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The Numbers Station -- A black ops agent (John Cusack) and a code operator (Malin Akerman) assigned to a remote CIA broadcast station, must work together to stop an attack that could change the world as we know it.
The Numbers Station -- After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine, a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA "Numbers Station" where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy.
The Numbers Station -- Clip: The Assignment
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The code has never been compromised. Until now.
A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Cusack ... Emerson Kent

Malin Akerman ... Katherine

Liam Cunningham ... Grey

Richard Brake ... Max

Bryan Dick ... David
Finbar Lynch ... Michaels

Lucy Griffiths ... Meredith

Joey Ansah ... Derne

Victor Gardener ... Fischer
Joe Montana ... Jeremy Fletcher

Brian Nickels ... Bouncer (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
Randy Merchant ... Bouncer

Hannah Murray ... Rachel Davis

Gary Lawrence ... Hospital Orderly

Max Bennett ... Intern at Hospital
Jonathan Jaynes ... Nathaniel Davis
Gabrielle Reidy ... Monroe

Directed by
Kasper Barfoed 
Writing credits
F. Scott Frazier (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Bevan .... executive producer
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer: uFilm
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Chris Cowles .... executive producer
Chris Fenton .... executive producer
Christopher Figg .... executive producer
Bryan Furst .... producer
Sean Furst .... producer
Robert How .... line producer (as Rob How)
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer: uFilm
Erick Kwak .... executive producer
Stéphane Lhoest .... line producer: Belgium, uFilm
Doug Mankoff .... executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... executive producer: uFilm
Karl Richards .... executive producer
Steven Silver .... executive producer
Andrew Spaulding .... executive producer
Neil Tabatznik .... executive producer
Nigel Thomas .... producer
Charlotte Walls .... executive producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... executive producer: uFilm
Robert Whitehouse .... executive producer
James Gibb .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul Leonard-Morgan 
Cinematography by
Óttar Guðnason (director of photography) (as Ottar Gudnason)
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Per Sandholt 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard  (as Dan Hubbard)
Production Design by
Ged Clarke 
Art Direction by
Danny Rogers (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Liz Griffiths 
Costume Design by
Sian Jenkins 
Makeup Department
Kate Benton .... makeup artist
Graham Johnston .... makeup designer
Lorna McGowan .... makeup artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics designer (uncredited)
Simon Taylor .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Steve Harrow .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Bunce .... second assistant director
Joe Geary .... first assistant director
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director
Art Department
Callum Andrews .... construction manager
Emma Denby .... art department assistant
Mark Fruin .... stand-by props
Antonia Gibbs .... production buyer
Tone Gibbs .... prop storeman (as Tony Gibbs)
Neil Griffiths .... dressing props
Paul Mitchell .... dressing props
Nigel Pollock .... stand-by art director
Craig Price .... property master
Emma Rogers .... graphic designer
Corrine Silver .... art department assistant
Mark Sindall .... stand-by propman
Markus Spivey .... stand-by painter (as Marcus Spivey)
James Waddingham .... stand-by carpenter
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Niv Adiri .... sound re-recording mixer: effects premix, Sound 24
Chris Ashworth .... production sound mixer
Ben Barker .... sound designer
Luke Brown .... assistant foley mixer
Peter Burgis .... foley artist (as Pete Burgis)
Etienne Carton .... technical sound supervisor
Tony Dawe .... sound recordist
Sebastien Demeyere .... sound coordinator (as Sébastien Demeyere)
Mike Dowson .... senior sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Duffy .... sound assistant
Danny Freemantle .... sound effects editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Nicholas Freemantle .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Stephane Garbe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jean Stéphane Garbe)
Glen Gathard .... foley mixer
Emilie O'Connor .... adr editor
Emilie O'Connor .... dialogue editor
Francis Perreard .... sound consultant: Dolby
Paul Schwartz .... boom operator
Denise Yarde .... boom operator
Tony Dawe .... additional sound mixer (uncredited)
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Victoria Bravery .... special effects (as Tori Bravery)
Graham Cough .... special effects
Nick P. Phillips .... special effects (as Nick Phillips)
Graham Povey .... special effects supervisor
Matthew Roberts .... special effects (as Matt Roberts)
Dan Doddington .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joan Azpeitia .... VIEW D Compositor
Travis Berry .... visual effects artist: North by Northwest Productions
Amelia Braekke-Dyer .... stereo conversion compositor
Giles Burgess .... visual effects editor
Vikki Chapman .... stereo production coordinator: prime focus film
Jonathan Cheetham .... visual effects supervisor: uFX
Marc Henry de Frahan .... facilities manager: uFX
Bert Deruyck .... visual effects artist: uFX
Suzanne Forward .... visual effects coordinator: uFX
Dave Goodbourn .... technical manager: uFX (as Dave Goodbourne)
Clare Heneghan .... visual effects producer: uFX (as Clare Cheetham)
Miriam Jane .... visual effects artist
Brooke McGowan .... stereo compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Jason McKee .... visual effects artist: North by Northwest Productions
Jason McKee .... visual effects supervisor: North by Northwest Productions
Ricardo Musch .... stereo compositor (view-d : Prime Focus Film)
Jason A. Payne .... visual effects producer: North by Northwest Productions
James Rose .... visual effects artist: uFX
Francesco Rossi .... visual effects artist: uFX
Bruno Sommier .... visual effects supervisor: uFX, Belgium team
Daniele Starnoni .... stereoscopic conversion artist
Rafael Zierhofer .... stereo conversion artist
Nora Berecoechea .... project assistant: uFX (uncredited)
Alexis Haggar .... titles: graphics and effects (uncredited)
Zarene Dallas .... stunt performer
Sarah Franzl .... assistant stunt coordinator
James Grogan .... fight choreographer
James Grogan .... stunt double: John Cussack
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Roy Taylor .... stunt performer
Zarene Dallas .... stunt double: Malin Akerman (uncredited)
George Morris .... precision driver (uncredited)
Roy Taylor .... fight assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Ashby .... key grip
Barry Bellotti .... electrician
Jeremy Braben .... aerial photographer: Helicopter Film Services Ltd
Mat Brooks .... data wrangler
Paul Brown .... electrician
Peter Byrne .... first assistant camera
Abigail Catto .... clapper loader
Laurence Cendrowicz .... additional still photographer: additional on-set stills
