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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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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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3 November 2006 (Japan)  »

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$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$63,677,735 (USA) (6 May 2011)
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Both Jim Caviezel and Jeremy Sisto have portrayed the role of Jesus Christ on film; Most recently, Caviezel starred in The Passion of the Christ (2004) while Sisto previously assumed the role for Jesus (1999). In addition, Peter Stormare played Satan in 'Constantine (2005)'. See more »

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When Jean Jacket (Jim Caviezel) 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 »

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[first lines]
Jean Jacket: Who are you? Who the fuck are you?
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Remade as Acid Factory (2009) See more »

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Written and Performed by Joe Stansberry
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A real beauty! ...much better than expected.
10 February 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw "UNKNOWN" yesterday in a midnight special screening and it was surprisingly good! In deed, this one is a real beauty among so many mystery, psychological thrillers hitting the cinemas in the last years.

This movie is a little bit of "SAW", a little bit of "IDENTITY", a little bit of "RESERVOIR DOGS" spiced with some tiny little pieces of "CUBE" - so far, so good and so anticipating. BUT: in many movies of this kind there is a story with some huge holes in the plot and a final twist at the end which may be unexpected and surprising - but after some minutes you feel a little bit strange about it because the final twist being of some strange coincidence.

"UNKNOWN" is better: the only coincidence you will have to swallow is right in the beginning of the movie, that there is a chemical gas which is strong enough to wipe out the complete memory of five people (including their whole identity!) for some hours, but fails to kill one of them although "death" being one of its side effects.

Under this premise the rest of the story is fully logical and surprisingly clever. And it makes the best out of the fact, that in many scenes the audience is better informed about the real identity of the characters than the characters themselves.

And the end is just stunning: when the final credits hit the screen you have seen many final twists and you know everything about what was going on in the chemical factory, but you do not know all about the motive force of any character. In fact, 24 hours after seeing this movie I still try to find out what is my personal opinion about Jean Jacket and his role in this game.

...and a movie which is worth to think about more than 10 minutes is always worth a watch. Enjoy this ride!!!


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