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The Humanity Bureau (2017)

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A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

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Rob W. King

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Dave Schultz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Noah Kross
Sarah Lind ... Rachel Weller
Jakob Davies ... Lucas Weller
Hugh Dillon ... Adam Westinghouse
Vicellous Shannon ... Agent Porter
Kurt Max Runte ... Adolf Schroder
Destee Klyne ... Schroder's Daughter
Nikolas Filipovic ... Spiky Hair
Jett Klyne ... Little Noah
David Lovgren David Lovgren ... Irving Ravetch
Leo Fafard ... Motel Clerk
Mel Tuck Mel Tuck ... Chester Hills
Sheldon Bergstrom Sheldon Bergstrom ... Gas Jockey
Leanna Brodie Leanna Brodie ... Farmer
Lorne Cardinal ... Border Ranger
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A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

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In the year 2030 global warming has taken its toll. The humanity bureau will exile all unproductive citizens. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Humanity Bureau See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,544,173, 31 December 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cage's character name is Noah Cross. John Huston's character in Chinatown shared the same name. Water or lack thereof was integral to both films. See more »

Goofs

When the station wagon is hidden from the drone, the rear view mirror is not present on the windshield. Later when they drive away, it is back in place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Automated Voice: [coming from his mobile device] You are reaching... Reaching... Reaching... Arrived. You have left the security perimeter of New America. Your safety is no longer guaranteed.
[flying drone escort turns back]
Noah Kross: [dictating] Agent Noah Kross. Leaving security perimeter A57. Please record and confirm the following: I'm aware of the danger. I'm making this trip of my own free will and without coercion. I'm aware of all Humanity Bureau procedures including subsection 2355. Send all incoming ...
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another Nicolas Cage special
18 February 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In the near future, America is devastated by evironmental and economic disasters. Noah Kross (Nicolas Cage) is an agent of the Humanity Bureau, a government agency which determines whether a citizen is productive or not. He is sent to evaluate the farm of Rachel Weller and her son Lucas. The farm is barren and Kross decides to send them to the relocation center. When he gives them a break, his superior Adam Westinghouse (Hugh Dillon) seeks to stop them all.

It seems like the filmmakers conceived of a dystopian world but failed to create a compelling story within it. This is another Cage special. It should be a warning sign for any of his recent movies. If he thinks the script is great, there is no doubt that something is wrong with it. The big reveal reminds me of Soylent Green. In fact, I'd rather have Soylent Green. This is generally cheap, inferior in every way, and lacking intensity. Cage is going through the motion. This is a small Canadian sci-fi indie trying to hit above its weight and failing.


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