Unknown (2006)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  3 November 2006 (Japan)
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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?


Jim Caviezel and Kevin Chapman went on to work together in similar roles in the TV series Person of Interest (2011) where they both play cops. 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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Written and Performed by Joe Stansberry
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User Reviews

unknown and unexpected
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually am disappointed in psychological thrillers - typically the twist at the end never lives up to the hype. It was a wonderful surprise that this one failed to let me down at the end. Although the film is slow at times, there are numerous twists and turns so you don't have to wait until the end for all of the excitement.

Unknown is a great movie that keeps the viewer trying to stay one step ahead through the collective confusion. Caviezel and Peppers gave strong and engaging performances. Kinnear skillfully draws both dislike and sympathy. Stormare is a great character actor and perfectly cast for the role.

I agree with other viewers the lighting was dim and depressing but I would give a good guess that this was intentional. Certainly the movie would not have "felt" the same otherwise.

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