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The I Inside (2004)

An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him.

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Cast

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

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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Sometimes it is hard to come back. See more »


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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

Budget:

$8,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,697 (Chile) (28 July 2006)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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interesting Puzzle-Box
18 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There should be another category to describe films that don't exactly fit the accepted genres of horror, supernatural or psychological thriller.

I call it the "Puzzle-Box" genre. Puzzle-Box films challenge you to think and discover the answers, rather than spoon-feeding them to you. Not everyone enjoys that when going to the movies. Classifying a film as a Puzzle-Box would make it easier for that film to find its audience.

THE I INSIDE is one of those films. Others are MULHOLLAND DRIVE, IDENTITY (same writer as THE I INSIDE), JACOB'S LADDER, and many modern Korean films, such as OLDBOY, HYPNOTIZED, TALE OF TWO SISTERS, and the brilliant but obscure SPIDER FOREST. And to a lesser extent, MEMENTO, which is fun on the first watch, but bored me on the second, since no new clues are revealed.

THE I INSIDE give more answers at the end than OLDBOY or MULHOLLAND DRIVE, but it is still a fascinating film.

This is is Ryan Phillippe's most challenging role, and he does an excellent job, but the standout for me was Piper Perabo-- she went through some tricky personality quirks (I'm purposely leaving things vague) which added to the mystery.


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