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The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 10 July 2014 (Germany)
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On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.


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On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Сигнал  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Reunites Olivia Cooke with Lin Shaye after Ouija (2014). See more »


When Nic and Jonah are decrypting the IP address of the person they believe to the hacker named "Nomad", Jonah starts to dictate the IP address to Nic, and start writing it to the wall. But after this scene, this IP address is not written in the wall.

Whilst we hear the full IP address spoken, we never explicitly see it written down in full (camera angle). Also interesting to note, is how he repeats 147. There's nothing to suggest however he actually writes this down in order either as we see the first 3 octets afterwards, but 147 does appears twice on the wall, one of which is circled. See more »


Nic: The truth of the matter? What is the truth of the matter here? The only thing I know for certain is that you don't know what you're dealing with. You will be pulled from this shitty little shack you call a research facility so fast that the only thing relevant to be shown for any of this is the way it's all exposed, wrecked, and forgotten. You have *no* idea! You have no clue! Do you? Have any clue how fast dumb, lost little kids like me, Jonah, or Nomad could ruin a place like this? Have it ...
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Piano Piece in A Major
Performed by Mark Gordon
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Mark Gordon
Courtesy of Lofi Music
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Great movie, most people are over analysing it
22 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie has a slow pace, I know. That doesn't mean it's a bad one. A lot of people are over analysing every scene and image they see in the movie, instead of enjoying a simple story with a lot of photography design. Don't expect a lot of action on it, but do expect amazing photography, immersing atmospheric story, good acting and a few good surprises. One advice I would give is NOT watching the WHOLE TRAILER form the movie. After 1:30 minutes it shows too much and could spoil a lot of surprises. Just trust that the first part is to make contrast with what is coming next. I loved the photography, was the best from the movie by far. The story is good, and it develops interestingly. The acting is good and everyone plays well the parts. Great job, Mr. Eubank!

I definitely recommend to watch this, for all the sci-fi lovers, and especially the ones that appreciate non blockbuster, plastic, cliché movies, and enjoy different ways of doing cinema.

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