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

Writers:

Duke Sandefur (screenplay), Brian Patrick O'Toole (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Bob Beckel: In a photograph during a television news report on Wyatt's disappearance. His brother Graham Beckel played Ellis Wyatt in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011). See more »

Goofs

After the plane crash, a section of the fuselage above a window is partially transparent. When the camera continues to move, the section becomes opaque, a digital compositing error. See more »

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[first lines]
Dagny Taggart: [while losing control of her airplane] Who is John Galt? Who is John Galt?
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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 »

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New cast makes this one not nearly as good.
12 October 2012 | by gt_speckSee all my reviews

The pace of Part 2 was much better than Part 1, but then that's true of the book as well. Didn't think much of the new cast nor the new look - it's as if the producers tried to glam it up to make this one look more appealing than the first - for example all the female characters were well endowed and showed it off needlessly, including a very cheap scene with Dagny early on. On the subject of Dagny, the actress in that role was terribly miscast - too old for the character, and she had a very bloated look which probably looked worse than it was because of the slim, trim Dagny we saw in Part 1. Acting was well short of the first. Overly dramatic at times and poorly acted in general. Bader turned in a good performance in a small role, as did the rail line worker Dagny spoke to alongside the train near the end. By far the most believable character in the film. Too bad, I think the original cast would have done a good job with this story.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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