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Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an... See more »

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Grey Trace
Melanie Vallejo ...
Asha Trace
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Jeff Handley
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Kara (voice)
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Eron Keen
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Fisk
Richard Cawthorne ...
Serk
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Tolan
Richard Anastasios ...
Wen
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Police Driver
Linda Cropper ...
Pamela
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Detective Cortez
Emily Havea ...
Nurse Henderson
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Dr Diana Gordon
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Stem (voice)
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Technician (as Dr Stephanie Demkiw)
Manjot Jassal ...
Technician
Esther Joseph ...
Technician
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Dr Bhatia
Matt Davis ...
Homeless Man
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Manny
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Old Bones Patron
Puven Pather ...
Old Bones Heavy
Ri-Jie Kwok ...
Old Bones Heavy
Dave Mondon ...
Old Bones Heavy (as David Mondon)
Rosco Campbell ...
VR Guy
Kai Bradley ...
Jamie
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Vessel Guard (as Michael Foster)
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Vessel Guard
Mark Doggett ...
Business Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Embry ...
Detective (uncredited)
Renah Gallagher ...
Tiana (uncredited)
Liam Howarth ...
Homeless Drifter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Leigh Whannell

Written by

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Leigh Whannell ... (written by)

Produced by

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Rosemary Blight ... executive producer
Jason Blum ... producer
Bailey Conway ... co-producer (as Bailey Conway Anglewicz)
Phillip Dawe ... co-producer
Kylie Du Fresne ... producer
Ben Grant ... executive producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ... producer
Charles Layton ... executive producer
Michelle Russell ... line producer
Couper Samuelson ... executive producer
Beatriz Sequeira ... co-producer
Jeanette Volturno ... executive producer
Leigh Whannell ... executive producer

Music by

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Jed Palmer

Cinematography by

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Stefan Duscio

Film Editing by

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Andy Canny

Editorial Department

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Angus Bell Young ... post-production coordinator
Marcus Bolton ... head of post production
Stewart Dean ... post production producer
Alex Elliott ... creative technology specialist
Ahmad Halimi ... assistant editor
Olga Hamlet ... post-production coordinator
Adrian Hauser ... digital intermediate colorist
Dwaine Hyde ... digital intermediate colorist: conform
Jonathan Keogh ... additional editor
Shannon Longville ... assistant editor
Renee Minasian ... post-production coordinator
Jennifer Raymond ... post finishing editor
Rory Rea ... digital dailies
Tom Reiser ... colorist
Andre Rivas ... assistant colorist
Daniel Scott ... media operator
Jo Spillane ... on-line editor
Cyna Strachan ... post-production coordinator
Philip Vincent ... creative technology specialist
John Warneke ... media operator
Matthew Wigg ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett
Terri Taylor

Production Design by

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Felicity Abbott

Art Direction by

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Mandi Bialek-Wester
Phoebe Roberts ... asst art director (as Phoebe Smith)

Set Decoration by

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Katie Sharrock

Costume Design by

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Maria Pattison

Makeup Department

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Vaso Babic ... prosthetics technician
Alice Baueris ... prosthetics technician
Dyan Gregoriou ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Seth Justus ... prosthetics conceptual artist / prosthetics sculptor
Maggie Kolev ... additional hair stylist (as Maggie Kolev Vidovic) / additional makeup artist (as Maggie Kolev Vidovic)
Troy McManus ... prosthetics technician
Leah Meurer ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Rachelle O'Donnell ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Selena Pertzel ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Rachel Scane ... prosthetics technician
Eden Small ... prosthetics sculptor
Zeljka Stanin ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Chiara Tripodi ... hair designer / makeup designer
Larry Van Duynhoven ... prosthetics designer
Edward Yates ... prosthetic effects: mold maker

Production Management

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John Portnoy ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marina Gabriela Bonofiglio ... additional assistant director
Andy Canny ... second unit director
Jaryd Dickson ... additional assistant director
Charmaine Kuhn ... additional third assistant director

