Gravity Release Date
October 4, 2013
Gravity SynopsisAcademy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and George Clooney (Syriana) star in Gravity, a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men).
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Written by: Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Produced by: Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures
Release Date: October 4, 2013
External Info: Gravity Official Website
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