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The I Inside (2004)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes it is hard to come back. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 May 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Belső útvesztő  »

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Box Office


$8,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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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Don't ya just love to be confused?
16 January 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Here is a film that will keep you wondering just what it's all about. For those who are into such movies, you're in for a treat. The familiar theme of going back to the past to "fix" certain wrongs is offered here with an engaging plot and a bang-up twist.

Simon Cable is a wealthy young man who wakes up in a hospital after some kind of accident in 2002, supposedly due to wood refinishing fumes. We soon learn that he has been in this hospital before, in 2000, which is when his brother Peter was killed. His wife Anna comes to see him but apparently was somehow involved in the cover-up of the truth behind Peter's death. All of this is unknown to Simon, since he has amnesia (or so his doctor thinks) and now believes he has lost two years of his life. It is here that we movie-goers become intrigued, and the attention-grabbing twists do not stop. Who is the blond woman Claire? What is the secret of Simon's brother's death? Why is his doctor unfathomably a pediatrician?

As Simon recovers from his accident, he seems to have flashbacks to 2000, filling the holes in his memory. Or does he? His doctor in 2000 makes a pretty good case that his mind is creating images that Simon feels are actually premonitions of 2002. Confused? Well, so's Simon, and we come to understand the "real" story in bits and pieces, just as Simon does. Eventually, he believes (based on a rather shocking incident during a "flashback" to 2000) that he can go back in time to undo past wrongs and, as in so many other films of this type, things do not go well.

Seen it before, you say? Well, this is a well-wrought presentation of the basic premise, with a possible murder and wife/mistress conflict, some good editing, and more than respectable acting, especially from Ryan Phillipe (Simon), who seems to be blossoming as an actor, or at least is getting better roles. This is a good thing, considering that Phillipe is in every scene, and the other actors all have rather small parts by comparison. Big-name actor Stephen Rea as Doctor Newman is nothing to write home about, but that may partly be because his role is relatively less significant to the total story. The role of Simon's brother Peter, played by Robert Sean Leonard, is even smaller, and Leonard seems to barely walk through it. However, watch for Stephen Graham's portrayal of particularly crabby heart patient Travitt in the year 2000 scenes.

In any event, go into this film with an open mind, and try not to compare it to others of its genre, most recently "The Butterfly Effect." The last few minutes of the film will make you rethink your comparisons anyway and leave you with a new confusion worth discussing at your favorite coffeehouse afterwards.

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