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Doom (2005)

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

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Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers:

Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Wesley Strick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... John Grimm
Rosamund Pike ... Samantha Grimm
Deobia Oparei ... Destroyer (as DeObia Oparei)
Ben Daniels ... Goat
Razaaq Adoti ... Duke (as Raz Adoti)
Richard Brake ... Portman
Al Weaver ... The Kid
Dexter Fletcher ... Pinky
Brian Steele ... Hell Knight
Dwayne Johnson ... Sarge (as The Rock)
Yao Chin Yao Chin ... Mac
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Dr. Carmack
Daniel York ... Lt. Huengs
Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ... Sanford Crosby
Sara Houghton Sara Houghton ... Dr. Jenna Willits
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Storyline

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think. Written by El_Ucca@hotmail.com

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No one gets out alive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

UK | Czech Republic | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doom See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,488,870, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$28,212,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,987,321
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one of the many references to the game the film is based on - the most notable, of course, being the FPS sequence - the flange on the weapon lights has a six-lobed design which gives the light a hexagonal shape when viewed from (or nearly from) the front. This imitates the hexagonal shape often seen on supposedly round things, and very noticeably such things as flashlights, in video games (because the shape is easier to handle by computer hardware than a truly round shape). See more »

Goofs

Reaper repeatedly addresses Sarge as "Sir." Sarge, like all the marines, is an enlisted man. Enlisted personnel are NEVER addressed as "Sir" in any branch of the U.S. armed forces (and most Western militaries, also). Also, at least once he refers to himself as the squad's "commanding officer," which is a specific term referring to an officer in command of a much larger entity, usually no smaller than a battalion, squadron, or ship. (This concept is rarely used correctly in movies and on TV; it's often incorrectly employed as a military-sounding term for anyone who is senior to another military member.) As the senior marine in the squad, his title would be "squad leader." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samantha Grimm: [narrating] In the year 2026 archaeologists working in the Nevada desert discovered a portal to an ancient city on Mars. They call this portal the Ark. Twenty years later, we're still struggling to understand why it was built and what happened to the civilization that built it.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: When the end credits for the actors are shown, the survivors' names exit through doors. All other names (those who die) are blown up by the shooter in the FPS perspective. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version of Doom contains scenes not in the original film, including:
  • Portland and The Kid finding Dr. Tallman in a locker room
  • Sarge briefing the team on the helicopter
  • Kid shooting steaming pipes
  • What happens to Pinky's legs
  • An extended version of the first-person shooter scene
  • Sam and Duke in the Med Lab
  • Portland reloading his gun in the restroom In addition, the unrated version also contains two extra bonus features:
  • a look at how the first-person shooter scene was created and the scene itself
  • some hints and tips for beginners on the Doom 3 game.
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Soundtracks

You Know What You Are?
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Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Additional Production by Clint Mansell
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Not a masterpiece by any standards, but good enough for what it is!
28 March 2006 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

There are certain genres that are despised no matter what. The genre of movies based on video games is one of those and rightfully so. There have been a large amount pretty awful video game adaptations of such games as Wing Commander, Super Mario Bros., Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Double Dragon, and House of the Dead. There have been, however, some decent adaptations like Mortal Kombat (the first film, not the sequel) and the Resident Evil films. Now that I've viewed the unrated version, DOOM can be added to that list. Although not nearly as stylish and entertaining as Mortal Kombat or Resident Evil, DOOM may not be the mind-blowing spectacle that fans of the video game were hoping for, but at least it knows what it is: a fun ALIENS knock-off. Unlike ALIENS, Doom lacks a strong story and well-developed characters that the audience can cheer for. The characters here are barely one dimensional. They are given essentially no motivation for what they do and as a result, the movie suffers. Still, it's better than one would expect thanks to some slick directing, a couple solid action sequences, and The Rock. 7/10


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