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The 5th Wave (2016)

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Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director:

J Blakeson

Writers:

Susannah Grant (screenplay by), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Cassie Sullivan
Matthew Zuk ... Wounded Man with Crucifix
Gabriela Lopez ... Lizbeth
Bailey Anne Borders ... Julia (as Bailey Borders)
Nick Robinson ... Ben Parish / Zombie
Ron Livingston ... Oliver Sullivan
Maggie Siff ... Lisa Sullivan
Zackary Arthur ... Sam Sullivan
David Maldonado ... Soccer Coach (as Dave Maldonado)
Paul Ryden ... TV News Anchor
E. Roger Mitchell ... White House Spokesman
Charmin Lee ... Ms. Paulson
Parker Wierling ... Jeremy
Madison Staines Madison Staines ... Teary School Kid
Tony Revolori ... Dumbo
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Storyline

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Can we survive the 5th wave? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fifth Wave See more »

Filming Locations:

Macon, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,326,356, 24 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,912,982, 22 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,065,200, 4 February 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the book, Oompa is meant to be an overweight 7-8 year old. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the film is supposed to be set in Northern Ohio, within a few miles of Lake Erie. However, with a few minor exceptions close to Cleveland, the Lake Erie coastline is lightly forested and mostly flat. The wooded parks and hills shown exist much farther inland than a tsunami could reach. Lake Erie is also the shallowest of the Great Lakes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [from another room] Help me! Somebody there? I'm hurt. Is somebody there? Please! I'm bleeding. Help me.
Cassie Sullivan: [pushes the door open with her rifle]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [sitting on the floor pointing a pistol] Drop your weapon.
Cassie Sullivan: You drop yours first. Drop it!
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [slowly sets his gun down and puts his hands up] Okay. Your turn.
Cassie Sullivan: Let me see your other hand...
Wounded Man with Crucifix: If I move this hand, I'm afraid my stomach will fall out.
Cassie Sullivan: I need to see your other hand. What's in your hand?
Wounded Man with Crucifix: Nothing. Drop your weapon.
[...]
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Featured in The 5th Wave: Sammy on the Set (2016) See more »

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Summer Breaking
Written by Mark Ronson, Michael Chabon, Jeff Bhasker (as Jeffrey Bhasker) and Kevin Parker
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker
Courtesy of Sony Music U.K./RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment and Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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When I were a lad..
11 August 2016 | by quothageSee all my reviews

We had The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, St Elmo's Fire, The Goonies to name but a few. Defining moments in movies, defining teenage angst, growing pains and young love and loves lost. Films that stand up today, not just for nostalgia's sake but because of solid acting, amazing characters and good stories.

I despair for the drivel that our millennial's have to endure today in the name of cinema. If you've grown up on good films through the years then you want to avoid The Fifth Wave. Encourage your young-lings to watch something else.

Chloe maybe a good actress, but she couldn't drag the film from the mire of this cliché driven plot line with shallow characters and an awfully banal story of an alien plot to take over the Earth in as seemingly clueless manner as possible.


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