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Geostorm (2017)

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When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

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Dean Devlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Jake Lawson
Jim Sturgess ... Max Lawson
Abbie Cornish ... Sarah Wilson
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Ute Fassbinder
Daniel Wu ... Cheng Long
Eugenio Derbez ... Al Hernandez
Amr Waked ... Ray Dussette
Adepero Oduye ... Eni Adisa
Andy Garcia ... President Andrew Palma
Ed Harris ... Leonard Dekkom
Robert Sheehan ... Duncan Taylor
Richard Schiff ... Senator Cross
Mare Winningham ... Dr. Cassandra Jennings
Zazie Beetz ... Dana
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Hannah Lawson (as Talitha Bateman)
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Storyline

When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for three years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.

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Taglines:

Control the weather, control the world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for destruction, action and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Russian | Hindi | Spanish

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geostorm See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,707,376, 22 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,700,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$221,600,160
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Catastrophic consequences of weather control by space-based stations is also a major plot point in Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984), Roland Emmerich's directorial debut. Emmerich and Dean Devlin were long-time collaborators. See more »

Goofs

During shuttle flight to the space station, Jake Lawson leaves his seat while engines are still working, and the shuttle has zero gravity inside. According to the laws of physics, zero gravity is possible only if forces acting on shuttle are the same as those working on human body. Working engines cause force acting on shuttle. Zero gravity appears only when engines are off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hannah Lawson: [narrating] Everyone was warned, but no one listened. A rise in temperature, ocean patterns changed and ice caps melted. They call ii extreme weather. They didn't know what "extreme" was. In the year 2019, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts unleashed a wave of destruction upon our planet. We didn't just lose towns or beachfronts. We lost entire cities. The East River swallowed Lower Manhattan. A heat wave in Madrid killed two million people in just one day. But in that ...
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the end credits, blueprint schematics of the Dutch Boy space station and satellites are shown. See more »


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Max It Out
Written by Andre D. Edwards and Tonja Bivins
Performed by Astra Velum
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Reminded me more of a low (very low) budget disaster movie
2 November 2017 | by denise-314See all my reviews

This was bad.... really bad! I am a big disaster movie fan and can sit through most things, but wow this was really boring.. the characters are shallow, predictable and the chemistry between them stilted and forced.

The special effects were OK, but you just didn't get any sense of the fear because there was no character that developed enough for you to fear for them.

I think a better movie would have been Gerard Butler developing the satellite system and saving the world from Global Warming in the first place.. at least that may have been believable.

I watched Geo Disaster on Syfy the other day and at the time was thinking that it would be a poor mans Geostorm.. but seriously it turned out to be the better of the two films.. that should tell you just how dreadful this film was. It only gets 2 because the special effects were OK.


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