Iron Man 2

Paramount Released 2010



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Jon Favreau

Tony Stark is back and the world knows he's Iron Man. The government wants to take possession of the Iron Man weapon but Tony refuses to allow it even though he has rival billionaire Justin Hammer also chomping at the bit to match his achievements. But Tony has bigger problems, as the piece of machinery now powering his heart is slowly killing him via poisoning and is shortening his life span day by day. Not only must he find some kind of cure if he is to survive, he must also battle Russian baddie Whiplash, who wants vengeance for his father's disgrace by Stark years earlier.

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    Robert Downey Jr.

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Tony Stark / Iron Man

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Pepper Potts

    Don Cheadle

    Don Cheadle

    Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine

    Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson

    Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

    Sam Rockwell

    Sam Rockwell

    Justin Hammer

    Mickey Rourke

    Mickey Rourke

    Ivan Vanko / Whiplash


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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Stark: (at the Stark Expo) I'm not saying that the world is enjoying its longest period of uninterrupted peace in years because of me.
        [continuous cheering]
        I'm not saying that from the ashes of captivity, never has a greater phoenix metaphor been personified in human history. I'm not saying that Uncle Sam can kick back on a lawn chair, sipping on an iced tea because I haven't come across anyone who's man enough to go toe-to-toe with me on my best day.

      • Stern: (at the weaponized suit defense program hearing) Mr. Stark. Could we pick up now where we left off? Mr. Stark. Please.
        Stark: Yes, dear?
        Stern: Could I have your attention?
        Stark: Absolutely.
        Stern: Do you or do you not possess a specialised weapon?
        Stark: I do not.
        Stern: You do not?
        Stark: I do not. Well, it depends on how you define the word "weapon."
        Stern: The Iron Man weapon.
        Stark: My device does not fit that description.
        Stern: Well... How would you describe it?
        Stark: I would describe it by defining it as what it is, Senator.
        Stern: As?
        Stark: It's a high-tech prosthesis. [audience laughs] That is... That is... That's actually the most apt description I can make of it.
        Stern: It's a weapon. It's a weapon, Mr. Stark.
        Stark: Please, if your priority was actually the well-being of the American citizen...
        Stern: My priority is to get the Iron Man weapon turned over to the people of the United States of America.
        Stark: Well, you can forget it. I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending in what state you're in. [audience laughs] You can't have it.

      • Stark: My bond is with the people. And I will serve this great nation at the pleasure of myself. If there's one thing I've proven it's that you can count on me to pleasure myself.

      • Vanko: My father is the reason you're alive.
        Stark: The reason I'm alive is 'cause you had a shot, you took it, you missed.
        Vanko: Did I? If you can make God bleed, the people will cease to believe in him. And there will be blood in the water. And the sharks will come. The truth is, all I have to do is sit here and watch as the world will consume you.
        Stark: Where will you be watching the world consume me from? That's right. A prison cell. I'll send you a bar of soap.
        Vanko: Hey, Tony, before you go, palladium in the chest, painful way to die.

      • Vanko: (regarding the robotic prototypes) What you want them do?
        Hammer: Well, long term, I want them to put me in the Pentagon for the next 25 years. I want to make Iron Man look like an antique. I wanna go to that Stark Expo, I wanna take a dump in Tony's front yard. You know what I'm talking about?
        Vanko: Haha, I can do that. No problem.
        Hammer: Yeah? Hey, fabulous! I love it.

      • Stark: You know, the question I get asked the most often is, "Tony, how do you go to the bathroom in the suit?"
        [long pause] Just like that.

      • Stark: Please. First thing, I need a little bodywork. I'll put in a little time at the lab. If we could send one of your goon squad down to The Coffee Bean, Cross Creek, for a Starbucks run, or something like that, that'd be nice.
        Coulson: I'm not here for that. I've been authorised by Director Fury to use any means necessary to keep you on premises. If you attempt to leave or play any games, I will tase you and watch Supernanny while you drool in the carpet. Okay?
        Stark: I think I got it, yeah.

