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Echelon Conspiracy (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  27 February 2009 (USA)
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At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.



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Yuriy Kutsenko ...
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Raymond Burke
Ilan Goodman ...
Agent Fletcher
Female Casino Tech
Greg Donaldson ...
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Max Peterson is a globe-trotting techno-whiz who installs security systems on computers. He receives an anonymous gift: a phone which sends messages that enable him to win at a casino. Max soon finds himself pursed by hit men, the casino's security chief, and a CIA operative. Who's sending Max messages? Previous recipients of similar windfalls have ended up dead. After a couple of close scrapes, Max realizes he's in danger, so he tries to find out the root of the conspiracy - which seems to have access to every security camera in the world - before he's the next victim. Why is this happening to him, and who can he trust? Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gift  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$500,154 (USA) (27 February 2009)


$500,154 (USA) (27 February 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Big disappointment
22 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has been the reason for me to register with IMDb ... I was expecting a lot from it and the whole story does not make sense. It is poorly written, the story and the plot do not make any sense. Martin Sheen is doing "his bit" , and the main character (sorry I don't remember his name) really does a poor acting job. The story moves fast from one place to the other, with some sort of semi-fake-love story between the main character and this "gorgeous" lady, but the story does not connect whatsoever. The locations of the movie skip to quickly (from Thailand to Czech Republic, and it hangs for an hour or so ... in the Czech Republic. I definitely found it very boring to watch no characters evolve, the storyline being very weak, and the plot (again) is just a cheap trick.This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time, and I definitely do not recommend it !

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