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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director:

Rupert Sanders

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (based on the comic "The Ghost in the Shell" by), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Major
Pilou Asbæk ... Batou
Takeshi Kitano ... Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
Juliette Binoche ... Dr. Ouelet
Michael Pitt ... Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
Chin Han ... Togusa
Danusia Samal ... Ladriya
Lasarus Ratuere ... Ishikawa
Yutaka Izumihara ... Saito
Tawanda Manyimo ... Borma
Peter Ferdinando ... Cutter
Anamaria Marinca ... Dr. Dahlin
Daniel Henshall ... Skinny Man
Mana Hira Davis Mana Hira Davis ... Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
Erroll Anderson Erroll Anderson ... Hanka Security Agent

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Storyline

In the near future, human organs are enhanced by the cybernetics technology developed by the powerful Hanka Robotics Corporation owned by Cutter. Dr. Ouelet is responsible for the development of the secret project 2571 of a full mechanical body to be connected to a human brain. She uses the brain of a young woman that lost her parents in a cyber attack as subject of a prototype. One year later, the woman is ranked Major and has joined Section 9, an anti-terrorist division commanded by Chief Daisuke Aramaki, working with agents Batou and Togusa. She needs to use a medicine to help the integration of her brain with the mechanical body and has no recollections of her previous life. When Section 9 hunts down the terrorist Kuze, Major learns the secrets about Hanka Robotics and the experiment she was subjected. Now she faces her ultimate enemy: Kuze, a criminal who has managed to hack into the brains of androids and control them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They did not save your life. They stole it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although the film was shot in Wellington, New Zealand and the name of the setting is never mentioned, the city depicted is a highly digitized Hong Kong. For example, the dirty slum with narrow housing was Sham Shui Po and the splendid background when Major is in the boat was Hong Kong Island's Central. See more »

Goofs

After Batou meets Major on the boat, they sail off towards the bridge but, when the camera switches to a wide shot, there is no wake behind the boat and it's not moving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Ouelet: Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen twice. Once during the creation of the Major and again at the end of the opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Middle Eastern releases of the film have the Major's thermal optic camouflage suit recolored black. See more »

Connections

References Avalon (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

CMI15105 Arabesque
Written and Performed by Juliet Lyons
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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As a Japanese person i feel Americans have not an idea about these ideas they re-made
24 August 2019 | by jordanyyordinSee all my reviews

But does American audience notice this or they think these remades are alright? It is embarrassing that the story center is dead and not at all addressed but remade film is also focus more on making Japanese American and also make silly action scene. Of course we don't really watch these remade films here so it is American problem.


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Country:

USA | India | Hong Kong | China | Canada

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,676,033, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$40,563,557

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,801,921
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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