Insurgent (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Insurgent (2015)
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 20 March 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Director: Robert Schwentke
  • Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James | See full cast and crew »
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Based On Young Adult Novel

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Brian Duffield  screenplay
  • Akiva Goldsman  screenplay
  • Veronica Roth  novel

Known Trivia

  • This is the first sequel Kate Winslet has ever done. 238 of 242 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Several of the actors completed principal photography on other films while filming this movie. Miles Teller filmed The Fantastic Four (2015), Jai Courtney filmed Terminator: Genisys (2015), and Kate Winslet filmed Triple Nine (2015). 53 of 61 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • After cutting her hair for the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster for The Fault in Our Stars, Shailene Woodley decided she did not want to wear a wig for Insurgent. In the book, Tris does cut her hair but not as short as seen in the movie. 18 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Neil Burger was meant to direct this film, but couldn’t due to scheduling conflicts with Divergent. 13 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Edgar, who is played by Jonny Weston, is actually a new character. Edgar is not in the book. 110 of 149 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Shailene Woodley refused to wear a wig in this film, after cutting her hair for the role of Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars (2014) 7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Shailene Woodley has done multiple movies with the actors from this movie. She has been in a movie with Miles Teller (Peter) (The Spectacular Now) and she has done a movie with Ansel Elgort (Caleb) (The Fault in Our Stars). 10 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This film is the sequel to divergent 4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is the third movie with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort together since the fault in our stars 4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Though many believe that Edgar will be another love interest for Tris, that is not true, as Veronica Roth clarified that there will not be a love triangle. 8 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart. Full summary »  »

Story: One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves–and herself–while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable–and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships. Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. Written byhowardjake17


