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Ready Player One (2018)

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Airs Fri. Feb. 22, 7:30 PM on HBO

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When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Zak Penn (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tye Sheridan ... Parzival / Wade
Olivia Cooke ... Art3mis / Samantha
Ben Mendelsohn ... Sorrento
Lena Waithe ... Aech / Helen
T.J. Miller ... I-R0k
Simon Pegg ... Curator / Ogden Morrow
Mark Rylance ... Anorak / Halliday
Philip Zhao ... Sho
Win Morisaki ... Daito
Hannah John-Kamen ... F'Nale Zandor
Ralph Ineson ... Rick
Susan Lynch ... Alice
Clare Higgins ... Mrs. Gilmore
Laurence Spellman ... Lame Tattoo Guy (Reb)
Perdita Weeks ... Kira
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Storyline

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS. Written by Warner Bros.

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Taglines:

A better reality awaits. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ready Player One See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,764,050, 1 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$137,690,172

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$582,890,172
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Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos | SDDS | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

On August 11, 2015, a rumor began circulating that Steven Spielberg was "courting" Gene Wilder to play OASIS creator James Halliday in his later years, which would've made this the first film Wilder has done since 1999. However, Wilder's dementia had progressed to a point where he could no longer remember lines and couldn't take the part. See more »

Goofs

When Samantha is captured, she's informed that all of her outstanding debts have been consolidated and she's to be moved to a loyalty centre. However, IOI didn't think to requisition her Oasis possessions as she's able to access her personal inventory to use her drone orb to talk to the Orb of Osuvux. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Get ready for the feel, the real of real. X1. No pain, no gain.
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear till about 10 minutes into the movie See more »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Not Gonna Take It
Written by Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Best movie I've seen in a long time
18 April 2018 | by AlexanderRohdeJSee all my reviews

What can I say other than the fact that I love this movie! The true 70's and 80's Spielberg magic is back! And stronger than ever. I don't understand the negative reviews toward this film? I'm hoping it's only the people who read the book that doesn't like it. I understand that it's a difficult thing to adapt a book onto film. And since I haven't read the book I can't really join that discussion. All I know is that when you look at it from a film stand point. This movie is damn near perfect! The characters are likable and fun. The story is intriguing and facinating. The visual effects are some of the best I've ever seen! If not THE best. I can't say enough good things about this movie. And the fact that Spielberg brought one of my all time favorite characters back to life (the iron giant) almost brought a tear to my eye. I cannot wait until the movie comes out on blu ray. I will buy it instantly and watch it a hundred times in a row. Please do yourselves a favor and go check out this movie guys. I promise you that you won't regret it! It's a cinematic experience unlike anything else.


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