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Captive State (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.


Rupert Wyatt
2,101 ( 389)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... William Mulligan
Ashton Sanders ... Gabriel Drummond
Jonathan Majors ... Rafe Drummond
Vera Farmiga ... Jane Doe
Kevin Dunn ... Commissioner Eugene Igoe
James Ransone ... Patrick Ellison
Alan Ruck ... Charles Rittenhouse
Madeline Brewer ... Rula
Machine Gun Kelly ... Jurgis (as Colson Baker)
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Kermode
Ben Daniels ... Daniel
Caitlin Ewald ... Anita
Lawrence Grimm ... Evan Hayes
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Eddie the Priest
Elena Marisa Flores ... Flores (as Elena Flores)


Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored. In a working-class Chicago neighborhood occupied by an alien force for nine years, increased surveillance and the restriction of civil rights have given rise to an authoritarian system - and dissent among the populace. Written by yusufpiskin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Ten years ago, they took our planet. Today, we take it back. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief language and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The countdown audio leading up to Commissioner Igoe's descent (1:10 into the movie) and up to Mulligan's descent (near the end of the movie) is the actual audio from the countdown of the launch of Apollo 11, in 1969. See more »


Security camera footage of Gabriel's interrogation indicates the events of the film are happening in July, but the costumes and scenery throughout the film clearly indicate the story is taking place during winter. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the end credits, a map of the world is shown with listed locations where human rebellions have achieved victory against the aliens, across America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Wonder Park/Captive State (2019) See more »


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User Reviews

If you know what you are watching, great movie!
4 December 2019 | by MattiamarconSee all my reviews

Just skip the negative reviews and bear in mind one thing: do not expect an action sci-fi movie. This is telling the story of people fighting against oppression. The context is just a marketing excuse to make you more attracted. But this story applies to what we have already seen in the past century. It's basically a modernized sci-fi-ed version of a great rebellion some of our grandfathers' took part to. Just don't watch it waiting for the monsters and the aliens with super hi-tech in independence-day style fights. Good movie indeed! If you find it boring at the beginning hold-on, the middle gets more animated and the ending is solid. People who disliked such an interesting approach to fights versus authoritarism deserve Transformers...

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Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,131,525, 17 March 2019

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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