Synopsis: Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter, and Marcus travel to Amity, where several surviving Abnegation are settled in. Amity issues a statement that all factions may seek refuge there as long as they reside in peace.Erudite and Dauntless traitors soon arrive at Amity to search for the Abnegation. Tris, Four, Caleb, and Susan manage to escape and jump onto an oncoming train. The train car is full of armed factionless, including former Dauntless initiate Edward, who escort them to a factionless safe zone. The group is led to the factionless leader, Four’s mother Evelyn, who was previously thought to be dead. Tris overhears a conversation between Four and Evelyn, during which Evelyn tells Four that he needs to convince the Dauntless to join the factionless. During this encounter, Evelyn threatens Tris. Caleb and Susan move to a safe zone where more Abnegation are living, while Tris and Four travel to Candor headquarters.Upon reaching Candor, Tris and Four are arrested and subjected to a truth serum trial. During the trial, Four admits that he joined Dauntless to escape his father’s abuse, and that he was going to leave Dauntless to be factionless after this last group of initiates but he saw Tris and decided to protect her, and Tris admits her guilt in shooting Will. This angers Four and Christina, who were unaware that Tris was Will’s killer. The Candor are attacked by Dauntless traitors led by Eric; many people are shot with a new simulation serum. Tris and Uriah, who is revealed to be Divergent, figure out what is happening and try to warn the remaining Divergent, but they are all captured by Eric. He plans, as instructed by Jeanine, to take two of the Divergent back to Erudite headquarters and execute the rest. As Tris injures Eric, the Dauntless burst into the room and take control. They figure out that the new serum allows Jeanine to subject the victims to simulations from great distances and that it won’t wear off, giving the Erudite much greater control over the group. Following the attack, Candor leader Jack arranges a meeting with the Erudite, secretly observed by Tris, Four, Lynn, and Shauna. The Erudite, represented by Dauntless traitor Max, demand that Candor turn over Eric, the Divergent, and a list of those who did not receive the new serum injection. Tris figures out that Jeanine is controlling Max via earpiece and must be close by, but before she can act, Lynn shoots Max in the chest from her secret location. Tris, Four, Lynn, and Shauna run to escape the Dauntless traitors but run into Jeanine and her guards, one of whom is Peter, who allows them to escape. As they run away, Shauna is shot in the back and paralyzed.Back at Candor, Four confronts Tris, telling her that she is being reckless with her life, and that they are finished if she continues to act as such. The Dauntless hold a secret meeting, and Four, Tori, and Harrison are elected as new leaders. They then put Eric on trial for his crimes. He is convicted, and Eric demands that Four kill him, which he does with no guilt. The Dauntless return to their headquarters, and Tris and Four meet with Evelyn and Edward. While Tris and Four are leaving for the meeting, Four tells her that one of his fears in his fear landscape changed; instead of having to shoot a woman, he has to watch Tris die. Four makes an agreement with the factionless to destroy the Erudite and establish a new government. However, Tris doesn’t trust Evelyn, who she feels abandoned Four to his father’s abuse.That night, Christina and Tris discover a simulation that causes Dauntless members to step off the roof every two days unless a Divergent is given to the Erudite. They save a young girl and Lynn’s brother, Hector, but Marlene plunges to her death. Tris is again overcome by grief and guilt. She flees the funeral ceremony, but Christina finds her and forgives her for what happened with Will, understanding that simulations make a person completely controlled by Jeanine. Tris later finds her way to Four’s room, intent on sacrificing herself to Erudite. He begs her to reconsider, and she agrees, but leaves for Erudite at midnight while he sleeps.Tris walks into Erudite headquarters, terrified but accepting of her fate. She agrees to Jeanine’s testing as long as the results are explained to her; she is then subjected to an MRI and several simulations. She sees Caleb, who is now working for Jeanine, and is shocked at his betrayal. One evening, Tris encounters Four in the hallway, and discovers that he tried to save her. They are taken to the execution chamber, where Jeanine injects Tris with a terror-inducing drug so that Four will give up the locations of the factionless safe houses. Despite all her efforts, Jeanine cannot find a simulation to control Tris, and when Jeanine loses her temper, the two have an altercation. She then declares that Tris will die the next day. However, Peter, who is meant to be her executioner, helps her, to repay his debt of her saving his life at the Amity compound, and Four escape from Erudite instead.The three travel to the Abnegation sector of the city, where the factionless and Dauntless have gathered. Four leads Tris to his own house after Evelyn kicks Marcus out, and they admit their love for each other. Having been greatly affected by her near-death experience, Tris meanders around her old neighborhood. She bumps into Marcus, who convinces Tris that her parents died to save the information that Jeanine stole. He insists this information must be made public before the Dauntless/factionless army destroy all data in their attack. Under disguise, Tris, Christina, and Marcus infiltrate Amity to update Johanna and ask for her help. She holds a meeting to inform the rest of Amity, and after the decision is reached to remain impartial, Johanna and several others choose to leave the faction. Tris and Christina speak with the Erudite refugees living in Amity, including Will’s sister Cara, who agrees to help with the mission to save the information that was stolen and transmit it to all factions.Travelling back to the city, Tris leads a group disguised as Erudite to infiltrate the faction headquarters. Once they get in, Cara begins connecting the computers to transmit the data to other factions. After an encounter with Caleb, Tris and Marcus realize the data won’t be on the main computer. Tris, Marcus, and Christina head up to Jeanine’s private laboratory, after Tris remembers what Tori mentioned about security. On the way, the group runs into Edward. After a fight that disables Edward and Christina, Tris and Marcus reach an intersection. They split up, going into two different doorways. Tris enters a simulation that forces her to fight herself. Realizing she is more desperate than her simulation counterpart, she forces the simulation to give her a gun, and, facing her guilt over Will, she shoots and kills her simulation-self. When she walks into the laboratory, she finds Tori screaming at Jeanine to acknowledge her brother, a Divergent, who was killed on Jeanine’s command. Tris disarms Tori, and after a struggle, she attempts to explain that she wants Tori not to kill Jeanine so that they can obtain the information from her computer. Tori refuses and stabs Jeanine in the stomach, killing her.Tori calls Tris a traitor and attempts to have her taken into custody, while Four confronts her about aligning with Marcus. Uriah escorts Tris downstairs, and as they reach the holding area for the surviving Erudite, Candor, and Dauntless, they find an injured Lynn, and comfort her as she dies. Evelyn announces the institution of a new factionless government and society. The Dauntless begin to protest but find themselves powerless, as their weapons have been taken by the factionless. Caleb, Marcus, and Four then enter the room, and Four talks to Tris. They kiss and reconcile, and Tris hopes all the secrets between them are gone for good. Screens in the room begin to play the information retrieved by Four and Caleb: an old video featuring a woman named Amanda Ritter, who later takes the identity of Edith Prior, from an organization fighting for justice and peace. Amanda explains that the world had become corrupt after rampant genetic engineering narrowed people’s personalities too far, and the faction system was established as the cure to this corruption, as a way to help society regain the moral sense it had lost. The city was sealed away from the rest of the world, but when those identified as Divergent had increased in numbers, the Amity are to open the fence forever and the population should re-enter the world. As the video ends, the room erupts into voices.

