Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.
Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by the terrorists.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »
Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.
A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States.
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
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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 »
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 »
Salute Your Solution
Written by Brendan Benson and Jack White (as Jack White, III)
Performed by The Raconteurs
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Despite that Premium Rush is tagged with possibly the cheesiest movie title in the history of cinema (very close race with the meathead crap fest The Fast and The Furious), there was still hope that a film with a leading cast including new Hollywood titans Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception, (500) Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50) and Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Boardwalk Empire) might overcome its generic first appearance and prove to be something more. Sadly that isn't the case. Premium Rush is filled with clichés and plays about as deep as poetry written by the cast of The Jersey Shore.
The flick has some descent action scenes, but for the most part it's all flash no substance. The characters and story are developed to the bare minimum. Writer/Director David Koepp (Ghost Town, Secret Window) attempts to bring a highly stylized approach to the film with a handful of jump cuts going back and forth through time, but it ends up feeling completely unnecessary and actually slows down what little of a plot there is. If the goal was to make the bike messenger industry come off like a bunch of pretentious & pompous dillholes, then Premium Rush achieved its goal.
If you would like to mindlessly watch people on bikes spouting out cheesy lines as they weave through NYC traffic while being chased by other people on bikes and cars for 90 minutes then you might enjoy Premium Rush. If this doesn't sound like a good time, then I highly recommend steering clear of this road rash of a film.
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