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The Revenant (2015)

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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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 88 wins & 185 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Blood lost. Life found. See more »


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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Details

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 12 different locations and three different countries: Canada, the US and Argentina. Specifically, Canadian filming took place in British Columbia and Alberta including Squamish, Fortress Mountain, and at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia. While the initial plan was to film entirely in Canada, the weather ended up being too warm, leading the filmmakers to locations at the tip of Argentina, with snow on the ground, to shoot the film's ending. See more »

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As the Native American starts to leave the bison carcass, you see he has left his arrows in the wolves. He would never do that. It's so labor intensive to make arrows, arrowheads, and fletchings, that he would pick them out of the carcasses and reuse them. 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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Imagining Buffalo
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If you think you'll be warmer inside the cinema watching 'The Revenant' this winter... You're wrong!
15 January 2016 | by Alex1972249See all my reviews

'Birdman' introduced Alejandro G. Iñárritu into the limelight last award season, virtually stealing the Oscars with 9 nominations and 4 wins including Best picture and Directing. Now a year later and it's the same story with 'The Revenant' being nominated for 12 this time round. The academy aside... Can it really be as good as everyone is saying?

No. Good would be an understatement.

'The Revenant' is and will always be one of those very rare films that weren't just a trip to the cinema, but an experience. With the film being a lengthy 2 hours 36 minutes I was pleasantly surprised that I never had the urge to check my watch, because of how well the film pulled me in. We are thrown into an intense, brisk, frozen adventure of pure revenge but with far more depth and meaning than you may think. Iñárritu uses his seemingly signature long takes to completely submerged the viewer in the freezing temperatures, along with using natural light and wide angle lenses to show the vast landscapes and real settings that the characters are trying to survive in.

Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Hugh Glass' as the desperate protagonist abandoned by his fellow hunters after a brutal encounter with a bear, serves up one of his best ever performances. Showing that he is more than capable of expressing deep emotions with minimal dialogue. Tom Hardy's 'John Fitzgerald' is an amazing antagonist who is being hunted by Glass to seek revenge for leaving him for Dead. Hardy was great in the role, adding yet another outstanding performance to his near flawless track record of films and performances. Domhnall Gleeson is also in the film as the hunting group's leader who does a decent job, further cementing his status as an actor to watch out for with cinema-goers.

Whilst the plot may sound relatively simple for a 2 and a half hour film, you will never even think about the time as you'll be so immersed in the dramatic, adventure thrill ride that you'll start to shiver from the frozen environment.

A must see for everyone!


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