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Push (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  6 February 2009 (USA)
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Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

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Division Doctor
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Division Doctor
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Dice Man
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Dice Man's Heavy (as Sun Nan Hung)
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Wai Man Tam ...
Cook in Fish Market
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Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)
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Storyline

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever. Written by Anonymous

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One push can change everything. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,079,109 (USA) (6 February 2009)

Gross:

$31,806,100 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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Trivia

The choice to shoot the film in Hong Kong was inspired by the classic film Casablanca (1942). Indeed, director Paul McGuigan explains that in the thirties and forties, Casablanca was a den for scoundrels and the perfect place to hide as everyone could go there. To the makers of the film, Hong Kong was the 2000's equivalent to Casablanca. See more »

Goofs

Nick's flashback of Henry talking in the restaurant does not match up to the original scene. In original scene the floating gun is pressed to Henrys cheek however in the flashback the gun is pressed to his temple. Secondly Henry refers to the drug as "the stuff" in the flashback but he only referred to the drug as "it" during the original scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Nick: Dad, what's happening?
Nick's Father: I need you to listen to me, like we're the last two people on the planet, okay Nick? Someday, a girl is going to give you a flower. You got that? A flower. And you have to help her, Nick. You help her, and you help us all. Okay? I know it doesn't make any sense right now, but I believe the woman who told me that. Do you think you can believe me?
[Nick nods]
Nick's Father: I love you. Know how I've said that you were special Nick? Turns out that I was right.
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Glow
Written by Antony Genn, James Lavelle, Richard File and Joel Cadbury
Performed by Unkle (as U.N.K.L.E.)
Courtesy of Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Let yourself be Pushed.
16 June 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I don't see why this movie has been turned down by so many people or why such a bad word has been spread about it.

Push is one of the better modern superhuman-themed movies you will find. It won't be your top five of the year and you won't watch it a million times, but you should really like it. It won't blow you away, but it won't disappoint you.

I give my opinion on this movie not as a fully fledged movie expert, fully up-to- date, premier-going, Oscar-loving critic - but as an artistically natured, deep- rooted film lover. And I say this movie is worth watching. It has a bit of everything that is to be desired in a good movie. While a lot could've been different, and you could've improved it in many ways, it's still fine just as it is.

The story in this movie is excellent. How it is portrayed and told is great. The actors all fulfill their role, some with splendor. And no matter what anyone might have told you; this movie is greatly artistical.

I believe Push is quite unique in many ways, foremost for its unusual lack of hierarchy of the powers you see in the film. You're used to see a lot of people possessing powers, but only one of them - Magneto for instance - being the one standing above all else. But in Push no one is the obvious stronger one.

Push uses a lot of twists, and not in the first-Saw-movie way which blows you out of your seat, but it still manages to keep the movie interesting, even tough the twists are all quite predictable.

Push is also, as I said, greatly artistical. It has a lot of fantastic colors and utilizes lighting very well, it's set in very beautiful environments, and there are a lot of other great cinematic techniques being used. I especially like the choice of soundtrack in this movie. It reminds me a lot of the way they choose to use music in The Dark Knight. Instead of some really catchy, noticeable soundtrack there's been a very diligent work done with a subtle yet powerful soundtrack that emerges only when necessary and gives an indescribable force to the movie.

All in all, Push is a quite non-mainstream, entertaining, good movie worth watching.


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