After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

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J.J. Abrams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
Karl Urban ... Bones
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
John Cho ... Sulu
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Khan
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Bruce Greenwood ... Pike
Peter Weller ... Marcus
Alice Eve ... Carol Marcus
Noel Clarke ... Thomas Harewood
Nazneen Contractor ... Rima Harewood
Amanda Foreman ... Ensign Brackett
Jay Scully Jay Scully ... Lieutenant Chapin
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Storyline

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Written by Paramount Pictures

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In our darkest hour, when our leaders have fallen, a hero will rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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J.J. Abrams: [lens flare] Known for using lens flare to heighten the action, and has apologized for "overusing" lens flare in the Star Trek films. See more »

Goofs

As Kirk & Khan travel between ships, the puffs from their suit thrusters fall away behind them like smoke in wind. But there is no air in space for them to fly through, or to blow the puffs back. The puffs should shoot out straight, the same as if the thrusters were stationary. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bones: Damn it, man! That was our ride! You just stunned our ride!
James T. Kirk: Oh, great.
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Crazy Credits

One character is credited as "Enterprise Redshirt". In another role, an actor is listed as "Gary 7", which was the name of a character in the original series episode Star Trek: The Original Series: Assignment: Earth (1968) See more »


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Noches Estridentes
(uncredited)
Written by J.J. Abrams, Charles Scott IV and Roxana Puente
Performed by Roxana Puente
[Scotty and Keenser at the club; Mexican version of the film]
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Good story - great fun
16 January 2021 | by ThomDerdSee all my reviews

Yes it's just pure fun. Not a Star Trek fan but I loved the action, the acting and the story. Good visuals and great entertainment. Recommended, 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

16 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,165,559, 19 May 2013

Gross USA:

$228,778,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,365,246
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2.39 : 1
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