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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard Kelly (screenplay)
Richard Matheson (short story "Button, Button")
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Release Date:
6 November 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You Are The Experiment See more »
Plot:
A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Cameron Diaz ... Norma Lewis

James Marsden ... Arthur Lewis

Frank Langella ... Arlington Steward

James Rebhorn ... Norm Cahill

Holmes Osborne ... Dick Burns
Sam Oz Stone ... Walter Lewis

Gillian Jacobs ... Dana

Celia Weston ... Lana Burns

Deborah Rush ... Clymene Steward

Lisa K. Wyatt ... Rhonda Martin

Mark S. Cartier ... Martin Teague (as Mark Cartier)
Kevin Robertson ... Wendell Matheson
Michele Durrett ... Rebecca Matheson

Ian Kahn ... Vick Brenner

John Magaro ... Charles
Ryan Woodle ... Jeffrey Carnes

Basil Hoffman ... Don Poates

Robert Harvey ... NASA Executive #1
Gentry Lee ... Chief Engineer

Andrew Levitas ... Black Op
Gabriel Field ... Waiter

Frank Ridley ... Detective Starrs

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Police Officer #1

Matthew C. Flynn ... Police Officer #2
Patrick Canty ... Police Officer #3 (as Patrick Eugene Canty)
Sam Blumenfeld ... Timothy

Kevin DeCoste ... Malcolm
Mary Klug ... Female Neighbor
Allyssa Brooke ... Suzanne Weller (as Allyssa Maurice)
Danielle Heaton ... Estelle

Michael Zegen ... Garcin
Rachael Hunt ... Inez

Cheryl McMahon ... Female 911 Operator

Evelina Turen ... Deborah Burns (as Evelina Oboza)

Bill Buell ... Dr. Earl Stupe
Paul Marini ... Santa Claus

Donald Warnock ... Doctor Y (as Don Warnock)
W. Kirk Avery ... Doctor Z
Don Hewitt ... Employee

Floyd Richardson ... Employee
David R. McDonough ... Employee (as Dave McDonough)
Rick L'Heureux ... Chase Employee
Nicholas Cairis ... Chase Employee (as Nick Cairis)
Robert Denton ... Chase Employee
Paul Locke ... Chase Employee
Danny DeMiller ... Chase Employee

Jenna Lamia ... Diane Carnes (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Winstead Barnes ... NASA Executive (uncredited)

Greg Berney ... Drama Class Kid (uncredited)

Jodie Brunelle ... 911 Operator (uncredited)
Danny Carney ... Soldier (uncredited)

Paul H Chapman ... Brainwashed Follower (uncredited)

William Conrad ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Currie ... Nosey Neighbor's Grandson (uncredited)
John E. Daniel ... Reporter (uncredited)

Keith Fluker ... Military Officer (uncredited)

Steve Flynn ... Guest at Wedding Reception (uncredited)

John Franchi ... Lurker (uncredited)

Jay Gates ... Reporter (uncredited)
Patrick Mel Hayes ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Mark Hetherington ... Homeless Library Patron / Zombie (uncredited)
Steven Howitt ... NASA Scientist (uncredited)

Jessica Knight ... NASA Employee (uncredited)
Tina Mann ... NASA Scientist (uncredited)

CJ McBath ... Photographer #2 (uncredited)
Alex Milne ... Child at Bus Stop (uncredited)

Jason Mulcahy ... Edgy & Hip Family Guest (uncredited)
Roxanne Nichols ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Ed O'Keefe ... Norma's Abductor (uncredited)

Richard Pacheco ... Joel Reidy (uncredited)

Greg Paul ... NASA Engineer (uncredited)
Drew Rose ... Groomsman (uncredited)

Coley Speaks ... Employee (uncredited)
Vyvian B. Stevens ... Brainwashed Follower (uncredited)

Franz Strassmann ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
David Struffolino ... NASA Rocket Scientist (uncredited)
Marc Vos ... Banquet Waiter (uncredited)

