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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 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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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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Héroes 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,806,100, 10 May 2009
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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In order to deal with the constant bustle of Hong Kong, director Paul McGuigan and the crew decided to shoot the film "guerilla-style", with the cameras hidden in vans, filming through small holes, and the actors doing their scenes in one take on the streets. See more »

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(at around 1h 06 mins) When they look at the building that is represented as a question sign on the drawing, there a helicopter to the left, in the next scene is the helicopter not to be seen again. 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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Elevator China
Written by Alex Greggs and Dennis Shaw
Performed by South Rakkas Crew
Courtesy of South Rakkas Entertainment
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Don't Think Too Hard If You Want to Enjoy This Movie
1 October 2009 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

This little bit of cinematic junk food is moderately entertaining if you're not looking to exercise any brain cells. It's about a bunch of people -- some good, some bad -- with special powers in pursuit of a suitcase that contains something that everybody wants. I could go into what the suitcase actually contains, and why it's important, and why everyone wants it, but I don't have the energy, and it doesn't matter much anyway, because the film is more interested in its style than it is in its plot, which isn't in this case a criticism.

The film reminded me of a jacked up version of one of those 1940s crime thrillers, where everyone speaks in a hard-boiled patter and what happens isn't nearly as important as how it all looks happening. So what if this film's plot seems needlessly complicated, and so what if there are way too many narrative threads that don't ever get completely developed, and so what if the whole thing is edited to within an inch of its life? It's still pretty fun if you're in the mood for it.

Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning are the nominal stars, and Djimon Hounsou makes an appearance, proving yet again that what he really needs more than anything is a better dialect coach.

The crazy color palettes and art direction in this film reminded me as I was watching it of "Lucky Number Slevin," another bit of entertaining B pulp. How funny then that I look at this film's director's (Paul McGuigan) resume only to find that it includes....you guessed it....."Lucky Number Slevin." If nothing else, his films certainly have a visual style in common.

Grade: B


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