Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.
The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »
Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed in an operation against suspected terrorists, a college professor becomes increasingly obsessed with the culture and sub-society of these dangerous groups. The arrival of new neighbors, gives him new spirit, as they are gregarious and friendly, with a ten-year-old boy that his son can be friends with. He is even beginning to see another woman. However, he begins to suspect something is odd about the neighbors, something about the way they don't want him to see certain parts of the house, or a set of blueprints they have there. Are his neighbors terrorists... or is the stress of losing his wife merely driving him past the point of paranoia? Written by
Michael Faraday, Jeff Bridges' character, was also the name of a real-life chemist and physicist who did pioneering work in the field of electromagnetism. Michael Faraday is also the name of a street in Reston, Virginia, in which the film takes place. See more »
If there was enough explosive in the car to do the damage shown, Michael could immediately tell the difference when driving or perhaps even looking at the car due to the added weight. See more »
Never wiser than when we're children. They say it and it's true. We'll never see things that clear again.
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Compelling thriller with amazingly un-Hollywood politics and excellent performances.
An excellent cast puts real suspense into this story of the 'Banality of Evil' and how the need for closure in horrific events overwhelms deeper exploration into their causes. Also delves into 'psychological karate' where a person's thoughts and ideas can be used as a pivot to get them to act against themself. A very complex, yet easily understood, plot which is made compelling by an excellent cast. There is no waste in the script.
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