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An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

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Himself - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Marc Duerr ...
Himself - Justin's Brother
Kevin Riley ...
Himself - Justin's Longtime Friend
Abby Miller ...
Herself - Justin's Ex-Girlfriend
Steve Weinik ...
Himself - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Colin Smith ...
Himself - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Frannie Seybold ...
Himself - Sevy's Neighbor
Anna Marie Thompson ...
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Joe Raimondo ...
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John T. Arthur ...
Himself - Witness
George Arone ...
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Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home. Written by Anonymous

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$3,054 (USA) (2 September 2011)

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$14,861 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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Fascinating Documentary as a Mystery is Unraveled
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This fascinating documentary, directed by Jon Foy, examines the mystery of what is called the Toynbee tiles. Since the 1980's 130 plaques , or tiles, have appeared on various city streets which all have the same cryptic message--"Toynbee Idea In Movie 2001 Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter.

Although many have been spotted in the Philadelphia area, others were located in the Midwest, New York City, even a few in South America. Some were even spotted on the highway and one just outside the Lincoln Tunnel in New York.

Who's leaving these mysterious tiles and what do they mean? Three young men, Justin Duerr, Colin Smith, and Steve Weinik were all separately investigating this mystery when they decided to join forces after a number of years and see if they could come up with the answer.

To me the fun and interest was in the "peeling of the onion", so to speak, as they took several key clues and tried to thoroughly examine them. One clue would lead to another and open up possibilities while some would lead to dead ends.

Finally, through hard nosed detective work they began to unravel the mystery. I find this type of out of the mainstream documentary riveting and rewarding.

If you've ever seen and enjoyed "The History Detectives" on PBS you may very like this film as well.


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