PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Hans Zimmer's end credits track, "160 BPM", is based on his music from First Born (1988).
The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
In the archives, when Langdon looks at the purported Galileo work, which he says may be the only copy in existence, the title page shows the Latin title "Diagramma Veritatis," and Vetra asks Langdon whether he needs help with the Latin. At the end of the film, however, when Cardinal Strauss in gratitude gives Langdon a copy of the book for his research, the title is in Italian, "Diagramma della Verita."
At the very beginning, when the Columbia girl is standing holding aloft the torch, it flickers like the anti-matter.
The UK version has been cut in four scenes to attain a more lucrative 12A rating. The BBFC suggested to the filmmakers that sight of blood splattering onto a character's face, sight of a character screaming in pain as he burns, sight of a wound being injected and sight of a character self-immolating and burning should all be reduced, in order to avoid a 15 rating.
English, Italian, Latin, French, Swiss German, German, Chinese, Spanish, Polish
£6,054,627 (UK) (17 May 2009)
$133,375,846 (USA) (2 August 2009)