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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.

Directors:

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

Writers:

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 ... Boxing Commentator 2 / News Report Announcer
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

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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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Trivia

There is no "Fizzle Bomber" in Heinlein's original story; however, there is a reference to "The Fizzle War of 1963" and that the war "fizzled." The story then explains, "The bomb with New York's number on it didn't go off..." so, presumably, this war never happened. See more »

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The newspaper photo from the Germany disaster is actually Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. It's also the same picture shown at the very beginning is labeled "Ohio 1960" 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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Is It Over
Written by Emma Bosworth and Tim Buckley
Performed by Emma Bosworth
Recorded by Brendan Watterson at Zombie Queen Studios
Produced by Brendan Watterson and Emma Bosworth
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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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