Jamie Christopher White ... Hotel Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Kelly 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Kelly (screenplay)

Richard Matheson (short story "Button, Button")

Produced by
Sue Baden-Powell .... executive producer
Terry Dougas .... executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Ted Hamm .... executive producer (as Edward H. Hamm Jr.)
Richard Kelly .... producer
Paris Kasidokostas Latsis .... executive producer
Dan Lin .... producer
Sean McKittrick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Win Butler 
Régine Chassagne 
Owen Pallett 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster (director of photography) (as Steven B. Poster)
 
Film Editing by
Sam Bauer 
 
Casting by
Suzanne Crowley 
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Alec Hammond 
 
Art Direction by
Priscilla Elliott 
 
Set Decoration by
Tracey A. Doyle 
 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
 
Makeup Department
Marleen Alter .... makeup artist
Coni Andress .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Cecchini .... key hair stylist (as Liz Cecchini)
Jerry DeCarlo .... key hair stylist
Paula Dion .... hair stylist
Anna Fleiner .... assistant makeup department head
Robin Fredriksz .... makeup artist: Cameron Diaz
Louis Lazzara .... makeup department head
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Jennifer McCollom .... makeup artist
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... additional makeup artist
Nichole Pleau .... makeup artist
Sara Seidman .... assistant makeup artist (as Sara Seidman Vance)
Lona Vigi .... hair stylist: Cameron Diaz
Jason Willis .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sue Baden-Powell .... unit production manager
Wendy Cox .... production supervisor
Ilyse A. Reutlinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crisoforo Aguilar .... second second assistant director
Jason Altieri .... second second assistant director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... first assistant director (as Dieter Busch)
Mark Carter .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bobby Anderson .... picture car coordinator
Joseph Barillaro .... charge scenic artist
Joe Barry .... set dresser
Jamie Bishop .... co-leadman
Richard Blankenship .... construction coordinator
David Henry Buck .... gang boss
Brian Buckley .... set dressing foreman
Rachel Burgio .... art department staff assistant (as Etienne Marchione)
Jason Case .... set dressing gang boss (as Jason Pontes)
Christina Chandler .... set dresser
Danica Chipman .... set buyer
Roger Danchik .... set dressing foreman
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer
Noah Dubreuil .... on-set dresser
Andrew Garcia-Price .... storyboard artist (as Drew Garcia-Price)
Steve George .... gang boss/set dresser: Virginia (as Steven H. George)
Zack Gorman .... set dresser
Jane Gulick .... property master
Mary Hopkins .... scenic foreman
J.M. Hunter .... art department coordinator
Eric Jerman .... key greensman
Dan Joy .... stand-by scenic
Lance Littlefield .... scenic artist
Dave Major .... set dresser
Etienne Martine .... set dresser (as Etienne Marchione)
Brian McKenzie .... set dresser
Beth Morris .... props: Virginia
Lisa Nagid .... property assistant
Katrina Parsons .... set dresser
Jeremy M. Pereira .... scenic artist
John Pungitore .... set dresser
Catherine Rooney .... assistant greens
David Rotondo .... construction coordinator
John Ryder .... set dresser
Richard Salinas .... scenic charge: VA
Shauna Sanchez .... set dresser
Robert Schleinig .... leadman
Michelle Sherwood .... assistant property master
Nathan Smith .... scenic laborer
Tom Sola .... construction foreman
Katie Tower .... graphic designer
Peter Wilcox .... gang boss
Peiyi Wong .... art department staff assistant
Joshua Barnatt .... greensperson (uncredited)
John D. Bert .... assistant props (uncredited)
Aimee Butterfield .... props (uncredited)
Jessica Case .... set dresser (uncredited)
Andréa Ciraldo .... greens (uncredited)
Joe Gagnepain .... set dresser (uncredited)
Keith S. Jackson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rick Reeder .... set dresser (uncredited)
Peter Rippe .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Daniel Brennan .... adr mixer
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr engineer
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recording assistant
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Christopher Eakins .... supervising dialogue & adr editor (as Chris Eakins)
David Esparza .... sound designer (as Dave Esparza)
David Esparza .... supervising sound editor (as Dave Esparza)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Brooke Graeff .... foley assistant
Rick Hernandez .... sound designer
Kevin Jette .... adr mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Kevin S. Parker .... boom operator
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Joel Reidy .... boom operator
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Lisa Varetakis .... dialogue/adr editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Tom Williams .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Christian Beckman .... makeup effects producer: Quantum Creation FX
