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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

Writer:

David Bourla
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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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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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Leurs pouvoirs font d'eux une espèce en danger (Their powers make them an endangered species) See more »


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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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Trivia

The idea of a government agency controlling people with special abilities for military and/or intelligence uses is in fact inspired by real-life experiments of the US government, particularly the long-running Stargate Project. See more »

Goofs

Nick's flashback of Henry talking in the restaurant does not match up to the original scene. In original scene the floating gun is pressed to Henrys cheek however in the flashback the gun is pressed to his temple. Secondly Henry refers to the drug as "the stuff" in the flashback but he only referred to the drug as "it" during the original scene. 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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Connections

Referenced in Cyrus (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

A Visit to Suzhou
Written by Jiang Xianwei
Performed by Jiang Xianwei
Courtesy of CRC Jianian Inc.
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Adding Hong Kong grit to the superhero film genre
5 February 2009 | by steelydwillSee all my reviews

While there have been superhero genre films, there is something about the way that Push takes you through the back alleys, fish markets and pint-sized hotel rooms of Hong Kong that sets it apart and makes it palpably exciting. It is exotic, but this is no fantasy world, it is a dirty reality that the characters inhabit.

Fitting perfectly with this is the lack of a clear hierarchy of super powers. In most superhero films, there are clear levels of powers, and you know exactly which characters should be stronger than others, but Push has a perfectly muddied picture – we're on the edge of our seats, because we don't know who should win. It feels oddly realistic.

Chris Evans rises to the occasion as usual as the semi-powerful protagonist, Nick, mixing in his trademark cocky funny attitude with a subtle melancholy outlook. Dakota Fanning is definitely growing up, and she is highly likable as the adolescent future teller. Camilla Belle is gorgeous, and Djimon Hounsou is as intimidating as ever as the primary villain.

It's weird to see people compare this to Jumper, because while Jumper was filled with cheap tricks, Push has you talking about the movie when you leave theaters, and thinking about its concept long after. I really like the universe it created, so I really hope we'll get to see it again with a sequel!


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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