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Push (2009)

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Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

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Paul McGuigan

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David Bourla
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ford ... Young Nick
Joel Gretsch ... Nick's Father
Djimon Hounsou ... Henry Carver
Dakota Fanning ... Cassie Holmes
Robert Tsonos ... Division Doctor
Brandon Rhea ... Division Doctor
Camilla Belle ... Kira Hudson
Neil Jackson ... Victor Budarin
Chris Evans ... Nick Gant
Kai Cheung Leung Kai Cheung Leung ... Dice Man
Hsin Nan Hung ... Dice Man's Heavy (as Sun Nan Hung)
Corey Stoll ... Agent Mack
Scott Michael Campbell ... Agent Holden
Wai-Man Tam Wai-Man Tam ... Cook in Fish Market
Hal Yamanouchi ... Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)
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Storyline

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever. Written by Anonymous

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One push can change everything. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Push See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,079,109, 8 February 2009

Gross USA:

$31,811,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,858,618
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Dolby Digital | DTS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because of this film, another film originally intended to be titled "Push" (as it was based on a novel of the same name by Sapphire) had to change its name so as to avoid confusion with this film. That film became Precious (2009) ["Based On the Novel "Push" By Sapphire" became the official sub-title of the film]. It was acquired by Lionsgate and released in the US nine months after this film was. In yet another twist of fate, Lionsgate would go on to purchase Summit Entertainment- this film's distributor- at the start of 2012, effectively integrating both films into the same library. See more »

Goofs

Cassie ties back her hair with a string, but as she and Nick walk away from the restaurant she also has a hair clip in it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Nick: Dad, what's happening?
Nick's Father: I need you to listen to me, like we're the last two people on the planet, okay Nick? Someday, a girl is going to give you a flower. You got that? A flower. And you have to help her, Nick. You help her, and you help us all. Okay? I know it doesn't make any sense right now, but I believe the woman who told me that. Do you think you can believe me?
[Nick nods]
Nick's Father: I love you. Know how I've said that you were special Nick? Turns out that I was right.
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Referenced in Cyrus (2010) See more »

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Performed by The Kills
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I took a nice surprise with Push
15 May 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer of Push,I thought it was going to be one of those cheap movies made at low cost in order to getting a release during the low seasons of the cinematographic industry from the year.The fact that this movie went completely unnoticed when it was shown in cinemas from the United States confirmed my very low expectations with this movie.However,I won some enthusiasm for this movie when I knew its director was Paul McGuigan,whose previous movie, Lucky Number Slevin,was an entertaining rehash of the formula which was popularized by Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and its many imitators.When I finally saw Push,I took a very nice surprise with it.It's not a great film,but I found it to be a solid and very entertaining thriller with an ingenious screenplay and interesting characters.The story from this movie is developed on Hong Kong and it was an excellent decision to do that,because the exotic taste from that city makes the movie richer,not to mention the obvious possibilities of comparisons with the popular TV series Heroes go down.McGuigan's direction is perfect.He puts to this movie a good level of energy and dynamism,but he recognizes the moments in which the narrative requires a more subtle and controlled work.The direction is,by my point of view,the best element from this movie.I also appreciated the sober use of the special effects,because they only appear as authentic auxiliaries to the story.The cast is very competent.Chris Evans shows energy and conviction on his role; Dakota Fanning confirms she has left behind her past as a mini-adult,for becoming into an excellent juvenile actress; the great Djimon Hounsou brings a lot of style and energy to his character; and Ming Na is also pretty good on her role.The important fails from this movie appear on the ending.On that moment,the movie shows absurd exaggeration for finally concluding on an ambiguous and not too satisfactory note.But,in spite of that,I had a very good time watching this movie.I took a very nice surprise with Push and I recommend it because,although it is not a great movie at all,I found it very entertaining.


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