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Oldboy (2013)

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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

Garon Tsuchiya (manga), Nobuaki Minegishi (manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... Joe Doucett
Elizabeth Olsen ... Marie Sebastian
Sharlto Copley ... Adrian / The Stranger
Samuel L. Jackson ... Chaney
Michael Imperioli ... Chucky
Pom Klementieff ... Haeng-Bok
James Ransone ... Dr. Tom Melby
Max Casella ... James Prestley
Linda Emond ... Edwina Burke
Elvis Nolasco ... Cortez
Rami Malek ... Browning
Lance Reddick ... Daniel Newcombe
Hannah Ware ... Donna Hawthorne
Richard Portnow ... Bernie Sharkey
Hannah Simone ... Stephanie Lee
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Storyline

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Written by FilmDistrict

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Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oldboy See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$885,382, 27 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,193,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,186,767
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Joe (Josh Brolin) looks at an octopus swimming in a tank at a restaurant and walks away, a nod to the infamous octopus scene from Oldboy (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Marie googles Everygreen Academy, the top result is a link to an article about Edwina Burke from "The Sentinel". When Marie clicks on the link, the article opens in a page from "The Tribune" website. See more »

Quotes

Chaney: Let's go motherfucker, me and you, man to man come on. SHIT.
Chaney: You want some get back, let me off this table so you and me can go at it motherfucker. What do you say how about it?
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Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 3 December 2013 (2013) See more »

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Mia Cello 3
Written and performed by Bruce Hornsby
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This is a good movie. Ignore the hate.
23 January 2016 | by KnockKnock1See all my reviews

I thought this movie was decent. This movie is a remake of an Asian original film of the same name.

Yes I've seen the original and I think they're about as good as each other, just in different ways. Most remakes are sub par, but this was okay I thought. Some are a definite improvement, Dawn of the Dead, Solaris, The Man Who Knew Too Much. Sure plenty are crap, but if you haven't seen the original, switch your brain off and enjoy this movie for what it is, a decent take on the most powerful theme in movies, the revenge theme.

For those who have seen the original and are crying over my last sentence, go jump in a lake.


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