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''Atlas Shrugged'' is a trilogy of American science fiction drama films, all adaptations of Creator/AynRand's [[Literature/AtlasShrugged novel of the same title]], consisting of ''Part I'', ''Part II'', and ''Part III''.

The films take place in a dystopian United States, wherein many of society's most prominent and successful industrialists abandon their fortunes as the government shifts towards making aggressive new regulations and taking control of industries. In ''Part I'', railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government; in ''Part II'', Taggart and Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy, and in ''Part III'', Taggart and Rearden come into contact with the man responsible for the strike whose effects is the focus of much of the series.

''Part I'' was released on April 15, 2011. ''Part II'' was shot with a completely new cast and half of the first film's $20 million budget, and opened on October 12, 2012. ''Part III'' was again shot with a new cast and half of its predecessor's $10 million budget and opened on September 12, 2014.

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''Atlas Shrugged'' is a trilogy of American science fiction drama films, all adaptations of adapted from Creator/AynRand's [[Literature/AtlasShrugged novel of the same title]], consisting of ''Part I'', I'' (2011), ''Part II'', II'' (2012) and ''Part III''.

III'' (2014).[[note]]''Part III'' occasionally has the subtitle "Who Is John Galt?"[[/note]]

The films take place in a dystopian United States, wherein many of society's most prominent and successful industrialists abandon their fortunes as the government shifts towards making aggressive new regulations and taking control of industries. In ''Part I'', railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government; in ''Part II'', Taggart and Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy, economy; and in ''Part III'', Taggart and Rearden come into contact with the man responsible for the strike whose effects is the focus of much of the series.

''Part I'' Each film was released on April 15, 2011. ''Part II'' was shot with a completely critically and commercially lambasted to the point where parts ''II'' and ''III''' each had an entirely new cast and half of the first film's $20 million budget, and opened on October 12, 2012. ''Part III'' was again shot with a new cast and half of its predecessor's $10 million budget and opened on September 12, 2014.crew behind it.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Jim Taggart, notably slovenly and unattractive in the novel, is well-dressed, well-groomed, and played by actors who are fairly good-looking. Part III's Creator/GregGermann does display some nervous tics that detract from his appearance, though.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Jim Taggart, notably slovenly and unattractive in the novel, is well-dressed, well-groomed, well-groomed and played by actors who are fairly good-looking. Part III's ''III'''s Creator/GregGermann does display some nervous tics that detract from his appearance, though.



** [[Creator/PennAndTeller Teller]], [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Sean Hannity, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, and Tamara Holder]] make brief appearances in ''Part II''.
** Hannity returns in ''Part III'' along with Glenn Beck and Ron Paul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...though Thompson does rumble ominously about needing to "do something about those commentators."
* CastingGag: One of Dagny's enemies is played by the same actor who was both [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]], an alien whose [[PlanetOfHats "Hat"]] is greed and business prowess, and [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Andrew Ryan]], a parody of Ayn Rand.

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** [[Creator/PennAndTeller Teller]], [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Sean Hannity, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, Beckel and Tamara Holder]] make brief appearances in ''Part II''.
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** Hannity returns in ''Part III'' ''III'' along with Glenn Beck Radio/GlennBeck and Ron Paul.UsefulNotes/RonPaul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...though Thompson does rumble ominously about needing to "do something about those commentators."
* CastingGag: One of Dagny's enemies is played by the same actor Creator/ArminShimerman, who was both [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]], an alien whose [[PlanetOfHats "Hat"]] is greed and business prowess, and [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Andrew Ryan]], a parody of Ayn Rand.



* DaysOfFuturePast: Hinted at in the first film, where it's stated that the decline of automobile and commercial airlines have led to a resurgence in train travel. Then there's the fact that characters often get their news from the paper, despite the fact that one would think that papers would go down even faster in a modern depression...
* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines. Also the Wet Nurse, who appears in a small role in Part II and is not seen at all in III. (He was never a pivotal character in the novel, but had some plot significance there, which he loses.)
* DividedForAdaptation: Rather than try to compress one of the longest novels in the English language into a couple of hours, it's adapted as a trilogy.
* InMediasRes: ''Part II'' opens with Dagny chasing Quentin Daniels in her plane and then spends most of the remainder of the movie showing [[HowWeGotHere how things got there]].

