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Elektra (2005)

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Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

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Rob Bowman

Writers:

Mark Steven Johnson (motion picture characters), Frank Miller (comic book characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Elektra
Goran Visnjic ... Mark Miller
Kirsten Zien ... Abby Miller (as Kirsten Prout)
Will Yun Lee ... Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Roshi
Terence Stamp ... Stick
Natassia Malthe ... Typhoid
Bob Sapp ... Stone
Chris Ackerman ... Tattoo
Edson T. Ribeiro Edson T. Ribeiro ... Kinkou
Colin Cunningham ... McCabe
Hiro Kanagawa ... Meizumi
Mark Houghton ... Bauer
Laura Ward Laura Ward ... Young Elektra
Kurt Max Runte ... Nikolas Natchios
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Storyline

In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark version of the martial art Kimagure. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

She was left for dead. Now she's back with vengeance. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA | Switzerland

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ilektra See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,804,793, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$24,409,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,681,566
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to the low level response from the previous film Daredevil (2003), promotion for this movie claimed ties to the movie X-Men (2000) instead, which had a much higher popularity response. The first promotional mention of ties to the Daredevil movie only took place one week before the Elektra movie was to be released. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Stone throws his wooden club to Elektra. In the next shot, he attacks Abby with his club which he didn't get it back. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Mark Miller: Elektra. Like the tragedy. Your parents must have had a sense of humor.
Elektra: Not really.
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, many Roman letters are replaced either by their Greek equivalents or by similar-looking characters (for instance, Sigma resembles the capital letter E). See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a directors cut that is three minutes longer with some extra scenes. See more »

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Referenced in LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Breathe No More
Written by Amy Lee
Performed by Evanescence
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Above average film
14 January 2005 | by fj_cruz1See all my reviews

Watched this last night here in Sydney Australia, and what can i say? It's an alright movie, but the TV commercials makes it look as if there's gonna be A lot of action and fighting, when there really isn't much. Personally, Natassia Malthe looked so much better than Jennifer Garner, plus she actually looked more like the Elektra character from the comics. The directing was also alright. Some scenes just seemed dead, others just to fill up time, though funnily it seemed to go by quickly. The final fight just came like that. I was there thinking "dont tell me the climax is coming already", did the climax fight deliver? No, not really, but was still amusing to watch though. Overall this is an above average film except from those minor issues i addressed, and is a better movie than Catwoman, but, what isn't? 6/10


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