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San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

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Brad Peyton

Writers:

Carlton Cuse (screenplay), Andre Fabrizio (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Raymond Gaines
Carla Gugino ... Emma Gaines
Alexandra Daddario ... Blake Gaines
Ioan Gruffudd ... Daniel Riddick
Archie Panjabi ... Serena Johnson
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Lawrence Hayes
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ... Ben Taylor
Art Parkinson ... Ollie Taylor
Will Yun Lee ... Dr. Kim Park
Kylie Minogue ... Susan Riddick
Colton Haynes ... Joby O'Leary
Todd Williams ... Marcus
Matt Gerald ... Harrison
Alec Utgoff ... Alexi
Marissa Neitling ... Phoebe
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Storyline

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amid-st the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,588,173, 31 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,190,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$473,990,832
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A large amount of the film was shot in and around Brisbane, Australia. At the time of filming, the city had not experienced a noticeable earthquake in it's history. See more »

Goofs

The Moon phase at the beginning of the film for Monday January 17th 1994 at ~4.30AM is inconsistent with the actual moon on that date.

The Moon in the film is shown as waning gibbous (i.e. between Full Moon and Last Quarter) but in actual fact on that date the moon was a 5 day old crescent Moon in the evening sky and had set some four hours previous to the scene's events.

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Quotes

Lawrence Hayes: OK, who wants an "A" in independent study? I'm starting a new class: "how to save lives by hacking media outlets".
Stoner: Hell yeah man, I'm in.
Lawrence Hayes: Sweet bro. Get your laptop, let's go.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll with a bend at the top and bottom of the screen, as though they are on a rotating seismograph drum. Seismic lines, increasing in intensity, can be seen on the left side of the frame. See more »

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Featured in San Andreas: The Real Fault Line (2015) See more »

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Bad Script. No violence
11 August 2015 | by terryhollasSee all my reviews

May contain spoilers!!!

The Script was AWFUL!

The film starts with the introduction of The Rock and his job. He's a search and rescue pilot and he's attempting to rescue a girl trapped in a car on the side of a cliff. He and his buddies find this amusing as they jokingly begin with the routine rescue. There is a reporter who has tagged along for an interview and now she's asking questions about the rescue and they're are answering like there's no emergency to begin with. They fly the helicopter into the ravine. Really? I guess the basket rescue line was not long enough. Anyway we'll leave it at that.

Cut to a class in session at a University where a professor is lecturing about seismic activity and that the west coast is due for a biggie. Of course the cliché "not a matter of IF but WHEN", spits out.

Cut to Hoover Dam where same professor and assistant are doing seismic field tests when.. guess what...yup. The entire dam, gone in a matter of seconds. Like a sand castle at the beach. No repercussions, cause and effect. No small local towns obliterated, washed away. This news never makes it to the local media nor the citizens of LA. Only a mere throw- away line to the professor at a later date; "sorry about what happened to your friend"

I swear this script was written in the back of a limo on the way to the studio.

Now, it's soap opera time.The Rock and his wife are finalizing a divorce. This drama goes on throughout the movie. It's like I am watching "As The World Turns" with an earthquake in the BG.

Rock's wife is dating an architect; not just any architect; he's got his own building named after him. The daughter, sat in the waiting area of the skyscraper, meets a dude who is there for a job interview. They hit it off. She pens him her cell number and he exits the scene.

Later, "WHEN" happens and the buildings are crumbling and shaking, people screaming and panicking. Remember the dude the daughter met, briefly? His No.1 priority is to find her. WHAT??? Yes, that's right. I just met you, and rather than seek shelter and escape this hell, I am going to try to find you. AND HE DOES!!!

You know it took 3 people to write this script??!!

How can the writers think we're all stupid. That we do not know what happens in an earthquake. We've seen the images and documentaries, and testimonials on You Tube. Including the notorious Tohoku Chihou Prefecture disaster a few years back. We know that making a trying to make a call on your cell after a major quake would be impossible. We know that bottles on the shelves at a restaurant would be the first victims in a quake. But not in this movie.

I broke out laughing at a scene where The Rock, riding a motorcycle through the disaster area, passes by an elderly couple who are stranded, roadside. They're waving for help. He passes them with no interest in stopping. This, from a trained search and rescue worker. Hilarious!!!

There are scenes where The Rock and his wife are the only people in LA. wandering through the rubble. Or boating through the floating debris.

MINIMAL VIOLENCE!

That all being said, I think the most disappointing aspect of the film is that you rarely see people die. It sounds morbid but it's what you come to expect in a disaster movie. Would the "Titanic" be just as good without "Propeller Guy" and the countless screaming bodies falling off the ship? The death count in SA is really low. There's 3 dudes that fall to their death and another engulfed in flames. It's suggestive violence and not like you would find in a Final Destination movie. I think because The Rock attracts a younger audience, they wanted a PG 13 rating, minimizing violence, therefore, a bigger box office demographic.

Anyway, that's my opinion. There are pages of wonderful reviews from people who praise this movie. I will respect that. To each his own. Watch, and decide for yourself.


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