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The Upside (2017)

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A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

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Neil Burger

Writers:

Jon Hartmere (screenplay by), éric Toledano (based on the motion picture "Intouchables" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston ... Philip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman ... Yvonne Pendleton
Aja Naomi King ... Latrice
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Anthony
Genevieve Angelson ... Jenny
Golshifteh Farahani ... Maggie
Tate Donovan ... Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Lily
Suzanne Savoy ... Charlotte
Michael Quinlan ... Jack
James Georgiades ... Police Sergeant
Rachel Christopher ... Police Officer
Diego Aguirre ... Arresting Officer
Fernando Mateo Jr. ... Rookie Matteo
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Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. Written by Tom Daly

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Based on a true story.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

First film production for Malia Obama, daughter of Barack Obama. She worked as an intern for The Weinstein Company during filming. See more »

Goofs

At one point the soundtrack plays the Habanera from Carmen. We hear this aria sung in French, but the subtitles say "singing in Italian." See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: So, let's say that I wanted to start my own company that you was gonna buy for a million.
Philip Lacasse: I'd say, "what is your idea?".
Dell Scott: I don't know.
Philip Lacasse: What are you passionate about?
Dell Scott: Women, sleeping. Sleeping with women.
Philip Lacasse: Little difficult to monetize.
Dell Scott: I got some friends that'd disagree with you.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Carmen, Act 1: L'Amour est un Oiseau Rebelle (Carmen, Chorus) [Habanera]
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Maria Callas
Courtesy of Warner Classics Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Remakes Happen
5 January 2019 | by don-666See all my reviews

Yikes -- people giving this a 1 rating, sight unseen, so they can boast that they saw the French original? Excusez moi, gimme a break. You claim to be a movie buff but sabotage and distort the public ratings system? Did you give The Departed or Insomnia a 1 rating too because they are remakes? Did you skip Sorcerer because The Wages of Fear is on your Criterion shelf? I like the original Intouchables a lot, and this American remake, with much of the same material, has similar impact for a wider audience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

28 March 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untouchables See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,355,000, 13 January 2019

Gross USA:

$108,252,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,852,517
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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