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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles -- 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.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles -- 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.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles -- 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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Cast

  (in credits order)

Justin Duerr ... 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 ... Herself - Sevy's Neighbor
Joe Raimondo ... Himself - Witness
John T. Arthur ... Himself - Witness
George Arone ... Herself - Sevy's Neighbor
Rose Pedula ... Herself - Sevy's Neighbor

Directed by
Jon Foy 
 
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Jon Foy 
Colin Smith 

Produced by
Doug Block .... executive producer
Jon Foy .... producer
Colin Smith .... producer
Steve Weinik .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Foy 
 
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Jon Foy 
 
Editorial Department
Steve Pequignot .... colorist
Steve Pequignot .... on-line editor
 
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Kevin Corcoran .... post-production assistance
Nathan Rulf .... production assistance
Daniel Satorius .... legal counsel
Marc H. Simon .... distribution legal: Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP
 
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Trevor Anderson .... thanks
Tommy Avallone .... thanks
Barbara Aylesworth .... thanks
Kurt Boehner .... thanks
Ellen Brodsky .... thanks
Dan Buschel .... thanks
Kate Jacobi .... thanks
Elliot V. Kotek .... thanks
Ellyn Loy .... thanks
Todd Luoto .... thanks
Robert Margolis .... thanks
Roberta Marie Munroe .... thanks
Pat Scanlon .... thanks
Shannon Sharpe .... thanks
Timothy Unruh .... thanks
Sarah Louise Zelnik .... thanks
 

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Justin Duerr:Well, stranger things have happened.
[pause]
Justin Duerr:Nah, that's not true. Nothing stranger has ever happened.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating Documentary as a Mystery is Unraveled, 6 October 2012
Author: Larry Silverstein from United States

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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