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Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi | 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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Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train that must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory. Written by garykmcd

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Make every second count


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

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1 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,306,661 (UK) (1 April 2011)

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$54,696,902 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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Lindsay Lohan was originally cast in the role of Christina, however, producers decided to recast the role when her legal issues conflicted with the filming schedule. Michelle Monaghan was eventually selected as her replacement. See more »

Goofs

The Glenbrook train stop mentioned in this film exists only in the north/northwest suburbs of the City of Chicago. Yet in every last-minute, prior-to-the-explosion shot where the passenger train is about to blow up, the train is shown as heading northbound into downtown from the south. This is impossible given the Glenbrook stop. See more »

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Christina Warren: I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.
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Listed as "EDITORIAL ESPRIT DE CORPS Eleanor Rigby" See more »

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Referenced in Polkino: Vypusk 41 (2011) See more »

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The One and Only
Written by Nik Kershaw
Performed by Chesney Hawkes
Courtesy of Sargent Poppy Records
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An unexpected ride; explosively addictive.
3 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Source code is one of those few action/sci-Fi movies that work effectively without exaggeration or embellishment. When we see Source Code we see the certain resemblance it has with ''Déjà Vu'' with Denzel Washington but Duncan Jones, with his own talent his own style prevent that from happening. Source Code has is own method and approach, which is quite entertaining and enjoyable. This movie is certainly recommended for all the action-junkies because this has all to be a ''Summer Hit'' which confuses me, why hasn't this opened in June or July, it had the potential and the content of an ''Summer'' blockbuster. Jake Gyllenhaal is not your typical action hero, since but he really pulls everything off really well. Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga are both absolutely gorgeous women with talent. On the whole Source Code is pure entertainment at its best.


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