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Predestination (2014)

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For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

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Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... The Barkeep
Sarah Snook ... The Unmarried Mother
Christopher Kirby ... Mr. Miles
Christopher Sommers ... Mr. Miller
Kuni Hashimoto Kuni Hashimoto ... Dr. Fujimoto
Sara El-Yafi Sara El-Yafi ... Lab Technician
Paul Moder Paul Moder ... Boxing Commentator 1
Grant Piro Grant Piro ... Boxing Commentator 2 / News Report Announcer
Christopher Bunworth Christopher Bunworth ... Jerry
Jamie Gleeson Jamie Gleeson ... Dirty Hippy
Christina Tan Christina Tan ... Female Reporter
Dennis Coard Dennis Coard ... Mayor Davidson
Milla Simmonds Milla Simmonds ... Baby Jane 1
Ruby Simmonds Ruby Simmonds ... Baby Jane 1
Cate Wolfe ... Beth
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Storyline

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Written by Anonymous

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To save the future he must reshape the past.


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Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Predestination See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,028, 11 January 2015

Gross USA:

$68,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,824,499
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is no "Fizzle Bomber" in Heinlein's original story; however, there is a reference to "The Fizzle War of 1963" and that the war "fizzled." The story then explains, "The bomb with New York's number on it didn't go off..." so, presumably, this war never happened. See more »

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At the beginning where the bartender has to swear to accept the regulations, he raises his hand with a brown leather strap on his right wrist. The strap disappears and reappears several times in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Bartender: What if I could put him in front of you? The man that ruined your life. If I could guarantee that you'd get away with it, would you kill him?
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1970 (I Feel Alright)
Composed by Scott Asheton, Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton), Iggy Pop (as James Osterberg) and David Alexander
Performed by The Stooges
© 1970 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Stooge Staffel Music
By Kind Permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd; and Bug Music (BMI)
Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Licensed Courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Engaging, Mind-Bending Film
16 January 2016 | by bhartman36See all my reviews

This is probably the best time-travel movie I've seen that takes the subject seriously. (e.g., it's not a comedy). The performances are spot on, and the plot is riveting.

The movie is a bit slow and dialogue-heavy in the beginning, but it's well worth sticking with it. I'm going to watch it again tomorrow, because it's the kind of movie you can't really absorb all at once. :)

The basic plot involves an agent sent back in time to prevent a terrorist attack. The loops and twists the story take from that are really incredible to behold. To say any more would spoil it for you. Just watch it already.

I'm not sure the movie gets all the potential consequences of time travel right, but other than that, it's an amazing film.


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