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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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Complete credited cast:
... Leaven
... Holloway
... Worth
... Kazan
... Alderson
... Rennes
... 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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Fear... Paranoia... Suspicion... Desperation See more »


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

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11 July 1998 (Netherlands)  »

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El cubo  »

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Budget:

CAD 365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,147, 13 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$501,818
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Nicole de Boer admits that she flunked math at school. See more »

Goofs

Leaven uses a common, plastic clothing button to scratch her notes into the metal plates on various rooms within the cube. Not only is any plastic incapable of scratching any metal, the fine lines which appear in her writing could not have come from the blunt edges of her button even if it were sharp enough to score the metal. See more »

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Leaven: [looking at the "room numbers"] Prime numbers. I can't believe I didn't see it before!
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References Das Boot (1981) See more »

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by Mark Korven
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Low Budget, Does not have to equal Low Quality
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

It probably cost about half the budget of this movie, to make the opening sequence, which successfully gets your attention. Once it has your attention it simply refuses to let you go, it is compelling to say the least.

The entire cast were pretty much unknown when the film was made (and most still are), but they all gave fine performances throughout. Without the successful casting this film could have easily been a disaster, as it is almost entirely character driven. I'm glad to say that definitely is not the case.

Despite the low budget and practically unknown cast, the film manages to be clever, intriguing, thought-provoking and highly enjoyable. sadly, this film is probably a one off, i can't think of another low budget film that has half the impact of this one.

8/10 and worth every point


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