      • Rhodey: I'm talking about firepower.
        Hammer: Well, you're talking to the right guy. Claridge Hi-Tec, semi-automatic, 9mm pistol. Too downtown? I agree. M24 shotgun, pump action. Five round magazine. You know what? You're not a hunter. What am I talking about? I'm getting rid of it. This is the FN-2000 from Belgium. They do make something better than waffles. It's beautiful, but I can tell this isn't disco enough for you, so I'm gonna put it right here. You're looking at a Milkor 40mm grenade launcher. Tear gas, smoke. Hippie control. You're tough. Let me tell you something, size does matter. Don't let anyone tell you different. This is an M1347.62 Minigun. Six individual barrels. The torso taker, powder maker. Our boys in uniform call it Uncle Gazpacho, or Puff the Magic Dragon. Okay. These are the cubans, baby. This is the cohibas, the montecristos. This is a kinetic-kill, side-winder vehicle with a secondary cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine RDX burst. It's capable of busting the bunker under the bunker you just busted. if it were any smarter it would write a book. A book that would make Ulysses look like it was written in crayon. It would read it to you. This is my Eiffel Tower. This is my Rachmaninoff's Third. My Pieta. It's completely elegant. And it's bafflingly beautiful. And it's capable of reducing the population of any standing structure to zero. I call it the Ex-Wife. That's the best I got.

    • NOTES (7)

      • Production Budget - $200,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $312,433,331 (3rd)
        Worldwide Gross - $623,933,331 (7th)

      • Production Companies:
        Marvel Studios
        Fairview Entertainment

      • DVD Sales (USA) - $173,523,373

      • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

      • Filming locations:
        Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England
        D.C. Stages, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Pasadena, California
        Downey Studios, Downey, California
        Edwards Air Force Base, California
        Hawthorne, California
        Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
        Inglewood, California
        L.A. Live, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        La Condamine, Monaco
        Los Angeles, California
        Manhattan Beach, California
        Monte Carlo, Monaco
        Mystery Mesa, California
        New York City, New York
        Pasadena, California
        Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, California
        Point Dume, Malibu, California
        Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, Manhattan Beach, California
        Randy's Donuts, Inglewood, California
        Sepulveda Dam, Encino, Los Angeles, California
        Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California
        Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

      • Music:
        Shoot to Thrill
        Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
        Performed by AC/DC
        Make Way For Tomorrow Today
        Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman
        Produced and Performed by John Debney
        Should I Stay Or Should I Go
        Written by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer
        Performed by The Clash
        Make Way For Tomorrow Today
        Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman
        Performed by The Stark Expo Singers
        The Magnificent Seven
        Written by Topper Headon, Mick Jones and Joe Strummer
        Performed by The Clash
        Written by John O'Brien
        Performed by The Declanator
        Concerto in C Major For Flute and Harp
        Arranged by John Slowiczek
        Good Old Days
        Written and Performed by Brad Hatfield
        California Love
        Written by Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Ronnie Hudson, Mikel Hooks, Joe Cocker and Chris Stainton
        Performed by Tupac Shakur featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman
        Another One Bites the Dust
        Written by John Deacon
        Performed by Queen
        Robot Rock
        Written by Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Kae Williams, Jr.
        Performed by Daft Punk
        Release the Beast
        Performed by Breakwater
        It Takes Two
        Written by Rob Base and James Brown
        Performed by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
        Pimpin' Guns
        Written by John O'Brien
        Performed by The Declanator
        Groove Holmes
        Written by Mike D, Adam Horovitz, Money Mark and Adam Yauch
        Performed by Beastie Boys
        Pick Up the Pieces
        Written by Roger Ball, Malcolm Duncan, Alan Gorrie, Robbie McIntosh, Onnie McIntyre and Hamish Stuart
        Performed by Average White Band
        The Marines Hymn
        The Caissons Go Rolling Along
        Written by Edmund L. Gruber
        Arranged by Robert C. Haring
        Anchors Aweigh
        Written by Alfred Hart Miles and Charles A. Zimmerman
        The U.S. Air Force
        Words and Music by Robert Crawford
        Highway to Hell
        Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
        Performed by AC/DC

      • Academy Awards Nomination:
        1. Visual Effects

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