The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen

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Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller from director Ron Howard. The stately silence of Paris' Louvre museum is broken when one of the gallery's leading curators is found dead on the grounds, with strange symbols carved into his body and left around the spot where he died. Hoping to learn the significance of the symbols, police bring in Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a gifted cryptographer who is also the victim's granddaughter. Needing help, Sophie calls on Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), a leading symbologist from the United States. As Sophie and Robert dig deeper into the case, they discover the victim's involvement in the Priory of Sion, a secret society whose members have been privy to forbidden knowledge dating back to the birth of Christianity. In their search, Sophie and Robert happen upon evidence that could lead to the final resting place of the Holy Grail, while members of the priory and an underground Catholic society known as Opus Dei give chase, determined to prevent them from sharing their greatest secrets with the world. Also starring Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, and Alfred Molina, The Da Vinci Code was shot on location in France and the United Kingdom; the Louvre allowed the producers to film at the famous museum, but scenes taking place at Westminster Abbey had to filmed elsewhere when church officials declined permission.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2006
UPC: 0043396148345
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:29:00
Sales rank: 3,676

Special Features

10 behind-the-scenes featurettes including:; First Day on the Set With Ron Howard; A Conversation With Dan Brown; A Portrait of Langdon; How Tom Hanks became Robert Langdon; The codes of "The Da Vinci Code"; Uncover the hidden symbols in the film; And much more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Robert Langdon
Audrey Tautou Sophie Neveu
Ian McKellen Sir Leigh Teabing
Alfred Molina Bishop Aringarosa
Jürgen Prochnow Vernet
Paul Bettany Silas
Jean Reno Captain Bezu Fache
Jean-Yves Berteloot Remy Jean
Etienne Chicot Lieutenant Collet
Jean-Pierre Marielle Jacques Sauniere
Marie-Francoise Audollent Sister Sandrine
Rita Davies Elegant Woman at Rosslyn
Francesco Carnelutti Prefect
Seth Gabel Michael
Fausto Maria Sciarappa Youngest Church Official
Denis Podalydès Controller
Harry Taylor British Police Captain
Clive Carter Biggin Hill Police Captain
Garance Mazureck Sophie at 13 Years
Daisy Doidge-Hill Sophie at 8 Years
Lilli-Ella Kelleher Sophie at 3 Years
Crisian Emanuel Sophie's Mother
Charlotte Graham Mary Magdalene
Xavier De Guillebon Junkie
Tonio Descanvelle Bank Guard
David Bark-Jones Hawker Pilot
Serretta Wilson American Woman
Eglantine Rembauville Student
Dan Tondowski Student
Aewia Huillet Student
Roland John-Leopoldie Student
David Saracino DCPJ Agent
Lionel Guy-Bremond Officer Ledoux
Yves Aubert Louvre Computer Cop
Rachael Black Policewoman
Dez Drummond London Police
Mark Roper London Policeman
Brock Little American Embassy Cop

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Da Vinci Code
1. Start [6:33]
2. Silas Repents [6:22]
3. A Body in the Louvre [4:26]
4. Find Robert Langdon [7:19]
5. Anagrams [4:16]
6. "Here You May Come, But No Further." [11:03]
7. Aringarosa Convenes the Council [1:41]
8. Unlocking the Vault [6:40]
9. Precious Cargo [7:12]
10. Seeking Sanctuary [4:09]
11. The Establishment of Divinity [4:59]
12. The Grail Revealed [8:21]
13. Examining the Keystone [6:23]
14. The Escape [5:04]
15. Sub Rosa [1:08]
16. Welcome to England [3:45]
17. Incident in Temple Church [7:01]
18. A Pope Interred [5:14]
19. Betrayals Unveiled [6:17]
20. Breaking the Cryptex [3:43]
21. The Tomb of the Grail [8:20]
22. Royal Blood [5:56]
23. Questions of Faith [5:25]
24. The Knight Kneels [5:37]

