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Passengers (2016)

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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director:

Morten Tyldum

Writer:

Jon Spaihts
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt ... Jim Preston
Michael Sheen ... Arthur
Laurence Fishburne ... Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia ... Captain Norris
Vince Foster ... Executive Officer
Kara Flowers ... Communications Officer
Conor Brophy Conor Brophy ... Crew Member
Julee Cerda ... Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau ... Best Friend
Lauren Farmer ... Party Friend
Emerald Mayne Emerald Mayne ... Party Friend
Kristin Brock ... Party Friend
Tom Ferrari Tom Ferrari ... Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge Quansae Rutledge ... Party Friend

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Storyline

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The information panel on Jim's hibernation pod, seen briefly at the beginning, says he's from Denver, Colorado (in a deleted scene, he tells Aurora himself that he's from Denver). In the scene where Jim makes Aurora guess who other passengers are, the two panels that are shown read: "Walter Crewe - Cardiff, Wales - Gardener" and "Madison Humphries - Santa Fe, New Mexico - Rancher". See more »

Goofs

When riding the elevator in the beginning of the movie, Jim experiences loss of "gravity" when he is riding the elevator. This is true when passing the center of a centrifuge, but since it seems the ship is under thrust from the main engine, this acceleration would create a "gravity" towards the back of the ship as well. However, under extremely low non-zero gravity, a person could easily lose contact with his seat in a moving chamber. If not due to his own subconscious muscle activity, possibly due to subtle changes in the elevator's movement as its cables, motor, bearings, and power fluctuate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wake-up Hologram: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: It's Jim...
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the end credits feature images of celestial objects in space, such as nebulas and galaxies. See more »

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Soundtracks

A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
Written by Billy Strange and Mac Davis
Performed by Elvis Presley vs. Junkie XL (as JXL)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A moral problem beautifully presented and executed.
3 January 2017 | by fig-75275See all my reviews

I enjoyed Passengers a lot. It's not perfect though. The spaceship is beautiful from both the outside and the inside, and you get the impression that future technology is really fantastic. The computer systems are pretty dumb though (including Michael Sheen's android). This is all forgivable though, because if the computers weren't dumb the story wouldn't work.

The only part of the film that doesn't really work is the bit in the middle with Laurence Fishburne. I could see three reasons why his character was needed, but it all felt very contrived. He has one important line though, so I can forgive it (just about). I just wish the writers had thought about that part a bit more, as the rest of the film was really great. Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Sheen were brilliant too.

Passengers is clever, thoughtful, science fiction, and I would highly recommend it.


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Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$100,014,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,144,152
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2.39 : 1
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