Art Department

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Dave Bartlett ... construction foreman
Dylan Baum ... vehicle welder
Michael Bell ... set designer
Dylan Black ... carpenter
Stephanie Brook ... intern
Manuel Caracciolo ... art department coordinator
Steven Carroll ... head sculptor
Tim Chillingworth ... construction runner
Chris Clements ... set painter
Paulie Dennis ... set painter
Craig Dermody ... swing gang
Mitchell Dickie ... swing gang
Clint Dodd ... vehicle build supervisor
Nick Donahue ... stage hand
Jacqueline Dowling ... graphics artist
Billie Egan ... clearance assistant
Craig Fison ... props maker
Chris Flenley ... sculptor / steel foreman
Colin Forsythe ... mechanic
Aimee Francis ... set finisher
Gene Gardiner ... lead stage hand
Ben Gill ... set builder
Todd Gingell ... swing gang
Julia Goldsworthy ... art department intern
Robert Gough ... plasterer
Amanda Grillini ... swing gang
Eric Haddon ... on set painter
Chris Hand ... greensman
Anthony Hatfield ... set builder
Sophie Hayward ... junior buyer dresser
Trevor Herbert ... stage hand
Sarah Hopper ... design assistant
Xavier Irvine ... concept artist
Yannick Jamey ... trade assistant
Sam Jamieson ... buyer / dresser
Chris Kemp ... vehicle workshop foreman
Frank Kopacka ... set builder
John Lambert ... standby props
John Lambert ... standby props
Bob Laughlin ... set builder
Jules Ling ... action vehicle coordinator
Pia McDowell ... property master
Tim McGaw ... senior props maker
John McKenna ... additional props: pre production
David Morris ... swing gang
Ross Murdoch ... construction manager
Sam Noack ... scenic foreman
Dean Norman ... construction foreman
David Patten ... vehicle effects technician
Nick Pearson ... swing gang
Dave Peters ... set builder
Anastassia Poppenberg ... swing gang
Leah Popple ... on set dresser
Roscoe Portelli ... art department runner
Harry Prusa ... vehicle build assistant
Rob Prusa ... action vehicle supervisor
Anthony Pyle ... vehicle build senior welder
Nathan Reardon ... additional props maker
Troy Robinson ... action vehicle painter
Jessica Rogers ... construction coordinator
Camilla Ruig ... swing gang
Hew Sandison ... motion graphic artist
Robert Schoch ... props manufacture attachment
Tom St Jack ... carpenter
Harrison Trubie ... swing gang
Avery Walker ... carpenter
Clint Wall ... carpenter
Tim Webb ... senior buyer dresser
Phoebe Wolf ... assistant standby props
Michael Wolff ... charge scenic artist

Sound Department

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Steve Baine ... foley artist
Adam Baker ... sound effects editor
Emma Bortignon ... sound effects editor
Tom Burns ... mix technician
Ryan Cole ... supervising dialogue & ADR editor
Brendan Croxon ... a.d.r. recordist
Joel Dougherty ... re-recording mixer
Will Files ... supervising sound editor
Gina Gyles ... foley assistant
P.K. Hooker ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Ken McGill ... sound effects editor
Andrew Miller ... loop group recordist
Peter Persaud ... foley recordist
Andrew Ramage ... sound recordist
Chris Terhune ... sound effects editor
Matt Coffey ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tyler Rambie ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Sophie Alcorn ... special effects crew
Alice Baueris ... art finisher
Brenden Barry Brown ... senior special effects technician
Steven Carroll ... Specific Effects/sculptor
Nathaniel Corkery ... breakaways assistant
Maxine Dennett ... assistant special effects supervisor
Rick Howie ... special effects foreman
Jim Leng ... on-set supervisor
Katerina Mitropoulos ... special effects coordinator
Hauk Olafsson ... senior special effects technician
Herman Olguin ... special effects technician
Jessica Power ... special effects technician
Angelo Sahin ... special effects supervisor
Andrew Wallis ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Kate Bernauer ... digital compositor
Rebecca Burnett ... vfx production manager
Ryan Coates ... compositor
Glen Cone ... visual effects artist
Jonathan Dearing ... visual effects on-set supervisor / visual effects supervisor: Cutting Edge
Antony Haberl ... compositor: Cutting Edge
Edwina Hayes ... visual effects producer: Production
Dobbie Jake ... visual effects artist (as Tainui Dobbie Jake)
Gabrielle Joosten ... visual effects producer
Mark Kwanten ... digital compositor
Ross Macpherson ... digital compositor
Garth O'Bryan ... digital compositor
Monique O'Halloran ... compositor
Liam O'Kane ... visual effects coordinator
Syna San ... visual effects coordinator: Cutting Edge
Evan Shipard ... digital matte artist
Georgie Uppington ... visual effects executive producer
David Van Dyke ... visual effects producer: Van Dyke Visual Effects
Ethan Vellacott ... visual effects editor
Randy Vellacott ... digital compositor
Tane Welham ... digital compositor
Egan Wesener ... Visual Effects Artist
Matthew Wigg ... visual effects editor
David Williams ... 3d generalist / compositor
Chase Worland ... visual effects editor
Ben Ying ... compositor

