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Snowpiercer (2013)

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In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

Director:

Bong Joon Ho

Writers:

Jacques Lob (based on "Le Transperceneige" by), Benjamin Legrand (based on "Le Transperceneige" by) | 4 more credits »
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563 ( 97)
33 wins & 104 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Curtis
Song Kang-Ho ... Namgoong Minsoo (as Song Kang Ho)
Ed Harris ... Wilford
John Hurt ... Gilliam
Tilda Swinton ... Mason
Jamie Bell ... Edgar
Octavia Spencer ... Tanya
Ewen Bremner ... Andrew
Asung Ko ... Yona (as Ko Asung)
Alison Pill ... Teacher
Luke Pasqualino ... Grey
Vlad Ivanov ... Franco the Elder
Adnan Haskovic ... Franco the Younger
Emma Levie Emma Levie ... Claude
Steve Park ... Fuyu (as Stephen Park)
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Storyline

Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For seventeen years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis (Chris Evans), 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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AD 2031: the passengers in the train are the only survivors on Earth. 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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Trivia

The premise bears similarities to the premise of "The Second Renaissance" segment of The Animatrix (2003). Both movies show humans causing their own downfall by releasing an airborne gas into the atmosphere, only in The Animatrix (2003), it was to block the machines' power source (the sun). In this movie, it is released to stop global warming. See more »

Goofs

Polar bears do not occur in mountains. They are sea animals. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Brew
Written by Eric Clapton (as Eric Patrick Clapton), Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi (as Felix A. Pappalardi)
Performed by Cream
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I Didn't Think I'd Like it
16 May 2019 | by iamtheslickguySee all my reviews

I don't like movies as art. I like movies that have rules and internal logic, and the premise of this movie is idiotic from both a scientific and common sense angle. It really works though. Like it really works. If you can just suspend disbelief and accept that a train can run forever and sustain some sort of biodome indefinitely then this movie is a masterpiece.

I see reviews where people basically complain about how the premise impossible, or that the themes are cliche, and I'm totally with you guys there. Both of those things are true, so if you need realism then you probably won't like this movie. But if you can just accept the premise as it is then this movie is something really special. One of the better movies I've watched in a really long time


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Release Date:

11 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,187, 29 June 2014

Gross USA:

$4,563,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,758,912
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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