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Inception (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 July 2010 (USA)
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A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

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Christopher Nolan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Cobb
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Arthur
Ellen Page ... Ariadne
Tom Hardy ... Eames
Ken Watanabe ... Saito
Dileep Rao ... Yusuf
Cillian Murphy ... Robert Fischer
Tom Berenger ... Browning
Marion Cotillard ... Mal
Pete Postlethwaite ... Maurice Fischer
Michael Caine ... Miles
Lukas Haas ... Nash
Tai-Li Lee Tai-Li Lee ... Tadashi
Claire Geare Claire Geare ... Phillipa (3 Years Old)
Magnus Nolan ... James (20 Months Old)
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Storyline

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible, inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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The dream is real. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliver's Arrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,785,337, 18 July 2010

Gross USA:

$292,576,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$829,895,144
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Earl Cameron (Elderly Bald Man) was in the iconic The Prisoner (1967), in which he played the supervisor. The Prisoner (1967) is legendary for many reasons, but, in relation to this movie, in The Prisoner (1967), the unknown controllers used various methods to find the answer to why Number 6 resigned, including hallucinatory drugs, as well as entering into, and trying to control, Number 6's dreams. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when Saito is presented with Cobb's totem, it is shown upside down, immediately after being placed on the table properly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Saito's Attendant: He was delirious but asked for you by name. Show him...
Japanese Security Guard: He was carrying nothing but this...
[gun]
Japanese Security Guard: And this...
[spinning top]
Saito: Are you here to kill me?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits Édith Piaf's "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" plays at normal speed, then slows down to the speed it was at the beginning of the film during Hans Zimmer's score and throughout the movie. Then we see the title stop in the center of the screen as the song ends. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: World War Z (2013) See more »

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One Simple Idea
Written by Hans Zimmer
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User Reviews

 
After DI Caprio' magic with SCORCESE...It's time 2 see the pairing of 2 BRIILIANT people with a completely different piece of A MASTERPIECE....
12 July 2010 | by sayans-worldSee all my reviews

When i see any upcoming NOLAN films, i cannot hold my nerves together...Starting from the sheer brilliance of MEMENTO,THE PRESTIGE,THE DARK KNIGHT n all perhaps he is the most talented and thought innovative director in Hollywood..In other words, unless u see a NOLAN film till the climax , u cant't predict it's ending n that's what i like about him...He simply keeps puzzling the past and the present in perhaps the most thoughtful way... Coming 2 the film, its another gem of a work by Di Caprio after SHUTTER ISLAND...N wen u have casting like MICHAEL CAINE,ELLEN PAGE,Joseph GORDON- LEVITT etc its surely a must watch..I can assure u that u cant't even leave a single second while watching the film..It's a sci-fi,thriller directed by NOLAN..That says it all... Afterall "YOUR MIND IS THE SCENE OF THE CRIME"... Frankly speaking a must watch movie without any doubt....


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