After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? Written by
The Humvee driven by Doug is based on a real-life robot H1ghlander built by Carnegie Mellon's Red Team for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. See more »
According to the "rules" of the movie, the past is 102 hours (4 days, 6 hours), 15 minutes behind. So, when McCready says "shut it down" at what I presume is the end of the day, Friday, AND Carlin states that Oerstadt is going to kill Claire in 12 hours, shouldn't it be 3AM Saturday? Shouldn't it be dark outside? Claire is/was killed at 3PM-ish and the ferry explodes/exploded at 5PM-ish Saturday (in future time).
Also, do FBI agents normally complete high-profile investigations AND reports in less than 4 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes? And Pryzwarra says that he held off on his report (suggesting that it could/should have rightly been completed sooner). See more »
Can't believe it. They're right on time. Let's get these boys to their party.
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The opening credits rush in, framed by a box, and then rush out again. See more »
I'd say this movie definitely lived up to expectations I had from the ad trailers. A good mix of science fiction and cop drama, with the occasional good joke. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Denzel entertained as usual, as did Adam Goldberg. Don't be turned off by the professional reviewers. Those guys can never seem to enjoy a movie that's content with being slightly unbelievable. If I always wanted believable, I'd stick to documentaries or the news. There won't be any Oscars coming out of it, but it was a action-filled thriller that kept me guessing till the end. If you liked the Island, this is right up your ally.
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