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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Director:

Bradley Parker (as Brad Parker)

Writers:

Oren Peli (screenplay), Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Zoe
Dimitri Diatchenko ... Uri
Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Natalie
Devin Kelley ... Amanda
Jesse McCartney ... Chris
Nathan Phillips ... Michael
Jonathan Sadowski ... Paul
Milos Timotijevic ... Russian Check Point Guard
Milutin Milosevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Djordjevic Ivan Djordjevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Jovic Ivan Jovic ... Ukrainian Thug
Zinaida Dedakin Zinaida Dedakin ... Restaurant Owner
Ivana Milutinovic Ivana Milutinovic ... Little Girl
Alex Feldman ... Medic Goldshimdt
Kristof Konrad ... Medic Grotzky
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Americans Chris, his girlfriend Natalie and their friend Amanda travel to Europe on vacation. They meet up with Chris' brother Paul living in Kiev, Ukraine. Chris wants to travel to Moscow to propose to Natalie, but Paul convinces the group to first visit Chernobyl with an extreme tourism guide. They meet the guide Uri and another couple who are also going on the tour. Uri explains that because of the radiation levels he can only take them to Pripyat, a deserted city very near Chernobyl. They travel by van, but are stopped by a military checkpoint that makes them turn back. Not giving up, Uri finds an alternative route to the town. The group spends the day taking photographs and exploring abandoned buildings. Uri becomes nervous and decides it's time to head home. However, the van won't start and they discover the engine was sabotaged. Soon they discover that they are stranded, no one knows they are there and that they are definitely not alone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Not screened in advance for critics. See more »

Goofs

Checkpoint Benivka is on the very edge of Pripyat, and not 20 kilometers from it. See more »

Quotes

Chris: I swear to God, Paul, it's a fucking hazard having you as a brother.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2012 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

No Reflection
Produced by Marilyn Manson
Co produced by Chris Vrenna
Written by Marilyn Manson (as M. Manson), Jeordie White (as Twiggy)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Mixed by Sean Beavan for SOS management
From Born Villain album Cooking Vinyl Records
Songs Of Golgatha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI)
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It's not a bad movie, but.
30 May 2012 | by prince-pookieSee all my reviews

The movie pulls you in at the start, then you end up having no choice but too see the movie threw.

It is a horror, but thats just it. It's nothing i haven't seen before. There are no surprises. The movie has a couple of scene's that will make you jump, and close your eye's a little.

The Characters were great. They did a good job at making you believe that they were scared.

The movie is similar too The hills have eyes, but a lot more scarier and detailed.

From the beginning the movie dives right into it, which is something i like in a movie.

The ending......... Well, ill let you see for your self but don't have any expectations.

Too be honest, i like this movie better then Paranormal Activity 3. But If i had too choose between Cloverfield and this movie, i would choose Cloverfield.

This film is worth the watch! Once again, there are no surprises. Some scenes just give it away, and you know what's going to happen next.

It's not a bad movie, but... Wait for it too hit red box!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian | Russian

Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,955,307, 27 May 2012

Gross USA:

$18,119,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,390,020
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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