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Produced By:

  • Neil Burger known as executive producer
  • Lucy Fisher known as producer
  • David Hoberman known as executive producer
  • Todd Lieberman known as executive producer
  • Pouya Shahbazian known as producer
  • Barry H. Waldman known as executive producer
  • Douglas Wick known as producer
  • John Wildermuth known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Shailene Woodley known as Beatrice 'Tris' Prior
  • Theo James known as Four
  • Ansel Elgort known as Caleb
  • Naomi Watts known as Evelyn
  • Miles Teller known as Peter
  • Kate Winslet known as Jeanine
  • Maggie Q known as Tori Wu
  • Jai Courtney known as Eric
  • Zoë Kravitz known as Christina
  • Ray Stevenson known as Marcus Eaton
  • Jonny Weston known as Edgar
  • Octavia Spencer known as Johanna
  • Suki Waterhouse known as Marlene
  • Rosa Salazar known as Lynn
  • Daniel Dae Kim known as Jack Kang
  • Mekhi Phifer known as Max
  • Emjay Anthony known as Hector
  • Jason Lee Erickson known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Justine Wachsberger known as Lauren
  • Keiynan Lonsdale known as Uriah
  • Lyndsi LaRose known as Amity Teacher
  • Lyon Beckwith known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Michael Entrekin known as Erudite Dauntless Soldier
  • Ben Lamb known as Edward
  • Shelby Townsend known as Erudite Teen Girl
  • Gregory Fears known as Candor Factor
  • Krista Gibson known as Candor teen
  • Zane Pittman known as Core Dauntless Rebel
  • Nelson Bonilla known as Erudite Guard
  • Morgan Cryer known as Erudite Girl
  • Dom Kegel known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Kahallyn Summer Cain known as Dauntless
  • Preston Baker known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Lawrence Kao known as Erudite Tech
  • Justice Leak known as Amity Husband
  • Callie Brook McClincy known as Candor Small Girl
  • Rob Fuller known as Dauntless Rebel
  • John Kap known as Factionless
  • Dakota James Alden Lane known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Hunter Denoyelles known as Candor Girl
  • Kailey Knight known as Amity girl
  • Charlie Bodin known as Amity Server #1
  • Pokey Spears known as Core Dauntless Rebel
  • William Willet known as Candorian Lawmaker
  • Hunter Burke known as Erudite Administrator
  • Brittany Mann known as Erudite Woman
  • Susan Kegel known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Alexis Kadey known as Candor Girl
  • DuRa Brown known as Erudite Dauntless Soldier
  • Fred Galle known as Candor Lawyer
  • Hayden Gael Barnes known as Factionless Kid
  • Alphonso A'Qen-Aten Jackson known as Dauntless rebel
  • Matthew William Jones known as Bully #2
  • Walter Hendrix III known as Factionless EMT
  • Ian Casselberry known as Dauntless Soldier #2
  • Tony Ohara known as Dauntless rebel
  • Rich Graff known as Aeneas
  • Dc Martin known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Bradley Bowen known as Candorian
  • Brigham McNeely known as Factionless Soldier
  • Roger Neal known as Core Erudite Dauntless
  • Aaron Kirschnick known as Factionless Army
  • Cynthia Barrett known as Amity Divergent Woman / Server #3
  • Dale Liner known as Dauntless Soldier Captain
  • Jeremy Carr known as Dauntless Rebel
  • David Landry known as Dauntless Soldier
  • Leonardo Santaiti known as Amity Seth
  • Phil Cappadora known as Cole
  • Manuel Rodriguez known as Factionless
  • Michael Steedley known as Amity Farmer
  • Dale Ritchey known as Factionless Army
  • Isabella Antinori known as Factionless Kid
  • Garrett H. Dumas known as Candor Security Forces
  • Diego Ward known as Erudite Cell Guard
  • Eric Maldonado known as Evelyn's Guard #1
  • Pete Burris known as Candor Man
  • Gordon Dillard Jr. known as Candor Guard
  • Richard Pis known as Core Group Dauntless Rebel
  • Erick Wofford known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Andrea Alcorn known as Amity
  • Roger A. Harrison known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Kathy Walton Pulley known as Factionless
  • Garret Ethan Whittington known as Erudite (rumored)
  • Tiffany Neal known as Evelyn's Guard
  • Aja Wooldridge known as Amity Girl
  • Kate Rachesky known as Candor Teenage Girl
  • Max Ortiz Jr. known as Factionless Army
  • La'Chyra Candace Mitchell known as Erudite Faction
  • John Deifer known as Farmer
  • Deaven Brooks known as Factionlist Army
  • Marco Fuller known as Candor Member
  • John Van Horn III known as Dauntless Rebel
  • Brad Weaver known as Captain of Evelyn's Guard
  • Stephen Smitley known as Dauntless Soldier
  • Austin Bollinger known as Bully
  • Sara Taylor-Torres known as Erudite Tech
  • Aron Price known as Candor Headquarters Security Force
  • Medo Sanad known as Evelyn's Guard
  • Sara Jane Ragnarök known as Evelyn's Posse
  • Greg Holliday known as Factionless Soldier
  • Logan O'Neill known as Candor Security Soldier
  • Roy Larsen known as Candorian
  • Steven A.D. Taylor known as Evelyn's Guard
  • Christabelle Rose known as Factionless
  • Willie Bush known as Erudite Lab Tech
  • Kayleigh Stover known as Factionless Kid
  • Bryleigh Saunders known as Amity Kid
  • Taurus Davis known as Swat
  • Mia Harvey known as Candor Girl
  • Skyla Greenlees known as Factionless (uncredited)
  • Lynne Jordan known as Amity Woman (uncredited)
  • Kate Kilcoyne known as Amity Kid (uncredited)
  • Jesse Kindred known as Factionless (uncredited)
  • Sarah Murphy known as Amity Woman (uncredited)
  • Samuel Oden known as Amity Member (uncredited)

