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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.

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J Blakeson

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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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Taglines:

Wave 1: Darkness. Wave 2: Destruction. Wave 3: Infection. Wave 4: Invasion. 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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dumbo is originally from New York City. He can be seen earlier in the film, as the boy on top of the skyscraper in flooded Manhattan. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Cassie is wearing Converse sneakers. Once she enters the gas station, she is wearing a different pair of shoes. 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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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Dirty Grandpa/The 5th Wave (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Pay No Mind
Written by Michael Angelakos and Madeon (as Hugo Leclercq)
Performed by Madeon featuring Passion Pit
Courtesy of Sony Music (UK) Ltd & Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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So bad I didn't last 30 minutes
6 December 2016 | by SkeauxshaSee all my reviews

Okay, just to be clear. I have watched some terrible films all the way through to the end, and for the sake of the time and effort it took to make the film gave those films lots of leeway. Then came the 5th wave. This (at first) was a new take on alien invasion movies, and I have to admit I got fooled. Nothing was fresh. Everything re-hashed, and patched together like a bad last minute Thanksgiving dinner. So bad it wasn't worth staying for. Even worse... this film is predictable. Like a bowl of cold lumpy oatmeal. It's going to be unpleasant, and you already know how it's going to end up. Not sure why, but I have serious reservations about the Earth being saved by anyone in High School. The effects in this film are tired, as was the acting. The situations were even more ridiculous. I mean ask yourself seriously, are you (even for a second) going to wander off or away from your family to get a stuffed toy? It's the end of the world, suck it up. So yeah, if you're tougher than myself, stick it through to the end. I didn't last 30 minutes and I already know how it ended up.


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