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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chappie
... Deon Wilson
... Ninja
... Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
... Yankie (Amerika)
... Vincent Moore
... Michelle Bradley
... Hippo
Johnny Selema ... Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
... Anderson Cooper
Maurice Carpede ... Police Chief
Jason Cope ... Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto ... Interviewer
... Journalist
... 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

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

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Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capis  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is not Hugh Jackman's first time in a movie dealing with robots. He also starred in Real Steel (2011) (about boxing robots), and in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), where the X-Men, including Wolverine, fought giant robots called Sentinels. See more »

Goofs

When Yolandi hugs Chappie before the Moose attack, she places her hand directly over a blade stuck to Chappie's magnetic chest and it flexes like it's made of rubber. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #53.4 (2015) See more »

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Enter the Ninja
Written by Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), D.J. Hi-Tek (as DJ Hi-Tek), Robin Rawi Asraoui (as R. Asraoui), Robert Erik Uhlmann (as R. Uhlmann)
Performed by Die Antwoord
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Funny Thing Happened on the way to this review
17 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I was an hour into this film on Pay-Cable when my wife walked in.

What are you watching? she asked.

I told her.

What is it about? she asked

Watch it and see.

So she did for about 5 minutes.

Then she wanted to know WHY? I was watching it.

That was a toughie

Its got Jackman and Weaver. It is by a famous director. Its got strange accents. I can't find the remote

But, and I am being honest with you, the look in her eyes told me that she was having doubts about the man she married.

So I tried a different tack.

I am watching because I cannot believe anyone would deliberately make a film this bad with such a stupid plot and stupid characters and an A-list cast. I mean, a character who was carjacked by killers actually tells them that he doesn't want a confrontation, this with a shotgun in his face, but he insists on coming back tomorrow to play with his robot.

She accepted that excuse as reasonable.

I am hoping you will too


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