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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.


(as Brad Parker)


(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zoe
... Uri
... Natalie
... Amanda
... Chris
... Michael
... Paul
... Russian Check Point Guard
Milutin Milosevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Djordjevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Jovic ... Ukrainian Thug
Zinaida Dedakin ... Restaurant Owner
Ivana Milutinovic ... Little Girl
... Medic Goldshimdt
... Medic Grotzky


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror en Chernobyl  »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When the group is in London in the beginning of the film, Amanda say's they're at the Tower of London. But if you look behind her, you can clearly see that it is not the Tower of London but in fact Tower Bridge.

EDIT: The Tower of London is right next to Tower Bridge, so if the bridge is behind them, it's accurate that they would be just the other side of the walls of the Tower of London. See more »


Chris: I swear to God, Paul, it's a fucking hazard having you as a brother.
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No Reflection
Produced by Marilyn Manson
Co produced by Chris Vrenna
Written by Marilyn Manson (as M. Manson), Jeordie White (as Twiggy)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Mixed by Sean Beavan for SOS management
From Born Villain album Cooking Vinyl Records
Songs Of Golgatha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI)
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User Reviews

Good Scare, the 5.0 is a mistake
10 January 2013 | by See 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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