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A man who dares to feel finds his life in danger in this cautionary science fiction drama. In the future, after a Third World War has decimated much of the Earth's population, a new nation known as Libria rises up under the unquestioned leadership of Dupont (Angus MacFadyen). Believing human emotions and their expression were to blame for the failings of past societies, The Father has decreed that all citizens must take a daily dose of Prozia II, a drug which levels out the emotional landscape, and that all forms of creative expression are against the law; violating either regulation can be punished by death. John Preston (Christian Bale) is a Grammaton, an elite law enforcement officer who tracks down and punishes "sense offenders." One day, Preston accidentally fails to take his Prozia II, and for the first time begins experiencing emotions himself. Preston becomes aware of an underground of rebels who refuse to take their medication and have embraced art and literature, and he finds himself becoming infatuated with one of their number, Mary O'Brian (Emily Watson). Equilibrium is the second feature-length directorial effort from Kurt Wimmer, whose screenwriting credits include Kurt Wimmer and Kurt Wimmer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 6, 2002

Cast

Christian Bale
as John Preston
Emily Watson
as Mary O'Brian
Taye Diggs
as Brandt
Angus MacFadyen
as Dupont
Sean Bean
as Partridge
Matthew Harbour
as Robbie Preston
William Fichtner
as Jurgen
Dominic Purcell
as Seamus
David Barrass
as Evidentiary Storage Officer
Oliver Brandl
as Polygraph Technician
Francesco Calabras
as Rebel Leader
Maria Pia Calzone
as Preston's Wife
Brian Connelly
as Reading Room Proprietor
Brian W. Cook
as Dupont's Secretary
Florian Fitz
as Gate Guard
David Hemmings
as Proctor
Christian Kahrmann
as Officer in Charge
John Keogh
as Chemist
Mehmet Kurtulus
as Search Coordinator
Dirk Martens
as Gate Guard
Sean Pertwee
as Father
Klaus Schindler
as Interrogator
Emily Siewert
as Lisa Preston
Mike Smith
as Enforcer Commander
Alexa Summer
as Viviana Preston
Anatole Taubman
as Crematory Technician
Kurt Wimmer
as Rebel Victim
Brian Connelly
as Reading Room Proprietor
John Keogh
as Chemist
Maria Pia Calzone
as Preston's Wife
Mike Smith
as Enforcer Commander
Mehmet Kurtulus
as Search Coordinator
Alexa Summer
as Viviana Preston
Oliver Brandl
as Polygraph Technician
Klaus Schindler
as Interrogator
Dominic Purcell
as Seamus
Christian Kahrmann
as Officer in Charge
Francesco Calabras
as Rebel Leader
David Hemmings
as Proctor
David Barrass
as Evidentiary Storage Officer
Anatole Taubman
as Crematory Technician
Brian W. Cook
as Dupont's Secretary
Emily Siewert
as Lisa Preston
Sean Pertwee
as Father
Dirk Martens
as Gate Guard
Florian Fitz
as Gate Guard

Crew

Kurt Wimmer
Director
Lucas Foster
Producer
Jan de Bont
Producer
Kurt Wimmer
Screenwriter
Harvey Harrison
Cinematographer
Dion Beebe
Cinematographer
Klaus Badelt
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Rangel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Rolf
Editor
William Yeh
Editor
Wolf Kroeger
Production Designer
Stefano M. Ortolani
Production Designer
Justin Warburton-Brown
Art Director
Sue Baden-Powell
Co-producer
Ninon Tantet
Associate Producer
Andrew Rona
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Anne Kuljian
Set Designer
Costanza Bastanti
Costume Designer
Joseph Porro
Costume Designer
Brian W. Cook
First Assistant Director
Luca Lachin
First Assistant Director
Mark Taylor
First Assistant Director
Inti Carboni
First Assistant Director
Andrew Robinson
First Assistant Director
Sebastian Meuschel
Camera Operator
Daniele Massaccesi
Camera Operator
Annette Borgmann
Casting
Vito Colazzo
Production Manager
Frank Kruse
Sound Mixer
Lucinda Syson
Casting
Jeanne McCarthy
Casting
Juel Bestrop
Casting
Dieter Stempnierwsky
Production Manager
Stephen Werblun
Storyboard Artist
Carlo Gervasi
Set Dresser
Richard Gordon
Scenic Artist
Barbara Jager
Costumes Supervisor
Jim Vickers
Fights Choreographer
Jim Vickers
Stunts Coordinator
Tanja Drewitz
Makeup
Randy Spendlove
Executive Music Producer
Cameron Steenhagen
Dialogue Editor
Sebastian Meuschel
Steadicam Operator
Mark Stehli
Location Manager
Kara Owens
Costume/Wardrobe
Brian Ruberg
Foley Recordist
Harvey Harrison
Second Unit Director
Stefano Mioni
Stunts Coordinator
Mauro Tamagnini
Hair Styles
Shawn Kenelly
Foley Recordist
Fred Judkins
Dialogue Editor
Valeska Schitthelm
Second Unit Makeup
Stella D'Onofrio
Script Supervisor
Stephan O. Gessler
Draftsman
Lane Burch
Foley Recordist
Enzo Sisti
Production Supervisor
Ramin Djawadi
Additional Music
Hasso Von Hugo
Key Make-up
Hasso Von Hugo
Key Hairstylist
Imke Sommerkamp
Production Coordinator
Gerd Feuchter
Department Head Armorer
Luigi Rocchetti
Makeup
Jackie Cheng
Costume/Wardrobe
Donald Flick
Sound Effects Director
Stephanie Lowry
Music Editor
Sarah Horton
Draftsman
Bernd Rautenberg
Armorer
Dana Gustafson
Sound Effects Director
Pamela Alch
Script Supervisor
Harry B. Miller III
Dialogue Editor
Matt Duttman
Foley Artist
Vicki Hiatt
Music Editor
Stephen Flick
Supervising Sound Editor
Jeffrey Perkins
Re-Recording Mixer
Cecilia Alvarenga
Production Coordinator
Gary A. Hecker
Foley Artist
Geoff Zanelli
Additional Music
Jim Glander
Executive in Charge of Production
Richie Nieto
Music Editor
Dean Beville
ADR Editor
Kevin Hyman
Executive in Charge of Production
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