is one of the best Marvel movies out. There is so much dark comedy and it made us all laugh our heads off. If I was in control of setting the IMDb rating, it would be an 8.9


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