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Lucy (2014)

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A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucy
... Professor Norman
... Mr. Jang
... Pierre Del Rio
... The Limey
... Richard
... Caroline
Nicolas Phongpheth ... Jii
... German Mule
Luca Angeletti ... Italian Mule
Loïc Brabant ... Professor
Pierre Grammont ... Professor
Pierre Poirot ... Professor
Bertrand Quoniam ... Professor
Pascal Loison ... Drug Addict
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Storyline

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. Written by LeiaSolo

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She has the Power. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lusi  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,899,340, 27 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,663,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$458,863,600
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite widely published reports that Angelina Jolie was originally cast as the lead, but dropped out, Luc Besson has since denied them and admitted that he only met with a couple of actresses to discuss playing the lead role. He says when he saw how strongly Scarlett Johansson reacted to the story, she immediately landed the part. See more »

Goofs

As Lucy is mentally retrogressing through time in one spot in Manhattan, she views a party of native Americans on horseback, which is historically goofy. Horses were brought to Mexico by Spanish conquerors in the 16th century, but were still unknown and of little use to eastern woodlands tribes long after Dutch colonists had driven the native inhabitants from the island in the 17th century. See more »

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[first lines]
Lucy: [narrating] Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Spoofed in Teen Titans Go!: Brain Percentages (2017) See more »

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Single Barrel (Sling the Decks)
Written by Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan (as Kenneth Jordan)
Performed by The Crystal Method
Published by The Crystal Method Partnership
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Tiny e Records
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Extremely well done
13 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

We watched LUCY about on DVD February this year. I usually don't like the typical shoot- them-up or speculative-futuristic or robotic movies, they turn me off because they are predictable and way over the deep-end of ridiculousness in their violence, special effects, contradictions and same-old-same-old tin spaceships, weaponry galore, and silly story; like the script and story were just thrown together for the sake of selling something at the box office or TV. LUCY, is excellent, credible beyond the usual mush and the action and actors are great. If you like a good story that will touch your heart, make you cheer and hope, take you to possible scenarios and just enough chaos to make it interesting, good actors and a great story, then you most like will like LUCY. My husband and I often have different likes and opinions but our differences came together in appreciation of LUCY.


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