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The Current War (2017)

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The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Holland ... Samuel Insull
Tuppence Middleton ... Mary Edison
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Thomas Edison
Nicholas Hoult ... Nikola Tesla
Matthew Macfadyen ... J.P. Morgan
Katherine Waterston ... Marguerite Westinghouse
Michael Shannon ... George Westinghouse
Damien Molony ... Bourke Cockran
Simon Kunz ... Womack
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Older Dash
Craig Conway ... Warden Durston
Amy Marston ... Annabelle Worthington
Woody Norman ... Dash Edison
Celyn Jones ... Sherman Quincy
Emma Davies ... Dorothy Brookes
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Storyline

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and written by playwright Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of our Parents), THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.

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Only one could power the world.


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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing/violent images, and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una guerra brillante See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,234,162
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Producer Harvey Weinstein was in the midst of supervising the film's editing process when the New York Times published the first story alleging he sexually harassed members of his staff and fellow Hollywood actresses. Long after the infamous Weinstein scandal that sparked the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, The Current War (2017) was sold to 101 Studios, and a final cut is set to premiere in October 2019. See more »

Quotes

Samuel Insull: So, what's your trade?
Nikola Tesla: I fix problems for idiots.
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Quite disappointing
28 July 2019 | by smith-c57See all my reviews

Considering the top quality cast that was associated with this film it really seemed to be lacking in all departments, most of the actors and actresses are some of my favourites but this film was a real let down, it was pedestrian at best, the story could have been so good, but for me it just didn't spark into life at any point, shame as the trailer looked promising, ultimately it was a little disappointing


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