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3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »
Trust no one. Fear everyone. See more »
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. | Full synopsis »
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Jim Caviezel ... Jean Jacket

Greg Kinnear ... Broken Nose

Bridget Moynahan ... Eliza Coles

Joe Pantoliano ... Bound Man

Barry Pepper ... Rancher Shirt

Jeremy Sisto ... Handcuffed Man

Peter Stormare ... Snakeskin Boots

Chris Mulkey ... Detective James Curtis

Clayne Crawford ... Detective Anderson

Kevin Chapman ... Detective McGahey

Mark Boone Junior ... Bearded Man

Wilmer Calderon ... Detective Molina

David Selby ... Police Captain Parker

Adam Rodriguez ... County Doctor

Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Iron Cross (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Ponytail (as Tommy Rosales)

Ben Hernandez Bray ... Uzi Henchman (as Ben Bray)

Mel Rodriguez ... Lone Cop

Paul E. Short ... Security Guard (as Paul Short)

Patricia Belcher ... Depot Supervisor

Blair Williamson ... Custodian
Rick Lashbrook ... Desk Sergeant

Britt Delano ... Police Secretary

Adriana Yanez ... Woman

Victoria Justice ... Daughter

Simon Brand ... ER Doctor
Amparo Grisales ... Female Bartender (as Amparo Grisales De Tessarolo)

Peter Mark Vasquez ... Card Player (as Pete Vasquez)
Lucia Morella ... Young Erin
Trey Middlebrooks ... Boy

Katie Piel ... Police Dispatcher (voice)
Andres Nieto Molina ... Soccer Broadcast Commentator #1 (voice)
Alfredo Castro ... Soccer Broadcast Commentator #2 (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zach Sobel ... Security Camera Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Simon Brand 
Writing credits
Matthew Waynee (written by)

Produced by
Russ Chasney .... co-producer
Randy Delano .... executive producer (as Randolph De Lano)
Tamara Delano .... executive producer (as Tamara De Lano)
Ross M. Dinerstein .... co-producer
Cedric Jeanson .... executive producer
Rick Lashbrook .... producer
Frederick Levy .... executive producer
Brent Morris .... line producer
Darby Parker .... producer
Bobby Schwartz .... co-producer
John S. Schwartz .... producer
Ariel Veneziano .... executive producer
John Yull .... co-producer
Original Music by
Angelo Milli 
Cinematography by
Steve Yedlin 
Film Editing by
Luis Carballar 
Paul Trejo 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
Production Design by
Chris Jones 
Set Decoration by
James McGowan 
Costume Design by
Jane Anderson 
Makeup Department
Sallie Ciganovich .... additional hair stylist (as Sallie Nicole)
Tanya Cookingham .... key hair stylist
Erin Lippard .... additional hair stylist
Myke Michaels .... additional makeup artist
Kelley Mitchell .... additional hair stylist
Uli Nunn .... makeup artist (as Uli de la Lama)
Lorna Reid .... assistant hair stylist (as Lorna A. Reid)
Scott Wheeler .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Ron Dempsey .... production supervisor
Jeff Fitzpatrick .... unit production manager (as Jeff Carlson)
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second assistant director (as Jasmine Alhambra)
Sloane Lewis .... second assistant director
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director
Art Department
Christian Bevington .... art department coordinator
David P. Bonanno .... storyboard artist
Matt Center .... leadman
Todd Daniels .... assistant property master
Roger Dertinger .... property master
Jen Fiedler .... set dresser
Ricky Hausz .... set dresser
Nathan Morse .... on-set dresser
Christopher Taylor .... set dresser
Kelly Wasserman .... shopper
Sound Department
Robin Ancrum .... utility sound
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Adam Fike .... post sound coordinator
Stephen M. Galvin .... adr editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialog editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Steve McCarty .... sound effects editor
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Speed Ratliff .... boom operator
Cathleen Rowland .... foley artist
Galen L. Senogles .... foley artist
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound engineer
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
John Taylor .... sound mixer
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Steve King .... special effects technician (as Steven King)
Albert Lannutti .... pyrotechnician
Paul Sokol .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Matthew W. Johnson .... inferno artist
Brian Avery .... stunt double
Ted Barba .... stunt performer
Jon Braver .... stunt double: Joe Pantoliano
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunt coordinator (as Ben Bray)
Damien Bray .... stunt safety
Keenen Bray .... stunt safety
Kurt Bryant .... stunt performer
Phil Culotta .... stunt performer
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Tad Griffith .... utility stunts
Mike Justus .... stunt performer
Steve Kelso .... stunt performer
Brian Machleit .... stunt double
Rick Parker .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunt performer
Nick Plantico .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Frank Torres .... assistant stunt coordinator
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Joblin Allen .... electrician
Guido Egger .... dolly grip
Eric Felland .... lighting technician
Bill Fernandez .... key grip: second unit
Eric Forand .... rigging electrician
Owen Foye .... grip
Stephen Furry .... best boy grip
Jonathan Goldfisher .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jennifer Ann Henry .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Horan .... key grip (as Mike 'Mega' Horan)
Dan Kanes .... electrician
Guy Livneh .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Sabyn Mayfield .... grip
Ryan McCoy .... gaffer
David Newbert .... grip
Stephen Olsen .... electrician
Seth Orozco .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bill Persaud .... key grip: second unit
Jaron Presant .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Jason Prowell .... grip
Mike Risco .... electrician
Alex Scott .... camera loader
Erik Stapelfeldt .... first additional camera: "b" camera
Burke Tackett .... electrician
James Troost .... best boy electric
Alex Vendler .... additional director of photography
Alex Vendler .... director of photography: second unit
Nate Wayman .... grip
Wade Whitley .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Jodi Collins .... casting consultant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristen Anthony .... set costumer
Nancy Ceo .... costume supervisor
Verity Grover .... assistant wardrobe
Addie Hall .... costume ager/dyer
Terri Middleton .... set costumer
Gail Mosley .... set costumer
Asia Muka .... set costumer (as Asia Ahearn)
John Varvatos .... wardrobe: Greg Kinnear
Editorial Department
Karen Castañeda .... associate editor
Peter McEvoy .... digital intermediate executive producer
Grant Myers .... assistant editor
Ken Schwartz .... colorist: dailies
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
Music Department
Kevin Globerman .... music editor
Michael Miley .... musician: percussion
Angelo Milli .... conductor
Angelo Milli .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... transportation captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Brandon Greenwood .... driver
Other crew
Brenda Arson .... assistant production coordinator
Catalina Ausin .... assistant: Simon Brand
Drew Baker .... runner
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Jeremy K. Fiest .... epk director
Cynthia Garcia Walker .... production accountant
Sherie Giehtbrock .... script supervisor
Stephen Hays .... financing
John Robert Johnson .... location staff
John Kirby .... acting coach: Mr. Caviezel
Nathon S. Lewis .... assistant: Jim Caviezel
Nick Mazzone .... production assistant
Richard 'Mercury' Melendez .... key production assistant
Danielle Probst .... production coordinator
Jesse H. Rivard .... location manager (as Jesse Rivard)
Alisa Robinson .... first assistant accountant (as Lisa Kay Robinson)
Jared Smith .... production assistant
Cindy Swartz .... set medic
Rosana Tomas .... production secretary
Kaito Voloj .... electronic press kit
David Zimmerman .... on-set coach: Blair Williamson
David Frigerio .... special thanks
Andrew Kersey .... special thanks
Harvey Weinstein .... special thanks

