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Snowpiercer (2013)

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Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

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(as Bong Joon Ho)

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(screenplay) (as Joon Ho Bong), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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33 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Curtis
... Namgoong Minsoo (as Song Kang Ho)
... Wilford
... Gilliam
... Mason
... Edgar
... Tanya
... Andrew
... Yona
... Teacher
... Grey
... Franco the Elder
... Franco the Younger
Emma Levie ... Claude
... Fuyu (as Stephen Park)
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Storyline

Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway. Written by Anne Campbell

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Taglines:

Fight your way to the front See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Italy] |  »

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Release Date:

11 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Expresso do Amanhã  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,842,419 (South Korea), 1 August 2013, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,187, 29 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,563,650, 31 October 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,758,912, 31 October 2014
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The glasses that Mason was wearing were originally Tilda Swinton's. When Joon-ho Bong visited her, they played with her children's play box and found them. See more »

Goofs

When Namgoong lights a cigarette someone says it is a Marlboro light. Marlboro Lights have a white filter but the cigarette filter is brown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Male Reporter: Good morning. On this day, July 1st, 2014, at this hour, 0600, we are at the first airport in the world...
Female Reporter: The topic of so much controversy over the past seven years has continued development. Protests from environmental groups and a number of developing countries continue. But in accordance with...
Male Reporter: It had been claimed that CW7 is the answer to global warning. And we are witnessing it...
Female Reporter: Leaders argue that global warming can no longer be ignored. Today, 79 countries will begin ...
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Soundtracks

Midnight the Stars and You
Original Writers: Jimmy Campbell (as James Campbell), Harry M. Woods (as Harry Woods) and Reginald Connelly
Original Publisher: Campbell Connelly and Co Ltd.
Sub Publisher: Music Cube, Inc.
Performed by Ray Noble and His Orchestra
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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This movie demonstrated that Hollywood can learn a lot from the modern South Korean cinema. Everything Hollywood does, Asians seem to do better. This allegorical movie about the social order is perhaps a bit short on its main premise, but it really does not matter that much. Infinitely more intelligent than its Hollywood counterparts, it is one smart action movie that sets the standard for Hollywood to follow.


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