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Buried (2010)

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Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

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José Luis García Pérez ...
Jabir (voice) (as José Luis García-Pérez)
Robert Paterson ...
Dan Brenner (voice)
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Alan Davenport (voice)
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Linda Conroy (voice)
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Pamela Lutti (voice)
Warner Loughlin ...
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Special Agent Harris (voice)
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911 Operator (voice)
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State Department Rep. (voice)
Cade Dundish ...
Shane Conroy (voice)
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411 Female Operator (voice) (as Mary Songbird)
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CRT Operator (voice)
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Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Paul Conroy Isn't Ready To Die. See more »


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Rated R for language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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15 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Enterrado  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,268, 26 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,028,658, 7 November 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,152,480, 4 August 2012
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The phone number of the Chicago F.B.I. field office, mentioned in the movie, is the number of the office in real-life. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie where Paul is trying to call several times without any answer, the camera is zooming in on the phone's display to focus on the battery life. However, during this zoom you can see that it says "No service" on the display. Despite this, Paul can dial/call without any problems right after. See more »

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[first lines]
Paul Conroy: [screaming] Hey!
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In the Lap of the Mountain
Written by Rodrigo Cortés and Víctor Reyes
Performed by Garrett Wall & The Breath-No-Breathers
Guitars and Banjo: Diego García
Drums: David Hyman
Bass: Francisco López
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My kind of film
5 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I always find that the best films are the ones that you come across on the spur of the moment, in the middle of the night or when you just happen to be flicking over the channels. I recorded this on the spur of the moment. A few weeks ago. I never got round to watching it until last night and I'm glad I did.

There are so many films out there that are carbon copies of each other and you can almost predict what is going to happen. But 'Buried' is as unpredictable as it is unnerving. This really shouldn't work. The whole movie is set inside a coffin in the middle of some desert in the middle east. It only has one visible actor and several voice actors. The movie shouldn't work but it does. Mainly because of a fantastic script and a deliciously macabre plot.

It keeps you on the edge of your sofa all the way and builds up to a terrific climax. Credit to the main actor who does a wonderful job.

If you haven't seen it. Give it a go. Best film I've watched for a long time.


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