"Premium Rush" movie quotes take to the streets in the action film centered around a bike messenger in New York City on the run from a crooked cop. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the fast-paced 2012 film directed by David Koepp.
In "Premium Rush," bike messenger Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) receives an order to pick up a package from a girl named Nima (Jamie Chung) and deliver it within 90 minutes per the terms of the premium rush order. All seems normal until a dirty cop, Bobby (Michael Shannon), demands the envelope. Wilee can't just hand over the package to someone other than the recipient so he flees.
Wilee soon discovers that this is no ordinary package when Bobby begins chasing him through the crowded and busy streets of Manhattan. As if being a bike messenger was not a dangerous enough profession to begin with, Wilee, along with fellow cyclist Vanessa (Dania Ramirez) and boss Raj (Aasif Mandvi), do their best to dodge traffic and flee from Bobby who seems will stand at nothing in the pursuit of that envelope."Premium Rush" joins the summer 2012 movie season which is already jam-packed full of blockbusters such as "The Campaign," "The Babymakers," "Ted," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Magic Mike," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
A Package For You
As a bike messenger in New York City, getting a call like this from Raj is just another day on the job for Wilee. Little do either of them know however just what they're getting into by taking this specific parcel.
Raj: "Wilee, I got a package for you, 90 minutes, premium rush. Don't screw it up."
Give Me the Envelope
Once a bike messenger accepts a package, usually they simply deliver it to the intended recipient and that's the end of it. Not this time when Wilee is confronted by corrupt police officer Bobby who demands the envelope.
Bobby: "Hey! That's envelope you picked up, I gotta ask for it back."
Wilee: "Who are you?"
Bobby: "Not your problem"
Wilee: "Yeah, the thing is once it goes in the bag it's gotta stay in the bag."
Bobby: "It's in your best interest to give me the envelope. You got a name? Family? People who care if they'd see you again?"
Wilee: "Who are you, man?"
She may be stunningly beautiful but fellow bike messenger Vanessa sure has a mouth on her, as shown in this clip when she exchanges pleasantries with a cab driver. Luckily for her, Wilee actually enjoys the filthy talk.
Vanessa: "Wilee... [to cab driver] Hey jerk, you want to move your fat ass?"
Wilee: "You know how sexy you are when you talk like that? I'll call you when I deliver."
I Like To Ride
Wilee has always had a passion for cycling and an itch for excitement so becoming a bike messenger in the often dangerous and fast-paced city of New York was a natural fit. Getting a strange package that might cost him his life however was not part of the job description.
Wilee: "I like to ride, fixed gear, no brakes, can't stop, don't want to either."