The I Inside (2004)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 May 2004 (Spain)
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An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him.


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Complete credited cast:
Simon Cable (as Ryan Phillipe)
Peter Cable
Doctor Truman
Mr. Travitt
Nurse Clayton
Doctor Newman
Magdalena Manville ...
Female Resident (as Magdelena Manville)
Jay Simpson ...
Morgue Orderly
Paul John Borde ...
Annabel Mansel Lewis ...
5th Floor Nurse


A man (Simon) awakens in a hospital not recalling the last two years. As he begins to find out things from his past, he discovers his ability to move from the year 2002 to the year 2000. By doing this he meets a link between the two time periods. Written by Freddy, corrected by Claudia

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His story began when it all ended See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

21 May 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Belső útvesztő  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$8,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,697 (Chile) (28 July 2006)


$17,697 (Chile) (28 July 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christian Slater (as Peter), Stephen Dorff (as Simon Cable), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (as Anna Cable) were originally set to star. See more »


Dr. Newman refers to Simon's two-year amnesiac memory gap as "short-term memory loss". Short-term memory is measured in seconds, not years. See more »


[first lines]
Doctor Newman: Easy. Diazepam, 5 milligrams. Easy now, Mr. Cable. You're going to be fine. You're just having a nightmare.
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References The Time Machine (1960) See more »

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Promising start, predictable end
31 August 2004 | by (Portsmouth, UK) – See all my reviews

Evidently The I Inside is not due for release in the UK until 2005, but Frightfest in London screened this on 28 August 2004.

This starts off very promising, with Ryan Phillippe's character Simon Cable regaining consciousness in the year 2002 and again in 2000, not entirely sure what he has been doing with his life during the two intervening years. The first couple of "switches" between time-lines succeeded at dis-orientating and jolting the audience admirably, but after some meandering, the "switches" become relatively tedious and gratuitous, and I felt that they did little to further the plot.

The periphery characters all do a sterling job at providing a sense of unease (Piper Perabo is pretty outstanding), but after Simon has "switched" years several times, I found it difficult to retain my attention. By the final denouement, I was past caring, and noticed only with a passing interest that the ending was incredibly similar to another memory-loss psychological thriller from the mid-nineties.

Perhaps I just watched too many films of this sort for my own good? If only I had suffered my own personal memory loss and forget The Butterfly Effect and Jacob's Ladder, then perhaps I would have enjoyed this more.

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