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Ad Astra (2019)

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Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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James Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Roy McBride
Tommy Lee Jones ... H. Clifford McBride
Ruth Negga ... Helen Lantos
Donald Sutherland ... Thomas Pruitt
Kimberly Elise ... Lorraine Deavers
Loren Dean ... Donald Stanford
Donnie Keshawarz ... Captain Lawrence Tanner
Sean Blakemore ... Willie Levant
Bobby Nish ... Franklin Yoshida
LisaGay Hamilton ... Adjutant General Vogel
John Finn ... Brigadier General Stroud
John Ortiz ... Lieutenant General Rivas
Freda Foh Shen ... Captain Lu
Kayla Adams ... Female Flight Attendant
Ravi Kapoor ... Arjun Dhariwal
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Storyline

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

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The Answers We Seek Are Just Outside Our Reach


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong languag | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ad Astra See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$87,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,001,398, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$50,107,174

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,094,726
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The title means "to the stars" in Latin. It is often used as a shorthand for "Per Ardua Ad Astra" (Through the hardships to the Stars). See more »

Goofs

Roy chooses to let his shuttle drift away when arriving at the Lima Project rather than tethering it for the return journey to his ship. See more »

Quotes

Roy McBride: So many times in my life I screwed up: I've talked when I should've listened, I've been harsh when I should've been tender.
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There is no fanfare during the 20th Century Fox logo. See more »


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'A' You're Adorable
Written by Buddy Kaye, Sidney Lippman and Fred Wise
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2001 vs. Apocalypse Now vs. Blade Runner
18 September 2019 | by tim-bishop-90See all my reviews

A true film noir with great acting by Pitt and Jones, dazzling visuals and breathtaking views of our solar system. It's a haunting, metaphoric travel into the soul of the protagonist. I personally think, that, if one fails to recognize this and hopes for "the movie to get better", one has only looked for an action-rich SciFi blockbuster - which James Gray never wanted it to be. Many of the scenes (especially towards the middle) reminded me of the quieter scenes in Blade Runner 2049, a personal favourite, and many other of the greats, like 2001 and Apocalypse Now. Highly recommendable.


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