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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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The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%. 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

When Lucy is going back in time towards creation chronologically, she encounters a dinosaur prior to encountering Lucy the hominid largely recognized as the oldest living fossil with human ancestry. Lucy is dated to about 3.2 million years ago and dinosaurs are estimated to have gone extinct about 65 million years ago. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy: [narrating] Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Soundtracks

Dancing in Nowhere
Written by Julie Hugo, Gregory Cauzot and Pierre Mathieu
Performed by Make the Girl Dance feat. Solange La Frange
Courtesy of Roy Music
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Starts well, finishes poorly
30 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Disappointing movie towards the end. Starts off well, everything makes sense, everything is clever, logical and interesting. After a certain point in the movie everything becomes ridiculous, unrealistic and not enjoyable to watch. The idea behind the movie was good, execution was not. The characters were also a little bit boring in my opinion. The situation the main character found herself in had an array of extraordinary things to do and take advantage of but didn't. Not a lot out of the ordinary happened, main character worrying throughout and not taking advantage/playing around with the situation she was in. If you're a fan of logical "what ifs" like myself I would not recommend it.


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