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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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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

An early scene shows Tesla and Edison with ice cream in cake/wafer cones. These weren't invented until years after the two worked together. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Johnson: She says you live in your head.
Nikola Tesla: Doesn't everyone?
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Soundtracks

Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Chesky Records and Manhattan Production Music
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Another self-indulgent Ethan Hawke vanity piece
13 August 2020 | by pillowtrotSee all my reviews

Title says it all. This was a movie that didn't need to be made, so they "re-imagined" history to make it more compelling. Only it wasn't more compelling, it simply was irritating.


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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:

$355,256
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1.85 : 1
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