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Synopsis

Take old-fashioned gladiator games and modern-day reality TV programs and you have The Hunger Games. Set in a future time, this survivor show is televised to the masses. But getting volunteers to fight to the death takes a bit of forceful persuasion. When Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) younger sister (Willow Shields) is conscripted, the older teen selflessly decides to go in her place.

MPAA Rating PG-13 intense violent thematic material and disturbing images -- all involving teens.
Theatrical Release March 23, 2012
Director Gary Ross
Cast Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields
Run Time 142
2012 Lionsgate Official Movie Website

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