When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.


Mattson Tomlin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Art
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Frank
Dominique Fishback ... Robin
Rodrigo Santoro ... Biggie
Courtney B. Vance ... Captain Craine
Amy Landecker ... Gardner
Machine Gun Kelly ... Newt (as Colson Baker)
Tait Fletcher ... Wallace
Allen Maldonado ... Landry
Andrene Ward-Hammond ... Irene
Kyanna Simone Simpson ... Tracy (as Kyanna Simpson)
C.J. LeBlanc ... Miggs (as CJ LeBlanc)
CG Lewis ... Tommy
Joseph Poliquin ... Indo
Jazzy De Lisser ... Candy aka Frozen Woman


On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don't know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What would you risk for 5 minutes of pure power?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, drug content and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Robin wears a chain that says "Rockin Robin" which is also the name of a rock song from the late 50's. See more »


Art talks about one particular shrimp with powerful arms that move so fast, they vaporize the water around it. He says it is the Pistol Shrimp, but that's actually the Mantis Shrimp. See more »


Frank: Have you ever taken one of those before? It can make you strong. Make you invisible. You never know what your power is until you try it.
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Crazy Credits

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »


My Power
Written by Chika (as Jane Chika Oranika) and Lido (as Peter Losnegård)
Produced by Lido
Performed by Chika and Dominique Fishback
Chika appears courtesy of Warner Records
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Too Much Waffle
15 August 2020 | by onexmillionSee all my reviews

Started off good. Film has style and initially keeps you engaged. But getting half way in, there's too much subplot, too much meaningless waffle - the movie just needs to cut that junk out. Got a little boring around halfway through and a little confusing in places.

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Release Date:

14 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Project Power See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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