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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.


Wes Ball


T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel "The Scorch Trials" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Thomas
Ki Hong Lee ... Minho
Kaya Scodelario ... Teresa
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Newt
Dexter Darden ... Frypan
Alexander Flores ... Winston
Jacob Lofland ... Aris
Rosa Salazar ... Brenda
Giancarlo Esposito ... Jorge
Patricia Clarkson ... Ava Paige
Aidan Gillen ... Janson
Terry Dale Parks Terry Dale Parks ... Carl (Masked Man)
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn ... Dr. Crawford
Lili Taylor ... Mary
Barry Pepper ... Vince


The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. Written by 20th Century Fox

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The maze was just the beginning See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The Cranks are very similar in sound and movement as the infected and Clickers in The Last of Us (2013). See more »


When the Gladers are hung upside down over the pit, their hair and jackets hang down due to gravity. However, their shirts and T-shirts (which are not tucked into their waistbands) do not even though they are shown to be loose and bulky.

It's clear that the T-shirts are being held in place by stage tape to prevent them from exposing the actor's midriffs and possibly covering their faces. See more »


[first lines]
Thomas' Mother: Remember... I love you. I love you, Thomas.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by approx. 1,5 minutes to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »


Written and Performed by Anthony Loomis
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So bad I couldn't even finish the movie!
21 January 2018 | by bethaniebakerSee all my reviews

I had a feeling after watching the first movie and noticing the parts that were incorrect or never happened in the book, but I still had some hope that maybe, just maybe this movie would be watchable. I was wrong. First of all, Mr. Wes Ball, do me a favor and never produce another movie again, and if you so feel inclined to embaress yourself again, maybe actually read the book before making a movie about it. The movie was so far from what actually happened its disgraceful. One of the biggest concepts of the plot of the book was the actual "Scorch Trials," which was never even explained or touched in the movie, it was just teenagers and a middle aged man running in a post apoctlyptic town with zombies looking for "The Right Hand" which doesn't even exist in the book. There was no plot and a bunch of characters and scenarios were added for no reason. The book has 360 pages of pure gold and the director just went completely rogue and made up his own concept. quite honestly, the director could have did that exact same movie and just gave it a differt title and changed the characters names and no one would even make the connection that it was even The Maze Runner series, thats how completely far off it was. and yes, I could not even finish the movie. I was that furious ans disgusted with whatever it was Wes Ball did. Do not bother watching if you enjoyed the book.

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Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maze Runner 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,316,510, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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