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  • Lance Aldredge known as hair stylist
  • Angelique D'Agnese known as hair stylist
  • Noel Hernandez known as makeup artist
  • Kimberly Jones known as makeup artist for Ms. Winslet
  • Tracey L. Miller-Smith known as makeup artist
  • Jennifer Nieman known as makeup artist
  • Fawn Ortega known as makeup artist
  • Zsofia Otvos known as key makeup artist
  • Travis Pates known as special makeup effects artist
  • Denise Paulson known as assistant department head make-up
  • Mark James Ross known as special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group
  • Duane Saylor known as makeup artist
  • Rick Stratton known as special tattoos
  • Denise Tunnell known as makeup artist
  • Brad Wilder known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Pedro Barquin known as greens on set foreman
  • Mark Bialuski known as propmaker gang boss
  • Rachel Block known as assistant art director
  • Wren Boney known as construction medic
  • Maxwell Britton known as set dresser
  • Greg John Callas known as construction coordinator
  • Robert Consing known as storyboard artist
  • Tim Croshaw known as set designer
  • Carrie D. Curtis known as art department assistant
  • Hank Curtis known as set dresser
  • Jeffrey DeBell known as greens coordinator
  • Patrick Dunn-Baker known as lead set designer
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • J. Michael Glynn known as assistant property master
  • Joel Thomas Guros known as digital asset manager (as Joel Guros)
  • Bryan Wilson Hembree known as utility (as Bryan Bubba Hembree)
  • John Hemphill known as greens gang boss
  • Aimee Holmberg known as set dresser
  • B. David King known as paint utility
  • Fabian Lacey known as concept illustrator
  • Meagen Lee known as art department assistant: preproduction
  • Amanda Leigh known as art department production assistant
  • Anthony Leonardi III known as storyboard artist
  • Chloe Lipp known as art department coordinator
  • Erik Malkovich known as set dresser
  • Sean Mannion known as property master
  • Bret McKee known as set dresser
  • Jason Negron known as set dresser
  • Sam Page known as set designer
  • Raj Rihal known as concept artist
  • Scott Schneider known as specialist set designer
  • Nathan Schroeder known as illustrator
  • Craig Shoji known as concept artist
  • Shea Soutar known as stand by painter
  • Marc Tantin known as welder gang boss
  • Amy Lynn Umezu known as storyboard artist
  • Wendy Weaver known as set decorating buyer: LA
  • Willa Whalen known as art deptartment pa


