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The Imitation Game (2014)

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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

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Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Written by Studio Canal

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Behind every code is an enigma See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking | See all certifications »

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25 December 2014 (USA)  »

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El código enigma  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$479,352 (USA) (28 November 2014)

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$91,121,452 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Trivia

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge's maternal grandmother, used to work at Bletchley Park, just like Alan Turing and his team of codebreakers. See more »

Goofs

Close to the beginning of the film the word "hiring" is used, when Alan is taking his induction. There is no way that this word would have been used at that time in that context. The more appropriate word at that time would have been "recruiting". The word "fired" is used when Alan and Commander Denniston argue about the Christopher's usefulness, midway through the film, the word used circa 1940 would have been "dismissed". The current phenomenon of using (Amercian) English, as opposed to (English) English in the UK is only a modern day trend. In the 1940s and 50s hiring and firing was not in the English vocabulary, at least in regards to employment. See more »

Quotes

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Alan Turing: Are you paying attention? Good. If you're not listening carefully you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. If you think that because you're sitting where you are and I am sitting where I am that you are in control of what is about to happen, you 're mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Milan Svoboda (BMI) 100%
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An instant classic
8 October 2014 | by (Cheshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A movie which oozes Britishness from every frame, The Imitation Game is an instant classic. Wartime Britain is depicted vividly, if a little caricatured, with an autumnal palette and a jaunty air.

A true story, sympathetically told, with good performances all round and a stand-out Turing from the indefatigable Mr Cumberbatch. The young Turing is also extremely well realised by Alex Lawther.

Meandering through Alan Turing's life since school until shortly before his death, the script demands your attention and regularly makes you smile.

Highly recommended.


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