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In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

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Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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envelope | courier | delivery | money | chase | See more »

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

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24 August 2012 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,300,000 (USA) (24 August 2012)

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$20,275,446 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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In the film the love triangle between Wilee, Vanessa and Manny is compared to the MTV series The Real World (1992). Jamie Chung, who appears in the movie as Nima, began her career by appearing as a cast member on the series. See more »

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When Wilee goes to pick up the courier from Columbia University, the map shows he goes from downtown to 116th street. However, when he reaches Columbia University, he is shown to cycling in from uptown. See more »

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Wilee: I can't work in an office. I don't like wearing suits. I like to ride. Fixed gear, steel frame, no brakes. The bike cannot coast. The pedals never stop turning. Can't stop. Don't want to either. There are 1,500 bike messengers on the streets of New York City. You can e-mail it, FedEx it, fax it, scan it, but when none of that shit works and this thing has to be at that place by this time, you need us.
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In the credits, footage of the aftermath of an actual bike accident Joseph Gordon-Levitt had on the streets of New York City during filming is shown, including Gordon-Levitt showing off his injury. See more »

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Salute Your Solution
Written by Brendan Benson and Jack White (as Jack White, III)
Performed by The Raconteurs
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Quite a good little action flick
26 August 2012 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Now this is how to make an action flick! A small one, mind you, but it's one of the most fun pictures to come out this summer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a bicycle messenger in Manhattan who lands the unfortunate job of delivering a small slip of paper worth a ton of money. Corrupt cop Michael Shannon, trying to pay off a Chinatown gambling debt, gets wind of the item and attempts to relieve JGL of it. Unfortunately for Shannon, JGL is a pretty darn fast rider and great with stunts, and soon he has the help of his girlfriend (Dania Ramirez), who is also a bicycle messenger. It's just a simple chase movie, but it's perfectly edited and paced, with well-timed jumps back in time to explain the situation. The actors are all fine (I also really liked JGL's professional and romantic rival, Wole Parks), but Shannon really steals the show. This is the perfect place for his style of menace. Well worth your time.


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