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Project Power (2020)

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When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.


Mattson Tomlin
957 ( 306)
5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Art
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Frank
Dominique Fishback ... Robin
Rodrigo Santoro ... Biggie
Courtney B. Vance ... Captain Craine
Amy Landecker ... Gardner
Machine Gun Kelly ... Newt (as Colson Baker)
Tait Fletcher ... Wallace
Allen Maldonado ... Landry
Andrene Ward-Hammond ... Irene
Kyanna Simone Simpson ... Tracy (as Kyanna Simpson)
C.J. LeBlanc ... Miggs (as CJ LeBlanc)
CG Lewis ... Tommy
Joseph Poliquin ... Indo
Jazzy De Lisser ... Candy aka Frozen Woman


On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don't know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What would you risk for 5 minutes of pure power?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, drug content and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The blue pickup Art drives has the name "Supermarché Pool Cleaners" written on the door. Supermarché is the production company of the movie. See more »


Art talks about one particular shrimp with powerful arms that move so fast, they vaporize the water around it. He says it is the Pistol Shrimp, but that's actually the Mantis Shrimp. See more »


Art: We're no Batman and Robin. That's a movie. This is real life.
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Crazy Credits

There's a mid-credits scene. See more »


References Frozen (2013) See more »


High Rises
Written by Chika (as Jane Chika Oranika), Kennyon Brown and Maxwell Bidstrup
Performed by Chika
Courtesy of Warner Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Didn't expect as much as many reviewers did, was pleasantly surprised.
14 August 2020 | by emiel78See all my reviews

I knew this movie was coming and considering the track record of Netflix lately I wasn't expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised. I expected the intersectional check list to be thick on this one. This was actually not the case. Whilst there were some mentioning of systemic racism, it felt more natural to the movie and was not forced. The story line was a bit bland, the bad guys were a bit superficial but the acting of the main characters was good, the concept of powers in pills was actually a great and unique one and the special effects were good. They could have made better use of this but nonetheless not bad at all. I think this movie was better than many of the previous new films and series of Netflix. Because I thought this movie was a pleasant surprise but the story was a bit bland and superficial I give it an 7.

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Release Date:

14 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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