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The Book of Eli

"Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it."

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind

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Released: Jan 15th, 2010
Budget: $80,000,000.00
Revenue: $152,586,125.00

The Book of Eli Main Cast

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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
plays Eli
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
plays Carnegie
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
plays Solara
Ray Stevenson
Ray Stevenson
plays Redridge
Jennifer Beals
Jennifer Beals
plays Claudia
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The first line of dialogue is spoken almost eight minutes into the film.
  • SPOILER: Hints to Eli's condition are shown throughout the movie: He has extraordinary hearing and sense smell. He doesn't put on his sunglasses right away when walking outside, like everyone else does (he even appears to be staring directly at the sun). In several scenes sounds of babies, shooting guns, movement and sometimes almost insignificant sounds is emphasized. He searches the shelves of the first house he checks (in the beginning of the movie, before he finds the dead body) by running his hand through it. When he finds the dead body hanging it is very clear that his shock is caused by the doors falling off the hinges, not the sight of the dead person. He even feels the body before being sure of what he is dealing with since he can't see anything. At George and Martha's house, he kicks forward by the first step of the stairs to the porch with his boot so he knows where it is. He never fires his weapon first, needing to hear the sound of shooting at him to identify the location of his target.
  • When Eli encounters a group of road bandits, behind them is a tunnel structure with a bold 14:6 written on top. Being a post-apocalyptic movie, that writing can be referenced to an apocalyptic book in the Bible, Revelation. Revelation 14:6 (King James Version): "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people."
  • The names of the characters George and Martha are a direct reference to the play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. The play is about an elderly couple who want children so badly, they invent a dead son.
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