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

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Lucy
Morgan Freeman ... Professor Norman
Choi Min-sik ... Mr. Jang
Amr Waked ... Pierre Del Rio
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... The Limey
Pilou Asbæk ... Richard
Lio Tipton ... Caroline (as Analeigh Tipton)
Nicolas Phongpheth Nicolas Phongpheth ... Jii
Jan Oliver Schroeder ... German Mule
Luca Angeletti Luca Angeletti ... Italian Mule
Loïc Brabant Loïc Brabant ... Professor
Pierre Grammont Pierre Grammont ... Professor
Pierre Poirot Pierre Poirot ... Professor
Bertrand Quoniam Bertrand Quoniam ... Professor
Pascal Loison 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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Open your mind, expand your potential, evolve. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In an interview dated March 2014, Luc Besson said that this project took ten years to become a reality. Also, he admitted that he knew that some scientific assumptions were erroneous, e.g. that humans use only ten percent of their brains, adding nonetheless that such an assumption would be a great start for a sci-fi movie. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy removes the bullet from her shoulder, it is clean - almost shiny. In the next shot, she drops the bullet into the drinking glass, and it is covered in blood. 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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Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) See more »

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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Unusual, interesting and highly entertaining
6 October 2014 | by gnanagSee all my reviews

Normally I don't write reviews but these movie differed so much from what people told me I fell compelled to give my opinion. Because of the bad reviews I didn't expect anything at all. In fact, I expected a killer heroine who would beat her adversaries to pulp. However, I got an extremely interesting, unusual and highly entertaining story, that I found quite fascinating. Of course, it's completely unrealistically, but the whole idea is quite funny and unusual. I generally like movies which manage to introduce new ideas or differ from the same old boring patterns (Iron Man 12, Final Destination 14, Transformers 8). Lucy does that. Its just, well, cool. I absolutely enjoyed the Science Fiction aspects and seeing Lucy developing her powers was just pure gold. So if you don't break into tears because the movie operates on ridiculous scientific premises, watch it and have fun. It's different, it's interesting and its extremely entertaining.


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Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,899,340, 27 July 2014

Gross USA:

$126,663,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$458,863,600
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2.35 : 1
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