Dominique Cheung .... camera trainee
David Churchyard .... clapper loader (as Dave Churchyard)
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
Bernard Esterhuysen .... high speed camera operator
Bernard Esterhuysen .... high speed technician
Lee Godfrey .... best boy grip
Tristan Hey .... digital imaging technician
Lee Knight .... best boy
Vince Madden .... electrician (as Vinny Madden)
Marc-Jason Maier .... digital imaging technician
Michael McDermott .... gaffer
Vince McGahon .... camera operator
Spencer Murray .... first assistant camera
Emily Payne .... camera trainee
John Pitt .... rigger
Christina Steils .... aerial photographer: Helicopter Film Services Ltd
Oliver Ward .... aerial camera technician: Helicopter Film Services Ltd
Abigail Catto .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Vince McGahon .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jay Benedict .... crowd adr: Sync or Swim
John Papsidera .... casting: US
Phoebe Scholfield .... crowd adr: Sync or Swim
Gemma Sykes .... casting associate: UK
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinna Everett-Lyons .... costume supervisor
Maja Meschede .... key costumer
Emma Rees .... assistant costume designer (as Emma Rose Rees)
Editorial Department
Gilles Bissot .... digital intermediate film technician
Giles Burgess .... first assistant editor
Catherine Donner .... film lab technician (as Cahterine Donner)
Yves Dujardin .... digital intermediate coordinator
Yves Dujardin .... film lab coordinator
Christian Dutillieu .... film lab technician
Paul Francois Fontigny .... digital intermediate film technician
Maurice Henrion .... film lab technician
Adam Inglis .... digital colorist
Joanna Jimenez .... second assistant editor (as Joanna Garland)
Dominique Marcel .... digital cinema mastering
Romain Matuszak .... digital cinema mastering
Aldo Mulone .... assistant digital grader
Omar Sakkou .... film lab technician
Laurent Verscheure .... film lab technician
Mat Brooks .... digital lab technician (uncredited)
Charlotte Collings .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Location Management
Andrew Ryland .... assistant location manager
Charlie Thompson .... location manager
Music Department
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Rupert Coulson .... score mixer
Caroline Gorman .... assistant to composer
Gareth Griffiths .... music contractor
Ross Hamilton .... musician: guitars and bass
Paul Leonard-Morgan .... conductor
Paul Leonard-Morgan .... music arranger
Paul Leonard-Morgan .... orchestrator
Jeremy Murphy .... pro tools assistant: Angel Studios
Sam Petts-Davies .... score pro tools assistant
Steve Price .... music recordist: Angel Studios
Dianne Stevenson .... second assistant to composer
Transportation Department
James Adkin .... assistant action vehicle coordinator
Rob Hempenstall .... unit driver
Graeme Main .... camera car driver
Danny Mitchell .... swing co-ordinator
George Morris .... action vehicle coordinator
Tony Wadsworth .... driver: Mr. Cusack
Piotr Walczak .... transport facilities manager
Martin Walsh .... driver
Other crew
Bianca Arvin .... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Alison Balch .... head of international operations: Content Media Corporation
Judith Baugin .... head of international marketing: Content Media Corporation
Hannah Boschi .... assistant production coordinator
Kyle Brosius .... trailer titles
Lara Brown .... assistant: Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik, Blue Lake Media Fund
Maéva Buisse .... production coordinator: uFilm (as Maeva Buisse)
Evan Cohen .... assistant: Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Echo Lake Entertainment
Christine Corner .... auditor: Grant Thornton UK LLP
Alana Crow .... business and legal affairs
Melloney Cunnell .... production assistant: Matador Pictures
Libby D'Arcy .... vice president of business affairs: Content Media Corporation
Andy Darbon .... caterer: Set Breaks
Ilda Diffley .... director of development: Echo Lake Entertainment
Meredith L. Ditlow .... assistant to producers (as Meredith Ditlow)
Meredith L. Ditlow .... production executive: Furst Films (as Meredith Ditlow)
Rebecca Dix .... unit publicist: Public Eye
Brian Gibbs .... production accountant
Louise Green .... assistant post-production accountant
Nell Green .... production assistant: Matador Pictures
Paul Hay .... bowser operator: Helicopter Film Services Ltd
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... lawyer: uFilm (as Pierre-Philippe Hendrickx)
Sion Iorwerth .... senior administrator: Matador Pictures
Polly Jefferies .... production coordinator
Chesney Jefferson .... production runner: dailies
Michael Jupp .... helicopter pilot: aerial photography, Helicopter Film Services Ltd
Mark Kingston .... health and safety officer
Erick Kwak .... executive vice president: worldwide business and legal affairs, Content Media Corporation
John LaViolette .... counsel: Furst Films
Lucia Lopez .... head of development: Matador Pictures
Alex Matcham .... production controller
Martin Metz .... production executive: uFilm
Saira Mian .... head of legal and business affairs: Matador Pictures
Christos Michaels .... legal services
Laura Miles .... script supervisor
Sheila Fraser Milne .... production executive
Alex Molden .... accommodation coordinator
Melanie Mooney .... assistant: Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik, Blue Lake Media Fund
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Richard Moxon .... production counsel: Davenport Lyons
Maggie Newton .... assistant to executive producers: Piccadilly Pictures
Kerry Porter .... unit publicist: Public Eye
Ben Rothwell .... armourer
David Ruddock .... assistant accountant
Steve Sango .... security
Lara Sargent .... post-production accountant
John Schmidt .... chief executive officer: Content Media Corporation
Kate Selby .... floor runner
Iwona Sellers .... production executive: uFilm
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive: uFilm
Greg Slewett .... counsel: Furst Films
James Smith .... assistant: Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Echo Lake Entertainment
Jessica Stamen .... vice president of development: Echo Lake Entertainment
Saskia Thomas .... production coordinator: Piccadilly Pictures
Claire Walker .... production runner
Dean Wares .... title designer
Geoff Webb .... chief financial officer: Content Media Corporation
Russell Webber .... production assistant: Matador Pictures
Harry White .... head of international sales: Content Media Corporation
Kristie White .... assistant post-production accountant
Luke Windsor .... unit publicist: Public Eye
Bob Corff .... voice coach (uncredited)
Donna Graham .... nurse (uncredited)
David Hicks .... screen graphics (uncredited)
Matt Spooner .... unit medic (uncredited)
Peter Bevan .... the producers would like to thank
Sarah Brown .... the producers would like to thank
Alastair Burlingham .... the producers would like to thank
Ibon Cormenzana .... the producers would like to thank: Arcadia Capital
Ignasi Estapé .... the producers would like to thank: Arcadia Capital (as Ignasi Estape)
Sara Giles .... the producers would like to thank
Karl Richards .... the producers would like to thank
Mary Thomas .... the producers would like to thank

