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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Atlantic Rim [2013]

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Director:Jared Cohn
Writer:Hank Woon Jr.
Richard Lima
Thunder Levin
Composer:Chris Pinkston
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:7.5/10
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  • Action
  • Drama
  • Sci-Fi
  • CG
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Synopsis: In part two of a Gauntlet six-movie binge, Jonah and the bots take on the 2013 originally-titled film Atlantic Rim: the US government must rely on three rogue pilots of gigantic robots to come to its defense when giant monsters emerge from the Atlantic Ocean.


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Jared Cohn => Director / Spitfire
Hank Woon Jr. => Writer
Richard Lima => Writer
Thunder Levin => Writer
Chris Pinkston => Composer
Anthony 'Treach' Criss => Lieutenant Jim Rushing (as Treach)
David Chokachi => Red
Graham Greene => General Hadley
Jackie Moore => Tracey
Jinhi Evans => Quinn
Larry Gamell Jr. => Smith (as Lawrence Gamell Jr.)
Melissa Foster => Ensign
Nicole Alexandra Shipley => Stone
Sara Bond => Jennifer
Steven Marlow => Sheldon
William Shannon Williams => Dagger (as Shannon Williams)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The film was originally planned to be shot at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The base denied permission to film there after a high-ranking official read the script and disagreed with the portrayal of the soldiers. Production moved to a private helicopter airport that played at least seven locations. The last-minute relocation and weather led to at least nine script rewrites.
  • When looking at a whale underwater, the riff is, "That thing is huge, man!" This is a rifference to Nicolas Cage's skit portraying "Tiny Elvis" while hosting [Saturday Night Live (1975)].
  • The Bots refer to a pair of street thugs as production assistants. In reality, they are played by the Gaffer and the Key Grip.