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The Da Vinci Code 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
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Really nice movie!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much for the review that was written before mine. We as an audience, or as a reader (depending on how you attain your knowledge of the movie/book) must remember that Dan Brown wrote this book as a work of fiction. There is not one source that can be found that has Dan Brown asking us to believe that the characters or events are real. Come on guys, you must take into account that this is not the first piece of literature that has a fictious plot about religion, and you must accept that it will not be the last. You either have an imagination, or you don't. But if you are the latter, then I suggest you stick to nonfiction!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When this movie came out I wanted to read the book first. Glad I did! This movie bore me. The book was so much better!!! Movie went way to fast and missed so many important parts! Disaster! I gave it a 2 because I did kinda like the ending in this one compared to the book, it was a little bit of a toss up between the two. In the end read the book and dont bother with the movie you'll be so disapointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's just a book, guys- and just a movie. Like it for the plot and see that there are some things that we can take out of it, some things that can make us question the way that our society is going, and some things we can just dismiss as entertaining fiction. The plot is strong, the background was obviously well-researched, and the filming is great. Don't take it to heart, no matter what you believe, because it's just a movie. We need to stop taking everything too seriously and realize that we're ONE world. Not christians versus non-christians. This movie does try to address the gap that's building between us to try to have us remember that we are still ONE world. If the premise of the movie bothers you, try to lighten up a little and see it at face value. It's always difficult when something challenges your own beliefs, but what kind of world would we be if we couldn't do that once in awhile? What if the world could be better?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Hanks is the only thing going for this movie. Otherwise it's a hapless, funny, dumb, stumbling, scratch-your-head movie with a stupid plot and an actress that runs around all day and night in heels and doesn't complain. Oh wait, she must not be able to feel pain because she's so special.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed Tom Hanks' movies since Splash (1984). Over that period, his performances have been, on balance, brilliant and diverse. That said, this is his weakest project.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was wonderful, just like the book (except for part of the ending). I don't know why this movie doesn't get more stars...and better reviews!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the movie very much and like others have stated that trying to turn a book into a movie is very hard to do especially this one being so complex and hard to do and while this cannot be taken for fact
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I am a fan of both Ron Howard and Tom Hanks. They are each incredibly talented directors and actors. They always seem to choose very diverse scripts and fascinating story lines. Unfortunately, I think this movie fell short for both of them. EVERYONE heard so much about this movie due to the book arriving on the scene first. Talk about giving away the ending first...There was nothing new, fresh, or interesting when the time came to view this over-hyped movie. The location and scene shots were great but, the story line, plot and end result fell flat. I didn't feel Tom Hanks had any passion for the movie either - first roll I had seen him ever UNDERPLAY - think back to Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan - he knocked these rolls out of the ballpark...yet in this movie he was lack luster. Wonder why? Had the movie come out first, then the book...well, there you might have had one of the best selling moviews of all time. They got it wrong and so, the final numbers were good, but not spectacular. Clearly, the story line itself is pure fiction and nothing based in real facts and historical data, but many in today's world are so unknowledgable about history and so hungry for any answer that fills a void for them that they latch onto books and movies like this as the "real truth". We can't be upset or worried about such people, they are harmless at best and unhinged at worst. Read the book if you choose, see the movie if you choose...just keep real life in perspective. This is one to see but, not one to keep and remember. Three stars for who they are but, not what they did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read Dan Brown's book, it was to be expected that the movie version might be a bit disappointing, but this time, Ron Howard has not even remotely lived up to his fame (and reputation). The cut is such that the storyline is difficult to follow (let alone understand) for anyone unfamiliar with the book. More than half of the action takes place in the dark , and Tom Hanks is struggling to provide a half-way convincing performance. Even the twists and turns appear to be rather lame, and at the end, one has to ask the question: why all this hype? Watched it once, but not likely to see it a second time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched this in the theater, after reading the book. The movie very closely follows the book and was easy to follow the plot and characters. Very thought provoking, even though it is fiction. Definitely recommend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent movie! Ron Howard has done it again! Well acted by all. The concept is intriguing and keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end,
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Davinci Code is a captivating story of long lived legendary secrets held by the priory of Sion and how Christianity and the bible had been covered up with lies for ages. From a Christian standpoint, I thought it was extremely interesting story because of the way that they twisted the Bible and Christian faith to actually work out in favor of the legendary cult. It completely changed my understanding of the Bible, and to think that people actually believe this type of stuff is astounding. The way that author Dan Brown could manipulate the Bible and make connections with symbols and famous artifacts such as the Holy Grail, blew my mind. It was a phenomenal book that kept my interest and made me finished this book quicker than almost any book I have ever read. It was two thumbs up and a great read that will make you think deep into your ethics. The things that really hooked me were the plot twists, and the main character. Robert Langdon was a genius in this book. Not just in the sense of book smart, but also in his quick thinking and wittiness. He used all resources around him to full