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USA:126 min
Adventure | Drama | Family | Mystery
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Martin Scorsese
Won 5 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 138 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Filming Locations: Théâtre de l'Athénée, Paris, France
Budget: $170,000,000
Opening Weekend: $11,364,505 (USA) (21 February 2012)
Gross: $73,820,094 (USA) (8 April 2012)
Ben Kingsley
Georges Méliès
Sacha Baron Cohen
Station Inspector
Ray Winstone
Uncle Claude
Emily Mortimer
Christopher Lee
Monsieur Labisse
Michael Stuhlbarg
Rene Tabard
Frances de la Tour
Madame Emilie
Richard Griffiths
Monsieur Frick
Jude Law
Hugo's Father
Kevin Eldon
Gulliver McGrath
Young Tabard
Shaun Aylward
Street Kid
Emil Lager
Django Reinhardt
Angus Barnett
Theatre Manager
Edmund Kingsley
Camera Technician
Max Wrottesley
Train Engineer
Marco Aponte
Train Engineer Assistant
Ilona Cheshire
Café Waitress
Francesca Scorsese
Child at Café
Emily Surgent
Child at Café
Lily Carlson
Child at Café
Frederick Warder
Arabian Knight
Christos Lawton
Arabian Knight
Tomos James
Arabian Knight
Ed Sanders
Young Tabard's Brother
Terence Frisch
Circus Barker
Max Cane
Circus Barker
Frank Bourke
Stephen Box
Ben Addis
Salvador Dali
Robert Gill
James Joyce
Mihai Arsene
French Fisherman (uncredited)
Lasco Atkins
Talent scout (uncredited)
Catherine Balavage
Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
Graham Curry
Railway Porteur 71 (uncredited)
Amanda Dyar
Train Station Pedestrian (uncredited)
Eric Haldezos
Policeman (uncredited)
Lorenzo Harani
Guest at the gala Méliès (uncredited)
Kostas Katsikis
Business Man (uncredited)
Helen Kingston
Mermaid (uncredited)
Hugo Malpeyre
Theater Guest (uncredited)
Ed Pearce
Business Man (uncredited)
Gino Picciano
Worker (uncredited)
Gemma Rourke
Circus Audience (uncredited)
Martin Scorsese
Photographer (uncredited)
Brian Selznick
Party Guest (uncredited)
Nick Shaw
Passenger on Train (uncredited)
Jane Staiano
Parisian Commuter (uncredited)
Grégoire Thoby
An usher (uncredited)
Did you know?
A lecture hall from the famous Parisian university La Sorbonne was dressed and used for the cinema hall towards the end of the film.
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Martin Scorsese's first PG rated film in 18 years.
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When Hugo shows Isabel the clock passageways, she says "I feel just like Jean Valjean!" Jean Valjean is the protagonist in the Victor Hugo novel "Les Míserables". Sacha Baron Cohen starred in this film and in Les Miserables (2012).
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When Hugo is dreaming and the runaway train is crashing through the station, the train is heading for a wall. Suddenly, the train is no longer headed for the wall, but is careening through the station instead.
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A few pen strokes after the automaton begins to write, it stops and brings its elbow back to its side. In the next shot, however, the pen is still out in the middle of the paper, as if the arm were still extended. In the same scene, the automaton finishes its larger drawing, pulls its elbow back to its side, and raises its head upright to signal it is finished (at around 54 mins). In a subsequent shot, the head is still angled downward to the paper (at around 55 mins).
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When Georges Méliès winds up the toy mouse after Hugo fixes it, there are distinctive color changes in the pixels of the counter space beneath it to the right and bottom right of the mouse's path, revealing an editing clean-up gaffe.
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Isabelle: We could get into trouble.
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Station Inspector: [to his dog while in the bath] If he is deceased, then who has been winding the clocks?
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Isabelle: This might be an adventure, and I've never had one before - outside of books, at least.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Hugo can be found here.
What is the song that plays in the trailer?
The song is "Kings and Queens" by 30 Seconds to Mars. It is not included in the actual film.
A Note Regarding Spoilers
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Photos from cast
Helen McCrory Chloë Grace Moretz Asa Butterfield