The Book of Eli

2010 - 109 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: January 15, 2010
Alcon Entertainment, Silver Pictures
Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $38,437,553 (USA) (3,111 Screens)


In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life.


Eli - Denzel Washington
Carnegie - Gary Oldman
Solara - Mila Kunis
Redridge - Ray Stevenson
Claudia - Jennifer Beals
Martz - Evan Jones
Hoyt - Joe Pingue
Martha - Frances de la Tour
George - Michael Gambon
Engineer - Tom Waits





Director - The Hughes Brothers (Albert Hughes)
Director - The Hughes Brothers (Allen Hughes)

Writing credits

Writer - Gary Whitta


Associate producer - Brad Arensman
Co-producer - Yolanda T. Cochran
Executive producer - Susan Downey
Producer - Broderick Johnson
Producer - Andrew A. Kosove
Executive producer - Erik Olsen
Executive producer - Steve Richards
Producer - Joel Silver
Producer - David Valdes
Producer - Denzel Washington
Co-producer - John David Washington
Co-producer - Steven P. Wegner
Executive producer - Richard D. Zanuck