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Push (2009)

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Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

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Paul McGuigan

Writer:

David Bourla
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ford ... Young Nick
Joel Gretsch ... Nick's Father
Djimon Hounsou ... Henry Carver
Dakota Fanning ... Cassie Holmes
Robert Tsonos ... Division Doctor
Brandon Rhea ... Division Doctor
Camilla Belle ... Kira Hudson
Neil Jackson ... Victor Budarin
Chris Evans ... Nick Gant
Kai Cheung Leung Kai Cheung Leung ... Dice Man
Hsin Nan Hung ... Dice Man's Heavy (as Sun Nan Hung)
Corey Stoll ... Agent Mack
Scott Michael Campbell ... Agent Holden
Wai-Man Tam Wai-Man Tam ... Cook in Fish Market
Hal Yamanouchi ... Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)
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Storyline

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Héroes See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,079,109, 8 February 2009

Gross USA:

$31,811,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,858,618
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The choice to shoot the film in Hong Kong was inspired by the classic film Casablanca (1942). Indeed, director Paul McGuigan explains that in the thirties and forties, Casablanca was a den for scoundrels and the perfect place to hide as everyone could go there. To the makers of the film, Hong Kong was the 2000's equivalent to Casablanca. See more »

Goofs

In Hook's introductory scene, he shows a girl his card-shifting trick. She requests "ace of spades", but her lip movements do not fit the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Nick: Dad, what's happening?
Nick's Father: I need you to listen to me, like we're the last two people on the planet, okay Nick? Someday, a girl is going to give you a flower. You got that? A flower. And you have to help her, Nick. You help her, and you help us all. Okay? I know it doesn't make any sense right now, but I believe the woman who told me that. Do you think you can believe me?
[Nick nods]
Nick's Father: I love you. Know how I've said that you were special Nick? Turns out that I was right.
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Soundtracks

Elevator China
Written by Alex Greggs and Dennis Shaw
Performed by South Rakkas Crew
Courtesy of South Rakkas Entertainment
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Rips Off A Little From A Lot - But Not Too Terrible
18 February 2009 | by patrickmmcSee all my reviews

Usually I am very critical of films, especially today's works. However, I can't be too hard on this one. It was an enjoyable film and a reasonable escape from reality.

The biggest problem with "Push" is that it rips off everything from "Blade Runner" to "Heroes," "4400," "Star Wars" and the likes. Mostly though, this film is Stephen King's "Fire Starter" in a whole new wrapper with some new and improved effects.

The concept has undoubtedly been realized before. The plot is fair to put it best, and the characters are for the most part - likable and interesting. The effects are pretty good too. Sadly, the story is a little weak, but not terrible.

For a pass time and some popcorn, the film is favorable. But, there probably won't be any awards won here. If you are really critical about movies and how you spend your money, you may wish to wait for DVD. Otherwise, if you just need something to do and you want to waste some time in fantasy land, check it out at the theaters.


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