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City of Ember

"Discover The Secret."

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forev ...

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Sep 25th, 2008
Budget: $55,000,000.00
Revenue: $17,869,048.00
-- General Information --
Rating: PG
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Genres: Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
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City of Ember Main Cast

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David Ryall
David Ryall
plays Chief Builder
Ian McElhinney
Ian McElhinney
plays Builder
Harry Treadaway
Harry Treadaway
plays Doon Harrow
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
plays Loris Harrow
Bill Murray
Bill Murray
plays Mayor Cole
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (continuity error): As Doon is walking to look at the Generator room, a girl in full orange work gear and yellow boots walks across the control room and towards a hall. The shot changes to the door. Then when it goes back to Doon, the same girl(orange gear, yellow boots) gets up from the left and starts walking across the room again, before the shot changes back to the door.
  • The rat-like creature that chases the main characters is a giant version of the star nosed mole ("Condylura cristata"), native from Eastern Canada and North East United States. Given the fact these animals are blind, they use their nasal tentacles, known as Eimer's organ, to detect food. Although all European moles share this feature, the star nosed mole is the only animal with such an specialized one. Without counting its size in the movie (real animals are between 15 to 20 cm long) nothing else was changed.
  • 'Ember' is a Hungarian word which means 'man' and 'human' in English.
  • Movie Goof (plot holes): SPOILER: When Doon, Lina and Poppy ride the boat out of Ember, they slide down a long water cave... but end up high in the mountains. Even though they had climbed up a long stairs on the way out, it wasn't enough to make them reach that high knowing ember is hundreds of feet below earth.
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