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Jumper (2008)

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Jumper is a American science fiction action film loosely based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Steven Gould.

The film is directed by Doug Liman and stars Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Max Thieriot, AnnaSophia Robb, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film follows a young man capable of teleporting as he is chased by a secret society intent on killing him. The script went through a rewrite prior to filming, and the roles for the main characters were changed during production. Jumper was filmed in 20 cities and 14 countries from 2006 to 2007. The film was released on February 14, 2008, and the soundtrack was released five days later on February 19. The film held the first position in its opening weekend with $27.3 million, but received generally negative reviews from critics, mostly because of the many changes to Gould’s novel, rushed plot and anti-climactic ending.

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, 15-year-old David Rice gives his crush, Millie Harris, a snow globe. A bully, Mark Kobold, throws it onto a frozen river. While trying to retrieve it, David falls through the ice and is pulled away by the current. He suddenly finds himself in the local library and discovers his ability to “jump” from one place to another. Amazed with his new ability, he leaves his abusive father (Michael Rooker) and runs away from home.

Eight years later, an adult David lives lavishly on stolen money acquired from ‘jumping’ into and out of bank vaults. One day, he is ambushed in his home by Roland Cox, commander of the Paladins, a secret society of religious fanatics who are sworn to trace and kill “Jumpers”.

Director: Doug Liman

Writers: David S. Goyer (screenplay), Jim Uhls (screenplay), Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Steven Gould (novel)

Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, AnnaSophia Robb

►Cast:

Hayden ChristensenDavid Rice
Jamie BellGriffin
Rachel BilsonMillie
Diane LaneMary Rice
Samuel L. JacksonRoland
Michael RookerWilliam Rice
AnnaSophia RobbYoung Millie (as Annasophia Robb)
Max ThieriotYoung David
Jesse JamesYoung Mark
Tom HulceMr. Bowker
Kristen StewartSophie
Teddy DunnMark Kobold
Barbara GarrickEllen
Michael WintherDay Bank Manager
Massimiliano PazzagliaItalian Desk Cop
Shawn RobertsEnglish Bartender
Nathalie CoxEnglish Beauty
Meredith HendersonFiona
Damir AndreiPsychologist
Tony NappoNYPD Detective
George KingOwner Of Millie’s Old House
Clark Beasley Jr.Bank Guard
Simona LisiItalian Woman
Matteo CarlomagnoItalian Detective
Fabrizio BucciItalian Police Officer 1
Giorgio SantangeloItalian Police Officer 2
Marcello SantoniItalian Cabbie 1
Franco Salvatore Di StefanoItalian Cabbie 2
Brad BorbridgeCoffee Shop Manager
Angelo LopezDoorman
Roberto AntonelliBellhop
Veronica VisentinItalian Ticket Agent
Christian PikesToby
George GhaliLandlord
Ryny Gyto OukJungle Jumper
Frank JichaKid in Detroit Airport (as Frantisek Jícha)
Robin ZenkerKid in Detroit Airport
Masahiro KishibataAngry Japanese Cook
Sumiko YamadaJapanese Chef’s Wife
Tamaki MiharaJapanese Chef’s Daughter
Mansaku IkeuchiJapanese Scientist
Rolando Alvarez GiacomanMexican Truck Driver
Adam ChuckrykLondon Pub Patron
Jordan GattoHoolihan’s Bar Patron
Nicholas KusibaHoolihan’s Bar Patron
Ariel LukaneHoolihan’s Bar Patron
Vanessa KingHoolihan’s Bar Patron
Stephen Chandler WhiteheadHoolihan’s Bar Patron (as Stephen Whitehead)
Mahmud WattsSurfer
Braden MunafoSurfer
Tamara BuchwaldSurfer
Maia SmithSurfer
Valentino VisentiniPolice Officer
John BakerLamplighter Clerk
Josie LauHospital Aid
Sean BaekLawrence Simmons
Stuart ClarkPalladin
Michael ComrieTeacher
Hudson CooperHotel Clerk
Ryan Grantham5 year Old Davey
Angelica Lisk-HannPaladin
Kevin MakelyBeef
Danny MAlinHoolihan’s Bar Patron
Shunsaku Mayama(uncredited)
Roe MontezSimon’s Jumper
Henry PelitirePaladin
Armando PucciItalian Man
Samantha SeigelmanThird Musician

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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