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* DaysOfFuturePast: Hinted at in the first film, ''I'', where it's stated that the decline of automobile and commercial airlines have led to a resurgence in train travel. Then there's the fact that characters often get their news from the paper, despite the fact that one would think that papers would go down even faster in a modern depression...
* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, ''III'', where his role is reduced to a handful of lines. Also the Wet Nurse, who appears in a small role in Part II ''II'' and is not seen at all in III.''III''. (He was never a pivotal character in the novel, but had some plot significance there, which he loses.)
* DividedForAdaptation: Rather than try to compress one of the longest novels in the English language into a couple of hours, it's adapted as a trilogy.
* InMediasRes: ''Part II'' ''II'' opens with Dagny chasing Quentin Daniels in her plane and then spends most of the remainder of the movie film showing [[HowWeGotHere how things got there]].



* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Or rather the ''lack'' of hills at Pittsburgh Municipal Airport in II.
* RaceLift: Movie Eddie is African-American. So is Gwen Ives in Part I, though not in Part II.

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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Or rather the ''lack'' of hills at Pittsburgh Municipal Airport in II.
''II''.
* RaceLift: Movie Eddie is African-American. So is Gwen Ives in Part I, ''I'', though not in Part II.''II''.



* SequelHook: Invoked, as it's supposed to be a trilogy of films.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Eddie Willers]]. In Francisco and Hank's last lines in the film, they declare their intent to rescue him. Also possibly [[spoiler: Robert Stadler]], as the situation where he dies in the novel does not take place in the movie.

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* SequelHook: Invoked, as it's supposed to be a trilogy of films.
trilogy.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Eddie [[spoiler:Eddie Willers]]. In Francisco and Hank's last lines in the film, they declare their intent to rescue him. Also possibly [[spoiler: Robert [[spoiler:Robert Stadler]], as the situation where he dies in the novel does not take place in the movie.film.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Jim Taggart, notably slovenly and unattractive in the novel, is well-dressed, well-groomed, and played by actors who are fairly good-looking. Part III's Greg Germann does display some nervous tics that detract from his appearance, though.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Jim Taggart, notably slovenly and unattractive in the novel, is well-dressed, well-groomed, and played by actors who are fairly good-looking. Part III's Greg Germann Creator/GregGermann does display some nervous tics that detract from his appearance, though.

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* DividedForAdaptation: Rather than try to compress one of the longest novels in the English language into a couple of hours, it's adapted as a trilogy.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Jim Taggart, notably slovenly and unattractive in the novel, is well-dressed, well-groomed, and played by actors who are fairly good-looking. Part III's Greg Germann does display some nervous tics that detract from his appearance, though.



** Hannity returns in ''Part III'' along with Glenn Beck and Ron Paul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...

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** Hannity returns in ''Part III'' along with Glenn Beck and Ron Paul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...though Thompson does rumble ominously about needing to "do something about those commentators."


* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines.

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* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines. Also the Wet Nurse, who appears in a small role in Part II and is not seen at all in III. (He was never a pivotal character in the novel, but had some plot significance there, which he loses.)


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* ManlyTears: Eddie cries in his relief that Dagny is alive.


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* RaceLift: Movie Eddie is African-American. So is Gwen Ives in Part I, though not in Part II.


* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines.

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* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines.


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* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines.

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* DemotedToExtra: Hank Rearden in Part III, where his role is reduced to a handful of lines.


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* MissedMomentOfAwesome: We never see how [[spoiler: Rearden]] is finally recruited.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Eddie Willers]]. In Francisco and Hank's last lines in the film, they declare their intent to rescue him. Also possibly [[spoiler: Robert Stadler]], as the situation where he dies in the novel does not take place in the movie.


->''Who is John Galt?''

''Atlas Shrugged'' is the first of a trilogy of films covering Creator/AynRand's book ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''. It was released on April 15, 2011.

''Atlas Shrugged II'' was shot with a completely new cast and half of the first film's $20 million budget, and opened on October 12, 2012.

''Atlas Shrugged III'' was again shot with a new cast and half of its predecessor's $10 million budget and opened on September 12, 2014.

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->''Who ->''"Who is John Galt?''

Galt?"''

