The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games Release Date
March 23, 2012
The Hunger Games SynopsisEvery 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.
The Hunger Games Credits
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Isabelle Fuhrman, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz
Written by: Gary Ross
Directed by: Gary Ross
Produced by: Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilikv
Length: 142 min
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Release Date: March 23, 2012
External Info: The Hunger Games Official Website
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