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V for Vendetta (2005)

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

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Storyline

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. Written by ameelmore

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,642,640, 19 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,511,035, 6 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,511,035, 6 July 2012
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Trivia

The tagline references "The Bonfire Prayer". This is a song that commemorates "Guy Fawkes night", November 5th. It goes as follows: "Remember, remember, the fifth of November / Gunpowder, treason and plot / I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot / Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent / to blow up the King and the Parliament / Three score barrels of powder below / Poor old England to overthrow. / By God's providence he was catch'd / with a dark lantern and burning match / Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring / Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King! / Hip hip hoorah! A penny loaf to feed the Pope, a farthing o'cheese to choke him / a pint of beer to rinse it down. A faggot of sticks to burn him / Burn him in a tub of tar, burn him like a blazing star / Burn his body from his head, then we'll say ol' Pope is dead. Hip hip hoorah! Hip hip hoorah!" It is still recited in full at the famous Lewes bonfire night celebrations in East Sussex. See more »

Goofs

When the list of personnel at Larkhill is examined by Finch and Dominic, you can see that Anthony Lilliman is listed as Peter Lilliman. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evey Hammond: [voiceover] Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still ...
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, the Virtual Studios logo appears. This was done deliberately, to emphasize the V motif. See more »

Connections

References The Mark of Zorro (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Street Fighting Man
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
By Arrangement with ABKCO Music and Records Inc.
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a work of monumental genius
14 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

well... all i can say is goddamn.

keeping in mind that anytime you see a movie as part of a major film festival world premiere, where the cast and creators are present, along with hundreds of avid film fans and press, it tends to raise the experience a notch or two... but having said that - i found it to be a work of monumental genius. i thought it was so amazingly good in fact that i actually had to say something as extreme as that to express my current mood towards it, which is still only a mere fraction of how i felt when i actually left the theatre. it was seriously that good.

and yes, i'm biased, if you can call it that. but i like the wachowski's for a reason, not blind admiration. they're geniuses, and they've trained mcteigue well.

naturally, i think it will be under-appreciated by much of the general public as its not nearly as action-packed as the trailer would have you believe, but whether it makes 100 mil or 200 mil, it should at least completely redeem the wachowski's legacy in even the most critical of critic's minds.

i have to say, the rush of adrenaline i felt when...well, you know if you've seen the trailer - made me want to stand u and cheer. when a movie can make you feel like that, it's succeeded.


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