Jumper

Jumper

Doug Liman (2008)

84min
12 Certificate
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Based on Steven Gould's sci-fi novels for teens, this big-budget adventure asks: what would you do if you could "jump" anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye? Reluctant hero David (Hayden Christensen) decides to rob banks and go sightseeing. The problem is - illegalities aside, of course - David's not the only Jumper out there. And he's on someone's hit list. Pursued by dedicated assassin Roland (Samuel L Jackson), David hooks up with fellow teleporter Griffin (Jamie Bell) and begins to learn more about his extraordinary gift. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) turns in a youthful adventure that plays on adolescents' thirst for freedom from responsibility (and the limits of geography), while establishing a workable mythology with one eye on a future franchise. The global jumping lets the production team set up fight sequences on the Sphinx and car chases through Tokyo, but Liman disappointingly underplays ideas about the corrupting consequences of power in favour of maintaining a hip, cool edge.

Summary

A man discovers he has the ability to teleport, a talent he cleverly exploits to rob banks undetected while living a life of luxury all over the world. However, he soon learns he is not the only one with this power - and that a secret society of religious fanatics is determined to wipe out him and all of his kind. Fantasy thriller, with Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell and Samuel L Jackson.

Cast & Crew

David Rice Hayden Christensen
Roland Samuel L Jackson
Mary Rice Diane Lane
Griffin Jamie Bell
Millie Rachel Bilson
Mr Bowker Tom Hulce
William Rice Michael Rooker
Young Millie AnnaSophia Robb
Director Doug Liman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 15 Feb 2008

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