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Travelling Salesman (2012)

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Four mathematicians are hired by the US government to solve the most powerful problem in computer science history.


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Credited cast:
No. 1 - Tim Horton
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Mysterious Man
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Four mathematicians are hired by the US government to solve the most powerful problem in computer science history.

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The recorded speech given during the film ends at exactly 13:13:13:13 See more »


Early in the film, the character Tim Horton asks a colleague about the characteristics of a desert. The colleague replies that they are 'hot'. This is not true, since Antarctica is a desert and is not thought of as being 'hot'. There are many ways to classify an area as a desert. Two of the main methods are that total precipitation is less than 10 inches, and the evaporation being greater than precipitation. 'Hot' is too subjective a term since many people will disagree on what qualifies as 'hot'. See more »


[last lines]
No. 1 - Tim Horton: Don't blink. You might miss something.
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Best dialog I have experienced in years
27 December 2013 | by (Richmond VA) – See all my reviews

I believe it is a travesty that this film has such a low score on here. The only thing I can attribute it to is that today's viewers have an attention span of a raccoon trapped in a treasure chest. I suppose the fact that I am a very big fan of this type of film--and what I mean by that is chock full intelligent dialog--may also have something to do with that. There are two other films that have always been in my top 10 favorite films list because of this attribute and they are 12 Angry Men, and The Man From Earth (not to be confused with the man who fell to earth.) Basically a few people trapped in a room for most of the movie discussing a monumental mathematical proof that has huge implications for just about everything and everyone on the planet, and the moral responsibility they have as they are in cahoots with the government through funding. If you have an attention span, love existential and philosophical discussions, or just enjoy movies that make you think then you will love this film as I did. Please help this film get the rating it deserves.

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