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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.

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Lucy
Morgan Freeman ... Professor Norman
Min-sik Choi ... Mr. Jang
Amr Waked ... Pierre Del Rio
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... The Limey
Pilou Asbæk ... Richard
Analeigh Tipton ... Caroline
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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She has the Power. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

France | Germany | USA | Taiwan

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a widely-circulated myth that has been debunked by neurological science many times over. (Humans typically use about 10% of their brains at a time.) See more »

Goofs

Life on Earth is at least 3.5 billion years old, not one billion as the film repeatedly says. 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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A decent sci-fi action flick
26 May 2019 | by grenageSee all my reviews

Ah, another mass of reviews giving out ridiculous 1s and 10s.

Lucy is a decent way to kill 90 minutes if you enjoy action and decent effects. I think the camera is fixed on Scarlett Johansson's static face for at least 20 minutes in total - so it's a good job she's pretty.

It's a work of fiction, nobody should be caring about the 'science'; of course it's nonsense. This film is much like Limitless with superpowers thrown in.


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