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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

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James Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pratt ... Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana ... Gamora
Dave Bautista ... Drax
Vin Diesel ... Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper ... Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace ... Ronan
Michael Rooker ... Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan ... Nebula
Djimon Hounsou ... Korath
John C. Reilly ... Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close ... Nova Prime
Benicio Del Toro ... The Collector
Laura Haddock ... Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn ... Kraglin / On Set Rocket
Peter Serafinowicz ... Denarian Saal
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Storyline

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the galaxy. Written by James Hake

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,320,883, 3 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$333,176,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,176,600
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an episode of Parks and Recreation (2009), the ending of a conversation between Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) and Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) is heard. Wyatt is heard saying, "And all you did was stop drinking beer?", to which Dwyer responds, "Yeah, and I lost like sixty pounds." This is a reference to Pratt's weight loss in preparing for his role as Peter Quill (Star-Lord) in this film. See more »

Goofs

The 'awesome mix' cassette tape shows part of a distinctive logo under the label from a TDK cassette tape type II , 'CDing 2' . This particular brand of cassette tape first came out in 1993, yet the start of the film is 1988. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grandpa: Peter. Your momma wants to speak with you. Come on, Pete, take these fool things off.
[takes headphones]
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement at the start of the closing credits: "The Guardians of the Galaxy will return." Accompanying it is a scene of Groot dancing to Quill's music. The Guardians' next appearance in the MCU is in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). See more »

Connections

Followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Written and Performed by Rupert Holmes
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Visually Stunning Galaxy
19 August 2014 | by CalRhysSee all my reviews

With each new film they release, Marvel outdo themselves time after time, from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and now to this amazing and irreverent superhero space opera packed full of humour and action in a visually stunning galaxy. Admittedly, I have slowly become more and more bored with superhero films since the high point of DC's 'The Dark Knight' and Marvel's 'Avengers', however 'Guardians' was something that was truly different, something that truly blew me away and has, as a result, become what is arguably my favourite Marvel film. Previous Marvel films have tried too hard to place humour in situations that didn't require it, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' however employs it frequently and due to the constant stream of jokes it works perfectly. Chris Pratt is by far one of Marvel's best casting choices since Robert Downey Jr. as 'Iron Man', even beyond this the other acting bodies were cast perfectly. The visual effects are utterly stunning and the battle scenes are epic, 'Guardians' is a truly amazing and thrilling superhero flick full of visual splendour.


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