A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

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Christopher Nolan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Cobb
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Arthur
Elliot Page ... Ariadne (as Ellen Page)
Tom Hardy ... Eames
Ken Watanabe ... Saito
Dileep Rao ... Yusuf
Cillian Murphy ... Robert Fischer
Tom Berenger ... Browning
Marion Cotillard ... Mal
Pete Postlethwaite ... Maurice Fischer
Michael Caine ... Miles
Lukas Haas ... Nash
Tai-Li Lee Tai-Li Lee ... Tadashi
Claire Geare ... Phillipa (3 Years Old)
Magnus Nolan ... James (20 Months Old)

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Storyline

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible, inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The "Penrose stairs" (with a woman perpetually picking up papers) that Arthur shows Ariadne is a reference to a lithograph print by the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. The print is usually called "Ascending and Descending" or "The Infinite Staircase", and was first printed in March 1960; Escher is well-known for his drawings exploring optical illusions and real architectural, mathematical, and philosophical principles rendered in fantastical ways. See more »

Goofs

In the bar of the hotel scene there's a glass frame that reflects the green screen of the principal window. It is visible in the background when Cobb says "Pay attention to the strangeness of the weather." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Saito's Attendant: He was delirious but asked for you by name. Show him...
Japanese Security Guard: He was carrying nothing but this...
[gun]
Japanese Security Guard: And this...
[spinning top]
Saito: Are you here to kill me?
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Crazy Credits

The movie title never appears in the beginning of the movie, but appears three times during the end credits. Once at the beginning, again after the main actors and developers, and once more at the very end. See more »

Connections

References Catch Me If You Can (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Non, je ne Regrette rien
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
Courtesy of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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1 February 2021 | by konradbuczakSee all my reviews

Wait, did i just watch this or is it just a dream?


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Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliver's Arrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,785,337, 18 July 2010

Gross USA:

$292,576,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$836,836,967
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2.39 : 1
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