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Next (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 27 April 2007 (USA)
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A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

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Lee Tamahori

Writers:

Gary Goldman (screenplay), Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Cris Johnson
Julianne Moore ... Callie Ferris
Jessica Biel ... Liz Cooper
Thomas Kretschmann ... Mr. Smith
Tory Kittles ... Cavanaugh
José Zúñiga ... Security Chief Roybal (as Jose Zuniga)
Jim Beaver ... NSA Director Wisdom
Jason Butler Harner ... Jeff Baines
Michael Trucco ... Kendall
Enzo Cilenti ... Mr. Jones
Laetitia Danielle Laetitia Danielle ... Miss Brown
Nicolas Pajon ... Mr. Green
Sergej Trifunovic ... Mr. White
Charles Rahi Chun ... Davis (as Charles Chun)
Patricia Prata Patricia Prata ... Showgirl
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Storyline

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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If you can see the future, you can save it.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, and some language | See all certifications »

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USA

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Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El vidente See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,133,049, 29 April 2007

Gross USA:

$18,211,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,421,190
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2.35 : 1
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The diner where Nicolas Cage runs into Jessica Biel's character is the same diner used in xXx (2002) with Vin Diesel. This dinner is located in Los Angeles, not in Las Vegas: Pann's Restaurant, at 6710 La Tijera Blvd., in Los Angeles. See more »

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(1 hour 27 minutes in) Positioning of the woman and the bed sheet while she wakes up and they talk. Appears to be two different takes, switching back and forth. See more »

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Emcee: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the man who knows what you're going to do before you do it. The amazing Frank Cadillac!
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A Little Less Conversation
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Golden Man
28 April 2007 | by rajdoctorSee all my reviews

I had seen the trailer of this movie and I found the story to be old – a person who can see into the future, so my expectations from the movie was low. I like Nicolas Cage and that is why I went to see this movie.

The movie is about a magician Cris Johnson (Cage) who can see his own future for only 2 minutes ahead. The FBI Officer (Julianne Moore) is behind him to seek his help to uncover a nuclear weapon post in LA; the terrorist group is after him because they too want to be ahead of FBI with the help of Cage, but Cage does not want to help anyone and is on a run and his purpose is to seek a girl (Jessica Biel) whose future he can see for a longer period. The movie is about how Cage gets involved in helping FBI – only to realize in the end that he is able to save his girl friend instead of saving 8 million population of LA. The last scene of the movie (that I will not tell now and spoil the show) kept me unsatisfied with the movie.

Nicolas Cage has produced the movie himself. Lee Tamahori (Sopranos, Die Another Day, Along came a Spider fame) has directed the movie. The movie is based on a novel called "Golden Man".

Even though the story is old, the format of telling it, is new. From the first scene the director without wasting any time tells you that Cage can see his future and then takes you into unwinding of action, and never let go the pace of the movie. The movie has lots of twists and turns; mostly predictable – once we know that hero can see the future; but still maintains interest throughout.

Nicolas Cage looks a bit haggard but has acted well. Juliaane Moore and beautiful Jessica Biel have nothing extra-ordinary to do and their characters help the movie go forward. The movie has some good actions scenes and few funny moments. Funny moments because the Director allows the audience to see all the options Cage can think and see in future – and then chooses one that best suiting him.

I am having this feeling that Nicolas Cage is trying to re-invent himself in a much remembered screen character that can give him at least a few more innings as sequels. His choosing Ghost Rider and now this character of Next – both have tremendous scope for sequels like James Bond, Spiderman, Superman, Die Hard, etc. Sadly with box office not ticking the counters strongly – the hope of Cage does not seem to being materializing soon.

(Stars 6 out of 10)


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