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

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Grey Trace
Melanie Vallejo ...
Asha Trace
Steve Danielsen ...
Jeff Handley
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Kara (voice)
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Eron Keen
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Fisk
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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
Clayton Jacobson ...
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:
James Ao ...
Militarised Police Officer (uncredited)
Kylie Azzopardi ...
Old Bones Patron (uncredited)
Thomas Banda ...
Militarised Police Officer (uncredited)
Douglas Embry ...
Detective (uncredited)
Cat Franke ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Savannah Gail ...
Refugee (uncredited)
Renah Gallagher ...
Tiana (uncredited)
Liam Howarth ...
Homeless Drifter (uncredited)
David Lieu ...
Passerby (uncredited)
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Militarised Police Officer (uncredited)
Lorie Raymundo ...
Passerby (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
Stewart Dean ... post 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
Hunter Clancey ... feature mastering producer
Stewart Dean ... digital intermediate 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
Melanie Kuan ... post-production assistant: Blumhouse
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
Jose Williams ... post finishing producer

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 ... assistant 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
Laura Punteri ... makeup artist: additional
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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Mark Barlow ... unit manager
Marcus Bolton ... head of post-production: Cutting Edge
Liam Heyen ... production executive
Joe Loh ... unit manager: second unit
Jane Maguire ... post-production supervisor
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
Damien M. Grant ... first assistant director: second unit
Tom Jecks ... third assistant director
Charmaine Kuhn ... additional third assistant director
Karen Mahood ... first assistant director: second unit
Kara Masters ... third assistant director: second unit
Toby Pease ... first assistant director
Ian 'Scooter' Welbourn ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Dave Bartlett ... construction foreman
Dylan Baum ... vehicle welder
Michael Bell ... set designer
Dylan Black ... carpenter
Stephanie-Leigh Brook ... intern (as Stephanie Brook)
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
Nick Donahue ... stage hand
Jacqueline Donnelly ... graphics artist (as Jacqueline Dowling)
Billie Egan ... clearance assistant
Eliza Fawcett ... painter
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 props buyer / set dresser
Trevor Herbert ... stage hand
Sarah Hopper ... design assistant
Xavier Irvine ... concept artist
Yannick Jamey ... trade assistant
Sam Jamieson ... props buyer / set dresser
Frank Kopacka ... set builder
John Lambert ... standby props
Bob Laughlin ... set builder
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
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
Anthony Pyle ... vehicle build senior welder
Nathan Reardon ... additional props maker
Troy Robinson ... action vehicle painter
Jessica Rogers ... construction coordinator
Camilla Ruig ... swing gang
Robert Schoch ... props manufacture attachment
Tom St Jack ... carpenter
Harrison Trubie ... swing gang
Avery Walker ... carpenter
Clint Wall ... carpenter
Tim Webb ... senior props buyer / set 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 adr editor / supervising dialogue editor
Brendan Croxon ... a.d.r. recordist
Joel Dougherty ... re-recording mixer
Will Files ... supervising sound editor
Gina Gyles ... foley assistant
Justin Herman ... mix stage engineer
P.K. Hooker ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Hiroyuki Igarashi ... boom operator
Ken McGill ... sound effects editor
Polly McKinnon ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Andrew Miller ... loop group recordist
Peter Persaud ... foley recordist
Andrew Ramage ... sound recordist
Dean Ryan ... sound recordist: second unit
Chris Terhune ... sound effects editor
Gina Wark ... foley assistant
Nicholas Whelan ... boom operator: second unit
Matt Coffey ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tyler Rambie ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Sophie Alcorn ... special effects crew
Camilla Camelot Bassi ... special effects makeup (as Camilla Bassi)
Alice Baueris ... art finisher
Brenden Barry Brown ... senior special effects technician
Steven Carroll ... sculptor / special effects
Grant Condon ... special effects technician
Nathaniel Corkery ... breakaways assistant
Maxine Dennett ... assistant special effects supervisor
Clint Dodd ... vehicle build supervisor
Rick Howie ... special effects foreman (as Richard Howie)
Chris Kemp ... vehicle workshop foreman
Jim Leng ... on-set supervisor
Andrew McAllister ... special effects technician
Katerina Mitropoulos ... special effects coordinator
Hauk Olafsson ... senior special effects technician
Herman Olguin ... special effects technician
David Patten ... vehicle effects technician
Jessica Power ... special effects technician
Angelo Sahin ... special effects supervisor
Jarrod Twerik ... special effects technician
Andrew Wallis ... special effects technician
Brock Wareham ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Xanthe Alroe ... 3d tracker
Nadia Ascione ... digital compositor
Niki Bern ... compositing supervisor: Cutting Edge
Kate Bernauer ... digital compositor
Aevar Bjarnason ... visual effects artist
Rebecca Burnett ... vfx production manager
Ryan Coates ... compositor
Glen Cone ... visual effects artist
Rob Conn ... animator
Darren Coombes ... compositor
Jonathan Dearing ... visual effects on-set supervisor / visual effects supervisor: Cutting Edge
Jake Dobbie ... visual effects artist (as Tainui Dobbie Jake)
Matt Ebb ... visual effects: Substance
Matt Greig ... compositor
Antony Haberl ... compositor: Cutting Edge
Edwina Hayes ... visual effects producer: Production
Silvio Jemma ... 3d generalist
Gabrielle Joosten ... visual effects producer
Nick Kaloterakis ... 3d generalist
Ali Kennedy ... visual effects producer
Mark Kwanten ... digital compositor
Phil Lange ... compositor
Ross Macpherson ... digital compositor
Garth O'Bryan ... digital compositor
Monique O'Halloran ... compositor
Liam O'Kane ... visual effects coordinator
Sina Rahimpour ... 3d generalist
Mina Reyad ... compositor
Kani Saib ... visual effects coordinator: Cutting Edge
Syna San ... visual effects coordinator: Cutting Edge
Evan Shipard ... digital matte artist (as Ev Shipard)
Kate Stenhouse ... visual effects producer
Caleb Thompson ... compositor
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
Brett Walter ... 3d generalist
Tane Welham ... digital compositor
Egan Wesener ... visual effects artist
Matthew Wigg ... visual effects editor
David Williams ... 3d generalist / compositor
Chase Worland ... visual effects editor
Benjamin James Ying ... compositor (as Ben Ying)
Cam Wright ... systems administrator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chris Anderson ... stunt coordinator
Philli Anderson ... stunt assistant / stunt double: Betty Gabriel
Marky Lee Campbell ... stunt driver
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
Carla McLeish ... stunt performer
Dave Mondon ... stunt performer
Deirdre Naughton ... stunt driver
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
Sharelle Starr ... stunt driver (as Sharelle Star)
Hayden Stewart ... stunts
Laura Sutton ... stunt double: Melanie Vallejo
Graham Vincent ... stunt double: Christopher Kirby
Chris Weir ... fight choreographer / fight double: Logan Marshall Green
Alex Yakimov ... stunt assistant / stunt double: Benedict Hardie

