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Pompeii (2014)

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Pompeii is a movie starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, and Kiefer Sutherland. A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Milo
... Aurelia
... Cassia
... Atticus
... Ariadne
... Severus
... Graecus
... Corvus
... Bellator
... Young Milo
Maxime Savaria ... Biggest Thracian
Ron Kennell ... The Weasel
Tom Bishop Sr. ... Cassia's Carriage Driver
... Milo's Mother
... Proculus
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Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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No warning. No escape.


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Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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21 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pompeji  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,340,823, 23 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,219,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,831,631
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2.35 : 1
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Paul W.S. Anderson said that he re-shot the scene after whipping of Kit Harington's character where he and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje have a conversation while being shirtless because towards the end of the filming he realized that they had gotten "way more cut" than when they had filmed it. See more »

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The "stone statues" of victims were not made of stone or ash, as implied by their appearance in the movie. They were actually made of plaster in modern times, from material injected into cavities remaining from bodies left in the ash. See more »

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Title Card: In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
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Featured in Todd's Pop Song Reviews: "Pompeii" by Bastille (2014) See more »

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Masquerade
from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
© Starz Entertainment, LLC.
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Canada, Ltd.
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Waste of time
1 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

What a piece of crap wannabe blockbuster . If it was not by the fact I got free tickets for the premiere, I would be p***ed off to waste my money in vain. Well, my time was wasted anyway...

The plot is the epitome of stupidity: shallow characters and a predictable story made me wonder what the director was thinking. The history of Pompeii and its fate was completely ignored (I have visited Pompeii myself) - the tsunami scene was only one of the non sense historical goofs. The movie end is absolutely stupid and I was relieved it finally ended.

If you want to waste your time, this is the perfect opportunity.


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