Judson Bell .... special effects coordinator
Alfredo Cairo .... special effects technician
James Champoux .... special effects technician
Jeremy Dominick .... special effects technician
Phil H. Fravel .... special effects
David Hill .... special effects foreman: Virginia
Gregory Morell .... special effects shop foreman (as Greg Morell)
William Purcell .... special effects coordinator: Virginia (as Will Purcell)
Peter Rippe .... special effects technician
Morgan McMath Rogers .... special effects technician: Langley research center
John Ruggieri .... special effects foreman
Kenneth Salter .... special effects technician
Jay Cail Stone .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ian T. Barbella .... visual effects coordinator: Gradient Effects (as Ian Barbella)
Patrick J. Barry .... visual effects editor
Mannix Bennett .... matte painter: Pixel Liberation Front
Jonathan Bird .... render coordinator: Gradient Effects
Francis L. Camacho .... matchmove artist: Gradient Effects (as Francis Camacho)
Ray Chang .... digital compositor: Gradient Effects
Chris Christman .... CGI supervisor
David Cole .... supervising digital colourist
Shane Cook .... compositor
Sean Coonce .... digital compositor: Gradient FX
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate producer
Sean Cushing .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Liberation Front
Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic .... compositing supervisor: Gradient FX
Raffael Dickreuter .... digital artist
Megan Dolman .... digital artist: Gradient Effects
Megan Dolman .... matchmove artist: Gradient Effects
Jay Frankenberger .... compositor
Philip Fraschetti .... digital compositor: Gradient Effects
Mike Gajga .... animation cleanup artist: Gradient Effects
Brad Gayo .... compositor: Gradient Effects
Brian Genna .... matchmover: Gradient FX
Joanna N. Goslicka .... matchmove artist: Gradient Effects (as Joanna Goslicka)
Joanna N. Goslicka .... tracking artist
Eddie Gutierrez .... compositor: Gradient Effects
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Dylan Highsmith .... visual effects editor
Kevin Hoppe .... matchmove supervisor: Gradient Effects
Ben Howard .... visual effects production assistant
Josiah Holmes Howison .... digital compositor
Josiah Holmes Howison .... lighting supervisor
Jan Huybrechs .... 3D scanning: Eyetronics
Christopher Ide .... post production assistant
Sadie D. Johnson .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Michael Kennen .... lead compositor: Gradient Effects
Thomas Kernan .... digital modeler
Nineli Khanian .... digital compositor
Ji Young 'Gina' Kim .... lighter: Gradient Effects (as Gina Kim)
Mark Kolpack .... visual effects producer
Hima Kumar .... visual effects executive producer: EFX Magic
Gary Laurie .... matchmove technical director: GradientFX
Satheesh Manimaran .... CG artist: EFX Magic
Alex Marin .... lighting artist: Gradient Effects
Damian McDonnell .... digital colourist
Mahito Mizobuchi .... cg modeler
Emmi Nakagawa .... texture artist
Anita Naufal .... lighter
Anita Naufal .... lighting artist: Gradient Effects (as Anita Edwards)
Pouyan Navid .... animation cleanup artist: Gradient Effects (as Pouyan Navidpoor)
Pouyan Navid .... digital effects artist
Andrea Paolino .... character technical director: Gradient Effects
Andrea Paolino .... rigger
Andrea Paolino .... visual effects artist
Andrey Pavlovskiy .... matchmove artist: Gradient Effects
James Polk .... character pipeline supervisor: Gradient Effects (as James D. Polk)
Tanissa Potrovitza .... digital producer
Krishna Prasad .... visual effects senior line producer: EFX Magic
Raphael Protti .... look development lead
Raphael Protti .... texture artist: Gradient Effects
Karthik Ramasamy .... visual effects artist
Karthic Ramesh .... digital paint artist
Anita Razzano .... compositor: Gradient Effects
Ryan Reeb .... digital artist
Ryan Reeb .... lighting artist: Gradient Effects
Eric S. Rosenthal .... simulation lead: Gradient Effects (as Eric Rosenthal)
Rick Sander .... cg supervisor: Gradient Effects
Rene Segura .... digital artist: Gradient FX
Rene Segura .... matchmove artist: Gradient Effects
Kent Seki .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Liberation Front
Reina Sparks .... matte painter: Pixel Liberation Front
Olcun Tan .... digital effects supervisor
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects supervisor
Rodrigo Teixeira .... consultant technical director: Pixel Liberation Front
Cameron Thomas .... compositor: Gradient FX
Sherman Toy .... visual effects associate producer: Gradient Effects
Guerdon Trueblood .... compositor: Gradient Effects
Andres Vitale .... compositing supervisor: Pixel Liberation Front
Diana Marie Wells .... compositor (as Diana M. Wells)
Shane Christopher Wicklund .... digital compositor: Gradient Effects
Jason Wilson .... visual effects artist
Bob Froehlig .... lead systems engineer: Gradient Effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunt double: Jeffrey Carnes
