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A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Millie (as Annasophia Robb)
Michael Winther ...
Massimiliano Pazzaglia ...
Italian Desk Cop


David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, living with his callous, alcoholic father, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate. On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth. He runs away from home, goes to New York City, robs a bank vault, and comes to the attention of a shadowy group of government hunters. Eight years later, the hunters, led by the murderous Roland, get a fix on David. He heads home, searches out Millie, invites her to travel with him, and only later realizes that Roland and his crew are seriously deadly. Is everyone close to David in danger? Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Телепорт  »

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,068,803 (UK) (15 February 2008)


$80,170,146 (USA) (4 July 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Ritchie, a set-dresser on the Toronto shoot, was killed while dismantling part of the set. See more »


The main plot covers a few months, but various establishing shots of Manhattan show the Empire State Building lit for Independence Day and Christmas. See more »


[first lines]
David Rice: Let me tell you about my day so far. Coffee in Paris, surfed the Maldives, took a little nap on Kilimanjaro. Oh, yeah, I got digits from this Polish chick in Rio. And then I jumped back for the final quarter of the N.B.A. finals - courtside of course. And all that was before lunch. I could go on, but all I'm saying is, I'm standing on top of the world.
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Written by Daniel Arnold, Liam Black and Leon Harris
Performed by Qemists
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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User Reviews

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20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea of "jumping" is really neat and the movie creatively and thoroughly explored the possibilities given the premise. Besides the incredible effects, you have to see this in the theaters because of the amazing landscapes and city scenes. From the Colosseum in Rome, to the pyramids in Egypt, if you love to travel, this movie will take you all over the world.

OK, this wasn't the most thought provoking of films. As to the quality of acting, with all the action, there aren't the scenes available to showcase good acting. You go to a movie like this to be entertained for a bit, not for the intellectual stimulation, and both are valid forms of entertainment (unlike what other reviewers may imply).

Besides, Samuel Jackson is great and I always like his roles and having Rachel Bilson for eye candy doesn't hurt either.

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