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A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

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Doug Liman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Christensen ... David Rice
Jamie Bell ... Griffin
Rachel Bilson ... Millie
Diane Lane ... Mary Rice
Samuel L. Jackson ... Roland
Michael Rooker ... William Rice
AnnaSophia Robb ... Young Millie (as Annasophia Robb)
Max Thieriot ... Young David
Jesse James ... Young Mark
Tom Hulce ... Mr. Bowker
Kristen Stewart ... Sophie
Teddy Dunn ... Mark Kobold
Barbara Garrick ... Ellen
Michael Winther Michael Winther ... Day Bank Manager
Massimiliano Pazzaglia Massimiliano Pazzaglia ... Italian Desk Cop
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Storyline

David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, living with his callous, alcoholic father, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate. On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth. He runs away from home, goes to New York City, robs a bank vault, and comes to the attention of a shadowy group of government hunters. Eight years later, the hunters, led by the murderous Roland, get a fix on David. He heads home, searches out Millie, invites her to travel with him, and only later realizes that Roland and his crew are seriously deadly. Is everyone close to David in danger? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Телепорт See more »

Filming Locations:

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,092,991, 17 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,172,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,231,186
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The high school depicted was Huron High School, where Screenwriter David S. Goyer attended. Area teens were cast as extras for scenes in and around the school. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where David and Millie are stopped by police outside the Colosseum, the officer puts one hand out to stop David and one hand on his holster as if to draw his firearm, only there is no firearm in his holster to grab. See more »

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[first lines]
David Rice: Let me tell you about my day so far. Coffee in Paris, surfed the Maldives, took a little nap on Kilimanjaro. Oh, yeah, I got digits from this Polish chick in Rio. And then I jumped back for the final quarter of the N.B.A. finals - courtside of course. And all that was before lunch. I could go on, but all I'm saying is, I'm standing on top of the world.
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What Now
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Zach Danziger, Vincent Alfieri, Alana Da Fonseca and Joey Katsaros (as Joseph Katsaros)
Performed by No Standing
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Must see this on the big screen
20 February 2008 | by dhaag23-1See all my reviews

The idea of "jumping" is really neat and the movie creatively and thoroughly explored the possibilities given the premise. Besides the incredible effects, you have to see this in the theaters because of the amazing landscapes and city scenes. From the Colosseum in Rome, to the pyramids in Egypt, if you love to travel, this movie will take you all over the world.

OK, this wasn't the most thought provoking of films. As to the quality of acting, with all the action, there aren't the scenes available to showcase good acting. You go to a movie like this to be entertained for a bit, not for the intellectual stimulation, and both are valid forms of entertainment (unlike what other reviewers may imply).

Besides, Samuel Jackson is great and I always like his roles and having Rachel Bilson for eye candy doesn't hurt either.


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