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Predestination (2014)

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For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

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Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)

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Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... The Barkeep
Sarah Snook ... The Unmarried Mother
Christopher Kirby ... Mr. Miles
Christopher Sommers ... Mr. Miller
Kuni Hashimoto Kuni Hashimoto ... Dr. Fujimoto
Sara El-Yafi Sara El-Yafi ... Lab Technician
Paul Moder Paul Moder ... Boxing Commentator 1
Grant Piro Grant Piro ... Boxing Commentator 2 / News Report Announcer
Christopher Bunworth Christopher Bunworth ... Jerry
Jamie Gleeson Jamie Gleeson ... Dirty Hippy
Christina Tan Christina Tan ... Female Reporter
Dennis Coard Dennis Coard ... Mayor Davidson
Milla Simmonds Milla Simmonds ... Baby Jane 1
Ruby Simmonds Ruby Simmonds ... Baby Jane 1
Cate Wolfe ... Beth
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Storyline

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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To save the future he must reshape the past.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Predestination See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,028, 11 January 2015

Gross USA:

$68,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,824,499
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Spierig brothers film in 5 years, following Daybreakers (2009) which followed a 6 year gap after their debut film Undead (2003). See more »

Goofs

If you look closely at the newspaper article text in the beginning of the movie, the paragraphs are the same for each article, only the headlines changes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Bartender: What if I could put him in front of you? The man that ruined your life. If I could guarantee that you'd get away with it, would you kill him?
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Soundtracks

1970 (I Feel Alright)
Composed by Scott Asheton, Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton), Iggy Pop (as James Osterberg) and David Alexander
Performed by The Stooges
© 1970 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Stooge Staffel Music
By Kind Permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd; and Bug Music (BMI)
Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Licensed Courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Snook is Amazing!
1 December 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

The one of a kind thriller is destined to make a mark. It is not only entertaining in its own right but pretty sets the bar for the ultimate trans-gender film, the ultimate time travel paradox story, and the ultimate riff on a popular insult which suggests that the target of the insult perform an un-natural act...

Sarah Snook is astonishing. I need to use a thesaurus to find a better word. When you consider that they given Oscar nominations to films like TOOTSIE, you have to wonder what this performance is worth? Because her performance here is in a class by itself, so engaging, so empathetic, that the viewer would like to have lunch with both characters at the same time, if such a thing were possible.

The Spierig Brothers deserve additional praise not only for handling this so well but you have to realize how much backstory and exposition they crammed into the first 30 minutes. Most film-makers would have choked on this but because of the aforementioned Ms. Snook, the film takes flight and soars.


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