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Pompeii (2014)

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A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

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Paul W.S. Anderson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Schombing ... Young Milo
Jean-Francois Lachapelle ... Milo's Father
Rebecca Roberts ... Milo's Mother (as Rebecca Eady)
Kiefer Sutherland ... Corvus
Sasha Roiz ... Proculus
Jean Frenette ... Boss Slaver
Joe Pingue ... Graecus
Currie Graham ... Bellator
Kit Harington ... Milo
Maxime Savaria ... Biggest Thracian
Ron Kennell ... The Weasel
Tom Bishop Sr. Tom Bishop Sr. ... Cassia's Carriage Driver
Emily Browning ... Cassia
Jessica Lucas ... Ariadne
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Aurelia
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Storyline

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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No warning. No escape. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pompeii See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,340,823, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$23,219,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,831,631
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released 17 years after the volcanic disaster flicks Dante's Peak (1997) and Volcano (1997). See more »

Goofs

The ancient town of Pompeii south of Vesuvius was not directly on the Mediterranean Sea. Although the coast was nearer to it in ancient times than today, its walls (which defined the city) ended about a half mile away. However, the nearby separate town of Herculaneum north of Vesuvius, also devastated during the eruption, was on the Mediterranean Sea. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
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Alternate Versions

During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries. See more »

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Soundtracks

Masquerade
from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
© Starz Entertainment, LLC.
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Canada, Ltd.
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Waste of time
1 March 2014 | by g_calettiSee all my reviews

What a piece of crap wannabe blockbuster . If it was not by the fact I got free tickets for the premiere, I would be p***ed off to waste my money in vain. Well, my time was wasted anyway...

The plot is the epitome of stupidity: shallow characters and a predictable story made me wonder what the director was thinking. The history of Pompeii and its fate was completely ignored (I have visited Pompeii myself) - the tsunami scene was only one of the non sense historical goofs. The movie end is absolutely stupid and I was relieved it finally ended.

If you want to waste your time, this is the perfect opportunity.


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