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2081 (2009)

Not Rated | | Short, Action, Sci-Fi | 29 May 2009 (USA)
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A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Chandler Tuttle

Writers:

Chandler Tuttle (screenplay), Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (based on the short story "Harrison Bergeron" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cosmo ... George Bergeron
Julie Hagerty ... Hazel Bergeron
Armie Hammer ... Harrison Bergeron
Patricia Clarkson ... Narrator (voice)
Tammy Bruce ... Handicapper General
James C. Burns ... Lead HG Man (as James Burns)
Yuris Skujins Yuris Skujins ... Stuttering TV Anchor
David Healy David Healy ... Replacement TV Anchor
Alina Faye Alina Faye ... Lead Ballerina
Beckie King ... 'Prima' Ballerina (as Becky King)
Ira Gold Ira Gold ... Lead Usher
Florian Kashani Florian Kashani ... Lead Security Guard
David Conner David Conner ... Solo Cellist
Thor Halvorssen ... Bomb Specialist
Kareem Ferguson ... Bomb Specialist
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A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal...." The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything. Featuring an original score performed by the world-renowned Kronos Quartet (Requiem for a Dream) and narration by Academy Award Nominee Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven, Goodnight and Good Luck), 2081 stars James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network). Written by Anonymous

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Everyone Will Finally Be Equal

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Short | Action | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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The apartment location that opens the film was shot in what used to be the psychiatric ward of the abandoned Linda Vista Hopsital in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Bergeron: I think I'd make a good Handicapper General...
George Bergeron: You would.
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Version of Harrison Bergeron (2006) See more »

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It doesn't get better than this.
31 August 2019 | by yeghiaSee all my reviews

I wish there were more short stories put on film. Not everything needs to be a 2 hour formulaic, made by committee, check off all the right demographics, corporate made for the sheeple film.

This film and story is a masterpiece. Written in a time where the notion of equality was being pushed, filmed in a time decades later where the notion was resurrected by divisive losers, rewatched in an era where sick people are trying to tell healthy people they are just as healthy as they. A time in which New York ends their gifted education programs, because such programs are "racist". The racism of low expectations continues on.

We are not equal.


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