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Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 15 May 2009 (USA)
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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

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Ron Howard

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David Koepp (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Robert Langdon
Ewan McGregor ... Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
Ayelet Zurer ... Vittoria Vetra
Stellan Skarsgård ... Commander Richter
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Inspector Olivetti
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Assassin
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Cardinal Strauss
Thure Lindhardt ... Chartrand
David Pasquesi ... Claudio Vincenzi
Cosimo Fusco ... Father Simeon
Victor Alfieri ... Lieutenant Valenti
Franklin Amobi Franklin Amobi ... Cardinal Lamasse
Curt Lowens ... Cardinal Ebner
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... Cardinal Guidera
Marc Fiorini ... Cardinal Baggia (as Marco Fiorini)
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Storyline

Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

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Tell The World The Truth See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Italy

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,204,168, 17 May 2009

Gross USA:

$133,375,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$485,930,816
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The final piece before the end credits is Dr. Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna: Introitus" - Dr. Lauridsen has never before allowed this piece to be used in a movie, due to the context being inappropriate to his meaning behind the piece. See more »

Goofs

(at around 2h 5 mins) When Langdon receives the Galileo-text from Cardinal Strauss, the cover illustration can be clearly seen. It shows an old man under a vine-entangled elm tree, the mark of the famous modern-day publishing company Elsevier, which was founded in 1880 and is dedicated to the publication of scientific texts. Though Elsevier takes its name and mark from the old publishing house of Elzevir, which, indeed, existed around the time Galileo lived (and possibly published texts by him), it is not the same company and the mark on the booklet used in the film is not the original mark of Elzevir from 1620, which would have been used on a Galileo-text from that time, but the modern adaptation used nowadays. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
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Crazy Credits

At the very beginning, when the Columbia girl is standing holding aloft the torch, it flickers like the anti-matter. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version has been cut in four scenes to attain a more lucrative 12A rating. The BBFC suggested to the filmmakers that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, sight of a character screaming in pain as he burns, sight of a wound being injected and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced, in order to avoid a 15 rating. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.85 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Introitus
from "Lux Aeterna"
Written by Morten Lauridsen
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More interesting than Da Vinci Code.
16 May 2009 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

Angels and Demons is not too bad, it comes in a form of entertainment. It is more intense than Da Vinci Code. I remembered that I had to pry my eyes open during the middle part of Da Vinci Code. It is long, not much suspense and consists of babbling about. Yawn. But Angels & Demons, the sequel, is more intense, has more suspense and action. Tom Hanks gets not only to exercise his brain but also his legs. The adventure requires him to move from one place to another.

The story: Tom Hanks plays symbologist Robert Langdon. He has to solve a murder and at the same time, prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican. This time, he has Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) to help him solve the mystery. The mystery plot and intense peril scenes kept me on the seat. Hans Zimmer's beautiful score makes the movie more epic. The adventure is an intense ride but not as intense as I thought. The sets are amazing too.

Overall: Fans of the book will flock the cinemas to catch this. Fans of the previous movie, Da Vinci Code, should also catch this. Those who like thrillers, this one may suit. This is supposed to be a fictional thriller which is not to be taken seriously.


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