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IO (2019)

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As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Qualley ... Sam
Anthony Mackie ... Micah
Danny Huston ... Henry
Tom Payne ... Elon
Emma Fitzgerald Emma Fitzgerald ... Radio Broadcaster (voice)
Justin Jamieson Justin Jamieson ... TV Broadcast Newscaster (as Justin Andrew Jamieson)
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Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth's survival.

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In the Near Future, we must save Earth or leave it. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Io See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Io was the original title of Outland (1981) but at that time testing showed people read the name Io as 10, and so the name was changed. See more »

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The movie states that the air is toxic mostly due to large concentration of ammonia. A detection method for such toxicity is naked flame of purple color. Ammonia does not make the flame purple, but yellow (in very large concentrations). There would have not been an effect as described in the film. Ammonia is also very easy to recognize due to its unique smell even at concentrations below toxicity, so no such detection method would have been necessary. See more »

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[first lines]
Sam: [narrating] It's like we were doomed to destroy our planet. Some say it was because of the increasing pollution. I just call it human nature. A few scientists predicted what would happen. They started working on a power station that could be sent into space to harvest geothermal energy from other planets. But it was too late. People would start dying in their sleep... suffocating in the streets, the blood in their veins turning black. "An unexpected change in atmosphere composition,...
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References The X Files (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
Performed by Idil Biret
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Slow and painfully dull.
18 January 2019 | by artenfrizeSee all my reviews

How did this get made? It's like listening to your girlfriend tell you about a boring dream she had for 90 minutes straight. Achingly pretentious but without the artistic beauty to back it up. Mackie struggles with Twilight level dialogue while a surprisingly graceful score beautifully frames the drama and emotion that should be there but simply isn't. A crushing waste of everyone's time.


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