With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Drug, Writer, Based On Novel
What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?
Switched at Birth, Cons and Scams, Race Against Time, Obsessive Quests, Creative Block
Has Detailed Data (New)
One Word Title
US Box Office
2.35 : 1
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.
Fictional Drug, Robbery, Home Invasion
Has Detailed Data (New)
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language
Experimental Drug, Stabbed In The Chest, Loan Shark
English, Russian, Italian
Country Of Origin
Limitless is a 2011 American science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Neil Burger. Based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. The events portrayed in the film follow Edward Morra, a struggling writer, who is introduced to a nootropic drug called NZT-48, which gives him the ability to fully utilize his brain and vastly improve his lifestyle.
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==Limitless== 2011 Movie - [[Eddie Morra]] ([[Bradley Cooper]]) is a struggling author with writer's block. His girlfriend [[Lindy]] ([[Abbie Cornish]]), frustrated with his lack of progress, breaks up with him. Later, Eddie bumps into [[Vernon]] ([[Johnny Whitworth]]), the forgotten brother of his ex-wife, [[Melissa]] ([[Anna Friel]]). Vernon gives Eddie a sample of a new nootropic (smart drug), NZT-48. Returning to his apartment, Eddie takes the drug and discovers he now has perfect recall and the ability to cross-correlate information quickly. He cleans his apartment obsessively in a few hours, and finishes writing his new book.
===The next day=== the effects having worn off, he brings the pages he wrote to his publisher, who praises them. Eddie seeks out Vernon in an attempt to get more, but while he is running errands for him, Vernon is murdered. Eddie discovers Vernon's NZT-48 supply and begins ingesting the drug daily. With the help of the drug's effects, Eddie spends a few weeks cleaning up his life.
===Testing his analytical skills=== on the stock market with Vernon's stash of money, Eddie quickly makes large returns on small investments. He borrows $100,000 from a reluctant Russian loan shark, Gennady (Andrew Howard), and is hired at a brokerage firm, where he quickly parlays this capital into over two million dollars just in a couple weeks. Eddie's success leads to a meeting with finance tycoon Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), he tests Eddie by seeking advice on a merger with Hank Atwood's (Richard Bekins) company. After the big meeting in downtown Manhattan, Eddie starts experiencing hallucinations and the sense of time skipping forward. As this effect recurs over the course of the day and night he finds himself in several disparate places, after which 18 hours have passed which he cannot remember.
===Eddie goes through Vernon's ledger=== and discovers that everyone taking NZT-48 is either in the hospital or dead. A man in a trench coat (Tomas Arana) is revealed to have been following him. Eddie meets with Melissa, who informs him that she too had been on NZT-48, and that when she attempted to stop taking it she had experienced a severe mental rebound effect, as well as a limp like Eddie. Gennady later catches Eddie going home and demands the money be paid back with interest immediately. He then discovers the prized drug and starts using Eddie as his source for NZT-48.
===Eddie experiments with NZT-48=== and learns to control his dosage, sleep schedule, and food intake to prevent side effects. He hires a laboratory in an attempt to reverse engineer NZT-48, an attorney (Ned Eisenberg) to keep the police from investigating Vernon's death, and two bodyguards to protect him from Gennady, who is threatening him to obtain more NZT-48.
===On the day of the merger=== Atwood's wife informs Van Loon that Atwood has fallen into a coma. Eddie recognizes Atwood's driver as the man in the trench coat and realizes Atwood is on NZT-48. While Eddie participates in a police lineup, his attorney steals Eddie's whole supply of NZT-48 from his jacket. Soon afterward, Eddie enters withdrawal, and hurries home when Van Loon questions him about Atwood's coma. Gennady breaks into Eddie's apartment, demanding more NZT-48, but Eddie kills him and his henchmen and escapes. He meets with the man in the trench coat, surmising that Atwood employed the man to locate more NZT-48. However, when Atwood dies, they recover Eddie's stash from the attorney.
===A year later=== Eddie has retained his wealth, published a book, and is running for the United States Senate with plans to run for the United States Presidency. Van Loon visits him and reveals that he has absorbed the company that produced NZT-48 and shut down Eddie's laboratory - he offers Eddie a continued supply of the drug in exchange for becoming his personal lobbyist in the government. However, Eddie tells Van Loon that he's already perfected the drug and successfully weaned himself off of it, retaining his abilities with none of the side effects. He leaves and meets Lindy at a Chinese restaurant for lunch and speaks to the waiter in Chinese, implying that he had either retained his abilities or was still on NZT-48.
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