advantage and could solve and riddle you put in front of him. I was on the edge of my seat every second of this book. Everything was focused around the pursuit of the Holy Grail, which you might think is a cup, is otherwise. Every other chapter there was a plot twist and the alliances were changed. You never knew who to trust in the book. One of Robert Langdon&#8217 s most trustworthy teachers, Sir Leigh Teabing, was actually the notorious &#8220 Teacher&#8221 who was the mastermind of it all, eventually turning on Robert to gain ownership of the &#8220 Cup&#8221 . I never knew who to believe and didn&#8217 t know what was going to happen next. No wonder it was on the world wide best selling list and has been translated into forty-four different languages. this book will compel you and make finishing this book one of the top priorities in your daily life. I have only one piece of advice to help you through this book&#8230 Don&#8217 t trust anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You must have heard and read the book by now, after learning about the movie as well. The title tells it all that starts off with a murder and then misunderstanding involving the message the victim lefts behind and thus begins an adventure of a lifetime for Langdon, Neveau and others that are hot on their trail for the truth to the long hidden secret confusing our reality of what is right and wrong from the very beginning.
WillHolland More than 1 year ago
I was on a date the first time I saw the 2006 movie ¿The Da Vinci Code.¿ It was in a movie theater, and at the time I was much more focused on the girl I was with than on the movie.
I had not read the world famous book of the same title, and the movie didn¿t hold too much appeal, but at the time it seemed like the best movie theater option to take a girl to, so I went. Literally, the very next day I couldn¿t remember many, if any, of the plot details, but that could have been because, like I said, my attention was diverted.
Two years later I was browsing a bookstore, when I stumbled across The Da Vinci Code book, which was written by Dan Brown and published in 2003. Having nothing else to read at the time, I decided to buy a copy so I could see for myself what all the fuss was about.
I finished the nearly 500 page book in less than a week. Needless to say, it was a page-turner.
After finishing the book, I decided to watch the movie for a second time. This time I would actually pay attention, so I could see if the film version could visually depict the countless twists and turns of the book in a way that would give me the same number of goose bumps as the written version had.
I know it is rare for a film adaptation of a popular book to live up to its written counterpart, but the producers of ¿The Da Vinci Code¿ movie obviously had spent some bucks and pulled out all the stops to make the movie good, or at least to make it a blockbuster.
Ron Howard, the director of such great films as ¿Apollo 13¿ signed on to direct, and universally loved Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks was cast as the lead, Harvard professor turned Holy Grail hunter Robert Langdon.
I popped the DVD into my computer and strapped myself to the couch in preparation for a thrill around every corner. I fell asleep about 45 minutes in. When I woke up I reluctantly powered through the rest of the movie.
I concluded the movie version of ¿The Da Vinci Code¿ was basically a poor man¿s ¿National Treasure,¿ a film with a similar historically based treasure-hunting premise starring Nicholas Cage.
¿The Da Vinci Code¿s¿ main problem was that the filmmakers tried to squeeze all of the details of the 500-page book into a two and a half hour movie. None of the twists were fully developed or focused on, and consequently, many of the lines seemed like they were forced in for additional exposition.
Even with these extra lines, however, the movie was convoluted and hard to follow at times. And I had read the book. I can¿t imagine trying to follow the story without reading the book.
Tom Hanks was exceptional in the movie, and Audrey Tautou, who played Langdon¿s love interest, Sophie Neveu was good as well, despite seeming like a knock off version of Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Overall the film wasn¿t terrible, and it remained fairly true to the book, but I would not recommend it. I would, however, recommend reading the book and renting the movie, ¿National Treasure¿ instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I applaud Ron Howard for taking the risk of putting visuals to an already controversial subject - The Holy Grail. Of course, Tom Hanks is the perfect person to get this job done, but the content had quite of bit of people shifting in their seats - particularly The Vatican. Funny how whenever there are secrets about to be revealed or mysteries about to be solved, The Vatican has their finger on the pulse of it all. The truth will set us ALL free. We're not quite there yet, but we're getting there! Excellent movie - as was &amp amp quot Stigmata&amp amp quot .
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual, the movie's not nearly as good as the book, but the basic premise still stands strong and gives secularists like me more reason to remain secular. Hanks is great, yes...but so was Ron Howard in how he added clarifying visuals that naturally weren't possible in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie lives up to the book and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Casting was perfect even though I had reservations about Tom as our hero it turned out that he was smashing in the part. Audrey Tautou (Amalie) is beautiful and supremely talented and is exceptional as Sophie. Jean Reno (Leon the Professional) as the evil Captain was splendid as always, and there could be no better choice for the creepy Silas than Paul Bettany (Master and Commander). The incomparable Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina round out the impeccable cast in this incredible fast moving film. I'm one of those people who believe that Jesus was in fact married. If you study history you would know that in the time of Jesus a grown man who chose not to marry was an outcast. One did not flout this tradition. And logic asks why wouldn't he be married? There is much the church doesn't tell you as it is in their best interest for the &quot believers&quot not to know. Anyway, If you haven't seen it it's a show-stopper the religious aspects notwithstanding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I represent my whole family, when I say that the movie did NOT live up to the book. I read the book in three days, which was extremely rare for me to do. The book was amazing and I'm thinking about going back and reading it again. But I must say, it was extremely hard for me to watch. I could not watch this movie. It was extremely bad and I would've been much happier if I had just not seen the movie at all. I give credit to all the people who put hard work into making the movie, especially Paul Bettany. Although, I also thought the cast was a little off, at least for me. But that is my opinion. In all, I think the movie is almost a disgrace to the book.