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Push (2009)
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11.30.09

Push (2009) In Hong Kong, the "mover" Nick Gant is contacted by the "watcher" Cassie Holmes to seek out the "pusher" Kira Hollies. She has just escaped from the Division, a shadowy governmental agency that chases the youngsters with abilities. When the trio is reunited, they join to other persons with ability to fight against the "pusher" Henry Carver and his men.

Movie Tagline:
One push can change everything.

Title: Push
Release Date: January 29, 2009
Runtime: 111 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Cantonese
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking.

Director(s):
Paul McGuigan

Cast:
Colin Ford ...young Nick
Joel Gretsch ...Nick's Father
Djimon Hounsou ...Henry Carver
Dakota Fanning ...Cassie Holmes
Robert Tsonos ...Division Doctor #1
Brandon Rhea ...Division Doctor #2
Camilla Belle ...Kira Hudson
Neil Jackson ...Victor Budarin
Chris Evans ...Nick Gant
Kai Cheung Leung ...Dice Man
Sun Nan Hung ...Dice Man's Heavy
Corey Stoll ...Agent Mack
Scott Michael Campbell ...Agent Holden
Wai Man Tam ...Cook in Fish Market
Hal yamanouchi ...Pop Father (as Haruihko yamanouchi)
Xiaolu Li ...Pop Girl (as Xiao Lu Li)
Kwan Fung Chi ...Pop Boy #1
Jacky Heung ...Pop Boy #2
Biu Law Che ...Wo Chiang (as Paul Car)
Maggie Siff ...Teresa Stowe
Lam Wong ...Gas Station Cashier
Bun Lam Shing ...Taxi Driver
Hung Liu Kwok ...Bouncer
Cliff Curtis ...Hook Waters
Siu yin Ming ...Card Trick Woman at Club
Rain Lau ...Cocktail Waitress
Sai Tang yu ...Businessman
Ming Na ...Emily Hu
Pancy Chan ...Businessman's Wife on Boat
Cheuk Shing Sum ...Kwun Tong Pier Man

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
David Bourla
William Cheng
Bruce Davey
Gordon Freeman
Amy Gilliam
Kyle Mann
Michael Ohoven
David M. Richardson
Kerry Rock
Gretchen Somerfeld
Kevin Turen
David Valleau
Christa Vausbinder
William Vince
Glenn Williamson
Stan Wlodkowski

Writer(s):
David Bourla

Composer(s):
Neil Davidge




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Glow"
"Consequence"
"What New York used to be"
"The Hop"
"Bao Qian"
"Rocket"
"China Funk"
"A Visit to Suzhou"
"The Love of Boat Trackers"
"Elevator China"

More Movie Taglines:
  • One push can change everything.
  • Leurs pouvoirs font d'eux une espèce en danger (Their powers make them an endangered species)
Movie Quote(s):
  • Cassie Holmes: [in tears] Tell me I'm a crappy artist and that everything is going to be fine. Nick Gant: You *are* a crappy artist. Everything is going to be fine, I promise.
  • Cassie Holmes: There are special people in this world. We don't ask to be special. We're just born this way. We pass you on the streets every day, unnoticed by most. It started in 1945. The Nazis were conducting experiments in psychic warfare, trying to turn those with psychic abilities into soldiers. Lots of us died. The war ended, but the experiments never stopped. Other governments around the world set up what they called "divisions", trying to do what the Nazis couldn't, to turn us into weapons. The divisions agents are trained to track and hunt us down like animals. Take us away from our families and friends. They test us and categorize us. I'm what they call a Watcher. We can see the future, even if that's not always as simple as it sounds. Others are called Movers; just an easy way of saying telekinetic. Pushers put thoughts in your head, and make whatever lie they come up with the truth. Sniffs, Shifters, Shadows, Bleeders... it goes on and on. In divisions' eyes, we're all just lab rats. Only one problem - we keep dying. No one has ever survived the drug meant to boost our powers. My name is Cassie Holmes. Division took my mom from me. Right now, the future I see doesn't look so great. The good news is, the future is always changing, in the largest of ways, by the smallest of things. They've been winning a lot of battles. Now it's our turn to win the war.
  • Nick Gant: How long do you think your mom's been planning this? Cassie Holmes: [smiles wanly] Probably since before I was born.
  • Pinky Stein: [to Nick] Sorry, I didn't know the procedure for stopping a blitzed ten year old. Cassie Holmes: I'm thirteen!
  • Cassie Holmes: [scared] Please don't make me do anything to myself.
Movie Trivia:
  • Channing Tatum was attached in the beginning, but in the end the role went to Chris Evans.
  • Shipped to theaters under the code name "Kinetic".
  • Lead actor Chris Evans came to director Paul McGuigan's attention through his performance in Danny Boyle's Sunshine (2007), another science-fiction film.
  • 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.
  • Director Paul McGuigan tried to limit the use of digital effects as much as possible, recalling the great directors who didn't have such means available to them yet made up for them with their imagination. In fact the only scenes in which green screens were used were the car chases, as Hong Kong traffic is very heavy.
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Keywords:
Hong Kong, Chase, Telekinetic, Hunted People, Male Female Relationship  ...[more]


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