A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Karl Gajdusek (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay) (as Michael deBruyn) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Cruise ... Jack
Morgan Freeman ... Beech
Olga Kurylenko ... Julia
Andrea Riseborough ... Victoria
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Sykes
Melissa Leo ... Sally
Zoë Bell ... Kara
Abigail Lowe Abigail Lowe ... Julia's Child
Isabelle Lowe Isabelle Lowe ... Julia's Child
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Storyline

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. Written by Black Dahlia

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Earth is a memory worth fighting for.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tom Cruise's fiftieth birthday occurred during filming. To celebrate the milestone, director Joseph Kosinski presented him with one of the futuristic motorbikes from the film. Tom also gave Joseph a present of his own: a die-cast model of the bubble ship in a glass case. See more »

Goofs

Shortly before the end of the film, Jack listens to the contents of the black box which he found in the crashed crew module with the hibernating "Odyssey" crew members. The recorded cockpit conversation between Victoria and Jack goes on after sealing off the module with other crew members and even continues after jettison of the module. At first glance it seems the cockpit conversation could no longer be on the black box, but the system could have been transmitting the recorded conversation to the crew module with the black box. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Harper: Earth, before the war. New York, before I was born. A place I've only seen pictures of. I know you... But we've never met. I'm with you... But I don't know your name. I know I'm dreaming. But it feels like more than that. It feels like a memory. How can that be?
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo in this film is a representation of the Earth in the year 2077 in the film, and the text of the word "Universal" is rusted. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Oblivion: Shelter Below the Surface (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Oblivion
Written by Anthony Gonzalez, Susanne Sundfør
Performed by M83 featuring Susanne Sundfør
Produced by Anthony Gonzalez
Additional production by Josh Humphrey
Arranged and Orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese
Mixed by Ken Andrews
M83 appears courtesy of M83 Recording Inc.
Susanne Sundfør appears courtesy of Sonnet Sound Limited
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Fascinating plot, wonderful music
29 March 2019 | by avillamainaSee all my reviews

One of Tom Cruise's technological movies, but with a nice plot with some good twists. I really enjoyed M83's soundtrack, very involving and evocative.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horizons See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,054,485, 21 April 2013

Gross USA:

$89,107,235

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$286,168,572
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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