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Next (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 27 April 2007 (USA)
A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

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Storyline

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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If you can see the future, you can save it.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, and some language | See all certifications »

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27 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,133,049, 29 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,211,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,434,049
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Trivia

The Cliffhanger motel is actually a restaurant located on Highway 18 near Crestline, CA, in the San Bernardino Mountains. See more »

Goofs

No explanation how the snipers were able to set up camp during a thunderstorm and start a campfire within rifle range of the motel without the FBI noticing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emcee: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the man who knows what you're going to do before you do it. The amazing Frank Cadillac!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll down the screen, rather than up. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.36 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Less Conversation
(JXL Remix)
Written by Billy Strange and Mac Davis (as Scott Davis)
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Keeps you watching to find out what happens "Next" ...
7 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

It was really interesting to watch this movie because it took the "ability to see the future" idea in a slightly new direction. The lead character can see the future, but only what happens to him and only 2 minutes into the future. Furthermore, he lives his life laying low so as to not get any attention.

Now that is a cool idea for a movie ... and it takes off from there when he finally does get noticed. Nicolas Cage does a great job of playing the lead role of a guy who just wants to be left alone. Julianne Moore is very effective as the bright and ruthless government agent pursuing Cage for the "greater good."

The movie is engaging (you always want to find out what happens next) and you get to see an interesting idea played out: how can he use his amazing yet limited ability given critical challenges?

If you're a sci-fan and like the idea behind this movie, definitely catch this. For everyone else, I'd say it's a definite thumb's up.


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