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San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

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Brad Peyton

Writers:

Carlton Cuse (screenplay), Andre Fabrizio (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Raymond Gaines
Carla Gugino ... Emma Gaines
Alexandra Daddario ... Blake Gaines
Ioan Gruffudd ... Daniel Riddick
Archie Panjabi ... Serena Johnson
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Lawrence Hayes
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ... Ben Taylor
Art Parkinson ... Ollie Taylor
Will Yun Lee ... Dr. Kim Park
Kylie Minogue ... Susan Riddick
Colton Haynes ... Joby O'Leary
Todd Williams ... Marcus
Matt Gerald ... Harrison
Alec Utgoff ... Alexi
Marissa Neitling ... Phoebe
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Storyline

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amid-st the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. Written by ahmetkozan

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Ever have one of THOSE days...? Pray you don't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

San Andreas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,588,173, 31 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,190,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$473,990,832
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marks the second collaboration between director Brad Peyton and actor Dwayne Johnson. They previously worked together on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). See more »

Goofs

The rescue boat near the end is a Zodiac type vessel with an inflated stiff rubber body and a rigid fibreglass lower hull. When the one person could not break the heavy glass with a section of heavy metal piping, it is IMPOSSIBLE for a soft sided 'nerf boat' to shatter that same glass. It would have bounced off like a tennis ball. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Hayes: OK, who wants an "A" in independent study? I'm starting a new class: "how to save lives by hacking media outlets".
Stoner: Hell yeah man, I'm in.
Lawrence Hayes: Sweet bro. Get your laptop, let's go.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll with a bend at the top and bottom of the screen, as though they are on a rotating seismograph drum. Seismic lines, increasing in intensity, can be seen on the left side of the frame. See more »

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Featured in San Andreas: Story (2015) See more »

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Written by Ali Payami, Shellback (as Johan Schuster), Max Martin and Taylor Swift
Performed by Taylor Swift
Courtesy of Big Machine Records, LLC
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It's a Dwayne Johnson movie, what else would you expect??!!
29 May 2015 | by santiagonunez16See all my reviews

A movie with CGI and The Rock disguised as a disaster movie was actually a lot of fun. While it won't win any Oscars, it doesn't mean it's a bad film. Dwayne Johnson owns the movie right from the opening scene where we expect him to take charge of daring rescue after a motorist has steered off the road and is hanging on a cliff. Then there is the constant flexing of his huge biceps as he vogues for every scene from helicopter rescues to steering boats and planes. Still, this is the big budget, special effects movie Hollywood puts out every summer and the thrills are as huge as the big guy himself. The story is simple, sure we've seen it done before: divorcing dad from estranged soon to be ex-wife, in this case she's moved on to a richer boyfriend, and the daughter caught in between all of this will set off the story in motion. The most underrated actor in the world, Paul Giamatti, is brilliant as the scientist who figures out the catastrophic events that will soon unfold. The story would have been just as good with him in the lead and focusing on his character instead, but let's face it, he isn't the type of box office draw as The Rock. Still, I found his character underused a lot in this movie. San Francisco begins to crumble, along with various parts of California when the San Andreas fault lines give in. Now it's up to emergency rescue helicopter pilot to step up his game and do what he can to save his estranged wife and daughter. Think Die Hard of disaster movies. While the movie is predictable, loud, full of some decent CGI effects, it's still a pretty good night at the movies. Anyone who walks into a Dwayne Johnson movie expecting Citizen Kane here will be disappointed. This is a summer popcorn movie that does what it's supposed to and entertain you for 2hrs.


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