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Premium Rush (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 24 August 2012 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Kennedy ...
Polo (as Kymberly Perfetto)
Kevin Bolger ...
Charles Borland ...


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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Ride Like Hell


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La entrega inmediata  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$20,275,446 (USA) (19 October 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the film the love triangle between Wilee, Vanessa and Manny is compared to the MTV series 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 »


(at around 58 mins) When Wilee and Manny are racing in the park and Wilee has to jump the stairs the shot where he makes the jump his handlebars turn into "riser" style, while in the rest of the movie they are "bullhorns" See more »


[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Road Runner Show (1966) See more »


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Written by Lykke Li (as Lykke Li Zachrisson) and Bjorn Yttling
Performed by Lykke Li
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Warner Music U.K. LTD.
By arrangement with Warner Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

A Cycling Riproaring Ride
26 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not a 10 star film but it is a fun ride with action that makes up for a few flaws in plot and the flow of storyline. The best issue in this film is almost constant action and wild biking through the New York streets. One of the elements that were new to the screen and highly workable were the sudden stop of action to follow the split-second decision making of a messenger/biker. Choices (usualy three) that have to be made in the moment. The bad guy in the film is nasty and very believable. So, if you're looking for a thrill ride and a fun film then go see it. Enjoy the earthy feel of the cameras that capture the life of a messenger on two wheels competing with trucks, cabs, and cops.

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