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

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,306,661 (UK) (1 April 2011)

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$54,696,902 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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Scott Bakula:  voice of Colter's father. Bakula starts off his phone conversation by saying "Oh Boy". That was his trademark line from Quantum Leap (1989), which has a similar plot to this film. See more »

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When security personnel are called in, US Army Military Police show-up. Nellis Air Force Base, like all Air Force Bases, is protected by US Air Force Security Forces personnel. Contractors are sometimes used to provide minor assistance such as checking identification at gates, but MPs would not be stationed on an Air Force Base. See more »

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Christina Warren: I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.
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References Donnie Darko (2001) See more »

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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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