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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

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Boothby's Auctioneer
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Head Laborer (as David K.S. Tse)
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Aged Buddhist Monk
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Storyline

A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she ... Written by Vampirok

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Born into Wealth. Groomed by the Elite. Trained for Combat. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,735,743, 17 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$131,144,183, 23 September 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,703,340, 12 August 2012
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Trivia

Angelina Jolie took drug tests to test her mental well-being during filming, due to concerns about the rumors of drug use, and her relationship with Billy Bob Thornton. See more »

Goofs

When the UPS guy arrives the doors are open. Lara signs, the UPS guy turns and the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[after an extended action sequence with a training robot which then attempts to revive itself and sneak up on her]
Lara Croft: Stop!
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References Max Headroom (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Elevation (Influx Mix)
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Lyrics by Bono
Performed by U2
Produced by Johnny Moy, Leo Pearson
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
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Sexy and stylish fun.
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider may be the silliest movie to ever grace multiplex screens, but it may well be one of the most enjoyable to. The action is thick fast and stylish, the stunts so unbelievable you'll love them and little pieces of Angelina Jolie thrown in for good measure. The story is a B movie classic, Tomb Raider Lara Croft finds a clock that contains a powerful map. The map shows the way to the pieces of an artifact that if placed together when a planetary allignment occurs grants the bearer the power of God. However the evil group the Illumenati want the map for themselves and thus steal it from Lara. Lara then goes after the group in order to stop them from using it for evil. The acting is the campest of the year with Iain Glenn as the stand out. Jolie is the perfect person to play Lara and looks great in some of the action sequences. The supporting cast which includes Daniel Craig are very much background players but they add plenty of color and fun to the story. The Director Simon West, who is also responsible for the excellent Con Air deserves applause for catching the essence of the Video game perfectly. So sit back and relax because when it comes to Lara Croft Tomb Raider only a churl won't love it.


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