Maximum Ride

Synopsis: There are 6 children that aren't your average kids. Their names are Max (14 years old), Fang (14), Iggy (14), Nudge (11), Gazzy (8), and Angel (6). They're special hybrid humans; they had 2% avian DNA infused to their human DNA. They escaped from a lab they call "The School" with the help of their caretaker (Jeb Batchleder), and they've been living in the mountains since, even after Jeb dies. But when the half-lupine guards from The School, Erasers, have taken Angel, they go on a exhilarating journey to get her back. Along the way, their mysterious past is being revealed, as well as some stunning secrets.
Director(s): Jay Martin
Production: Studio 71
88 min


Max, it's me.

Max, I want you to come with me,

but I need you to be quiet.

And don't make a sound

no matter what happens,

do you understand?

Everyone okay?

Damn it.


No, dad.


All my life, I've been running.

It's all I've ever known.

And I've always found

one thing to be true.

It's the only thing

you have to remember.

The only thing

you need to believe.

No matter how bad things get,

there's always a way out.

Max, wake up.

I'm up.

Slow down.

I'm in a hurry.

Can I help you with something?



And clean up after yourself. You're

not the only one that lives here.

You got it, mom.

Good morning, sunshine.

Iggy wants to talk to you.


He's been calculating his

long-term projection all morning.

Yeah, I'm gonna need

breakfast first.

Good choice.

You're right. One cookie's

a snack, two is a meal.


Five miles away.

I can't wait

to leave this house.

I mean, you've had

some bad ideas,

but this is by far your worst.

Why? It's not like

anyone's gonna find out.

You're willing to put your

life in danger for a jacket?

I'll be back before

anyone knows I'm gone.

Are you kidding me?

Really, nudge?

You're up.

Don't play with me.

What do you mean?

I know.

Don't look at her.

Get out of my head,

you little rat.

Hey, leave angel alone,

it's not her fault

you're planning

something stupid.

Coming from the idiot making a

bomb at the breakfast table.

That's a bomb?

Like a real bomb?


Don't worry.

It's not dangerous.

As long as these two aren't

connected, it can't go off.

Oh, I see.

Never mind. Totally cool.

If they find us,

they'll send the erasers.

And those guys could rip down these

walls with their bare hands.

So excuse me for wanting

a little extra firepower.

Yeah, well, they're not gonna

have to send the erasers

if you do their job for them

and kill all of us first.

And you,

were you really gonna put us all

at risk just to go shopping?

Relax. What's the big deal?

I would have been back

before you even knew I was gone.

I'm just tired of being cooped

up in this house all the time.

And what was your plan

if you got caught?

I'm too fast to get caught.

You think you're fast?

Well, let me tell you

something, nudge.

I'm faster,

I'm bigger, I'm stronger

and if you ever even think about

leaving this house

on your own again,

I will take you down so hard

you won't know what hit you.

All right, John Wayne.

What are you looking at?

You don't have to

be so hard on them.

Someone has to be

in charge around here.

Sounds like that went well.

Eavesdropping again?

I might be blind,

but I can't help that my

hearing is better than yours.

You wanted to meet with me?


Well, uh, the verdict is

we won't starve tomorrow,

but between the food supply and

the money that Jeb left us,

we're looking at

six months tops.

Great. That gives us time

to come up with a plan.

Like what? Stealing?

Becoming farmers?

Okay, maybe it's time we leave.

We're not leaving.

We may not have a choice, Max.

Change is going to come whether

we're prepared or not.

Yeah, I'm with iggy on this.

I can't blame

nudge or the others

wanting to go out

and experience more.

These kids need things, Max.

Ordinary things, like making

friends or seeing more than just

the inside of this house.

Well, at least

they're not in cages.

We're not leaving.

Jeb put us here for a reason.

He knew we'd be safe.

You still think he's

coming back, don't you?

How am I supposed to

do this without you?

You're their leader, Max.

Show them the way,

they will follow.

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James Patterson

James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million. His total income over a decade is estimated at $700 million.In November 2015, Patterson received the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, which cited him as a "passionate campaigner to make books and reading a national priority. A generous supporter of universities, teachers colleges, independent bookstores, school libraries, and college students, Patterson has donated millions of dollars in grants and scholarships with the purpose of encouraging Americans of all ages to read more books." more…

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