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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Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Boxing Commentator 2 / News Report Announcer
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 Cate Wolfe ... Beth
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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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When Ethan Hawke looks at his watch (8 mins 18 seconds in), his real birthday is shown. See more »

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The barkeep moves the USFF Coordinates Transformer Field Kit to the table and declares that it weighs approx 6Kgs, fully charged yet when he moves it, it appears to be much less massive. See more »

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[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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Features Bewitched (1964) See more »

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This year's Looper or Inception.
3 September 2014 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

Twisty, turny and mind-bending, one viewing won't be enough for this time travelling head scratcher. Two plots – one revolving around Ethan Hawke's temporal agent seeking to stop a terrorist, the other following the life of a precocious orphan who isn't quite like everybody else – are intricately and intelligently woven together to not only build tension but to explore provocative themes to spoiler-y to mention here. In fact, Predestination is one of those movies its hard to say much of anything about. It's such a meticulously drip-fed thriller – slowly and superbly unravelling as each and every minute of the runtime ticks on – that the real joy here is unwrapping and grasping (or attempting to any rate) what it is you're actually witnessing. In his second collaboration with Aussie filmmakers the Spierig Brothers, Hawke is in career-best form as the veteran time traveller on the brink of burning out, whilst relative newcomer Sarah Snook (born and bred South Australian) is outstanding in a complex and demanding role that has rightly grabbed the attention of Hollywood. The Spierig's also demonstrate their diversity in both the writing and directing departments, going from the enjoyable but tonally lightweight splatter-fest Daybreakers to this altogether more mature, thematically heavy and narratively elaborate sci-fi saga that still manages to maintain a high excitement level. This year's Looper or Inception.


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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Budget:

$5,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,028, 11 January 2015

Gross USA:

$68,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,942,449
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2.35 : 1
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