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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 »
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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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When Dagny drives back from the cabin, you see a speed limit sign is on the wrong side of the road and a sign obj the other side shows it in the wrong side as well. Must have been filmed in England? 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 »

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Follows Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) See more »

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Better than the first; Initially difficult to pair with Part 1
12 October 2012 | by jehyatt455See all my reviews

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 followed Rand's magnum opus very closely: in terms of plot & storyline. Overall an excellent depiction of the book. Fifty years later, the message is still (if not more) relevant and just as rejected by looters.

The acting in the second Atlas Shrugged movie was much better than in the first Atlas Shrugged. The cast selections in this movie matched the appearance and demeanor conceived by Rand in her book better so than did the thespians in the first Atlas Shrugged movie. However, due to the fact that I had the previous cast images in my mind (from the first movie) it was initially difficult (right-brain-wise) for me to invest in the story being told as the sequel to the first movie.

The special effects and sound quality were indicative of the purpose for which the movie makers were aiming. This, however, was not a huge negative for the film as anyone expecting such entertainment value from this film obviously miss the objective of the movie makers. Similar in objective to the movie "I (Heart) Huckabees", this movie attempts to put into picture and sound the abject ideas found in a philosophical system ...and similar to "I (Heart) Huckabees", this movie entertains those who are seeking such entertainment more so than it does those who are looking for just entertainment by means of flashy effects and dramatic plot-lines.

This movie (and its predecessor) find their place on my favorite move list somewhere between "I (Heart) Huckabees" and "Memento". I do not separate this movie from its predecessor due to the fact that it is its sequel and an excellent one at that. There are few films that offer as much as does Atlas Shrugged (I and II). For a movie that entertains, presents the tenets of a world-view, begs discussion and debate, and educates; while also engaging in a wonderfully crafted story: there are few films that function on this level and even fewer films that functions as such so well.


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