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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 52 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »



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Groot (voice)
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After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. Written by James Hake

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Full Tilt  »


Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,320,883, 3 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Firth plays Dr. Fitzgibbon, the attending physician in the opening scenes of the film. His character is named after a personal friend of James Gunn. There's a Fitzgibbon in every one of his films. Unfortunately for Firth, his scenes were cut from the final edit. He plays yet another physician, Dr. Stillwell, in the Oliver Stone thriller Snowden (2016). Fortunately for Firth, in that film, portions of his performance still remain. See more »


When Peter Quill arrives to the Kyln and is stripped to his shorts and washed with the orange stuff we can see he has no scar and has a six pack. Later that day he goes to the showers to save Gamora, he lifts his shirt to show some scars to Drax and there is no six pack. (Incorrectly regarded as a goof was that he had no abdominal hair. It is momentarily seen before he is sprayed with the orange stuff. The hair blends in with the color and lighting after the wash.) See more »


[first lines]
Grandpa: Peter. Your momma wants to speak with you. Come on, Pete, take these fool things off.
[takes headphones]
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement at the start of the closing credits: "The Guardians of the Galaxy will return." Accompanying it is a scene of Groot dancing to Quill's music. The Guardians' next appearance in the MCU is in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). See more »


Referenced in TMZ on TV: Episode dated 5 May 2017 (2017) See more »


Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written and Performed by Elvin Bishop
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Visually Stunning Galaxy
19 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

With each new film they release, Marvel outdo themselves time after time, from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and now to this amazing and irreverent superhero space opera packed full of humour and action in a visually stunning galaxy. Admittedly, I have slowly become more and more bored with superhero films since the high point of DC's 'The Dark Knight' and Marvel's 'Avengers', however 'Guardians' was something that was truly different, something that truly blew me away and has, as a result, become what is arguably my favourite Marvel film. Previous Marvel films have tried too hard to place humour in situations that didn't require it, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' however employs it frequently and due to the constant stream of jokes it works perfectly. Chris Pratt is by far one of Marvel's best casting choices since Robert Downey Jr. as 'Iron Man', even beyond this the other acting bodies were cast perfectly. The visual effects are utterly stunning and the battle scenes are epic, 'Guardians' is a truly amazing and thrilling superhero flick full of visual splendour.

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