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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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We fight back. 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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Details

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, Cassie describes Evan Walker's brown eyes as "the color of chocolate." See more »

Goofs

After Cassie fires the last shot from the Colt 1911 handgun, it makes several clicks, as if she had pulled the trigger several times. After the last shot is fired, the slide locks back blocking the hammer, so it would not click. The 1911 is a single-action gun. For a trigger pull to drop the hammer, the shooter would have to either fire a round or manually cock it. 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

References They Live (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Alive
Written by Adele (as Adele Adkins), Sia (as Sia Furler) and Tobias Jesso Jr.
Performed by Sia
Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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WARNING : This Movie is for soppy girls aged 11 to 15...love triangles, boys washing their pecs etc. abound
20 March 2016 | by noeloc-71878See all my reviews

Wow! That was complete and utter rubbish. Can we please have it listed under genres as Teen Romance / Brain Rot and not under the genre Sci-fi, Action, Adventure as it is listed above. Are teenagers these days all goldfish???, is this not the same plot as Twilight, Divergence etc only replace vampires etc. with Aliens?. I love my apocalyptic movies and after the first 20 minutes I thought it wasn't going so bad... decent special effects, seeing what each "wave" was going to do and I was looking forward to seeing "the others", but alas that was it for the movie after that it was like opening a teen magazine while jamming a skewer up my nose in to my brain.

I must say I did get a few laughs at the many clichés I called before they happened followed by my swift exit to save my brain from rotting by the absurd stupidity of it all. If you are not a girl aged 11 to 15 avoid this movie like you would avoid the plague


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