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Unknown (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 November 2006 (Japan)
Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

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Simon Brand

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Matthew Waynee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Jean Jacket
Greg Kinnear ... Broken Nose
Bridget Moynahan ... Eliza Coles
Joe Pantoliano ... Bound Man
Barry Pepper ... Rancher Shirt
Jeremy Sisto ... Handcuffed Man
Peter Stormare ... Snakeskin Boots
Chris Mulkey ... Detective James Curtis
Clayne Crawford ... Detective Anderson
Kevin Chapman ... Detective McGahey
Mark Boone Junior ... Bearded Man
Wilmer Calderon ... Detective Molina
David Selby ... Police Captain Parker
Adam Rodriguez ... County Doctor
Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Iron Cross (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)
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Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Kidnapper. Victim. Which are you? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

5 нeизвестных See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,746, 5 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$144,397
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Caviezel and Kevin Chapman went on to work together in similar roles in the TV series Person of Interest (2011) where they both play cops. See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 mins) When Jean Jacket bangs on the barred window at the very beginning, the wall very visibly shakes and bulges outwards, revealing it to be improperly anchored drywall at best. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jean Jacket: Who are you? Who the fuck are you?
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Soundtracks

La Moneda Esta En El Aire
Words and Music by Luis Gerardo Nino
Edimusica Ltda c/o Sunflower Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Rugido Norteño
Courtesy of Discos Fuentes/Miami Records c/o Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc.
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Who Is Who?
9 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Five men wake-up in a chemical warehouse without memories. One man is handcuffed and bleeding with a shot on the chest; the other one is tied-up to a chair; the other one has the nose broken; and the other two are lying on the floor. They unravel that two of them have been kidnapped and the other three are bad guys, bur who is who? Meanwhile, the police force try to track the criminals that will catch the ransom and find where their hideout is.

"Unknown" is a surprisingly good thriller, with a dramatic and suspenseful story that uses elements of "Cube", "Memento", film-noir genre and many other movies ("Saw", "Reservoir Dogs" among others). The explanation for the lack of memory of the men is very reasonable, the acting is excellent and the final twist is totally unexpected. The character played by Jim Caviezel is very interesting and complex. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Desconhecidos" ("The Unknown")


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