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

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 »





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)

Company Credits

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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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Solid Thriller
18 October 2004 | by (Casablanca) – See all my reviews

A technically superb thriller about a man that after an accident loses memory of the last two years. He struggles to remember what happened during that time and soon finds himself switching between the past and the present and possessing the ability to alter the future.

Heavily inspired by other more famous films dealing with memory loss and past/future actions 'The I Inside' is nonetheless an entertaining and interesting thriller that grabs you and never lets go.

We're thrown into the story with no background and feel exactly like the main character and it's almost impossible to lose interest in a smart plot that only loses its edge towards the end.

Phillippe proves he is up to the task heading a competent cast filled with strong performances.

The biggest achievement however is the superb direction that provides us some wonderful shots and gives a lesson in tension build up and suspense.

Even if the idea behind it is heavily abused and the end is anything but original 'The I Inside' is certainly worth a view.

Perhaps more could have been accomplished but still it's a good ride.

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