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Premium Rush

Relentlessly fun bike chase thriller

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U-lock justice for ol' Gordon-Levitt
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New York's newest superhero rides a fixie in the non-stop Premium Rush; a cyclist porn chase flick starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Levitt plays Wilee (like the Roadrunner-chasing coyote) a high speed bike messenger who proudly zips around Manhattan on a fixed gear, steel frame bike with no brakes. After picking up a seemingly ordinary delivery from an old college friend, Wilee is caught in an increasingly violent road race with one looney crooked cop (a gleefully psychotic Michael Shannon). Largely playing things out in real time, director David Koepp (writer of everything from Jurassic Park to Spider-Man) almost overcrowds his plot with side quests and flashbacks. But the digressions are enjoyable and flesh out what could otherwise be a lean trip. Premium Rush is all asphalt scrapes, cracked bones and pure adrenaline. Not to mention, relentlessly fun.

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Premium Rush

Official Site: www.premiumrush.com

Director: David Koepp

Writer: David Koepp and John Kamps

Producer: Gavin Polone

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi, Aaron Tveit, Heather Lindell, Lauren Ashley Carter, Darlene Violette and Wayne Stephens

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