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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 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 word "stem" means voice in Dutch. See more »

Goofs

Stem asks Grey to hold the drawn tattoo in front of his eyes in order to read it for him. However, Stem already has the picture (since he has drawn it) in his memory, so there was no logical reason to re-scan it again for the purpose of reading it. See more »

Quotes

Eron Keen: As a quadriplegic it must be frustrating for you for someone who likes to get things done with their hands.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Kill Count: Upgrade (2018) (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Smokestack Lightning
Written by Howlin' Wolf (as Chester Burnett)
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
Published by Arc Music Corp/Jewel Music (Australia)
By kind permission of the Music Sales Group
Under exclusive license from Geffen Records
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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Now This Is How You Make A Low Budget Movie
14 August 2018 | by Athanatos173See all my reviews

I went into this movie having no clue what it was about and wasn't expecting much, but I loved it.

There are innumerable movies with huge budgets that simply fall flat, and Upgrade, with a Budget of around $5,000,000, which doesn't cover the cost of catering on some of these huge budgeted flops, honestly looked like it cost a lot more than it actually did.

Intelligent script, good action, very few unnecessary scenes, and though I thought it was sure to let me down, a very good ending.

And although I have seen much of Logan Marshall-Green's work and was never a huge fan, he does a very good job here.

Recommended.


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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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