Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a New York City bike messenger who loves his fixed gear bike because, as he puts it, you can never coast — you just have to keep pedaling. At the end of one particularly grueling day, he has one last package to deliver. But campus security stops him, demanding the package. Wilee refuses, triggering a hair-raising chase down the city's congested streets. Turns out the security guy is really a dirty cop (played by Michael Shannon) who needs the package to pay off a gambling debt. There aren't too many surprises in the end, but getting there is tons of fun. Setting the action in real time allows director and co-writer David Koepp to keep the adrenaline flowing. In fact, there are so many riveting cycling stunts in Premium Rush, they should have just called it Ride.
Director: David Koepp
Writer: David Koepp and John Kamps
Producer: Gavin Polone
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi, Aaron Tveit, Heather Lindell, Lauren Ashley Carter, Darlene Violette and Wayne Stephens