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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 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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Biography | Drama

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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 »

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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 »

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Chaconne in G Minor
Written by Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Performed by David Kubicka
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Mocking Nikola Tesla
13 August 2020 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

Stated as a freewheeling story on Tesla, this is a degrading and dark interpretation of his life, with very little shown of his inventions and how he was done in by his peers and investors.

There have been quite a few films and documentaries on Tesla's life which were enlightening and described what he was possibly trying to achieve, but this film is just a mockery of his life.

Tesla was an eccentric and introverted person which unfortunately led to his downfall. Had he been more forceful, he could possible have changed the world.


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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:

$91,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$210,507
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1.85 : 1
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