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Looper (2012)

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In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

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Joe
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Abe
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Cid
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Old Joe's Wife (as Summer Qing)
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Old Seth
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Jesse
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Dale
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Zach
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Gat Man
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Storyline

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. Written by Ellen

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Face your future. Fight your past. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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28 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Looper: Asesinos del futuro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,801,552, 30 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,486,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,506,819
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was fitted with prosthetics, and studied past movies, in order to play Bruce Willis' younger self. He was so successful that Willis recognized his own mannerisms in their scenes together. See more »

Goofs

As the Gat men are mobilizing at Abes and filing out, on the video screen on the right you can see the same figures pass by over and over. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe: Time travel has not yet been invented. But thirty years from now, it will have been. It will be instantly outlawed, used only in secret by the largest criminal organizations. It's nearly impossible to dispose of a body in the future... I'm told. Tagging techniques, whatnot. So when these criminal organizations in the future need someone gone, they use specialized assassins in our present called "loopers." And so, my employers in the future nab the target, they zap him back to me, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Pick Up the Pieces
Written by Shelley Dane
Performed by Buddy Stewart (as Buddy Stuart)
Courtesy of Lee Silver Productions
By arrangement with Songs for Film & TV
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Good Movie but makes no sense at all
15 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

The movie lacks of sense, I don't understand why people is calling this a clever plot!!?? I think writers should take some basic physic lessons, this movie lacks completely of sense of a time-line. There are two different plots and the plot is weak, the acting performance is good, and the film is well realized but please the story not make any sense at all, is just a bad story about time travel mixed with some action and super powers.

If you think a little bit the movie shouldn't even exist hahaha, because the broke all the physics law and is not logical at all.

Please writers next time study a little more about common sense.


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