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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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The Walls Are Closing In. See more »


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

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CAD 365,000 (estimated)

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

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$489,220 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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All the characters were chartered accountants in the original first draft of the script. See more »

Goofs

When Kazan lowers himself into the blue sound-activated trap room, the set cube wobbles from left to right enough to spoil the illusion (though only for about two seconds) that the cube is solid, inflexible metal. See more »

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Leaven: Give me a minute. Okay. The numbers are markers; points on the map, right?
Worth: Right.
Leaven: And how do you map a point that keeps moving?
Worth: Permutations.
Quentin: Permu - what?
Leaven: Permutations. A list of all the coordinates that the room passes through. Like, a map that tells you where the room starts, how many times it moves, and where it moves to.
Quentin: The number tells you all that?
Leaven: I don't know. See, I've been looking at only one point on the map. Which is probably the starting position. All I saw was what the Cube ...
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23 January 2001 | by (USA) – 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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