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A hired gun from the future discovers that his greatest adversary is himself in this twisting sci-fi mindbender starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and directed by Rian Johnson (Rian Johnson, Rian Johnson). In the year 2047 time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years later, however, it has. Though immediately outlawed, time-travel technology is quickly appropriated by the mob, and used to cleanly dispose of anyone deemed a threat. The process is simple: When the mob wants someone to disappear, they simply send them back to the year 2047, where an assassin known as a "looper" quickly carries out the hit, and disposes of the body. Joe Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) is one of the most respected loopers around. Each kill earns him a big payday, and he's got big plans to retire to France. Then, one day, as Joe patiently awaits the appearance of his next target near the edge of a remote corn field, he's shocked to come face-to-face with his future self (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe hesitates, the older Joe makes a daring escape. Now, in order to avoid the wrath of his underworld boss (Jeff Daniels), young Joe must "close the loop" and kill his older counterpart. Meanwhile, the revelation that a powerful crime boss in the future has set the underworld ablaze pits the two Joes on a violent collision course, with the fate of a devoted mother (Emily Blunt) and her young son hanging in the balance. Paul Dano and Piper Perabo co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 28, 2012


Awarded by
National Board of Review Rian Johnson Best Original Screenplay 2012 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Rian Johnson Best Original Screenplay 2012 Winner
Writers Guild of America Rian Johnson Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee


Bruce Willis
as Old Joe
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Joe
Emily Blunt
as Sara
Paul Dano
as Seth
Noah Segan
as Kid Blue
Piper Perabo
as Suzie
Jeff Daniels
as Abe
Tracie Thoms
as Beatrix
Frank Brennan
as Old Seth
Garret Dillahunt
as Jesse
Nick Gomez
as Dale
Marcus Hester
as Zach
James Hebert
as Looper
Kenneth Brown Jr.
as Looper
Jeff Chase
as Tall Gat Man
Ritchie Montgomery
as Bodega Owner
David Jensen
as Apartment Super
Wayne de Hart
as Seth Vagrant
Robert Harvey
as Parking Attendant


Rian Johnson
Ram Bergman
James D. Stern
Rian Johnson
Steve Yedlin
John Houlihan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Ducsay
Ed Verreaux
Production Designer
James A. Gelarden
Art Director
Scott Plauche
Art Director
Dave Pomier
Eleanor Nett
Christopher C. Chen
Douglas E. Hansen
Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein
Executive Producer
Peter Schlessel
Executive Producer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Executive Producer
Sharen Davis
Costume Designer
Jeremy Peirson
Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Vernieu
Mike Elizade
Makeup Special Effects
Dana Hart
Costumes Supervisor
Dave Pomier
Unit Production Manager
Jaron Presant
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Stephen Leblanc
Location Manager
Dana Hanby
Location Manager
Kazuhiro Tsuji
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Dane Allan Smith
Visual Effects Producer
Pawel Wdowczak
Production Sound Mixer
Jeremy Peirson
Supervising Sound Editor
Linda Gardar
Key Costumer
Ivo Klaus
CG Supervisor
Colin Strause
Visual Effects
Maria Mantia
Second Assistant Director
Jennifer Mizener
Visual Effects Coordinator
Sam Sullivan
Script Supervisor
David K. Nami
Special Effects Supervisor
James Kroning
Properties Master
Steve Ritzi
Stunts Coordinator
Greg Strause
Visual Effects
Ismat Zaidi
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Ryan Tudhope
Visual Effects Supervisor
Marylou Lim
Assistant Costume Designer
Joel Sevilla
3D Supervisor
Ray Scalice
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Melizah Schmidt
Department Head Hair