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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Loosely based on the highly acclaimed video game series "Final Fantasy". Set in 2065, the world is a barren wasteland invaded by alien life-forms known as Phantoms. Determined to stop them for good, a beautiful woman named Dr. Aki Ross must find the seven spirits to destroy the Phantoms once and for all, unfortunately she is dying from a fatal Phantom-related sickness. She is accompanied by her mentor Dr. Sid (the movie's version of "Cid") and the Deep Eyes Squadron.

Movie Tagline:
Unleash a new reality

Also Known As:
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy: The Movie
Gaia: Final Fantasy

Title: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Release Date: July 02, 2001
Runtime: 106 mins
Genre: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA, Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

Hironobu Sakaguchi
Moto Sakakibara

Ming Na ...Doctor Aki Ross (voice)
Alec Baldwin ...Captain Gray Edwards (voice)
Ving Rhames ...Ryan (voice)
Steve Buscemi ...Neil (voice)
Peri Gilpin ...Jane (voice)
Donald Sutherland ...Dr. Sid (voice)
James Woods ...General Hein (voice)
Keith David ...Council Member #1 (voice)
Jean Simmons ...Council Member #2 (voice)
Matt McKenzie ...Major Elliot (voice)
Matt Adler ...Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Alterman ...Additional Voices (voice)
David Arnott ...Additional Voices (voice)
Andrea Baker ...Additional Voices (voice) (as Andrea Taylor)
Cathy Cavadini ......
Lanei Chapman ...Additional Voices (voice)
Vicki Davis ...Additional Voices (voice)
Judi M. Durand ...Additional Voices (voice) (as Judi Durand)
Greg Finley ...Additional Voices (voice)
Jack Fletcher ...Additional Voices (voice)
Julia Fletcher ...Additional Voices (voice)
Barbara Harris ...Additional Voices (voice) (as Barbara Iley)
David McCharen ...Additional Voices (voice)
Tracy Metro ...Additional Voices (voice)
David Michie ...Additional Voices (voice)
Richard Penn ...Additional Voices (voice)
David Randolph ...Additional Voices (voice)
John DeMita ...BCR Soldier #1 / Space Station Technician #2...
John Di Maggio ...BFW Soldier #1 (voice)
Alex Fernandez ...Space Station Technician #3 (voice)

» [more cast members]

Jun Aida
Michael Hack
Daniel S. Kletzky
Chris Lee
Deirdre Morrison
Hironobu Sakaguchi
Akio Sakai
Katsuhiko Toyota

Hironobu Sakaguchi
Al Reinert
Jeff Vintar
Jack Fletcher
Ramin Mebdy

Elliot Goldenthal

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Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Dream Within"
"Spirit Dreams Inside"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Unleash a new reality
  • Fantasy Becomes Reality
  • Enter a new dimension, beyond all you imagine, where fantasy becomes reality.
  • Open your mind. Unlock the secret. Experience the fantasy.
  • Prepare to embark on an epic adventure.
  • Truth In Every Dream
  • The land where dreams mix up with reality and love to bring you a beautiful epic.
  • No more fairy tales, this is reality
Movie Quote(s):
  • Aki: This mission was well worth the lives of you and your men. Jane Proudfoot: "Men"? Ryan: She thinks you're a man. Jane Proudfoot: I think she's an idiot. Neil: I know you're not a man. Jane Proudfoot: I think YOU'RE an idiot too.
  • Ryan: PLEASE tell me we're risking our lives for that little plant. Jane Proudfoot: I wouldn't even call it a plant; I'd call it a weed. Neil: I wouldn't even call it a weed.
  • General Hein: Report any aberrant behavior in Dr. Ross to the Major immediately. Grey: "Aberrant behavior," sir? General Hein: The woman carries an alien infection. It may be clouding her judgment. They may be manipulating her for their very own purposes. Grey: Is the General suggesting Dr. Ross is a spy? General Hein: The General is wondering why he's explaining himself to a Captain.
  • Neil: Speak to me, Sarge. Ryan: Ouch.
  • [Grey's last words to Aki Ross] Grey: I love you.
Movie Trivia:
  • The total production time on the film was over four years. By the time the final shots were rendered, some of the earlier ones had to be redone because they didn't match anymore. Also, the software used to create them had become more advanced (and hence more detail was possible).
  • Dr. Aki Ross' hair is only half as dense as the average human crop, however, that still left 60,000 strands to put realistically into motion. When designing the computer graphics, a fifth of the time spent was devoted to those 60,000 hairs.
  • After shooting and initial animation wrapped, completed scenes were fed to Square Pictures' custom and (more or less) homemade "render farm" computer network (which consisted of 960 individual Pentium III-933MHz workstations) and processed into single frames. During this rendering process, the raw animation had the textures and extremely fine detail added by the network cluster. Each frame has twice the resolution of a high-definition TV signal and contains 10 megabytes of data.
  • The name of the character Dr. Sid is a reference to the Final Fantasy game series. Most incarnations of the game include a character in some fashion named Cid and in each game but Final Fantasy VII, Cid is an older, wiser character. (Also in nearly all cases, a Scientist of some sort)
  • Chocobos (a bird creature found in many Squaresoft games including Final Fantasy) can be seen in two different spots. Once on a man's briefcase and another time on Aki's pyjamas.
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