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt rigger (as Jeff Gibson)
Paul Marini .... stunt driver
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Cameron Diaz
Brieann Rich .... stunt driver
Nicholas Rich .... stunt driver
Kid Richmond .... stunt safety
Kid Richmond .... stunts
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Aaron Vexler .... stunt double: James Marsden
Robert Wiley .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darlene Anastas .... theatrical lighting designer
Beth Anderson .... camera loader
Robert Beinhocker .... rigging electric
Andrew Bell .... rigging grip
Carlos Bermudez .... assistant chief lighting technician
Peter Boynton .... lighting technician
Ray Brown .... key rigging grip: Virginia
Al Bruce .... rigging grip
Jan Burgess .... second assistant camera
Rick Cardillo .... rigging electrician
Mark J. Casey .... rigging electric best boy
Derek Contrado .... rigging grip
Doug Cordonier .... grip
Austin Cross .... set generator operator
Peter D'Angelo .... rigging electric
Geoff Dann .... rigging electrician
Scott D. Davis .... rigging gaffer
Michael DiIeso .... key rigging grip
James Dombey .... rigging electrician
Thomas Doran .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Tim Driscoll .... key grip
Brian Dwiggins .... rigging electrician
Michael Dynice .... dive grip
Eric Engler .... rigging electric
Patrick D. Fields .... rigging grip
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alan Gitlin .... digital imaging technician
David Shane Guild .... rigging electrician
Terrence Hayes .... camera operator: "b" camera
Terrence Hayes .... director of photography: second unit
Elizabeth Heslep .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Hutchinson .... rigging electrician
Jason Jaeger .... grip
John R. Kaplan .... grip
Zach Lazar .... lighting technician
Jody Miller .... camera operator: "a" camera
James R. Mitchell .... generator operator
Chris Nickerson .... grip
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tracy Ouellette .... grip
James H. Pair III .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Michael Peterson .... electrician
Jason Petty .... lighting technician: Virginia
Dave Provenzano .... electrician
James A. Ray .... electrician: VA
Michael E. Reynolds .... generator operator
Michael Rich .... grip
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Edwin Rubio .... grip
Chuck Rudolph .... electrician
Dave Rudolph .... grip
Patrick Shelby .... grip
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Wayne Simpson .... rigging gaffer
S. Benny Smyth .... generator operator: VA crew
Robert Spencer .... best boy rigging electric
Julian Sternthal .... best boy rigging grip: Virginia
Hektor Stockton .... electrician
Jeff Tanger .... rigging electric
Darrell Temple .... grip
Christopher A. Thompson .... electrician
Travis Trudell .... rigging electric
Aaron Tyburski .... additional electric
Carl A. Vidnic .... electrician
Tim Wicks .... grip
Christine Willard .... best boy rigging grip
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Elan Yaari .... gaffer
Fred Young .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Matt Bouldry .... casting assistant
Shannon Cain .... extras casting
Peter Dudgeon .... casting assistant
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Henry Jaderlund .... extras casting assistant
Jessica Kelly .... casting associate
Marisa Kushner .... extras casting
Carolyn Pickman .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Berwick .... assistant costume designer
Susanna Brown .... additional costumer
Laurie Buehler .... head tailor
Michael Burke .... set costumer (as Mike Burke)
Elizabeth Clifford .... key costumer
Carrie Davis .... additional costumer
Hillary Derby .... costumer
Sheila Grover .... costumer (as Sheila Gentile)
Lee Harris .... costumer: Cameron Diaz
Virginia Johnson .... costume supervisor
Alexandra Krost .... set costumer: Virginia
Clinton E. O'Dell .... additional costumer
Maggie Ronck .... costume assistant
Barbara Dalton Rotundo .... additional costumer
Dana Schaefer .... wardrobe shopper
Tina Ulee .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Patrick J. Barry .... first assistant editor
Rick Beausoleil .... dailies projectionist
David Cole .... digital intermediate colorist (as Dave Cole)
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate producer
Julie Dole .... assistant editor
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Janssen Riofrir .... post-production coordinator
Darrin Roberts .... additional editor
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nino Centurion .... music editor
Markus Dravs .... score engineer
Markus Dravs .... score mixer
John Marshman .... music contractor
Christopher Mollere .... music supervisor (as Chris Mollere)
Owen Pallett .... conductor
Owen Pallett .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Kris Golashesky .... transportation coordinator: Virginia
Teresa Haney .... transportation
Jacqueline L. Hurd .... picture car coordinator: Virginia (as Jacqueline Hurd)
Billy Kane .... transportation coordinator
Tom Mawyer .... transportation captain: Virginia
Dave Winair .... transportation
 
