R | | Adventure, Drama, History
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu originally planned to make this film earlier, but when production was delayed because Leonardo DiCaprio was busy starring in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), he made Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).
It's okay son... I know you want this to be over. I'm right here. I will be right here... But you don't give up. You hear me? As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing.
When Fitzgerald and Bridger return to camp and are being paid for staying behind with Hugh Glass, the captain pays them in dollar bills. There was no paper money in 1823 and the 2 would have been paid in coin. While paper money did exist at the time, bills were referred to as "treasury notes" and were only issued on special occasions. Due to the Panic of 1819, many banks in the US refused to issue coinage and insisted on distributing these treasury notes to be drawn on gold or silver bullion held in bank vaults. While one might assume most people might insist on hard currency, in actuality, on the frontier and in remote outposts, specie would have been very difficult to come by, and very few merchants would be able to make change for gold or silver coins.
At the end of the end credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours."
English, Pawnee, French
$38,000,000 (USA) (10 January 2016)
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