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In 2019, folks at the sterile, white-uniform-only, underground community believe that they've been spared from a cataclysmic disaster and await a lottery pick that's supposedly a ticket to "The Island," the last uncontaminated place on the planet. Among the placid group is troublemaker Lincoln Six Echo (McGregor), who discovers they're clones created by evil scientist Merrick (Bean) to serve as donors for their human counterparts. Lincoln flees with fellow resident Jordan Two Delta (Johansson) but Merrick's henchman Laurent (Hounsou) isn't far behind. Initially intriguing plot becomes a typical Bay blow'em up, kill'em all action fest. Interesting (at least to the original's producer) similarity to "Parts: The Clonus Horror" adds another dimension to all the cloning around, and became fodder for some controversy. Partially filmed in Detroit.

DreamWorks SKG, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201, Phone: (818)695-5000, Fax: (818)695-7775, URL: http://www.dreamworks.com

Available on Running time 136 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Great Escapes, Sci Fi, Cloning Around, Negative Utopia, Lovers on the Lam
Screenplay
Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Shawnee Smith, Sean Bean, Ethan Phillips, Max Baker, Kim Coates
Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Director
Michael Bay
Music
Steve Jablonsky
Other
Peter J. Devlin, Paul Rubell, Christian Wagner, Jon Billington, Sean Haworth, Martin Whist, Deborah L. Scott, Nigel Phelps
Producer
Walter F. Parkes, Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Parkes/McDonald, DreamWorks

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Nicholle

This movie is really, really awesome! It takes place in 2019. Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are best friends. They live a society where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to an island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the Utopian award: they are clones, generated to provide replacement organs and parts to the owners of insurance policy.