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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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) (TV). In addition, Peter Stormare played Satan in 'Constantine (2005)'.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[first lines]
Jean Jacket:Who are you? Who the fuck are you?
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Acid Factory (2009)See more »
La Moneda Esta En El AireSee more »


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33 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Reservoir Puppies, 18 April 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Unknown" is the type of film that looks brilliant before, during and even shortly after watching it. The names of the actors appearing during the opening credits are fantastic, the basic premise sounds awesome and instantly reminds you of a handful of other cinema classics, there's an almost constant high level of action & mystery and the director maintains a fast pacing and regularly provides new plot twists! This film actually contains all the aspects you hope to see on a big cinema screen, and it isn't until quite a while after finishing "Unknown" before its flaws and shortcomings come to the surface. It sounds rather strange, but by now – only a couple days after my viewing – I can't even remember that many things about "Unknown" that were really original and/or genuinely impressive. In spite of delivering constant thrills and mystery, the only thing I can think of now is how simplistic the story really is and how the script actually reverts to such easy excuses to explain the oddities. If you're planning on seeing "Unknown", I strongly advise to enjoy the wild ride while it lasts and immediately put your mind to other things when the film is over, because if you contemplate too much about what you saw, there's a large chance your opinion will change as well. The film already often gets compared to "Reservoir Dogs" and it's fairly easy to see why. Five rather sinister men are gathered in a secluded desert hangar and it's more than likely that they're all involved in some kind of criminal affair. Slight problem, though ... they suffer from mass-amnesia following an incident or violent struggle and none of them knows whether he is a good guy or a bad guy. One of them is tied down to a chair, one is handcuffed and slowly dying from a gunshot wound, one guy's nose is broken and the last remaining two men are desperately trying to figure out what connects them. As the day passes by, brief flashback and awkward phone calls reveal that the men are involved in a kidnapping and that they are waiting for other accomplices to return to the hangar. But, which of them are kidnappers and which of them are hostages? And, even more importantly, what caused their temporary loss of memory? The amnesia-aspect of the plot is intriguing at first, but it becomes less plausible and definitely sillier as the film evolves. It's a little too hard to believe that the characters don't remember anything about their unusual situation and when the cause of the amnesia is finally revealed, it only comes across as a mildly acceptable excuse. Thanks to the minimum amount of filming locations, "Unknown" does feature quite a bit of suspense and an occasionally claustrophobic atmosphere. The screenplay suffers from the 'one twist too many' syndrome at the end, like so many wannabe intellectual psychological thrillers nowadays, but the writing skills of newcomer Matthew Waynee are definitely promising and hopeful for the future of the genre. The multi-talented cast provides this film with a bigger status than it actually deserves, but they all play their roles with great devotion. Jeremy Sisto's role ("Six Feet Under", "May", Wrong Turn") is sadly the smallest and it hurts to realize he'll probably always remain underrated. Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper and Jim Caviezel are good in their rather unconventional roles, while Peter Stormare steals the show as the maniacal gangster.

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