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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Director:

Bradley Parker (as Brad Parker)

Writers:

Oren Peli (screenplay), Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Zoe
Dimitri Diatchenko ... Uri
Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Natalie
Devin Kelley ... Amanda
Jesse McCartney ... Chris
Nathan Phillips ... Michael
Jonathan Sadowski ... Paul
Milos Timotijevic ... Russian Check Point Guard
Milutin Milosevic Milutin Milosevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Djordjevic Ivan Djordjevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Jovic Ivan Jovic ... Ukrainian Thug
Zinaida Dedakin Zinaida Dedakin ... Restaurant Owner
Ivana Milutinovic Ivana Milutinovic ... Little Girl
Alex Feldman ... Medic Goldshimdt
Kristof Konrad ... Medic Grotzky
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Storyline

Americans Chris, his girlfriend Natalie and their friend Amanda travel to Europe on vacation. They meet up with Chris' brother Paul living in Kiev, Ukraine. Chris wants to travel to Moscow to propose to Natalie, but Paul convinces the group to first visit Chernobyl with an extreme tourism guide. They meet the guide Uri and another couple who are also going on the tour. Uri explains that because of the radiation levels he can only take them to Pripyat, a deserted city very near Chernobyl. They travel by van, but are stopped by a military checkpoint that makes them turn back. Not giving up, Uri finds an alternative route to the town. The group spends the day taking photographs and exploring abandoned buildings. Uri becomes nervous and decides it's time to head home. However, the van won't start and they discover the engine was sabotaged. Soon they discover that they are stranded, no one knows they are there and that they are definitely not alone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ten years ago, the Ukrainian government let tourists visit the area around Chernobyl. They said it was safe... It wasn't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian | Russian

Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en Chernobyl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,955,307, 27 May 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,119,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,390,020
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Real Ukranian tours to Prypiat and Chernobyl can be booked online for under 100 USD. See more »

Goofs

At the 1:07 mark when the group of survivors are being chased, they run down a flight of stairs. They then start trying to open a locked door and one man in the group turns around and points a gun up the stairs. On the left side of the screen (actor's right side) ,the camera man that filmed them coming down the stairs can be seen holding a camera and trying to back out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Have you heard of extreme tourism?
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Performed by Vika
Written by Vika Vasilevich
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Good Scare, the 5.0 is a mistake
10 January 2013 | by thompsignSee all my reviews

Saying a movie is predictable is like saying a movie has a beginning, middle and end. Most movies, no matter the genre are predictable these days. Very few are super unique. I DO NOT think Chernobyl Diaries is predictable. With that being said; I enjoyed the movie a lot, I jumped, I wasn't bored at all! At one point I actually had to sit at the edge of the couch. Sometimes it felt like I was there with them. I feel that the director definitely executed the idea that the writers seen in their mind. I'm disappointed that the average rating is 5.0 because MANY people come to IMDb to check a rating before they watch a movie and the 5.0 will most likely deter them and they will miss out. I strongly recommend it to people that want to sit back and have a good scare.


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