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Limitless (2011)

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With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eddie Morra
... Carl Van Loon
... Lindy
... Gennady
... Melissa
... Vernon
... Man in Tan Coat
... Pierce
... Kevin Doyle
... Morris Brandt
... Valerie
... Hank Atwood
... Mrs. Atwood
... Marla Sutton
... Detective (as Brian A. Wilson)
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An action-thriller about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra's (Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive. Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie's read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions. But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long ... Written by Relativity Media

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Everything is possible when you open your mind See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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18 March 2011 (USA)  »

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The Dark Fields  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,907,302, 20 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$79,249,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,849,455
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Trivia

Whenever Eddie Morra takes the pill, the movie up-scales in color, then goes down when he is regular Eddie Morra. See more »

Goofs

After Eddie cleans his apartment until it is spotless, he returns from a visit to his editor and walks into a messy apartment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eddie Morra: Obviously I miscalculated a few things.
Man: [banging door] Eddie! I know you're in there.
Eddie Morra: Why is it that the moment your life exceeds your wildest dreams, the knife appears at your back? Well, I'll tell you one thing... I will never let them touch me.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) See more »

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Written by Double-O (as M. Aguilar), Naledge (as J. Evans) and MC Lyte (as L. Moorer)
Performed by Kidz in the Hall
Courtesy of Duck Down Music
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Are They Kidding?
10 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

ALL SPOILERS AHEAD! WARNING! Who wrote this movie, a 6th grader? Why does the smartest man in the world do such stupid things? Why didn't he think of the best way to make an endless supply of the drug right away? Why didn't he figure out how to get rid of the Russian, instead of giving him what he wanted? Why did he choose the stock market and expose himself to all the attention? He could have made a vast fortune in his apartment, trading on FOREX. If he's so smart, why was he popping pills without knowing the eventual effects on his brain? Why was he running from the guy with the knife, who was following him? The guy knows where lives, that part was plain idiotic. I could go on and on, but the worst was, why would anybody that smart want to be in elective office. He would have far more power being a billionaire. This was a dumb movie, I actually was cheering for him to jump off the roof and my wife was telling me to shut up. It was just another drug movie, except it was a brain drug and not heroin.


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