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Upgrade (2018)

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Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.

Director:

Leigh Whannell

Writer:

Leigh Whannell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Marshall-Green ... Grey Trace
Melanie Vallejo Melanie Vallejo ... Asha Trace
Steve Danielsen Steve Danielsen ... Jeff Handley
Abby Craden ... Kara (voice)
Harrison Gilbertson ... Eron Keen
Benedict Hardie ... Fisk
Richard Cawthorne ... Serk
Christopher Kirby ... Tolan
Richard Anastasios Richard Anastasios ... Wen
Kenny Low ... Police Driver
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Pamela
Betty Gabriel ... Detective Cortez
Emily Havea Emily Havea ... Nurse Henderson
Ming-Zhu Hii ... Dr Diana Gordon
Simon Maiden ... Stem (voice)
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Storyline

Grey's a stay-at-home mechanic, whose wife is Asha. One day, Grey asks Asha to help him return a car to his client. Whilst Grey and Asha's self-driving car malfunctions, it crashes. Grey watches helplessly as Asha bleeds to death next to him. Grey returns home - a widowed quadriplegic, under the care of his mother. His wife''s death and the inability of police to identify their attackers cause him to sink into a depression. After a suicide attempt, he's offered to have high tech chip implanted - enabling him to walk. Though initially hesitant, he's persuaded to have the surgery..

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Not Man. Not Machine. More.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie is set in the US but filmed in Australia. At around 5:45, in the sequence where Grey has Asha follow him to Eron Keen's house, the Bolte Bridge over the Yarra River, Melbourne is shown from the air. The traffic on the bridge is driving on the right hand side of the road, as it does in the US but rather than block the bridge and have them control the traffic for the shot, they drove over the bridge on the left side as you would in Melbourne and simply reverse the image. This can be proven if you pull up the same angle in Google maps. However in the next scene where the two cars are driving on an undulating country road, they actually drive on the right hand side of the road. This is proven because as they are driving up to the top of a hill, the painted lines on the road show broken for traffic going up hill (safe to overtake) and solid for traffic going down (not safe to overtake). In reality this would be opposite. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, the same overhead road signs appear at least twice (most noticeably one with "3 1/2" in the lower right corner). See more »

Quotes

Grey Trace: [while being choked] Help!
Stem: I need your permission to operate independently.
Grey Trace: Permission granted.
[Stem takes control and fights the assailant]
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Crazy Credits

In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves. See more »


Soundtracks

Capitalism
Written by Robin Marsh, Wade Black & Damian Coward
Performed by Kollaps
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Licensed courtesy of Trait Records
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Complete dan
29 May 2018 | by eccanzSee all my reviews

What an unexpectedly brilliant movie. Lots of laughs, some moments that I almost couldn't look, fabulously different story line, last minute surprise ending, car chases, and brilliant fight scenes.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stem See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,670,905, 3 June 2018

Gross USA:

$11,977,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,706,680
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS (HD Master Audio 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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