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7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

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Storyline

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. Written by <dadroog@hotmail.com>

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stranger | room | maze | trap | escape | See more »

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The Walls Are Closing In. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 1998 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

El cubo  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$57,147 (USA) (11 September 1998)

Gross:

$489,220 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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Director Vincenzo Natali went to high school with actor David Hewlett. Moreover, Hewlett recommended that Natali cast Andrew Miller as Kazan. Hewlett had previously worked with Miller in a play. See more »

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When Leaven figured out that adding up the digits in the numbers gave her their coordinates in the cube, she would have almost immediately noticed that the coordinates were not in sequence from one room to the next (since the rooms were shifting). See more »

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Holloway: It's all the same machine, right? The Pentagon, multinational corporations, the police. If you do one little job, you build a widget in Saskatoon, and the next thing you know, it's two miles under the desert, the essential component of a death machine. I was right! All along, my whole life, I knew it! I told you, Quentin. Nobody's ever going to call me paranoid again! We've gotta get out of here and blow the lid off this thing!
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AWESOME
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of the best films I've seen in years. Original, suspenseful, frightening. The idea and execution of this film is so simple yet it's still a very complex and brilliant piece of work. The acting is sometimes a little over the top but it still works. The most amazing thing to me is that the filmmakers only built one cube and made it seem like they made several. This is clever, clever filmmaking. Whoever said there are no good ideas left hasn't seen 'Cube'. Dig it.


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