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Upgrade (2018)

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Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Grey Trace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Anastasios ... Wan
Rosco Campbell ... VR guy
... Serk
Linda Cropper ... Pamela
... Jeff Handley
... Jeffries
... Cortez
Renah Gallagher ... Tiana
... Eron
... Fisk
Clayton Jacobson ... Manny
... Dr. Bhatia
... Tolan
... Stem
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Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

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Not Man. Not Machine. More.


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Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

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1 June 2018 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,670,905, 3 June 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,871,365
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The film was originally titled Stem See more »

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Grey Trace: Stem, what do you think I should do?
Stem: Move brain!
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In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Upgrade/Action Point/Adrift (2018) See more »

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Cheap genre filmmaking done right
30 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

This film is basically "Robocop" meets "Death Wish", with less satire than the former and more humor than the latter. And it's a B movie blast. An unrelenting pace, fantastic fight choreography that doesn't skimp on the gleeful blood and gore, and never not fun or interesting to look at.

Yeah some of the one-liner dialogue as delivered by Logan Marshall-Green feels a bit forced and the plot isn't exactly clever or unique, but damn it, it all works and it makes it's own beautiful alchemy out of a bunch of borrowed parts. This is cheap genre filmmaking done right.


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