Other crew
John Albrecht .... first assistant accountant
Natalia Anderson .... assistant: Mr. McKittrick and Ms. Baden-Powell
Natalie Angel .... production coordinator
Julian Barnett .... production assistant
Maxine Bergen .... script supervisor
Catherine Burt .... assistant: Ms. Diaz
Jennifer Bydwell .... product placement
Gary Chandler .... production assistant
Jeff Culotta .... production executive
Ramses Del Hierro Ericstam .... key set production assistant
Judy Dickerson .... dialect coach: Cameron Diaz (as Judi Dickerson)
Jeff Dionne .... location assistant
Kimbette Fenol .... assistant: Mr. Kelly
Ethan Fox .... assistant craft service
Christina Garnett .... assistant production coordinator: Virginia crew
Stephen Gilchrist .... production executive
Elizabeth Ridley Hagan .... location accountant: Virginia
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant
Katherine Shine Hery .... production assistant
Hannah Hoover .... production assistant
Marc Hormuth .... production assistant
Ryan McCoy Johnson .... production assistant
Ali Jordan .... production assistant (as Alison Walker)
Uyen Le .... production legal
Gentry Lee .... historical consultant: NASA
Scott Levine .... unit publicist
Faleshia Lo .... post accounting
Jeffery Mannarini .... production assistant
Jack McCullough .... key set medic
Dean McManus .... security: Ms. Diaz
Nora Minnich .... production assistant
Susan Murphy .... assistant accountant
Caitlin Osgood .... assistant accountant
J.P. Ouellette .... assistant: Mr. Kelly
Dave Ozug .... assistant location manager
Katie Packard .... production secretary
Joe Piasecki .... location assistant
Christopher Plummer .... location assistant
Luke Ramsey .... location manager
Isaac Moses Regelson .... location scout: Richmond
Brieann Rich .... set medic
Nicholas Rich .... set medic
Jane Sakowski Bell .... craft service assistant (as Jane Sakowski)
Andrew Sarno .... assistant production coordinator
Krista Selvaggio .... set teacher
Kristina Soderquist .... auditor
Tracy Spiegel .... head craft service
Thomas Tannenberger .... title designer
Sonya Tateosian .... assistant: Mr. Langella
Anthony Torres .... production assistant
Tom Trigo .... location manager: Virginia
Stuart Valberg .... production assistant
John West .... set production assistant
John M. White .... production assistant
Seanne Winslow .... assistant: Mr. Lin (as Seanne Wehrenfennig)
Charlotte Anne Dore .... stand-in (uncredited)
Abe Vilchez-Moran .... stand in: martin teague (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images
Runtime:
115 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44919)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The number "13" is referenced at least four times. The first time is at the beginning of the movie, with the shot of the Lewis' bedroom clock, which shows 5:44 a.m., the digits of which amount to "13". The second reference is Mr. Steward's car, the license plate number of which is "XH34-568". The letters "X" and "H" are the 24th and 8th numbers of the alphabet, respectively. Twenty-four plus eight equals 32. Thirty-two plus the other numbers on the license plate (3, 4, 5, 6, and 8) totals 58; 5 plus 8 totals to "13". The third reference is the time of death of the woman who was shot in the chest, whose husband works at Langley, or at least the time the "neighbor's heard the shot," which is 4:45 p.m.( 4+4=8, 8+5=13). Finally, the fourth reference is the Lewis' home address, the numbers of which are "7321"; 7 plus 3 plus 1 plus 2 totals "13".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When being followed down through the corridors of the library, they enter a main hallway where it shows his followers coming from two different directions. Yet just a second before all five of them were coming from the same direction as he was.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Norm Cahill:Walter's upstairs, he's okay. They assure me you and your son will be taken care of.
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Movie Connections:
Features "What's Happening!!" (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
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124 out of 231 people found the following review useful.
Green Eggs and Ham, 12 January 2010
Author: work1113 from United States

