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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

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Storyline

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Written by napierslogs

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Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking | See all certifications »

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23 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,364,505 (USA) (18 November 2011)

Gross:

$73,820,094 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese screened 3-D prints of House of Wax(1953) and Dial M for Murder(1954) for the cast and crew as part of the preparation for filming Hugo in 3-D. See more »

Goofs

During one scene in the book shop, Isabelle is clearly seen walking in front of Hugo, who stops behind for a moment. Immediately in the next shot, Hugo is walking in front of Isabelle. See more »

Quotes

Georges Méliès: My life has taught me one lesson, Hugo Cabret, and not the one I thought it would. Happy endings only happen in the movies.
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Crazy Credits

There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more »

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Features The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) See more »

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Tarantella
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Arranged by Howard Shore
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Visually Stunning. The best 3D to date
6 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Saw it today in a sneak preview today at the Director's Guild in LA. James Cameron who was there professed it's a masterpiece and the best 3D to date. And he's right on both fronts. The film is exquisitely crafted. The cinematography and set design is likely going to take home a couple gold guys. It's a film lover's dream movie. As with many of Scorsese's films, it's an inspired film history lesson along side of being a dreamlike children's fable. A really unique combination that will work for the film enthusiasts and discerning family's with kids. Maybe a bit long for broad audiences with very little kids, but the images are so enchanting, it should win over most everybody. Sasha Baron Cohen is a brilliant and hilarious standout as the twitchy constable. It should be very well received just on the 3D alone.


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