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The Maze Runner (2014)

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Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Director:

Wes Ball

Writers:

Noah Oppenheim (screenplay by), Grant Pierce Myers (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Thomas
Aml Ameen ... Alby
Ki Hong Lee ... Minho
Blake Cooper ... Chuck
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Newt
Will Poulter ... Gally
Dexter Darden ... Frypan
Kaya Scodelario ... Teresa
Chris Sheffield ... Ben
Joe Adler ... Zart
Alexander Flores ... Winston
Jacob Latimore ... Jeff
Randall D. Cunningham Randall D. Cunningham ... Clint
Patricia Clarkson ... Ava Paige
Don McManus ... Masked Man
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Storyline

Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive. Written by KelseyJ/edited by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

Remember. Survive. Run. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the books, the Gladers all know their names when they first come up. It doesn't take a few days to come to them. See more »

Goofs

Part way through the film we see Thomas run into the maze to help Minho and an unconscious Alby. When they realise there is nowhere they can hide Alby from the Greavers, they decide to hoist him up one of the walls of the maze so he is hidden amongst the ivy. This is shown to take some time as day turns to night during the effort. However when a Greaver finds them and Minho flees, Thomas is able to continue holding the rope used to hoist Alby up, whilst easing himself underneath a ledge at the base of the wall where he is covered by the ivy. If this hiding place was good enough to stop Thomas being detected by the Greavers, it would have been used for Albys unconscious body in the first place, thus making the time spent hoisting him up the wall completely pointless. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thomas: Hey! Hey! Help me!
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Alternate Versions

After initially receiving a '15' rating, Fox cut 43 seconds of violence, threat and injury detail from the UK version to earn a less restrictive '12A' rating for the cinema release. This same cut version was later released on DVD and Blu-ray with a '12' rating, although an uncut Steelbook Blu-ray was given a limited release with a '15' rating. See more »

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Great concept, mediocre execution
29 November 2014 | by the_real_smileSee all my reviews

Wow, I really anticipated on this movie, suspense, action, the unknown, it all sounds very exciting. Now I must say that I have seen some very good movies and series round this theme that may influence my judgment, for example The Cube (1 - 3), Persons Unknown, Saw, etc. all have a person or group of persons who don't know how they get there or how to get away. How is it possible that those movies, some dating from 1997, are so much better then a 2014 movie? And being almost 2 hours long, how come so little happens in those 2 hours? Some reviewers already mentioned the contradictory and illogical elements in this movie, and yes, this does this movie, with such much potential, not much good, it's just annoying to see them not try what is so logic. The movie is entertaining, but leaves you very unsatisfied.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Maze Runner See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,512,804, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$102,427,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,319,861
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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