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Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writer:

Ben Ripley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Colter Stevens
Michelle Monaghan ... Christina Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Colleen Goodwin
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Rutledge
Michael Arden ... Derek Frost
Cas Anvar ... Hazmi
Russell Peters ... Max Denoff
Brent Skagford ... George Troxel
Craig Thomas ... Gold Watch Executive
Gordon Masten ... Conductor
Susan Bain Susan Bain ... Nurse
Paula Jean Hixson ... Coffee Mug Lady
Lincoln Ward Lincoln Ward ... Minister Sudoku
Kyle Gatehouse ... College Student
Albert Kwan ... Soda Can Guy
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Storyline

Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train, and that he must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory. Written by garykmcd

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Make every second count


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8 minutos antes de morir See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,812,094, 3 April 2011

Gross USA:

$54,712,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,332,697
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being set in Chicago, much of the film was filmed on a soundstage in Montreal, Canada. See more »

Goofs

It is stated multiple times throughout the movie that the train's destination is Chicago's "Union Station" located in the base of the WiIllis (Sears) Tower. Yet near the end of the movie, the train is seen pulling into Chicago's "Millennium Station", located about 1.2 miles East of "Union Station". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Christina Warren: I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.
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Listed as "EDITORIAL ESPRIT DE CORPS Eleanor Rigby" See more »

Connections

References America's Got Talent (2006) See more »

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The One and Only
Written by Nik Kershaw
Performed by Chesney Hawkes
Courtesy of Sargent Poppy Records
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parallel reality
15 August 2016 | by vikasmeena-10379See all my reviews

English Director Duncan Jones brings to the audience a nail biting thriller as well as beautifully directed movie.Source Code revolves around the concept of creating a parallel universe through time travel.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays the character of Captain Colter Stevens a pilot in U.S Army .Colter wakes up in a train with a woman Cristina(Michelle Monaghan) in front of her whom he has never met before .The last thing he remembers is fighting a battle in Afganisthan.This completely confuses Colter who later discovers that everything about him as changed.The train he was on get's blasted and Colter wakes up again in a capsule this time a woman name Goodwin beautifully played by Vera Farmiga talking to him and trying some memory regain techniques .Colter later learns that she is a member of some secret organization that has built a program known has source code that can connect to anyone's brain and access some-part of their memory .This enables them time reassignment which can create parallel reality.

The chief-head of the organization Dr. Rutledge played by Jeffrey Wright is very stubborn and mean and wants to accomplish mission at any cost.

The movie can make viewer fall in love with each character .Cinematography is beyond satisfaction .Actor Jake Gyllenhaal takes the character to a different level .The concept of the movie at a time will seem abrupt which is completely acceptable in a sci-fi movie .The movie will keep it's audience on their toes .This master piece was nominated for 8 awards and won the COFCA award for best original screenplay in 2011.


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