The Hunger Games

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

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Summary: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. [Lionsgate]

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Runtime: 142 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens
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Production: Lionsgate
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 18, 2012
Director Credit
Gary Ross Director
Writer Credit
Billy Ray Screenplay
Gary Ross Screenplay
Suzanne Collins Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Jennifer Lawrence Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth Gale Hawthorne
Cast Credit
Alexander Ludwig Cato
Amandla Stenberg Rue
Anthony Reynolds Peacekeeper #2
Donald Sutherland President Snow
Dwayne Boyd Peacekeeper #1
Elizabeth Banks Effie Trinket
Isabelle Fuhrman Clove
Judd Lormand Peacekeeper #3
Lenny Kravitz Cinna
Leven Rambin Glimmer
Paula Malcomson Katniss' Mother
Raiko Bowman Peeta's Mother
Rhoda Griffis Registration Woman
Sandino Moya Propaganda Film Tribute
Sandra Ellis Lafferty Hob Vendor
Stanley Tucci Caesar Flickerman
Toby Jones Claudius Templesmith
Wes Bentley Seneca Crane
Willow Shields Primrose Everdeen
Woody Harrelson Haymitch Abernathy
Producer Credit
Aldric La'Auli Porter Co-Producer
Bryan Unkeless Co-Producer
Chantal Feghali Co-Executive Producer
Diana Alvarez Co-Producer
Jon Kilik Producer
Louis Phillips Co-Producer
Louise Rosner Executive Producer
Nina Jacobson Producer
Robin Bissell Executive Producer
Suzanne Collins Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: