A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

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Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Hugh Glass
Tom Hardy ... John Fitzgerald
Domhnall Gleeson ... Captain Andrew Henry
Will Poulter ... Bridger
Forrest Goodluck ... Hawk
Paul Anderson ... Anderson
Kristoffer Joner ... Murphy
Joshua Burge ... Stubby Bill
Duane Howard ... Elk Dog
Melaw Nakehk'o Melaw Nakehk'o ... Powaqa
Fabrice Adde ... Toussaint
Arthur RedCloud ... Hikuc
Christopher Rosamond ... Boone (as Christopher Rosamund)
Robert Moloney ... Dave Stomach Wound
Lukas Haas ... Jones
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Storyline

While exploring uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. Written by Jwelch5742

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The real Hugh Glass did not have a son and there is no record that he was ever married. See more »

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When Fitzgerald and Bridger return to camp and are being paid for staying behind with Hugh Glass, the captain pays them in dollar bills. There was no paper money in 1823 and the 2 would have been paid in coin. While paper money did exist at the time, bills were referred to as "treasury notes" and were only issued on special occasions. Due to the Panic of 1819, many banks in the US refused to issue coinage and insisted on distributing these treasury notes to be drawn on gold or silver bullion held in bank vaults. While one might assume most people might insist on hard currency, in actuality, on the frontier and in remote outposts, specie would have been very difficult to come by, and very few merchants would be able to make change for gold or silver coins. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hugh Glass: [in pawnee] It's okay son... I know you want this to be over. I'm right here. I will be right here... But you don't give up. You hear me? As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the end credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours." See more »


Soundtracks

Discovering Buffalo
Written by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Stunning cinematographic feat. How on earth did they film that?
6 January 2016 | by alexanderchalkidisSee all my reviews

If this wasn't such a fantastic piece of storytelling, I would be interrupting every three minutes to ask "how the hell did they make that shot?" Even if you know a lot about special effects, this film will have you scratching your head all the time.

There are shots that start as close ups, go super wide, half way up a mountain and then close to something else miles away. There are interactions with animals like the bear, shot in a way that defies any cinematographic, animal training, prop, or other trick you can think of.

I can't wait to see some sort of "making of" that will allow me to sleep at night when I understand how they did it all. Instead of that jerky, overdone, getting us all motion sick, hand-held camera, there is a wide angle system which sucks you into the action in a way we haven't see before.

It doesn't matter if you don't like DiCaprio or dislike "that type" of movies. This is an awesome piece of work, worth watching regardless simply for the technical artistry.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

English | Pawnee | French

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revenant See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$474,560, 27 December 2015

Gross USA:

$183,637,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$532,950,503
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2.39 : 1
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