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Chappie (2015)

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In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

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Neill Blomkamp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharlto Copley ... Chappie
Dev Patel ... Deon Wilson
Ninja ... Ninja
Yo-Landi Visser ... Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Yankie (Amerika)
Hugh Jackman ... Vincent Moore
Sigourney Weaver ... Michelle Bradley
Brandon Auret ... Hippo
Johnny Selema Johnny Selema ... Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
Anderson Cooper ... Anderson Cooper
Maurice Carpede ... Police Chief
Jason Cope ... Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto Kevin Otto ... Interviewer
Chris Shields ... Journalist
Bill Marchant ... Professor
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Storyline

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I am discovery. I am wonder. I am Chappie. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capis See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,346,782, 8 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,569,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,399,548, 25 May 2015
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brandon Auret, who plays "Hippo", openly admitted his disdain for his co-star Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) in an interview. He quoted saying "Everyone knows the relationship that I have with Waddy. I don't care much for him. I don't care much for his band, I don't care much for anything that he does, you know, when somebody comes and feels that they have the right to tell you how to do your job? Yeah, it became an issue." See more »

Goofs

It's pointed out multiple times that Chappie's lifetime is limited to only about five days because his battery is fused into his chassis and can't be replaced, but it's never explained why the battery can't simply be recharged in place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Journalist: Historically, when we look at evolution, it's not surprising that uh... Chappie's left turn... uh... happened.
Professor: It's too early to tell how this is all going to play out. I didn't believe that this would happen in my lifetime, but... but it is happening.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits appears "Be Moved" in large font. See more »

Alternate Versions

In an alternate ending, Chappie has an army in downtown then ends the footage of William Roberts. See more »

Connections

Version of Tetra Vaal (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire
Written by Jay 'j2' Singh
Performed by J2
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User Reviews

 
Very worth watching...
13 March 2015 | by info-205-175064See all my reviews

I found the movie highly entertaining and thought-provoking, funny and distressing at the same time.

Couldn't help but think about how true this story is: your child associates with the "wrong crowd" and no matter how much you try, what you say, s/he is going down a bad path. All you can hope for is that they'll find their real self before it's too late...

I usually don't like violent movies, or films about gangsters, druggies, and such. This has all these components in it - however, it was very clear to me, that I would never, ever want to live in a world as depicted there. (Not like most other movies with these topics, where that attitude towards life is idolized and glorified...)

Never mind what the critics say, watch it yourself - what have you got to loose? 2 hours of your life. I think, these 2 hours will be much better spent there, than watching any mainstream TV...


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