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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay) (as Michael deBruyn) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Katniss Everdeen
Liam Hemsworth ... Gale Hawthorne
Jack Quaid ... Marvel
Taylor St. Clair ... Ripper
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Greasy Sae (as Sandra Lafferty)
Woody Harrelson ... Haymitch Abernathy
Josh Hutcherson ... Peeta Mellark
Paula Malcomson ... Katniss' Mother
Willow Shields ... Primrose Everdeen
Donald Sutherland ... President Snow
Elizabeth Banks ... Effie Trinket
Bruce Bundy ... Octavia
Nelson Ascencio ... Flavius
Lenny Kravitz ... Cinna
Stanley Tucci ... Caesar Flickerman

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Storyline

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sam Claflin ate two or three sugar cubes for each take of Finnick's introduction scene until the scene was completed. He ate an entire box of cubes. See more »

Goofs

In The Hunger Games, the cat Buttercup was black and white. In this film, Buttercup has orange stripes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gale Hawthorne: [as Katniss almost shoots him] Whoa, whoa. Easy. Saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn't even there.
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That's what happens. You spend six days a week working in the mines and stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
[brief pause]
Gale Hawthorne: When's the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.
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Alternate Versions

Blu-ray Disc versions of the film feature the IMAX scenes in a taller aspect ratio, thus staying more true to the original theatrical exhibition, similar to what was done with the Blu-ray releases for the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. See more »


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The Definition of a Good Sequel
2 June 2020 | by michaeltobrienSee all my reviews

Ever since I first saw it in theaters, Catching Fire has been one of my favorite movies of all time. It's so much better than the first one. It explores the story's political conflict more deeply and greatly expands on the dystopian universe.

The new director gives it a fresh and improved vision. The first one had audiences criticizing the shaky and desaturated camerawork and this sequel fixed it. Even though one this movie involves Katniss and Peeta competing in the games again, it never feels like a repeat of the first one. They understand that viewers already know how the games work and take advantage of the chance to explore new concepts with it.

Catching Fire should be an example to all filmmakers of how to do a good sequel.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunger Games 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,074,286, 24 November 2013

Gross USA:

$424,668,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$865,011,746
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Color Force, Lionsgate See more »
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2.35 : 1
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