Camera and Electrical Department

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Christiaan Abernethy ... electrician: second unit
Glenn Arrowsmith ... key grip
Neil Baxter ... electrician / electrician: second unit
Peter Beeh ... aerial cinematographer
David Birrell ... digital imaging technician
Mark Bradford ... rigging grip
Chris Child ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dane Clarke ... flight head technician
Rayner Cook ... first assistant camera: second unit
Jensen Cope ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Karina Davies ... second assistant camera: splinter unit
Sebastien Deveze ... additional electric / electrician: second unit
Karl Engeler ... gaffer
Sarah Enticknap ... still photographer
Shelley Farthing-Dawe ... director of photography: second unit
Warwick Field ... director of photography: second unit
Jackson Finter ... still photographer
Eddie Geddes ... additional lighting technician
Raffaele Giordano ... lighting technician (as Raffa Giordano)
Damon Girbon ... vtr operator
Jonathan Haynes ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jayden Irving ... rigging grip
Andrew Jerram ... first assistant camera
Andrew AJ Johnson ... AR Rig operator (as Andrew Johnson) / b camera operator (as Andrew Johnson) / steadicam operator (as Andrew Johnson)
David 'Rusty' Leckonby ... additional grip (as David R. Leckonby)
Ricky Loncaric ... grip
Massimo Luongo ... lighting technician
Justin Meinesz ... grip
Jesse Minter ... additional camera assistant
Dan Mitton ... key grip: second unit
Darryl Murphy ... dolly grip
Mark Parish ... grip assistant: second unit
John Regan ... best boy grip
Clinton Roche ... rigging best boy
Beau Sevastos ... remote head operator
Rachel Sieger ... vtr assistant
Brett Soord ... additional electric
Keir Suggett ... first assistant camera: second unit
Tom Tcimpidis ... dit
Ben Timony ... still photographer
Lisa Tomasetti ... still photographer
Sarah O'May Turner ... additional second assistant camera / second assistant camera: second unit
Anthony Veith ... rigging gaffer
Murray Watt ... first assistant camera: helicopter unit
Steve Wells ... dolly grip

