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Tesla (2020)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 21 August 2020 (USA)
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A freewheeling take on visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, his interactions with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan's daughter Anne, and his breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

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Michael Almereyda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... Nikola Tesla
Eve Hewson ... Anne Morgan
Eli A. Smith Eli A. Smith ... Roller Skating Fiddler (as Eli Smith)
Josh Hamilton ... Robert Underwood Johnson
Lucy Walters ... Katherine Johnson
Luna Jokic Luna Jokic ... Macak (as Luna)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Thomas Edison
Dan Bittner ... Fred Ott
David Kallaway ... John Kruesi
Karl Geary ... Francis Upton
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Anital Szigeti
Nicholas Wuehrmann Nicholas Wuehrmann ... Ed the Organist
Haley Elise Pehrson Haley Elise Pehrson ... Tesla's Mother (as Haley Pehrson)
Tony Hutaj Tony Hutaj ... Bill Edison
Corban Elwick-Schermitz Corban Elwick-Schermitz ... Tom Edison Jr.
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A freewheeling take on visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, his interactions with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan's daughter Anne, and his breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

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My achievements and conquests will be evaluated in the future

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and nude images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Three of the films actors have appeared in comic book properties. Ebon Moss-Bachrach played David Lieberman in the Marvel series The Punisher, Kyle MacLachlan played Calvin Zabo in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hannah Gross played a younger Penny Fleck in Joker. Composer John Paesano also composed the music to the series Daredevil. See more »

Goofs

In the early stages of the movie, Edison mentions sailing across Lake Erie to Vienna, Ontario. He pronounces it "VeeENah" however the the town in Ontario is pronounced locally as "VaiENah", which Edison's family would have pointed out to him. See more »

Quotes

Anital Szigeti: A woman like that,she can make all your dreams come true.
Nikola Tesla: Well my dreams are true.
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Soundtracks

Nocturne 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 9
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by John Paesano
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Experimental Biopic
21 October 2020 | by veewatsonSee all my reviews

A lot of people did not like the choices in this film. The style is almost surrealist, art house, than a typical biography film. I was really was engaged by the exploration of the genre. It was intentional choices, not a slip up or a result of bad acting or sloppy direction but it does come down to effectiveness. Did the style and the experiment fit the content or what people wanted from the film? I think it didn't quite fit. However, it was a marvelous attempt and and the acting was phenomenal. There were some genius moments but it's my opinion that the ending was the weakest segment of the film.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,165, 23 August 2020

Gross USA:

$93,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$345,229
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1.85 : 1
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