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Pulse (2006)

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

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Storyline

The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, disturbing images, language, sensuality and thematic material | See all certifications »

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11 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,822, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$20,259,297, 8 October 2006
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The opening scene in the library was shot in five hours. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposedly set in Ohio. The telephone area code (818) for the rental office of Josh's now vacant apartment is actually for the San Fernando Valley, California (and surrounding areas.) Furthermore, Zeigler's Columbus Zip Code should be 43201 (not the made-up 41273) and 7th Ave street numbers only go as high as the 3600's (not 13124). Plus the actual street is not full of multi-storied apartment buildings designed in the Eastern Bloc brutalist architectural style. Dexter's Weymouth Dr. street address (from his bounced check) is fictitious, but its Zip Code (44101) is indeed in Cleveland. See more »

Quotes

Dexter McCarthy: It was your friend's computer. Did he get off on the stuff? Was he shooting those videos and selling them on-line? What was he doing?
Mattie Webber: Josh tied a phone cord around his neck and hanged himself - that's what he was doing?
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References Toy Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodness of the Girl
Written by Phil Ballantyne, Michael Caso, Damon Cox, and Joel Potter
Performed by Intercooler
Courtesy of Silent Echo
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Not as bad as you might think
25 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've seen the trailer for this movie some time ago, and I decided to watch it. It's one of those horror movies with eerie sets and shots. They chose Bucharest, Romania as a main location, so I found familiar places in it. The campus featured in the film is the one from "Politehnica" University.

The movie itself is well written and has a coherent plot. Of course, there are times when you can predict the next turn of events. But this does not happen very often.

The special effects are OK, not dated or something. They integrate very well in the unfolding of the plot. The soundtrack is also good, many low frequency noises, kind of electric ones (reminds me of "The Ring").

For a remake of a J horror movie, this one does a pretty good job. Worth watching if you have a couple of hours to spare.


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