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Survivor (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.


James McTeigue


Philip Shelby





Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Wallace ... Johnny Talbot
Parker Sawyers ... Ray
Bashar Rahal ... Militiaman #2
Royce Pierreson ... Range Finder
Ben Starr ... Sniper
Sean Teale ... Alvin Murdock
Regé-Jean Page ... Robert Purvell (as Rege-Jean Page)
Jing Lusi ... Joyce Su
Antonia Thomas ... Naomi Rosenbaum
Milla Jovovich ... Kate Abbott
Dylan McDermott ... Sam Parker
Frances de la Tour ... Sally
Robert Forster ... Bill Talbot
Jerry-Jane Pears Jerry-Jane Pears ... Nymphet (as Jerry Jane Pears)
Roger Rees ... Emil Balan


A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. Written by Ben Read

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From the Producers of Olympus Has Fallen and the Director of V for Vendetta See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some action and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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English | Pushto | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A túlélő See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stage 6 at Nu Boyana Studios was used for the set build of the Watchmaker's shop, a testament to time, where Pavlou visits Nash to alert him of Kate Abbott's existence. The soundstage was then transformed into Bill Talbot's apartment, where Kate and Parker discover a vital piece of the missing puzzle. See more »


The beginning scenes of the move give times as UTC and GMT. While they can be interchanged, doing so in the movie is confusing and unnecessary. See more »


[last lines]
Kate Abbott: [answering the phone] Hello?
Sam Parker: I always liked your instincts.
Kate Abbott: Oh, Sam, you're alive!
Sam Parker: Yeah. You, too, from what I hear.
Kate Abbott: Mostly. So I guess this is what we're doing with our lives.
Sam Parker: Yeah, it is. Kate, there were over a million people out there tonight, and you saved them all.
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Crazy Credits

In the three-dimensional animated end credits, images form by flurries of random letters in the background, e.g. of Milla Jovovich's face, the Capitol and the US Foreign Service logo. See more »


Featured in The Making of 'Survivor' (2015) See more »


Por Causa Do Amour (A)
Written by Ricardo Alves (GEMA)
Published by Sonoton APM (ASCAP) / Sonoton Music GmbH Co KG (GEMA)
Courtesy of APM
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26 September 2015 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Under the guardianship of the Wachowski siblings, director James McTeigue made the excellent V for Vendetta and the very entertaining Ninja Assassin. However, on his own, his career considerably decreased with the mediocre The Raven, and more recently, the awful Survivor. And the worst thing of all is that Survivor counted with some ingredients for a solid action film: good actors and enough money to shoot in various countries and bring a cosmopolitan atmosphere to the film. Unfortunately, those elements are wasted due to a bad screenplay with no rhyme or reason. Or maybe, the fault was mine for having expected a dynamic and stylized film from McTeigue, supported by two solid actors (Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich) in the leading roles. Instead of that, I found a bad episode of Covert Affairs (I even feel I'm insulting it; my apologies to the fans of that series). It wasn't a bad idea to focus on the proceedings of an embassy; however, the logic of the screenplay of Survivor (let's not even talk about credibility) immediately crumbles when the affair of the visa unleashes a major assault whose only result is drawing the attention to the terrorists' plan. And things go from bad to worse when we find out the fact that said plan makes no sense, besides of the fact it could easily be avoided if the heroin didn't make such absurd decisions while she tries to solve everything on her own. On the other hand, we have "the best assassin in the world" with an awful aiming and null physical aptitude. And the least I say about the "tense" conclusion developed in a huge public event with one million of people, the better. And don't expect to find the attractive visual style displayed by McTeigue in V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin; Survivor never overcomes the appearance of a TV movie. I wish McTeigue better luck with his next film; I just hope he hasn't missed the telephone number of the Wachowski siblings.

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