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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

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Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

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Fede Alvarez

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David Lagercrantz (based on the novel by), Stieg Larsson (with characters introduced in the Millenium series by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Foy ... Lisbeth Salander
Beau Gadsdon Beau Gadsdon ... Young Lisbeth Salander
Sverrir Gudnason ... Mikael Blomkvist
Lakeith Stanfield ... Ed Needham
Sylvia Hoeks ... Camilla Salander
Carlotta von Falkenhayn Carlotta von Falkenhayn ... Young Camilla Salander
Stephen Merchant ... Frans Balder
Christopher Convery ... August Balder
Claes Bang ... Jan Holtser
Synnøve Macody Lund ... Gabriella Grane
Cameron Britton ... Plague
Vicky Krieps ... Erika Berger
Andreja Pejic ... Sofia
Mikael Persbrandt ... Alexander Zalachenko
Thomas Wingrich Thomas Wingrich ... Grane's Home Security
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Storyline

In Stockholm, Sweden, vigilante hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by computer programmer Frans Balder to retrieve Firefall, a program capable of accessing the world's nuclear codes that he developed for the National Security Agency, as Balder believes it is too dangerous to exist. Lisbeth successfully retrieves Firefall from the NSA's servers, attracting the attention of agent Edwin Needham, but is unable to unlock it, and the program is later stolen from her by mercenaries led by Jan Holtser, who also attempt to kill Lisbeth. When she doesn't attend their scheduled rendezvous, Balder mistakenly believes Lisbeth decided to keep Firefall for herself and contacts Gabrielle Grane, the deputy director of the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), who moves Balder and his young son August to a safe-house. Meanwhile, Needham tracks the unauthorized login to Stockholm and arrives to seek Lisbeth and Firefall..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Past Never Forgets See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany | Sweden | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,810,112, 11 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,841,338, 20 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although the universe of the Millenium saga is crude and dark, costume designer Carlos Rosario has designed a more accessible Lisbeth. See more »

Goofs

Lisbeth is one of the world's best hackers. She would not hack the US computers in such a way as to allow them to so easily identify her location. See more »

Quotes

Husband: Who the hell are you?
Lisbeth Salander: [Lisbeth knocks the massive statue in front of her, which has been hooked up to a rope that goes around the man's foot and pulls him up hanging upside down] I'm a fan of yours. A CEO who beat up two prostitutes, but then got acquitted in court yesterday.
Husband: Get me down!
Lisbeth Salander: And now I'll be transferring 20% of your bank account to these two girls...
Wife: You won't get away with this, I'm calling Delta Security!
Lisbeth Salander: ...the rest I'm transferring to your wife. Account number?
Husband: Don't!
Wife: 5-1-9-1-2.
Lisbeth Salander:
[...]
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Alternate Versions

In Singapore; the theatrical release was edited in order to obtain an NC16 classification (after the uncut version was passed M18); the distributor chose to remove brief sexual images in three scenes (sight of two characters having sex on a mobile phone screen, a shot of full female nudity and some discreet sexual images in a nightclub). The film remains uncut in all other countries worldwide. See more »

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Cliff's Notes didn't even help the screenwriter.
19 November 2018 | by music-gal2See all my reviews

I love the "Millennium" books, and appreciated the follow ups. The movies have been enjoyable, although I much prefer the Noomi Rapace vehicles. This movie? I'm pretty sure the writer picked up the Cliff's notes, looked at the character names and read "computer program" and "NSA" and decided that was all he needed to know. This movie had nothing in common with the book, and none of the interest of the previous movies. Husband, who hasn't read the book, still only have it an "ok" rating.


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