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

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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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:

$1,746,025, 14 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,333,823, 23 November 2012
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of the roles from Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) were recast. See more »

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

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A decent follow up to part 1
12 October 2012 | by imdb-20212See all my reviews

I just came back from watching part 2 and up front, I will say that I was disappointed that the original cast was unable to return for part 2. That being said though, once the movie started I didn't really care about that anymore.

I thought Dagny being portrayed by an older actress was actually more in-line with the way I viewed her when reading the book, and the same goes for the other actors, like Eddie Willers, etc. I'm unsure how I feel about DB Sweeney portraying Galt himself since I never considered him a very strong actor, but that's a moot point in part 2 anyway.

As others have noted, the special effects in this aren't exactly top quality, but they're passable. It reminded me of the type you'd see on a SyFy original movie or something along those lines... not bad, but not great.

Overall, it was a good movie. Let's face it, if you liked the book, you'll like the movie. If you hated the book (or never read it, but hate the very idea of it), you'll hate this movie too. But that hatred would have nothing to do with the movie itself, but about your views of Rand's philosophy.

I'd give the movie a technical rating of 5-6 because it wasn't too bad, and some of the cinematography was actually pretty well done. Content I give it a 9 because I appreciate where Rand is coming from, so let's call it an 8 out of 10 overall.


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