Ha ha. - oh no - what to say about this film? Yes - green eggs and ham makes more sense than this movie. Where does one start? A lot of the good stuff has already been said - so I won't divulge into the same territory. I believe you already have the movie summary - so I won't paraphrase the movie.

First - let's start the with good.

1). If you like psychological thrillers that make you think (as I do) the first 29 minutes of this film will be for you - this is one of those films that illustrates the question that you always talked about on long car drives when you were kids like (what if you had to chose one family member live, another to die, or, what if you had to die by drowning or fire) This movie is a great concept - bottom line.

2) The wardrobe group did a fine job with bringing us back to the 70's. Realistically though, how difficult is that to accomplish? .....Okay, that's about all for the good. Let's talk about the bad.

1). This movie feels like a 2 hour "Twilight Zone" episode. This could easily be 90 minutes. That might have made the movie tolerable.

2). Do you remember in the movie "From Dusk til Dawn?". The movie started out interesting, then halfway through the movie it just took a degrading turn? Yep - same thing here. I would venture to say that the writers started with a concept, then had no idea what to do with it. I've gotten deeper thought provocation out of Transformers 2.

3). Yes - we get the dilemma in the film. We understand the philosophical undertones and Utilitarian approach - but the story jumped around way too much, didn't elaborate on the current story arc, and took a(forgive me)completely insulting direction.

4). The ending didn't make sense. Not at all. None.

This movie would make a great term paper in college philosophy 101. If you're board out of your mind, in bed sick, or have ever enjoyed being hit in the face with a pie, and can view this free on-line - by all means, go for it.

If you need to pay anything to view this movie, don't waste your time - you're better off watching old Howie Mandel stand-up on You Tube. You will get more philosophical stimulation reorganizing your sock drawer.

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