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Pacific Rim

132 min
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Filming Locations: Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Budget: $190,000,000
Opening Weekend: $37,285,325 (USA) (14 July 2013)
Gross: $101,785,482 (USA) (13 October 2013)
Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr.
Pacific Rim
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam
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Rinko Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
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Burn Gorman
Burn Gorman
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Robert Kazinsky
Robert Kazinsky
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Diego Klattenhoff
Yancy Becket
Idris Elba
Stacker Pentecost
Charlie Day
Dr. Newton Geiszler
Max Martini
Herc Hansen
Ron Perlman
Hannibal Chau
Brad William Henke
Construction Foreman
Larry Joe Campbell
Construction Worker
Mana Ashida
Young Mako
Santiago Segura
Wizened Man
Joe Pingue
Captain Merrit
Milton Barnes
Brian Frank
1st Officer
Ellen McLain
Gipsy Danger AI (voice)
David Fox
Old Man on Beach
Jake Goodman
Robin Thomas Grossman
American UN Representative (as Robin Thomas)
Julian Barnes
British UN Representative
David Richmond-Peck
Canadian UN Representative (as David Richmond Peck)
Charles Luu
Wei Tang Triplet
Lance Luu
Wei Tang Triplet
Mark Luu
Wei Tang Triplet
Robert Maillet
Lt. S. Kaidanovsky
Heather Doerksen
Lt. A. Kaidanovsky
Joshua Peace
Officer (as Josh Peace)
Sebastian Pigott
Victoria Marie
Chinese Girl in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
Roger Wong
Man in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
J.C. Kenny
TV Reporter (as JC Kenny)
Jane Watson
Raleigh and Yancy's Mom
Robert Morse
Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
Paul Michael Wyers
Young Raleigh
Tyler Stevenson
Young Yancy
Mike Chute
Saltchuck Crew
Duncan McLeod
Saltchuck Crew
Louis Paquette
Saltchuck Crew
Matthew G. Taylor
Saltchuck Crew
Terry Belleville
UN Representative
Frank Nakashima
UN Representative
Farzad Sadrian
UN Representative
Mishu Vellani
UN Representative
Clive Walton
UN Representative
Peter Kosaka
Young Mako's Father
Yiren Stark
Young Mako's Mother
Hubert Tran
Asian Boy
Trek Buccino
Young Newt
Drew Adkins
Young Gottlieb
Kelvin Lum
Hannibal Chau Thug
Soo David Chum Ling
Hannibal Chau Thug
Randy Lee
Hannibal Chau Thug
Jung-Yul Kim
Hannibal Chau Thug
Kaelyn Wong
Hannibal Chau Thug
Mark Baldesarra
Construction Worker (uncredited)
Jason Bigio
Construction Worker (uncredited)
Jimmy Chimarios
Marine (uncredited)
Daniella Evangelista
Cadet (uncredited)
Timothy Gibbs
Marine (uncredited)
Derek Herd
Construction Worker (uncredited)
Phi Huynh
Mechanic (uncredited)
Matthew William Jones
Cadet #4 (uncredited)
Mike Jutan
Helipad worker (uncredited)
Justin Major
Marine (uncredited)
Sunil Narkar
Journalist (uncredited)
Eoin O'Brien
Jaeger Test Pilot (uncredited)
Don Shirey
News Anchor (uncredited)
Cindy Sit
Mechanic (uncredited)
Bonnie Siu
Locen Tech (uncredited)
Alan Tang
Cadet #2 (uncredited)
Toni Torres
Rosie (uncredited)
Joe Vercillo
Marine (uncredited)
Neil Whitely
UN Representative (uncredited)
Clara Wong
Alien Model (uncredited)
Emerson Wong
Cadet #3 (uncredited)
William S. Wong
Engineer (uncredited)
Did you know?
This was both director Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro's first experience shooting with digital cameras. Navarro bought seven Red Epic cameras specifically for the film and used his own lenses, as he prefers shooting with his own camera equipment over renting it.
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Gipsy Danger is painted and detailed to resemble a World War II fighter plane. There is nose art on its chest.
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During the Hong Kong rampage, Gipsy Danger walks past a building with a lighted sign that says PLATNIDYNE. This is similar to the name of a production company founded by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller called 'Platinum Dunes'
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When Newt is trying to describe the physiology of the Kaiju he likens their two-brain biology to dinosaurs. However, the theory that dinosaurs had two brains was abandoned decades ago.
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At various points in the movie in the control room. When members communicate to the Jaeger pilots via the microphone, they do not press the black button on the mic. The Shure gooseneck 515 series microphone requires that the black button is pressed in order to transmit. Therefore, the times characters speak into the mic without pressing the button would result in no voice transmission.
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When the construction of Gipsy Danger is described, it's stated that the yeager has solid iron armor with no alloys. This seems like an exceptionally poor choice for a vehicle expected to operate primarily in water, as unalloyed iron would corrode rapidly and require constant maintenance. In addition, alloys of iron, such as steel, were developed specifically because they provide greater durability as armor and weapons, so citing a lack of alloys as a benefit seems odd.
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Herc Hansen: When you drift with someone, you feel like there's nothing to talk about. I just don't wanna regret all the things that I never said.
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Raleigh Becket: [straining] You're squeezing me too tight.
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Wizened Man: Pss-psst. You looking for some kaiju bone powder?
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What exactly happens to Yancy? How does Raleigh survive when the Gipsy crashes on the beach?
It's slightly difficult to see what happens to Yancy when he's torn from the control module but it looks like the kaiju got hold of Yancy's pilot harness and yanked him out that way. From that point, Yancy was likely thrown aside or dropped by the kaiju or simply slid off the kaijus claw. If that had happened, he'd have fallen to his death in the water since a drop from that height is deadly, even on water. However, that is a convention in big-budget movies that is often cheated -- the last James Bond movie Skyfall is a good example. But, for the purposes of the story here, Yancy is most likely dead. Raleigh was able to survive the crash landing because he was still attached to his control harness.
Were the kaijus coming from the center of the Earth?
No. As explained in the film, the rift was a portal between two dimensions. That it appeared to be going downwards is misleading.
Is there a scene after the credits?
Yes. After the main credits, there is a short scene of Hannibal Chau slicing open the body of the kaiju that swallowed him, popping his head out, and exclaiming "Where is my goddamn shoe!" At the very end of the credits, it also has a special message, dedicating the film to the memory of both Ray Harryhausen (special effects pioneer for classics such as The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Jason and the Argonauts, the original Clash of the Titans and many more) and Ishiro Honda (director of the original Godzilla, as well as many of its sequels and other Japanese genre films, many of which inspired Pacific Rim and its source material).
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Photos from cast
Clifton Collins Jr. Charlie Hunnam Rinko Kikuchi Burn Gorman Robert Kazinsky