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Chronicle (2012)

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Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Detmer
... Matt Garetty
... Steve Montgomery
... Richard Detmer
... Casey Letter
Bo Petersen ... Karen Detmer
... Monica
Rudi Malcolm ... Wayne
Luke Tyler ... Sean
Crystal-Donna Roberts ... Samantha (as Crystal Donna Roberts)
... Costly
... Howard
... Austin
Nicole Bailey ... Cala
Lynita Crofford ... Casey's Mom
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The shy, lonely and outcast teenager Andrew Detmer is bullied and has no friends at high-school and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father Richard Detmer and his terminally ill mother Karen. Andrew buys a camera to film his everyday life. His cousin Matt Garetty drives him to school and invites Andrew to go to a party at night. Nearby they find a tunnel and suddenly acquire telekinetic abilities and Andrew becomes the most powerful. But he easily loses his temper and becomes dangerous while Matt tries to control him. When his mother needs a medicine and Andrew does not have enough money to buy it, his darker side overwhelms him and he becomes a menace. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Not all heroes are super. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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3 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kronika  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,004,098, 5 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,575,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,636,097
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The pink-haired girl played by Anna Wood, whom Andrew was making out with, was Dane DeHaan's (Andrew) wife in real life. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are in the car heading back to the hole discussing radiation effects there's a shot over the dashboard showing the car being driven but the shifter is in Park. See more »

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[first lines]
Andrew Detmer: [as Richard tries to enter his room] What do you want?
Richard Detmer: Why is this door locked, Andrew?
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Referenced in Reel (2015) See more »

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Written by Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic)
Performed by Wallpaper
Courtesy of Boardwalk Records, a division of The Boardwalk Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Music Alternatives, LLC
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Chronicle : A Realistic take on Sci – Fi Action
13 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Chronicle is an engaging offspring of two very separate genres. Reality based horror / thriller movies and Super Hero's. Never would you have imagined a super hero origins movie being shot with a hand-held camera. They are often related to high octane action sequences and graphics and CGI. Well that thing doesn't change here either but the treatment is creative and thoroughly engaging. If suppose paranormal activity and any super hero movie were to mate, their offspring would have been called "Chronicle".

I think by now the "handheld camera" trick in films is becoming a little stale. Sure, it can help smaller productions and can make some films visually spectacular. However, it seems that it is used in way too many films, usually horror flicks at that. Chronicle, however, is nothing less than a masterpiece at not only the "found footage" style, but is also a brand new way of making a superhero movie, mainly because the people it centers on are far from heroes anyway. They are portrayed as everyday people. People with real problems and psychologies. All the larger than life characters of other sci fi or super hero movie is nowhere to be seen here.

Read the rest of the review at : http://devlifeintechnicolor.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/chronicle-a- realistic-take-on-sci-fi-action/


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