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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?


WILHELM SCREAM: When Wilee imagines himself cycling into a jogger, who is then run over by a van. See more »


When the bicycle cop gets doored by the taxi, the door has been visibly modified for the stunt. The window frame has been removed to allow the stuntman to pass over it. In a later shot, the door is back to normal, with the bicycle stuck through the window frame. 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 »


Featured in Premium Rush: The Starting Line (2012) See more »


Written and Performed by Smith Westerns
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
By arrangement with Spirit Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

Premium Rush is a fast paced thrill ride
9 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I have just watched 'Premium Rush' and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. This isn't your huge blockbuster but it is something different and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I liked the plot and it was very clever how we saw flashbacks of various things, twists and turns, going in back in time and seeing a different perspective. This really linked the film together nicely.

The action is just thrilling and something different. The chases are fast paced and frantic, it is absolute chaos on the roads. There is some great stunts, its far fetched but its crazily fast. Definitely a film for all the adrenaline junkies out there.

One part of the film that I really liked was, when Wilee was in danger of potentially crashing the bicycle, we see how his mind works. We see 3 potential routes he can take to avoid injury so he can decide the best way to go. Some of these parts are cleverly thought out and also quite funny in parts.

The acting was up to scratch, there was a few characters who added something different. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dania Ramirez played a very likable pair.

Overall this is a good action thriller type film, suspense builds and the movie is just fast paced. I really enjoyed it, much better than expected. Would recommend it to anyone and I would certainly watch it again. 85 minutes of carnage.


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