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Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 12 October 2012 (USA)
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Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

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John Putch

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Duke Sandefur (screenplay), Brian Patrick O'Toole (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diedrich Bader ... Quentin Daniels
Jason Beghe ... Henry Rearden
Jordana Capra ... Judge Glesie
Jennifer Cortese ... Gwen
Rebecca Dunn Rebecca Dunn ... Female Friend
Patrick Fabian ... James Taggart
Mel Fair ... Luke Stone
Kip Gilman ... Judge Beckston
Martin Grey ... Reception Guest #1
Arye Gross ... Ken Danagger
Michael Gross ... Ted Killman
Bug Hall ... Leonard Small
Alexa Hamilton ... Giselle
Amy Hedrick Amy Hedrick ... Laura Bradford
Kevin M. Horton ... Dave Mitchum
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The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment tops 24%. Gas is $42 per gallon. Railroads are the main transportation. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, are mysteriously disappearing. Dagny Taggart, COO of Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered an answer to the mounting energy crisis - a prototype of a motor that draws energy from static electricity. But, until she finds its creator, it's useless. It's a race against time. And someone is watching. Written by Producers - Atlas Shrugged

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two actors in this movie have played the husband of Meredith Baxter in television series: John Rubinstein in Family (1976) and Michael Gross in Family Ties (1982). See more »

Goofs

When they are removing the rails from the John Galt line, the text on the screen says it is March 31. Nowhere in Colorado would be so green in March nor would any deciduous trees be completely leafed out as the ones in this scene are. In fact, it will be at least another month or two until the leaf buds even begin to swell before producing leaves. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical release, when John Galt is revealed at the end of the film, his face is fully lit and visible. In the DVD and Netflix release, his face has been darkened and obscured. See more »

Connections

Followed by Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) See more »

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Another really well done movie
12 October 2012 | by asygoingSee all my reviews

While I have never read the book, the way this movie is filmed and the lack of big named stars really took me in. This is a wonderfully produced movie with some incredibly deep overtones of the situation that the US is currently potentially facing.

The acting is excellent and the dark feel and sense of hopelessness really gets inside of you as I realize this is a possible future as being orchestrated by the powers that be. Art imitates life so to speak and being someone who deeply distrusts the main stream media, seeing it as the 100% propaganda that it is and has researched a lot into the darker truths about those running our country, its almost as if Ayn Rand was seeing the way the power structure of the world was setting up the world to achieve its goals of domination and subservience of the US population.

Fear is rampant in this moment and the government uses that fear to take even further control from the people. This movie should hit home and make us take stock of what we have and wake up to what the military industrial complex, bankers and power elite have in store for those of us that continue to stand still with our head buried in the sand while all of our liberties are taken by us one by one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 - Either-Or See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,751,572, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$3,336,053

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,336,053
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1.78 : 1
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