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
Alice Palermo ... assistant costume maker
Juliet Reid ... head cutter
Katherine Vinicombe ... costume intern

Location Management

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Julian Duggan ... on-set location manager
Alistair Reilly ... location manager
Drew Rhodes ... location manager
Lisa Sbarrato ... location coordinator
Jack Tosi ... location scout

Music Department

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Zoë Barry ... musician: cello (as Zoe Barry)
Jemma Burns ... music supervisor
Joshua Fielstra ... composer: trailer music
Adam Hollinshead ... musician: guitar feedback
Jed Palmer ... arranger / musician
Brett Pierce ... music editor (as Brett 'Snacky' Pierce)
Christian Scallan ... score mixer
Nathaniel Stone ... musician: guitar feedback

Script and Continuity Department

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Carol A. Compton ... script clearance (as Carol Compton)
Aria Harrison ... script supervisor
Reezy Miller ... post production script

Transportation Department

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Jules Ling ... action vehicle coordinator
Rob Prusa ... picture vehicle supervisor

Other crew

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Yvette Andrews ... unit assistant
Jessica Bale ... accounts assistant
Alison Baly ... accountant: Goalpost
Christian Barratt-Hill ... loop group
Jessica Bateup ... unit assistant
Josh Bourne ... production runner
Rachel Chakman ... production secretary
Stephen Cunnington ... additional armourer
Alexandra Curtis ... assistant: Mrs. Du Fresne and Mr. Whannell
Mim Davis ... production coordinator
Clement Dunn ... legals
Teri Everett ... head of marketing: Blumhouse
Scott Geersen ... title designer
Madeleine Gottlieb ... production assistant: Goalpost
Sophie Gregg ... loop group
Gina Hallas ... production accountant
Cody Heffelfinger ... manager of production finance
Liam Heyen ... production executive: Goalpost
Natalie Erika James ... attachment: Mr. Whannell (as Natalie James)
Kylie Joiner ... legal services (as Kylie Giam)
Lauren Keely ... production assistant
Jenny Kent ... dialect coach
Aaron Khristeus ... head of production finance: Blumhouse
Andrea Lennox ... unit nurse
Gemma Levinson ... assistant: Mr. Kavanaugh-Jones
Zac Locke ... head of business affairs
Ryan Lord ... assistant accountant
Monica Mabrey ... assistant: Mr. Blum
Tracey Mair ... unit publicist
Sandie Morris ... production accountant
Kylie Muller ... post production accountant
Sarah Murphy ... assistant production coordinator
Courtney Nicholas ... manager: physical production
Sophie Siomos ... accounts assistant
Cyna Strachan ... producer's assistant
Ingrid van Herp ... production assistant
Vivienne Vaughn ... assistant: Charles Layton
Lucy Verity ... Development Coordinator
Sammy Warshaw ... assistant: Mr. Blum
Scott Warwick ... armorer

Thanks

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Simon Barrett ... the director would like to thank
Angus Sampson ... the director would like to thank
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

Grey's a stay-at-home mechanic, who's 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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Taglines Not Man. Not Machine. More. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Stem (United States)
  • アップグレード (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Upgrade: máquina asesina (Mexico)
  • Meshoudrag (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • 超能絕殺 (Taiwan)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,670,905, 03 Jun 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $16,553,285

Did You Know?

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Trivia During the fight scenes, the camera often tracks Grey so that he remains in the middle of frame. According to director Leigh Whannell, this was achieved by hiding a phone somewhere on actor Logan Marshall-Green, which the cameras could then pair to and follow with as much accuracy as possible. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Upgrade (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 Grey Trace: See, you thought I was a cripple but you didn't know that I'm a ninja.
Stem: While I am state of the art, I am not a ninja.
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