Unknown (2006)

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Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eliza Coles
Handcuffed Man
Snakeskin Boots
Detective Anderson
Detective McGahey
Bearded Man
Detective Molina
Police Captain Parker
County Doctor
Iron Cross (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)


Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

5 нeизвестных  »

Box Office


$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,746 (USA) (3 November 2006)


$63,677,735 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Jim Caviezel and Jeremy Sisto have portrayed the role of Jesus Christ on film: Caviezel in The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Sisto in Jesus (1999). The two also starred together in Angel Eyes (2001). In addition, Peter Stormare played Satan in Constantine (2005). See more »


When Jean Jacket bangs on the barred window at the very beginning, the wall very visibly shakes and bulges outwards, revealing it to be improperly anchored drywall at best. See more »


[first lines]
Jean Jacket: Who are you? Who the fuck are you?
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Words and Music by Luis Gerardo Nino
Edimusica Ltda c/o Sunflower Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Rugido Norteño
Courtesy of Discos Fuentes/Miami Records c/o Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc.
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Who Is Who?
9 October 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Five men wake-up in a chemical warehouse without memories. One man is handcuffed and bleeding with a shot on the chest; the other one is tied-up to a chair; the other one has the nose broken; and the other two are lying on the floor. They unravel that two of them have been kidnapped and the other three are bad guys, bur who is who? Meanwhile, the police force try to track the criminals that will catch the ransom and find where their hideout is.

"Unknown" is a surprisingly good thriller, with a dramatic and suspenseful story that uses elements of "Cube", "Memento", film-noir genre and many other movies ("Saw", "Reservoir Dogs" among others). The explanation for the lack of memory of the men is very reasonable, the acting is excellent and the final twist is totally unexpected. The character played by Jim Caviezel is very interesting and complex. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Desconhecidos" ("The Unknown")

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