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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 ... 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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Experience the fallout See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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Goofs

The power plant is shown as being located very close to the town of Pripyat and visible in plain sight. In reality there's a distance of roughly 4 kilometers (2,5 miles) to the reactor from the closest buildings that visitors are allowed in. Also, almost everything but the uppermost parts of the buildings and the chimney of the plant is obscured by the vast forest southeast of Pripyat even when viewed from the tallest building in town. See more »

Quotes

Chris: I swear to God, Paul, it's a fucking hazard having you as a brother.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Men in Black 3 (2012) See more »

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Written by Gaz Coombes, Danny Goffey and Michael Quinn
Performed by Supergrass
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Generic flick
3 November 2019 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

The set up of going to an abandoned city was cool and up until the CGI bear appearing the film was at least engaging. But in the end this film is a collection of cliches, tropes and jump scares all trying to hide the script's emptiness. A bad horror film would have been more entertaining than this flavorless offering.


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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:

Chernobyl Diaries See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,955,307, 27 May 2012

Gross USA:

$18,119,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,390,020
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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