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17 June 2014 (USA) See more »
Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when one escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jennifer Morrison ... White

Josh Stewart ... Oldsman

James Frain ... Andrews

Kimberly Elise ... Blau

Jude Ciccolella ... General Black

Stephen Rider ... Diego
Jared Butler ... News reader (voice)

Directed by
Matthew Thompson 
Writing credits
Scott Bolger (written by) and
Kent Murray (written by) and
Matthew Thompson (written by)

Kent Murray (based on an original idea by) and
Scott Bolger (based on an original idea by)

Produced by
Christine Alderson .... producer
Cassidy Lunnen .... line producer
Thomas Sterchi .... producer
Lars Wiebe .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Russell 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Enrique Mayén 
Film Editing by
Martin Brinkler 
Eddie Hamilton 
Casting by
Susan Paley Abramson 
Justine Hempe 
Production Design by
Kathrin Eder 
Art Direction by
Raul Varela 
Costume Design by
Roland Sanchez 
Makeup Department
Angela Maldone .... key makeup artist
Valerie Ramirez .... makeup artist
Alexis Williams .... key makeup artist
Production Management
J.E. Moore .... post-production supervisor
Lalida Sujjavasin .... production supervisor (as Lalida Kitagawa)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vivian Cosmos .... first assistant director
Ashley Nancy .... second assistant director
Lisandro Novillo .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Alexander .... leadman
Craig Badger .... set construction
Nate Brady .... set dresser
Sean Hicks .... set construction
Melisa Jusufi .... graphic design
John Kudry .... set construction
Harrison P. Richardswise .... special thanks: art production (as Harrison Richardswise)
Michael Thomas .... lead scenic painter
Justin Trabue .... set construction
Christopher Varela .... construction supervisor
Kelvin Wright .... set construction
Sound Department
Simon Hill .... sound mix technician
Jonathan Lastra .... boom operator
Juan Nunez .... production sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Zachary Kinney .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Larranaga .... visual effects supervisor: SAINTS LA
Ryan Spyker .... digital compositor: Saints LA
Casey Adams .... stunts
Joanna Bennett .... stunt double: Jennifer Morrison
Terrence Julien .... stunt double: Stephen Rider
Kurt D. Lott .... stunt coordinator
Alexander McCaslin .... stunt double: Josh Stewart
Garrett Warren .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Francisco Bulgarelli .... camera operator
Jonathan Goldfisher .... first assistant camera
Jesse Jaraczewski .... gaffer
Casey Muldoon .... second assistant camera
Don Presley .... camera operator
Michael Ursetta .... best boy electric
Alejandro Wilkins .... digital imaging technician
Casting Department
Danielle Gilbert .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Simone Sirbaugh .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Riccardo Bacigalupo .... assistant editor
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
Daniel Hasenstaub .... conform artist
Charles Hildreth .... assistant conform artist
Music Department
Chris Gutch .... composer agent
Other crew
Shackley Andrew .... set production assistant
Katrina Leigh Carter .... production coordinator
Kellie Foster .... production accountant
Eric Lydy .... key set production assistant
Christos Michaels .... production lawyer
Kristin Rapinchuk .... script supervisor
Michael Weiss .... legal services

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Event 15" - UK (original title)
"Mission: 15" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for language and some violence
84 min


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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Better as it goes along, Keep watching till the end!, 28 March 2014
Author: doublebky from United States

I just watched Alpha Alert (or Event 15 as some may call it) and I was VERY pleasantly surprised. I truly expected a military cliché movie from start to finish and to be honest, the only reason why I watched it was because of Jennifer Morrison. Loved her work on House and Once Upon A Time and thought "Hey, she is easy on the eyes so it cannot be too bad right?" I am glad I watched this hidden gem! The story is pretty straightforward at the beginning: It shows the comments in individual therapy sessions of 3 soldiers. As they leave the therapy facility in an elevator, something happens to make the elevator get stuck. Panic sets in as crazy events happen next as the soldiers try to get out of the elevator to help the situation. Truly to tell anymore I am afraid I will give something away. All I can say is this: KEEP WATCHING! There will be a major WTF moment followed by several more smaller ones after. The movie really picks up after about 20-25 minutes.

Two standouts in this movie for sure. Jennifer Morrison as Cpt. White is spot-on and solid (and still easy on the eyes). She plays the lead and carries it well in this movie. Josh Stewart as Oldsmand was BRILLIANT casting and for those of you who like The Collector & The Collection, he once again shows us and Hollywood why people take notice of his acting skills.

I gave this a 7 and I am SHOCKED the rating is so low. I know some people have "complained" about the authenticity of the military actions/sequences/protocol. IT IS A MOVIE! IT IS FICTION! It is not like they went and made the people wear purple and sing in Russian. Don't let that run you away from this movie.

If you are someone who needs everything to fit nice and neat and have no holes at all in a movie, this may not be for you. However, if you are someone who likes good acting, and want a movie that throws a curve-ball at you while entertaining you, I HIGHLY recommend this one.

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