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The Great Wall (2016)

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In ancient China, a group of European mercenaries encounters a secret army that maintains and defends the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Carlo Bernard (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... William
Tian Jing ... Commander Lin Mae
Willem Dafoe ... Ballard
Andy Lau ... Strategist Wang
Pedro Pascal ... Tovar
Hanyu Zhang ... General Shao
Han Lu ... Peng Yong
Kenny Lin ... Commander Chen
Eddie Peng ... Commander Wu
Xuan Huang ... Commander Deng
Ryan Zheng ... Shen (as Zheng Kai)
Karry Wang ... Emperor (as Junkai Wang)
Cheney Chen ... Imperial Officer
Pilou Asbæk ... Bouchard
Numan Acar ... Najid
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Storyline

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. Written by Watch_Movies

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One of mankind's greatest wonders. 1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pedro Pascal (Tovar) and Pilou Asbæk (Bouchard) both starred in Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell and Euron Greyjoy respectively. See more »

Goofs

The European mercenaries seek to steal Black Powder, even though at the time there was no means of analysis. What they really needed was the recipe for making it - for which the ingredients are simply charcoal, brimstone, and bird droppings. See more »

Quotes

Commander Lin Mae: Why did you go over the Wall?
William: Xinren... did I say it right?
Commander Lin Mae: Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a montage of Chinese watercolor paintings depicting scenes/characters from the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film will be released in the Mandarin language separately in English-speaking countries --- that is, at least Australia. Both English and Mandarin versions have been classified. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Oscars (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridge of Fate
Vocal by Leehom Wang, Weiwei Tan
Lyrics by Vincent Fang
Music by Leehom Wang
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Well done and entertaining!
16 March 2017 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

When I was little, in Romania, I saw about three Chinese films, all made in that imbecile communist period, very very hard to see. This Chinese production (also with some American, Australian and Canadian help) is not even close to what were those idiotic propaganda films. As I said in the review for "Kong: Skull Island", "Kong: Skull Island" and "The Great Wall" they have something in common. And I do not mean only the actress Jing Tian, present in both and Legendary Entertainment, as one of the producing companies for both films. I refer in particular the monsters and the "very special"(I mean, very good) special effects. They look very well in both movies. I liked Matt Damon more in "Jason Bourne" and "The Martian" but he's OK here too. The whole film is OK. Tian Jing is distinguished and sweet.


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USA | China | Hong Kong | Australia | Canada

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English | Mandarin | Spanish

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Qingdao, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,469,620, 19 February 2017

Gross USA:

$45,540,830

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$334,933,831
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Atmos)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| IMAX 6-Track | Sonics-DDP | Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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