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119 min
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
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Joss Whedon
8 wins & 5 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2005-09-30
Filming Locations: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California, USA
Budget: $40,000,000
Opening Weekend: $10,086,680 (USA) (2 October 2005)
Gross: $25,335,935 (USA) (13 November 2005)
Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin
Nathan Fillion
Gina Torres
Alan Tudyk
Adam Baldwin
Jewel Staite
Sean Maher
Summer Glau
Ron Glass
Shepherd Derrial Book
Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Operative
David Krumholtz
Mr. Universe
Michael Hitchcock
Dr. Mathias
Sarah Paulson
Dr. Caron
Yan Feldman
Rafael Feldman
Nectar Rose
Tamara Taylor
Glenn Howerton
Lilac Young Tough
Hunter Ansley Wryn
Young River
Logan O'Brien
Boy Student (as Logan Craig O'Brien)
Erik Erotas
Boy Student
Demetra Raven
Girl Student
Marley McClean
Girl Student
Scott Kinworthy
Erik Weiner
Conor O'Brien
Lab Technician
Peter James Smith
Lab Technician
Weston Nathanson
Trade Agent (as Weston I. Nathanson)
Chuck O'Neil
Vault Guard
Amy Wieczorek
Lilac Mom
Tristan Jarred
Lilac Son
Elaine Mani Lee
Fan Dancer (as Elaine Lee)
Terrence Hardy Jr.
Mining Camp Boy (as Terrence Hardy)
Brian O'Hare
Alliance Pilot
Ryan Tasz
Black Room Soldier
Colin Patrick Lynch
Black Room Soldier
Terrell Tilford
News Anchor
Joshua Michael Kwiat
Slovenly Beaumonde Man (as Joshua Kwiat)
Mischa Pfister
Reavers (voice) (uncredited)
Antonio Rufino
Bartender (uncredited)
Linda Wang
Chinese Snake Dancer (uncredited)
Joss Whedon
Trade Agent (voice) (uncredited)
Rick Williamson
Bar Guy (uncredited)
Mark Winn
Furturistic Worker (uncredited)
Did you know?
The cannon the crew mounts to Serenity is a WW2 German 20mm Flak 38.
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During the funeral scene, Kaylee wears a medallion with the doubled Chinese character for joy/happiness/cheer, a symbol often used in weddings.
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Ranked #5 in Rotten Tomatoes "50 Best TV Adaptations of All Time"
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When River somersaults through the hatch, just after Simon is wounded, she is wearing a brace on her right knee. The brace disappears in the next shot.
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In the very last scene, when River and the Captain are flying the ship, Mal presses a button, which lights up. In the next shot the light is off. In the next shot, it is on again.
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When The Operative and Mal are fighting in the temple, The Operative kicks his gun from Mal's hand. The Mal is clearly a stunt double.
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Zoë: [the elevator opens] Sir?
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Young River: People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.
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The Operative: Yes, have you found the nav sat trajectory?
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Why were certain characters killed off?
Joss Whedon has revealed that Wash and Book were killed off when the actors playing those roles could not commit to sequels. This posed a difficult problem for Whedon, as Universal wanted to be sure that sequels could be made easily if the first film was a success. According to Whedon it was the lawyers on the film who suggested killing off the characters in order to make Universal more sure about the project. He was initially reluctant, but soon agreed it was the best (and possibly only) viable solution.Whedon's original 190 page script told the same story, but with all of the crew surviving.
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Will there be a sequel?
Even though the film had 'disappointing' box office results, the DVD sales of the show and film have been overwhelming. Rumours had it that another film, whether a sequel or prequel, was in talks ( but these have since been deemed false ( Whedon had recently said "Ive said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these guys, and that remains the case. It also remains the case that Im booked up by Marvel for the next three years, and that I havent even been able to get 'Dr. Horrible 2' off the ground because of that. So I dont even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and wont. Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]s no longer [on] 'Castle' and Im no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then. But right now, its a complete non-Kickstarter for me,"
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Photos from cast
Carrie 'CeCe' Cline Jessica Huang Morena Baccarin
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