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Chappie (2015)

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In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

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Neill Blomkamp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharlto Copley ... Chappie
Dev Patel ... Deon Wilson
Ninja ... Ninja
Yo-Landi Visser ... Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Yankie (Amerika)
Hugh Jackman ... Vincent Moore
Sigourney Weaver ... Michelle Bradley
Brandon Auret ... Hippo
Johnny Selema Johnny Selema ... Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
Anderson Cooper ... Anderson Cooper
Maurice Carpede Maurice Carpede ... Police Chief
Jason Cope ... Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto Kevin Otto ... Interviewer
Chris Shields ... Journalist
Bill Marchant ... Professor
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Storyline

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Like your kid's so normal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chappie See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,346,782, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$31,569,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,069,268
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The word 'zef' is an Afrikaans slang word, which roughly translates to the English word 'common'. Also means 'uncool' in Afrikaans. It differs from the Australian term 'bogan' and the British term 'chav' in that it is mostly a positive term for oneself, rather than a derogatory term for someone else. It is also not typical of the poorest classes of the society, but rather a mostly white, lower-middle class subculture. See more »

Goofs

When Yolandi hugs Chappie before the Moose attack, she places her hand directly over a blade stuck to Chappie's magnetic chest and it flexes like it's made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Journalist: Historically, when we look at evolution, it's not surprising that uh... Chappie's left turn... uh... happened.
Professor: It's too early to tell how this is all going to play out. I didn't believe that this would happen in my lifetime, but... but it is happening.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits appears "Be Moved" in large font. See more »

Alternate Versions

In an alternate ending, Chappie has an army in downtown then ends the footage of William Roberts. See more »

Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat Boy
Written by Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), D.J. Hi-Tek (as DJ Hi-Tek), Steve Bronski, Jon Andrew Foster, Larry Steinbachek
Performed by Die Antwoord
Courtesy of Cherrytree/Interscope Records
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Why the hate?
6 March 2015 | by calipanheadSee all my reviews

Why all the hate for this movie? I understand not liking something, but everyone seems to just TRASH it. Did I see the same movie? I saw an emotional film about innocence and loss. I REALLY don't understand. Sure, maybe the film didn't have the best dialogue or the best acting in the world, but it hit home for me. The VFX were phenomenal, Chappie is the best CGI motion capture I have seen in a long time, the 100% electronic musical score by Hans Zimmer was really unique and fresh, and it has a really great ending. I DON'T UNDERSTAND. If you like Blomkamp's previous films or are remotely interested, please watch it yourself. I think the critics are wrong on this one. I have been thinking for a while about why the reviews are so out there. First off, the trailers are AWFUL. The first to come out was this philosophical "What does it mean to be human?" kinda movie. The TV trailers were "GUNS, EXPLOSIONS, ROBOTS!!!" and it is neither. Think "Little Miss Sunshine" with a robot, that is a more accurate representation. Blomkamp's most underrated film.


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