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Eddie Doyle
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Agnes 'Aggie' Driscoll
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Stella Snyder (as Maureen Byrnes)
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Ichiro Shimada
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Robert Eldridge Dean
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Tanaka
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Noble Katz
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Washington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, a charming and irrepressible young thief is forced to help an icy and mysterious United States Navy spy steal a brand new device that the Japanese military is using to encode its top-secret messages. During the mission, which is complicated by the spy's dark past in Tokyo, the two discover that they are pawns in a larger game. Together, they devise an intricate but risky scheme to outwit the people trying to use them. Written by Anonymous

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"A sin to err" is seen in two different places in the film - on a poster in the cryptanalysts' room and circled letters in the end titles. ASINTOER are the eight most used letters in the English language. This is used in frequency analysis to help break enciphered messages. See more »

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As Eddie and the lieutenant arrive at the code breaking building, there is what looks like a modern air-conditioning unit mounted high on the outside wall. See more »

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Stella Snyder: They got ex-bulls guarding the front entrance. Guys bounced off the force for being so brutal even the other bulls noticed. You remember Duke Lindsay?
Eddie Doyle: Yeah... he got picked up last year, didn't he?
Stella Snyder: Yeah. Hitting the St. Alban's. Poor Duke. After what they did to his face with the sidewalk, it's kind of a good thing he got sent up the river. At least he's got decent medical care.
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The letters circled in the closing credits spell "ASINTOERR", which was on a poster in the Codebreaking Room at Naval Intelligence building. See more »

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Completely self-aware and self-confident
18 September 2012 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, United States) – See all my reviews

"The Red Machine" has been juicing the festival circuit for years, after first going into production in 2009. The Depression-era caper has two solid leads in Lee Perkins and Donal Thoms- Cappello and an equally strong supporting cast, featuring the Thelma Ritter-like Mo Byrnes in a standout role. Perkins and Thoms-Cappello are perfect foils for one another and while there could have been a tad more development on their friendship, the chemistry is certainly there. Completely self-aware and self-confident, colorful edits go to show that no one is taking themselves too seriously along this quick, fun ride. "The Red Machine" is more of a period piece "White Collar" than it is "The Lives of Others," but that's totally fine with me.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

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