Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

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Action/Adventure/Thriller (PG-13)
Jan de Bont
Running time:
117 minutes
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Gerard Butler …. Terry Sheridan
Angelina Jolie …. Lara Croft
Ciarán Hinds …. Jonathan Reiss
Chris Barrie …. Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
Noah Taylor …. Bryce
Djimon Hounsou …. Kosa
Til Schweiger …. Sean
Simon Yam …. Chen Lo
Terence Yin …. Xien
Daniel Caltagirone …. Nicholas Petraki
Fabiano Martell …. Jimmy Petraki
Jonathan Coyne …. Gus Petraki
Robert Cavanah …. MI6 Agent Stevens
Ronan Vibert …. MI6 Agent Calloway
Lenny Juma …. Village Leader

Also Known As:
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die Wiege des Lebens (Germany)
Tomb Raider 2 (USA) (working title)

Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora’s Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss (Ciaran Hinds), an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the secrets of the box as the ultimate weapon. Recruited by British Intelligence to get the orb back from Reiss, Lara recruits Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler), a British marine turned mercenary (and her former love interest) to help. The two embark on an adventure that spans continents in an attempt to regain the orb.

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Release Dates:
USA July 21, 2003
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Filming Location:
Hong Kong, Greece, UK

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  1. i fell in love with GB in “PS, I Love You”. i’d never seen him before that. then when i learned he was in Tomb Raider with AJ, i had to see it. i absolutely loved it…GB was sooo hot! was very envious of AJ in kissing scenes. i’m a bigger fan than ever now.

  2. Rachel Frantz says:

    This is my third favorite Action/Historical movie that Gerard has made. I initially watched this movie because I saw the first Tombraider and I am huge fan of Angelina Jolie and I didn’t know that Gerard was in it. I also didn’t know that Ciaran Hinds who I knew from Veronica Guerin, and Djimon Hounsou who I knew from Gladiator and Amistad were in this movie so that was a very cool, fun surprise to find that three of my favorites were in this movie. This movie is a barrel of fun and the performances by all were fabulous. Gerard made what could have been a two-dimensional character of the rogue mercenary ex-soldier into a three-dimensional, complex, somewhat sympathetic character who at the end takes the inevitable step toward his own destruction. Angelina Jolie is a fantastic actress and Gerard more than held his own and the two of them were dynamite together. I also give Gerard total credit for doing that stunt where they had to dive off the cliff and be lowered on the rope gizmo. I personally would never have done that my stunt double would have done that ‘cause I am too chicken, no shame in my game. LOL 🙂 😉 Much respect. 🙂

  3. This movie introduced me to gerry. Loved the character pick for Terry Sheridan. Nobody could have played it better. Jolie and Butler has great chemistry on film. Would like to see them do another film.

  4. sue grint says:

    this was the film which got me into gerry world so to speak. i enjoyed the first tombraider film so i knew i would enjoy this one too, but this one was better thanks to gerry and being much more action in it , and obviously, gerry is much better to look at than that bond man. he was a naughty boy and you didnt know which way he would turn until the end, i did feel sorry at the end when lara shot him, but he was just a greedy man, and he was prepared to shoot her, so there it is. very exciting and entertaining action film and thoroughly recommended. the chemistry between these two was great and they looked like they had a lot of fun. the two kissing sketches were very sexy and i think should be down on the list of best kisses in a film

  5. LOVED GB in this… hated Jolie’s character for killing him!!!! (so I pretended he wasn’t dead and went on to enjoy life on the run)