Stunts

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Chris Anderson ... stunt coordinator
Philli Anderson ... stunt double: Betty Gabriel
Matthew Campbell ... stunt performer
Michael M. Foster ... assistant fight choreographer / stunt driver
Rian Goodge ... stunt double: logan marshall green
Bryce Hardy ... stunt double Richard Cawthorn
Adam Howell ... stunt performer / stunt rigger
Darin Inkster ... movement consultant
Jayden Irving ... stunt rigger
Graham Jahne ... key stunt rigger / stunt driver
Zia Kelly ... stunt performer
Ri-Jie Kwok ... stunt performer
Kenny Low ... stunt performer
Dave Mondon ... stunt performer
Joe Pampanella ... safety supervisor
Puven Pather ... Stunt Previs / stunt driver
Warwick Sadler ... assistant stunt coordinator / co-stunt coordinator / stunt driving double: Logan Marshall-Green
Mike Snow ... stunt performer
Hayden Stewart ... stunts
Laura Sutton ... stunt double: melanie vallejo
Graham Vincent ... stunt double: Christopher Kirby
Chris Weir ... Fight Choreographer/Logan Marshall Green Fight Stunt Double
Alex Yakimov ... Stunt Double: Benedict Hardie

Camera and Electrical Department

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Glenn Arrowsmith ... key grip
Peter Beeh ... aerial cinematographer
Dane Clarke ... flight head technician
Jensen Cope ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Karina Davies ... second assistant camera: splinter unit
Shelley Farthing-Dawe ... second unit cinematographer
Jonathan Haynes ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Jerram ... first assistant camera
Andrew AJ Johnson ... AR Rig operator / b camera/steadicam operator
Massimo Luongo ... lighting technician
Justin Meinesz ... grip
Darryl Murphy ... grip
Rachel Sieger ... vtr assistant
Keir Suggett ... 2nd unit
Tom Tcimpidis ... DIT
Sarah O'May Turner ... additional second assistant camera / second assistant camera: second unit

Casting Department

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Ally Conover ... casting assistant
Sarah Domeier Lindo ... casting associate (as Sarah Domeier)
Andrew Thompson ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amanda Evans ... costume buyer
Tami Holton ... key costume stand by
Tors Innes ... costume buyer
Josephine Johnson ... costume art finisher
Ivana Kasic ... Costume Art Finisher
Fiona MacKinnon ... costume supervisor
Camilla McKewen ... costume assistant
Chloe Neyland ... assistant costume standby

Location Management

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Julian Duggan ... On Set Locations
Alistair Reilly ... location manager

Music Department

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Zoë Barry ... musician: cello (as Zoe Barry)
Jemma Burns ... music supervisor
Adam Hollinshead ... musician: guitar feedback
Jed Palmer ... musician
Brett Pierce ... music editor
Nathaniel Stone ... musician: guitar feedback

Transportation Department

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Rob Prusa ... picture vehicle supervisor

Other crew

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Alexandra Curtis ... assistant: Mrs. Du Fresne and Mr. Whannell
Clement Dunn ... legals
Gina Hallas ... production accountant
Aria Harrison ... script supervisor
Cody Heffelfinger ... manager of production finance
Natalie Erika James ... attachment: Mr. Whannell (as Natalie James)
Lauren Keely ... production assistant
Gemma Levinson ... assistant: Mr. Kavanaugh-Jones
Zac Locke ... head of business affairs
Monica Mabrey ... assistant: Mr. Blum
Kylie Muller ... post production accountant
Courtney Nicholas ... manager: physical production
Vivienne Vaughn ... assistant: Charles Layton
Sammy Warshaw ... assistant: Mr. Blum
Scott Warwick ... armorer

Thanks

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Michael Spierig ... the director would like to thank (as The Spierig Brothers)
Peter Spierig ... the director would like to thank (as The Spierig Brothers)
James Wan ... the director would like to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Director/writer Leigh Whannell presents a vision of a Utopian future where technology is supremely ubiquitous. In that future, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) embraces an experimental computer chip implant named STEM after a mugging incident leaves him paralyzed and his wife dead. STEM proves to possess its own agency, making for an unpredictable ally in Trace's vendetta.

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Taglines Not Man. Not Machine. More. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Stem (United States)
  • Ulepszenie (Poland)
  • Upgrade: máquina asesina (Mexico)
  • Meshoudrag (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Reprogrammé (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 car chase scene between Grey and Cortez you can notice road signs that are facing the wrong way. This is because the roads in Australia, where Upgrade was filmed, are opposite to American roads. Most notably, you can see that one of the signs is a Victoria Roads Help Phone sign. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Smokestack Lightning See more »
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 »
Quotes [from trailer]
Grey Trace: Stem, he's got a knife!
Stem: [calmly] I see that. We have a knife, too.
[Grey, under Stem's control, takes the knife from the assailant and stabs him]
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