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Midnight Special (2016)

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A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

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Calvin Meyer
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Doak
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Levi
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Agent Miller
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Elden
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Storyline

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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He's not like us.


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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21 April 2016 (Greece)  »

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Untitled Jeff Nichols/Sci-Fi Project  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$190,012 (USA) (18 March 2016)

Gross:

$3,707,794 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Kirsten Dunst wore no make-up in the movie. See more »

Goofs

On the first night, they're supposedly in hiding but they take a motel room adjacent to the motel office, and instead of waiting until dark, they leave at dusk in a car parked within easy view of the desk clerk when they could have parked right outside the door of their motel room. See more »

Quotes

Alton Meyer: I saw the sunrise this morning. I think I know what I am now.
Alton Meyer: There's... There's a world, built on top of ours. People live there.
Alton Meyer: I think they're like me.
Roy: We saw it.
Sarah Tomlin: They're like you?
Alton Meyer: Yes, I think so.
Sarah Tomlin: I understand.
Alton Meyer: Lucas?
Lucas: I believe you.
Alton Meyer: Good.
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Connections

Features St. Bears Doll's Hospital (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Special (Take Me with You)
Written by Ben Nichols
Performed by Lucero featuring Ben Nichols, Brian Venable, John C. Stubblefield, Roy Berry, Rick Steff, James Spake (as Jim Spake) and Scott Thompson
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Beautifully filmed movie
21 March 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully filmed movie, with outstanding photography and good acting. The way the story is delivered is also very smart: the start creates quite a lot of intrigue and mystery as you don't really understand what is happening, and where the whole thing will go. Then the ending solves beautifully these tensions, it is quite an inspiring and even almost poetic finale, with very sleek shots of the extra world. So I enjoyed quite a lot this movie, though at the end I thought the story was a bit too light, I walked away with the feeling that there were quite a few questions left open and that I would have wanted to know more....like when you finish a dinner and you're still hungry....


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