Production Companies:

  • Red Wagon Entertainment
  • Summit Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • 8K USA  digital imaging services
  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Benchmark Sound Services  trailer post-production sound services
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Interscope Records  soundtrack
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Reel Security  Production Security
  • Superlative Stimuli  post-production
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment

Additional Details


  • Alfa Films (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • SND (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • Leeding Media (2015) (China) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2015) (Finland) (all media)
  • Perfect World (Beijing) Pictures Co. (2015) (China) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Luma Pictures (visual effects)
  • Warehouze (additional visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Ian Abbott known as technology: Double Negative
  • James Braid known as technology: Double Negative
  • Brandon Brocker known as visual effects production assistant
  • Page Buckner known as visual effects consultant
  • Paul Butterworth known as visual effects supervisor: visual effects supervisor: Animal Logic VFX
  • Joe Censoplano known as lighting/compositing: Luma pictures
  • Kathy Chasen-Hay known as visual effects consultant
  • Adam Gailey known as visual effects artist
  • Anthony Grant known as lead modeler/texture artist: Luma Pictures
  • Pasquale Anthony Greco known as visual effects data wrangler
  • Lindsay Hallett known as director: business relations – luma pictures
  • Sam Horgan known as assistant colourist: Double Negative
  • Luc Julien known as lead digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Daniel Kepler known as technical coordinator: Luma Pictures
  • Dulshan Keragala known as model & texture artist: luma pictures
  • Alex Khan known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Zachary Kinney known as visual effects artist
  • Wayne Lim known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Garry Maddison known as Grading SupervisorColourist
  • James Madigan known as visual effects supervisor
  • Marco Manzini known as digital artist: Double Negative
  • Jonathan McClintic known as compositor
  • Matt McClurg known as previsualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Owen McGonigle known as visual effects artist
  • Erika A. McKee known as visual effects producer
  • Patrick Neighly known as visual effects coordinator
  • Yvonne Oh known as prep artist: double negative
  • Jonathan Opgenhaffen known as vfx concept artist: Double Negative
  • Om Parab known as matchmove lead: primefocus
  • Michael Perdew known as visual effects producer: luma pictures
  • Pavel Pranevsky known as CG supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Andrew Prescott known as visual effects assistant coordinator
  • Jason Ramsey known as stereoscopic production manager
  • Daniel Riddle known as modeler & texture artist: luma pictures
  • Nathan Rusch known as pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures
  • Thomas Salama known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Abbie Smith known as matchmove supervisor
  • Roger Tortosa known as senior technical director generalist: Double Negative
  • Dennis Toufexis known as visual effects artist
  • James Waterson known as lead compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Christopher Whittle known as visual effects artist: Double Negative
  • Ged Wright known as visual effects supervisor: double negative
  • Cheng Yang known as machmove artist: double negative
  • Lye Zechari known as matchmove artist: double negative


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