Iron Man is the movie adaptation of the classic Marvel comic book about playboy and industrialist Tony Stark, who becomes an unlikely superhero. His company Stark Industries is producing new missiles for the government, and when he visits Afghanistan to demonstrate the technology, a terrorist group takes him hostage and offers him his life in exchange for him making one of the missiles for them. In his time held hostage, Stark fashions a flying suit of armor, and escapes after destroying the terrorists' weapons, though his suit is destroyed. When he returns to America he vows to stop making weapons, and puts all of his efforts into making an improved, much more powerful version of his armored suit. When he learns that Stark Industries weapons are getting in the hands of the Ten Rings, the group which held him hostage, he must become a hero and fight against forces within his own company.
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Tony Stark / Iron Man
Stark: Your eyes are red. A few tears for you long-lost boss?
Pepper: Tears of joy. I hate job hunting.
Christine: You must be the famous Pepper Potts.
Pepper: I am indeed.
Christine: After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry-cleaning.
Pepper: I do anything and everything that Mr. Stark requires, including, occasionally taking out the trash. Would that be all?
Christine: You ever lose an hour of sleep your whole life?
Stark: I'd be prepared to lose a few with you.
Stark: Well, Ms Brown, it's an imperfect world, but it's the only one we've got. I guarantee you, the day weapons are no longer needed to keep the peace, I'll start making bricks and beams for baby hospitals.
Production Budget - $140,000,000
Domestic Gross - $318,412,101 (2nd)
Worldwide Gross - $585,174,222 (8th)
Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $361,872,248
Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $665,044,798
Other Production Companies:
DVD Sales (USA) - $173,523,373
Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Palmdale Regional Airport, Palmdale, California
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California
Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, Santa Clarita, California
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
California Steel Industries, Fontana, California
Downtown, Los Angeles, California
Edwards Air Force Base, California
Hughes Aircraft, El Segundo, California
Lone Pine, California
Long Beach, California
Los Angeles, California
Playa Vista, California
Point Dume, Malibu, California
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
Willow Film Ranch, Rosamond, California
Back In Black
Written by Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young and Angus Young
Performed by AC/DC
Written by Ali Dee, Zach Danziger and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by DJ Boborobo
Iron Man (Theme from the Animated Series)
Performed by John O'Brien and Rick Boston
Written by Louiche Mayorga and Mike Muir
Performed by Suicidal Tendencies
Slept on Tony with Dirt
Written by Ghostface Killah
Performed by Ghostface Killah
Concerto In Do Maggiore Per Pianoforte Ed Orchestra: Larghetto
Written by Antonio Salieri
Performed by Ramin Djawadi
Written and Performed by Terry Devine-King
Written and Performed by Chucho Merchán
Written and Performed by Emanuel Kallins and Steve Skinner
Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward
Performed by Black Sabbath
Academy Awards Nominations:
1. Visual Effects
2. Sound Editing
1. Special Effects