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The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 August 2018 (USA)
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Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

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Chad Hodge (screenplay by), Alexandra Bracken (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amandla Stenberg ... Ruby Daly
Mandy Moore ... Cate
Bradley Whitford ... President Gray
Harris Dickinson ... Liam Stewart
Patrick Gibson ... Clancy Gray
Skylan Brooks ... Chubs
Miya Cech ... Zu
Gwendoline Christie ... Lady Jane
Wade Williams ... The Captain
Mark O'Brien ... Rob
Wallace Langham ... Dr. Viceroy
Golden Brooks ... Molly Daly
Sammi Rotibi ... Paul Daly
Lidya Jewett ... 10 Year Old Ruby
McCarrie McCausland ... Mike
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Storyline

After a disease killed 98% of children and young people in the United States, the 2% who managed to survive have developed superpowers, but have been locked in internment camps after being declared a threat. 16-year-old, Ruby, manages to escape from her camp and joins a group of teenagers fleeing government forces.

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The ones who changed will change everything. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for violence including disturbing images, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Darkest Minds See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,842,609, 5 August 2018

Gross USA:

$12,695,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,142,379
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Company Credits

Production Co:

21 Laps Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

First live-action movie to be directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. See more »

Goofs

when Ruby and company are driving away from the gas station , considering their head start it is not likely that Cate could have nearly caught to the van while on foot as she was shown to have done when the van turned onto the road. See more »

Quotes

Liam Stewart: Whatever happens, don't stop!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Dillon Pace and Mandi Perkins
Performed by Of Verona
Courtesy of De Novo Music Group
Under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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When I was 12 years old I would have loved this movie...
18 August 2018 | by mattcurtis-50459See all my reviews

...now I'm 45 and guess what? From ET and The Gonnies to Harry Potter and Stranger Things I've enjoyed this genre of Sci-Fi/fantasy TV and movies. Nothing warms my heart more than the riteouus innocence of youth vs the cruelty and bitterness of "grown ups". Likely another serial, in the same vein of Hunger Games or Maze Runner but hey, why not? Sure give this a score of 5 if you want then complain it's not original enough or the acting isn't worthy of an Oscar! -or- Like me, smile and be thankful that someone's still making movies like this, movies that remind us of what it's like to be a kid. A kid, who dreams of special powers and a future were we get to be boss for a change! It's far too easy to pour scorn and cynicism here but I don't see you detractors doing any better. It's a solid 9 out of10 for me. Keep up the good work.


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