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Inception (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 July 2010 (USA)
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A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

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Christopher Nolan
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Top Rated Movies #13 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 152 wins & 207 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Cobb
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Arthur
Ellen Page ... Ariadne
Tom Hardy ... Eames
Ken Watanabe ... Saito
Dileep Rao ... Yusuf
Cillian Murphy ... Robert Fischer
Tom Berenger ... Browning
Marion Cotillard ... Mal
Pete Postlethwaite ... Maurice Fischer
Michael Caine ... Miles
Lukas Haas ... Nash
Tai-Li Lee Tai-Li Lee ... Tadashi
Claire Geare Claire Geare ... Phillipa (3 Years Old)
Magnus Nolan Magnus Nolan ... James (20 Months Old)
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Storyline

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible, inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Your mind is the scene of the crime See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliver's Arrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,785,337, 18 July 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$292,576,195, 6 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$825,532,764, 6 January 2011
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Between them, the cast of this movie currently, as of the 2016 Academy Awards, has four Oscar wins (two for Sir Michael Caine and one each for Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard) and eighteen Oscar nominations (six for Caine, five for DiCaprio, two for Cotillard, and one each for Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger, and Pete Postlethwaite) See more »

Goofs

The registration code for Fischer's private jet is shown as "VH-7JL", with the "VH" prefix indicating registry in Australia. However, in reality Australian aircraft registration codes cannot include numbers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Saito's Attendant: He was delirious but asked for you by name. Show him...
Japanese Security Guard: He was carrying nothing but this...
[gun]
Japanese Security Guard: And this...
[spinning top]
Saito: Are you here to kill me?
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Dream Is Collapsing
Written by Hans Zimmer
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User Reviews

 
After DI Caprio' magic with SCORCESE...It's time 2 see the pairing of 2 BRIILIANT people with a completely different piece of A MASTERPIECE....
12 July 2010 | by sayans-worldSee all my reviews

When i see any upcoming NOLAN films, i cannot hold my nerves together...Starting from the sheer brilliance of MEMENTO,THE PRESTIGE,THE DARK KNIGHT n all perhaps he is the most talented and thought innovative director in Hollywood..In other words, unless u see a NOLAN film till the climax , u cant't predict it's ending n that's what i like about him...He simply keeps puzzling the past and the present in perhaps the most thoughtful way... Coming 2 the film, its another gem of a work by Di Caprio after SHUTTER ISLAND...N wen u have casting like MICHAEL CAINE,ELLEN PAGE,Joseph GORDON- LEVITT etc its surely a must watch..I can assure u that u cant't even leave a single second while watching the film..It's a sci-fi,thriller directed by NOLAN..That says it all... Afterall "YOUR MIND IS THE SCENE OF THE CRIME"... Frankly speaking a must watch movie without any doubt....


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