''Atlas Shrugged'' is the first of a trilogy of films covering American science fiction drama films, all adaptations of Creator/AynRand's book ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''. It [[Literature/AtlasShrugged novel of the same title]], consisting of ''Part I'', ''Part II'', and ''Part III''.

The films take place in a dystopian United States, wherein many of society's most prominent and successful industrialists abandon their fortunes as the government shifts towards making aggressive new regulations and taking control of industries. In ''Part I'', railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government; in ''Part II'', Taggart and Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy, and in ''Part III'', Taggart and Rearden come into contact with the man responsible for the strike whose effects is the focus of much of the series.

''Part I''
was released on April 15, 2011.

''Atlas Shrugged
2011. ''Part II'' was shot with a completely new cast and half of the first film's $20 million budget, and opened on October 12, 2012.

''Atlas Shrugged
2012. ''Part III'' was again shot with a new cast and half of its predecessor's $10 million budget and opened on September 12, 2014.



* TheCameo: [[Creator/PennandTeller Teller]], [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Sean Hannity, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, and Tamara Holder]] make brief appearances in Part II.
** Hannity returns in Part III along with Glenn Beck and Ron Paul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...
* CastingGag: One of Dagny's enemies is played the actor who was both [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]], an alien whose [[PlanetOfHats "Hat"]] is greed and business prowess, and [[VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}} Andrew Ryan]], a parody of Ayn Rand.

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* TheCameo: [[Creator/PennandTeller TheCameo:
** [[Creator/PennAndTeller
Teller]], [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Sean Hannity, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, and Tamara Holder]] make brief appearances in Part II.
''Part II''.
** Hannity returns in Part III ''Part III'' along with Glenn Beck and Ron Paul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...
* CastingGag: One of Dagny's enemies is played by the same actor who was both [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]], an alien whose [[PlanetOfHats "Hat"]] is greed and business prowess, and [[VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}} [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Andrew Ryan]], a parody of Ayn Rand.


* CastingGag: One of Dagny's enemies is played the actor who was both [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]], an alien whose [[PlanetOfHats "Hat"]] is greed and business prowess, and [[VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}} Andrew Ryan]], a parody of Ayn Rand.



* SchizoTech: Set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2016]], trains reign supreme due to Galt's plan exacerbating the 2011 economic troubles, resulting in oil shortages.

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* SchizoTech: Set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture [[NextSundayAD 2016]], trains reign supreme due to Galt's plan exacerbating the 2011 economic troubles, resulting in oil shortages.


* CaliforniaDoubling: One of the great things about this movie's depiction of Wisconsin and its sequel's depiction of Woodstock, NY and Pittsburgh, PA is [[Film/AustinPowers how they look NOTHING at all like Southern California]].


* CastingGag: One of Dagny's enemies is played the actor who was both [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]], an alien whose [[PlanetOfHats "Hat"]] is greed and business prowess, and [[VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}} Andrew Ryan]], a parody of Ayn Rand.



* UnderminedByReality: A story about how the markets will inevitably select the most skilled and deserving people to succeed flopped horribly in all three parts. Plus, the crew had to resort to Kickstarter to raise money for the third film, when asking others for help is a big no-no in Objectivism. There is a difference between a ''loan'', a ''bailout'' and ''charity''. Which one the films fall under is the reason this example is here.


->''[[{{ArcWords}} Who is John Galt?]]''

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->''[[{{ArcWords}} Who ->''Who is John Galt?]]''
Galt?''

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** Hannity returns in Part III along with Glenn Beck and Ron Paul. For a totalitarian dictatorship, the film's United States is amazingly tolerant of dissenting media...


''Atlas Shrugged II'' was shot with a completely new cast, and opened on October 12, 2012.

''Atlas Shrugged III'' was again shot with a new cast and opened on September 12, 2014.

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''Atlas Shrugged II'' was shot with a completely new cast, cast and half of the first film's $20 million budget, and opened on October 12, 2012.

''Atlas Shrugged III'' was again shot with a new cast and half of its predecessor's $10 million budget and opened on September 12, 2014.

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* UnderminedByReality: A story about how the markets will inevitably select the most skilled and deserving people to succeed flopped horribly in all three parts. Plus, the crew had to resort to Kickstarter to raise money for the third film, when asking others for help is a big no-no in Objectivism. There is a difference between a ''loan'', a ''bailout'' and ''charity''. Which one the films fall under is the reason this example is here.

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