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89 min
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Anachronisms: When any patient is admitted into a British hospital with a gunshot wound, the police are immediately notified. If the patient is/remains unconscious, they are placed under 24/7 (sometimes armed) guard, until they regain consciousness, and can be interviewed by CID/SB/SI/SO19.They aren't just bandaged up, and allowed to wander freely about, until they stumble across their accomplice, in a different ward.See more »
Max:[Meredith holding a gun on him] You're shaking now. You're getting angry. You're letting your emotions get the better of the situation. The adrenalin, it's really kickin' in. What I know? The reason that I'm not shaking is because this is a choice not dictated by emotion. This is logic - pure, simple. My boy over there is rated fourth in the world in the Glock 30. You now what that means? What's it mean...
Derne:It means I could shoot you from Texas.
Max:Now that's of course exaggeration. But the point still stands, he knows what he's doing. He's a professional. And you're... you. You've already dropped the gun, because this is a choice within a very strict set of parameters. Right now you're in control. What you don't want to do is put him in control. Don't give him the choice. That way is death. That way
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31 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Better than the numbers indicate, 25 May 2013
Author: erostew from Canada

I won't try and stretch your credulity by saying this is a must see movie. You could give it a miss and your life will be just the same as if you saw it. However... It really isn't a bad little flick if you can get past the misleading posters, etc. They say "Action Movie" and the reality is that it is a character piece. A definite case of poor marketing.

John Cusack plays a burnt out CIA black ops guy that is assigned to watch over Malin Akerman after screwing up a job. The movie is more about him confronting his demons than about fighting off some nameless terrorist types. He does a decent and believable job.

Malin Akerman's character is somewhat under-developed. Her acting wasn't terrible, I just think the role could have been better written. I just couldn't seem to care all that much about whether she lived through it.

The one really jarring note was the location. It is supposed to be a remote secret base, but they used one of the many former air bases scattered through England as the setting. The thing is none of those bases are all that remote and it is a large complex with bunkers and electric gates and crap like that which kind of sticks out like a sore thumb. They would have done better to set it on an island off Scotland or something.

Over all it was worth seeing but it's better to rent than to buy.

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