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Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)

Atlas Shrugged: Part III (original title)
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In a post-apocalyptic America, the iron fist of the totalitarian government seeks to crush one mysterious man named John Galt, who has the power and influence to change everything..


James Manera (as J. James Manera)


James Manera (screenplay), Harmon Kaslow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Polaha ... John Galt
Laura Regan ... Dagny Taggart
Peter Mackenzie ... Head of State Thompson
Greg Germann ... James Taggart
Larry Cedar ... Dr. Floyd Ferris
Joaquim de Almeida ... Francisco d'Anconia
Jen Nikolaisen ... Cherryl Taggart
Rob Morrow ... Henry Rearden
Eric Allan Kramer ... Ragnar Danneskjöld
Louis Herthum ... Wesley Mouch
Dominic Daniel ... Eddie Willers
Tony Denison ... Cuffy Meigs
Neil Dickson ... Dr. Robert Stadler
Claude Knowlton ... Clem Weatherby
Ned Vaughn ... Gerald Starnes


Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. He swore by his life. They swore to find him. Who is John Galt? Written by Official site

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sexuality

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Did You Know?


Nearly half a million dollars of the film's budget was raised through the online funding site Kickstarter. This was claimed by many to be ironic, since crowd funding, or charity is in opposition to Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, but that is incorrect, as Objectivism only opposes "forced" charity. See more »


Vehicles in the strikers' valley all bear vehicle registration plates. Although folks who have abandoned "regulated society" would hardly be paying fees to keep their vehicles registered, it would be unnecessary to remove the plate. See more »


Follows Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) See more »

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poorly written story
20 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

A car company changes its pay structure to one based on the workers' needs. John Galt (Kristoffer Polaha) refuses to go along and vows to stop the motor of the world. He convinces other industry leaders to go on strike and disappear to his hideaway. He has also invented a revolutionary engine to power the world. Dagny Taggart (Laura Regan) goes in search for the mysterious John Galt. Her plane is brought down by an electrical shield and Galt carries her out of the wreckage. She decides to return to the world to fight for her railroad business against the dictatorial Head of State Thompson and her incompetent brother James Taggart (Greg Germann). Meanwhile the world is collapsing without the captains of industrial and under attack from the pirate Ragnar Danneskjöld.

The story and dialog are clunky. This is basically a ninety minute sermon. Nobody in real life speaks like this. It makes the story very unwieldy. The Galt hideaway is a huge disappointment. It's a bunch of ski lodges and cabins with a farmer's market. With all the greatest minds in the world, it needs to be a magical Tomorrowland. I was glad when Dr. Floyd Ferris brings out a Star Trek scanner but that's the only thing. Sure Galt has his motor but they don't let it be amazing. It's a horribly flat and boring first half hour. There is an interesting section where Dagny returns home to battle his idiot brother. However, even that section is messed up by simplistic ideas like Minnesota. Apparently Minnesota is the only wheat growing state. It only adds to the ridiculousness. It makes any theory advanced by this movie sound stupid. Then there is the final battle. I didn't know torture requires a complicated machine. It seems like a car battery and a jumper cable would have done the same job. It's also one of the worst guarded torture site ever imagined. It's an ignominious end to a poorly executed story.

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Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$461,179, 14 September 2014

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