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6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

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Vincenzo Natali

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André Bijelic (as Andre Bijelic), Vincenzo Natali | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nicole de Boer ... Leaven
Nicky Guadagni ... Holloway
David Hewlett ... Worth
Andrew Miller ... Kazan
Julian Richings ... Alderson
Wayne Robson ... Rennes
Maurice Dean Wint ... Quentin
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Storyline

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. Written by <dadroog@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Don't Look For A Reason... Look For A Way Out See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 July 1998 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El cubo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,147, 13 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$501,818
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Vincenzo Natali deleted a final moment from the film in which it's shown what is outside the cube. He said when he was paring the film down in the editing room it was the first thing he removed. See more »

Goofs

After they find Wren again, the blood from Worth's ear is clearly fake as it is not sticking to his skin - you can see the shadow on his chin. See more »

Quotes

Quentin: I'm not dying in a fucking rat maze!
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Intriguing concept ruined by terrible script
17 March 2007 | by charchukSee all my reviews

Interesting, suspenseful flick, with some great direction, hampered by terrible acting and atrocious dialogue. The overall concept is an intriguing one, and could have made for a better film in the hands of a competent writer, but instead the screenplay is filled with idiotic characters and ludicrous dialogue. Combined with some terrible overacting by most of the cast, and the dialogue-heavy scenes become painful to watch. Fortunately, the 'action' sequences redeem the film, as they are shot well and become incredibly suspenseful - especially the scene with the quiet room. Some great gore effects and a fitting ambiguous ending make it a worthwhile viewing.


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