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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

At one point during the hacker building sequence, the Saw (2004) doll can be seen painted on one of the walls. Leigh Whannell, the director for this movie, also wrote the first Saw (2004) feature film screenplay. See more »

Goofs

During the freeway chase scene between Grey and Cortez you can see overhead road signs facing the wrong way. This is because cars in Australia, where Upgrade was filmed, drive on the left side and as the movie is set in the US, cars had to drive in the opposite direction. Also, you can see as Grey passes a blue VicRoads Help Phone sign, it is facing the wrong direction for RHS traffic. See more »

Quotes

Jamie: Sorry, I can't let them win.
Grey Trace: Who's them?
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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 WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror Movies of 2018 (2018) See more »

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Sibling Lovers
Written by Robin Marsh, Wade Black & Damian Coward
Performed by Kollaps
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Licensed courtesy of Trait Records
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A long Black Mirror Episode
1 June 2018 | by msgobbajrSee all my reviews

Through and through this movie felt like a longer episode of black mirror. The production was higher and the cinematography was really cool. I could see how the stabilization lock on his head during fight scenes could make some people dizzy, but I thought it was a unique way of doing things. Some of the acting was sub-par during the casual interactions, but I thought the plot and action made up for it. It's thought provoking in the way Black Mirror is and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys that content and doesn't mind gore.


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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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