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Having returned from the north after finding nothing, Wolverine/Logan watches over the school students for a night as Charles Xavier visits Magneto in his plastic confinement prison and Storm and Jean Grey search for a teleporter mutant known as Nightcrawler who attempted to assassinate the president. Things become deadly as William Stryker, a scientist who has experimented on mutants, leads a siege on Xavier's mansion- few mutants escape. With the school no longer safe, Magneto out of prison and forming a temporary alliance with the X-Men, and Professor Xavier in the hands of Stryker; the mutants team up to stop Stryker's plans to wipe the mutants off the face of the Earth.
The time has come for those who are different to stand united
Also Known As:
X-Men 2: X-Men United
X2: X-Men United
Release Date: April 28, 2003
Runtime: 133 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, German, Italian
Country: Canada, USA
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With X
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief language.
Patrick Stewart ...Professor Charles Xavier
Hugh Jackman ...Logan / Wolverine
Ian McKellen ...Eric Lensherr / Magneto
Halle Berry ...Ororo Munroe / Storm
Famke Janssen ...Jean Grey / Phoenix
James Marsden ...Scott Summers / Cyclops
Anna Paquin ...Anna Marie / Rogue
Rebecca Romijn ......
Brian Cox ...William Stryker
Alan Cumming ...Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Bruce Davison ...Senator Kelly
Aaron Stanford ...John Allerdyce / Pyro
Shawn Ashmore ...Bobby Drake / Ice Man
Kelly Hu ...yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike
Katie Stuart ...Kitty Pryde / Sprite
Kea Wong ...Jubilee
Cotter Smith ...President McKenna
Chiara Zanni ...White House Tour Guide
Jackie A. Greenbank ...President's Secretary
Michael Soltis ...White House Checkpoint Agent
Michael David Simms ...Lead White House Agent
David Fabrizio ...Oval Office Agent Fabrizio
Roger R. Cross ...Oval Office Agent Cartwright
Richard Bradshaw ...Special Ops Agent
Bryce Hodgson ...Artie
Glen Curtis ...Museum Teenager #1
Greg Rikaart ...Museum Teenager #2
Shauna Kain ...Theresa Cassidy / Siryn
Ty Olsson ...Mitchell Laurio
Alfonso Quijada ...Federal Bldg. Cleaning Twin #1
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John H. Radulovic
Lauren Shuler Donner
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"Dies Irae from Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, K.626"
"Center of the Sun"
"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Romanze"
"Game Show Network Original Program End Cue"
"Bye Bye Bye"
"Mozart's Sonata K545"
More Movie Taglines:
- The time has come for those who are different to stand united
- Get ready for the return of the Evolution
- Evolution Continues.
- The ones we fear most, will be all that can save us... again.
- In this world wide conspiracy the only thing you can count on... Is the X factor.
- First, they were fighting for acceptance. Now, they're battling for survival.
- X-Men United
- [about Mystique] Wolverine: She's good. Magneto: You have no idea.
Wolverine: Got any beer? Bobby: This is a school. Wolverine: So that's a no? Bobby: Yeah, that's a no. Wolverine: Well, do you have anything other than chocolate milk?
Nightcrawler: You know, outside the circus, most people were afraid of me. But I didn't hate them. I pitied them. Do you know why? Because most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes. Storm: Well, I gave up on pity a long time ago. Nightcrawler: Someone so beautiful should not be so angry. Storm: Sometimes anger can help you survive. Nightcrawler: So can faith.
Mrs. Madeline Drake: [to Bobby] Have you ever tried... not being a mutant?
Rogue: Logan, come on. Let's go. Wolverine: Go, I'll be fine! Rogue: But we won't.
- Hugh Jackman worked with the same trainer who trained Angelina Jolie for the title role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
In the bar, the TV is showing a debate on the mutant situation. One of the panelists is "Dr. Hank McCoy," which is the real name of the blue-furred behemoth X-Man, Beast. The other, not seen but called "Dr. Shaw," is presumably Dr. Sebastian Shaw, the leader of the Hellfire Club in the comics.
On Yuriko's computer, the following files are listed: Guthrie (2) (Paige (Husk), and Samuel (Cannonball)); Harada, Keniucho (Silver Samurai); Kane, Garrison (Weapon X); LeBeau, Remy (Gambit); Lensherr, Eric (sic) (Magneto); Maddicks, Artie; Madrox, Jamie (Multiple Man); Xi'an Coy Mahn(Karma);Maximoff (2) (Wanda (Scarlet Witch), and Pietro (Quicksilver)); McTaggart, Kevin (Proteus); Moonstar, Danielle (Moonstar); Munroe, Ororo (Storm); McCoy, Hank (Beast); Callasantos, Maria (Feral); Cassidy (2) (Sean (Banshee), and Tom (Black Tom); Cheney, Lila; Creed, Victor (Sabretooth); DaCosta, Roberto (Sunspot); Dane, Lorna (Polaris); Drake, Bobby (Iceman); Dukes, Fred (Blob); Espinosa, Angelo (Skin), and; Gibney, kyle (Wild Child). On another screen there were a series of folders on the computer's desktop. These folders listed some well-known individuals or places from the X-Men universe, including: Omega Red (Russian mutant super soldier), Muir Island (Scottish mutant research facility), Project Wideawake (Codename for Sentinel project), Franklin Richards (son of Fantastic Four's Reed Richards and Sue Storm; born a mutant), and Cerebro (mutant tracking device created by Professor Xavier and Magneto). Closer inspection reveals that Stryker is keeping files on Pyro, Sabra, Dr Ceclia Reyes, Synch, Penance, Nightcrawler, his own Mystique and Lady Deathstrike, Copycat, Deadpool, Cyclops, Dazzler, the von Struckers, Jamie Braddock, David North, Sunfire, Boom Boom, Mimic, Dr Nathaniel Essex, Toad, Wolfsbane, Strong Guy, Kitty Pryde, Sauron, Forge... Curiously, there seem to be no files for Jean Grey or Wolverine, among others. There are also files on Alpha, Beta and Gamma Flights, Weapon X, Project Wide Awake (sic), Dept H, the Brotherhood, Graymalkin, Zero Tolerance, Massachussets Academy, Blackbird, the Danger Room, Legacy, Morlocks, Xavier's School, Omega Red, Cerebro, the Salem Centre, Franklin Richards, Kevin McTaggart, and of course Trash.
The name 'Franklin Richards' briefly appears on a computer monitor among government files relating to mutants. In the Marvel universe Franklin is the son of Reed Richards and Susan Storm of the Fantastic Four, he also happens to be a mutant.
Alan Cumming had to endure 10 hours of make-up to become Nightcrawler for the scene in the church (where his skin/make-up is shown from the waist up).
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