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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

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James Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pratt ... Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana ... Gamora
Dave Bautista ... Drax
Vin Diesel ... Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper ... Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace ... Ronan
Michael Rooker ... Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan ... Nebula
Djimon Hounsou ... Korath
John C. Reilly ... Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close ... Nova Prime
Benicio Del Toro ... The Collector
Laura Haddock ... Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn ... Kraglin / On Set Rocket
Peter Serafinowicz ... Denarian Saal
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Storyline

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the galaxy. Written by James Hake

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Taglines:

When things get bad, they'll do their worst. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Tilt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,320,883, 3 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$333,176,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,176,600
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While devising a plan to stop Ronan, Quill says he has "twelve percent of a plan", the same percentage of credit Tony Stark gives Pepper for the planning of Stark Tower in The Avengers (2012). See more »

Goofs

After Gamora tells Quill his ship is filthy, he says to Rocket that if he "had a blacklight, this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting". While Quill was approximately 10 when he was abducted from earth, this is not too young to learn about artists. Many children who have few friends and are bullied at school, as Peter stated he was, learn about artists, especially experimental artists such as Pollock. Blacklights are universal and he could have learned about their reactivity to bodily fluids amongst his travels with the Ravagers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grandpa: Peter. Your momma wants to speak with you. Come on, Pete, take these fool things off.
[takes headphones]
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this film." See more »


Soundtracks

I Want You Back
Written by Freddie Perren, Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.), and Deke Richards
Performed by Jackson 5
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Pelvic sorcery saves the galaxy
15 November 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Like a lot of other people, I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie. To say it exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. It's a clever and fresh gem in the stable of Marvel films. One of the best they've put out so far. The script is full of funny lines but it's also got lots of good character stuff with earned emotional moments. The action and effects are nice. The cast is great, including those just doing voices. Chris Pratt does a wonderful job blending the comic relief with the superhero. The soundtrack of old pop songs is terrific and integrated into the plot perfectly. The homages to Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and more are fun. Which is the simplest and best word to describe this movie: fun. You'll have a blast watching it.


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