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Legion (2010)

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When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.

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Scott Stewart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Michael
Lucas Black ... Jeep Hanson
Tyrese Gibson ... Kyle Williams
Adrianne Palicki ... Charlie
Charles S. Dutton ... Percy Walker
Jon Tenney ... Howard Anderson
Kevin Durand ... Gabriel
Willa Holland ... Audrey Anderson
Kate Walsh ... Sandra Anderson
Dennis Quaid ... Bob Hanson
Jeanette Miller ... Gladys Foster
Cameron Harlow Cameron Harlow ... Minivan Boy
Doug Jones ... Ice Cream Man
Josh Stamberg ... Burton
Yancey Arias ... Estevez
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Storyline

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany). Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins.

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legion See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,501,625, 24 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,168,080, 21 March 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,918,658, 21 March 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems, Bold Films See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Adrianne Palicki and Lucas Black share the distinction of having been involved in the Friday Night Lights series. Black played quarterback Mike Winchell in the movie version. While Palicki played Tyra Collete in the TV series. See more »

Goofs

When you first see the truck carrying the pipes which the view is from the back of the truck looking forward you can see two stacks of pipes on the back of the truck. But when you see a shot of the truck later there is only one stack of pipes. See more »

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Charlie: [voice-over] When I was a little girl, my mother would remind me each night before bed, to open up my heart to God, for He was kind, merciful, and just. Things changed when my father left a few years later, leaving her to raise me and my brothers in a place on the edge of the Mojave Desert. She never talked of a kind and merciful God again. Instead she spoke of a prophecy. Of a time when all the world would be covered in darkness and the fate of mankind would be decided. One night, ...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there is about 10 seconds of "Turkey In The Straw" (the ice cream truck music). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.84 (2010) See more »

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Deep Purple
Written by Peter De Rose, Mitchell Parish
Performed by The Ravens
Courtesy of the Savoy Label Group
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Simple story with lots of action
19 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

God has lost faith in man and he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) comes down to Earth to stop it. Jeep Hanson (Lucas Black) and his father Bob (Dennis Quaid) are taking care of pregnant Charlie (Adrianne Palicki). They work at Paradise Falls diner in the middle of nowhere with Percy Walker (Charles S. Dutton). Kyle Williams (Tyrese Gibson) has come to buy some drugs. Sandra (Kate Walsh) and Howard Anderson (Jon Tenney) are waiting for their car with sexual daughter Audrey (Willa Holland). Communication is cut off from the outside world. The group of strangers must battle all of heaven to save the world.

This movie has lots of interesting ideas and visual takes on this world. It's a shoot-em-up horror crossed with a graphic novel. The problem is that it's extremely underwritten. There is nothing to the story and the dialog is unimaginative. Otherwise it has good action and a few good actors. It's a bit of B-action.


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