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Source Code (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  1 April 2011 (USA)
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A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Skagford ...
Gold Watch Executive
Susan Bain ...
Coffee Mug Lady
Lincoln Ward ...
Minister Sudoku
College Student
Soda Can Guy


Colter Stevens, a US Army helicopter pilot whose last memory is flying in Afghanistan, wakes up on a commuter train. However, he discovers that he has assumed the identity of another man. 8 minutes later, the train explodes and Stevens finds himself in some kind of pod. He then talks to someone named Goodwin, who tells him he has to go back and find out who the bomber is. He is sent back to go through the whole thing again and attempts to find who the bomber is but fails. The bomb goes off and Stevens finds himself in the pod again. He is sent back another time, yet still cannot find out anything. When he returns, he asks what is going on. Goodwin and Rutledge, the scientist in charge, tell him that he is part of a project that can put someone in another person's consciousness during the last 8 minutes of their life. Stevens then asks why he cannot just stop the bomb. He is told that he is not going back in time but placed in the moment so he can find out who the bomber is and if ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

8 minutos antes de morir  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,306,661 (UK) (1 April 2011)


$54,696,902 (USA) (8 July 2011)

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Did You Know?


Russell Peters did about an hour of stand-up with his own material for his scene. Because majority of his jokes were full of adult themes and graphic language, most of them were cut because of the PG-13 rating. See more »


Colter Stevens is said to be a member of the 17th Airborne. This unit was permanently deactivated in 1949. See more »


[first lines]
Christina Warren: I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #28.10 (2011) See more »


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will keep you interested till the very ending

I was looking forward to seeing " Source Code " ever since I saw the 1st trailer, and I was lucky enough to catch it in an advance screening, before it officially released here, and it just exceeded my expectations. this is the type of movies that will keep you interested till the very ending . it's probably the best sci-fi/thriller since Inception ! no big action scenes, no big explosions, no usage of unnecessary CGI, well-written story, solid performance from Mr. Gyllenhaal ( who is now officially one of my favorite actors ) and another hit from my newest favorite filmmaker Duncan Jones. don't miss it !

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