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Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 12 October 2012 (USA)
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Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

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John Putch

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Duke Sandefur (screenplay), Brian Patrick O'Toole (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diedrich Bader ... Quentin Daniels
Jason Beghe ... Henry Rearden
Jordana Capra ... Judge Glesie
Jennifer Cortese ... Gwen
Rebecca Dunn Rebecca Dunn ... Female Friend
Patrick Fabian ... James Taggart
Mel Fair ... Luke Stone
Kip Gilman ... Judge Beckston
Martin Grey ... Reception Guest #1
Arye Gross ... Ken Danagger
Michael Gross ... Ted Killman
Bug Hall ... Leonard Small
Alexa Hamilton ... Giselle
Amy Hedrick Amy Hedrick ... Laura Bradford
Kevin M. Horton ... Dave Mitchum
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Storyline

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment tops 24%. Gas is $42 per gallon. Railroads are the main transportation. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, are mysteriously disappearing. Dagny Taggart, COO of Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered an answer to the mounting energy crisis - a prototype of a motor that draws energy from static electricity. But, until she finds its creator, it's useless. It's a race against time. And someone is watching. Written by Producers - Atlas Shrugged

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 - Either-Or See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,746,025, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$3,333,823
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two actors in this movie have played the husband of Meredith Baxter in television series: John Rubinstein in Family (1976) and Michael Gross in Family Ties (1982). See more »

Goofs

After the plane crash, a section of the fuselage above a window is partially transparent. When the camera continues to move, the section becomes opaque, a digital compositing error. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical release, when John Galt is revealed at the end of the film, his face is fully lit and visible. In the DVD and Netflix release, his face has been darkened and obscured. See more »

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Follows Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) See more »

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Unfortunate Recasting
12 October 2012 | by brmoran22See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the reviews I've read stating that Part II was better done than Part I. I saw Part II with four friends, all have read the book and had seen Part I.

We all felt the drop off in acting quality was extreme. Unfortunately, this is magnified by an inferior director as well. The plot is for the most part accurate to the book, though the time-line was slightly altered and curiously skipped certain important details while forcing others less significant details into the screen play.

The new Rearden and D'Anconia are painful. The new Dagny isn't as painful but the actress in Part I I felt was far superior.

Its unfortunate that this trilogy is going to fail to transform into film yet again.


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