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Brazil (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,929,135Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
98% - Certified Fresh
90% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 18th, 1985 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 4th, 2012 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: R
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Keywords: Dystopia, Film Noir, Visual Effects, Government Bureaucracy, Intentionally Anachronistic, Dream Sequence, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy


   Sam Lowry
Kim Greist    Jill Layton
Michael Palin    Jack Lint
Robert De Niro    Archibald "Harry" Tuttle
Katherine Helmond    Mrs. Ida Lowry
Bob Hoskins    Spoor
Derrick O'Connor    Dowser
Ian Holm    Mr. Kurtzmann
Jim Broadbent    Dr. Jaffe
Ian Richardson    Mr. Warrenn
Peter Vaughan    Mr. Helpmann
Brian Miller    Mr. Buttle
Barbara Hicks    Mrs. Alma Terrain
Charles McKeown    Harvey Lime
Kathryn Pogson    Shirley
Bryan Pringle    Spiro (Waiter)
Sheila Reid    Mrs. Buttle
Derek Deadman    Bill (Dept. of Works)
Nigel Planer    Charlie (Dept. of Works)
Gorden Kaye    M.O.I. Lobby Porter
Jack Purvis    Dr. Chapman
Elizabeth Spender    Alison/"Barbara" Lint
Myrtle Devenish    Typist in Jack's Office
Holly Gilliam    Holly Lint
Roger Ashton-Griffiths    Priest
Terry Gilliam    Smoking man at Shang-ri La Towers

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Michael Kamen

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 19th, 2012

There are only a few days left till Christmas and we are officially in the panic zone for gift shopping. This week we have our final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Part I dealt with first run releases, Part II dealt with TV on DVD releases, Part III dealt with limited releases, foreign titles, and classics. This week, we deal with some music, books, games, as well as releases from the first three parts that I forgot the first time around. As always, there are quite a few in that last category. (I also use this time to burn off some releases that arrived late. This way I can get through all of the late reviews quicker than normal and actually have enough time to celebrate Christmas.) More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 4th, 2012

December 4th, 2012

It is an awesome week for new releases on the home market. Not only is one of the biggest hits of all time coming out, but there are a number of other releases that are Pick of the Week contenders. The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Finding Nemo, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Two, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Season One, Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection - Blu-ray, and others. In the end, I went with Finding Nemo: 3D Combo Pack, but it really is an excellent week for prime releases. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 12th, 2011

July 11th, 2011

After one of the worst weeks on the home market I've seen, there's an uptick of first run releases this week. This includes the first release of 2011 to reach $100 million at the box office, Rango. However, that film doesn't hit the home market till Friday, so this Tuesday is even weaker. There are a few other midlevel releases coming out this week to bolster the overall strength of the market, but while it is better than most third quarter offerings, I'm still itching for the fall to start. As for the best release of the week, Rango's Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the clear winner there and it is our Pick of the Week. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/12/20 23 $30,099   1 $30,099   $37,593 5
1985/12/27 25 $56,263 +87% 2 $28,132   $143,181 12
1986/01/03 25 $61,759 +10% 3 $20,586   $265,364 19
1986/01/10 23 $111,126 +80% 5 $22,225   $397,989 26
1986/01/17 27 $202,721 +82% 10 $20,272   $717,653 33
1986/01/24 25 $156,744 -23% 10 $15,674   $990,712 40
1986/01/31 23 $184,692 +18% 15 $12,313   $1,259,962 47
1986/02/07 17 $583,625 +216% 145 $4,025   $1,917,244 54
1986/02/14 16 $713,625 +22% 173 $4,125   $2,858,932 61
1986/02/21 15 $602,775 -16% 171 $3,525   $3,653,240 68
1986/02/28 17 $471,200 -22% 155 $3,040   $4,317,754 75
1986/03/07 18 $415,200 -12% 120 $3,460   $4,914,304 82

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