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Pulse (2006)

PG-13 | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 August 2006 (USA)
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director:

Jim Sonzero

Writers:

Wes Craven (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Mattie
Ian Somerhalder ... Dexter
Christina Milian ... Isabelle Fuentes
Rick Gonzalez ... Stone
Jonathan Tucker ... Josh
Samm Levine ... Tim
Octavia Spencer ... Landlady (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Ron Rifkin ... Dr. Waterson
Joseph Gatt ... Dark Figure
Kel O'Neill ... Douglas Zieglar
Zach Grenier ... Professor Cardiff
Riki Lindhome ... Janelle
John Burke ... Newscaster
Mike J. Regan ... Phantom (as Mike Regan)
Steve Tom ... Male Newscaster #2
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Storyline

The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You are now infected. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, disturbing images, language, sensuality and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kirsten Dunst was set to star originally and was supposed to shoot before returning to the Spider-Man 2 (2004) set. See more »

Goofs

When the Help Me messages appear on the screen during the group online chat session the appearance of the text goes from "Help Me" to "HelpMe" between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dexter McCarthy: It was your friend's computer. Did he get off on the stuff? Was he shooting those videos and selling them on-line? What was he doing?
Mattie Webber: Josh tied a phone cord around his neck and hanged himself - that's what he was doing?
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Connections

Edited from Pulse (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodness of the Girl
Written by Phil Ballantyne, Michael Caso, Damon Cox, and Joel Potter
Performed by Intercooler
Courtesy of Silent Echo
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User Reviews

 
Not as bad as you might think
25 November 2006 | by florin-mirceaSee all my reviews

I've seen the trailer for this movie some time ago, and I decided to watch it. It's one of those horror movies with eerie sets and shots. They chose Bucharest, Romania as a main location, so I found familiar places in it. The campus featured in the film is the one from "Politehnica" University.

The movie itself is well written and has a coherent plot. Of course, there are times when you can predict the next turn of events. But this does not happen very often.

The special effects are OK, not dated or something. They integrate very well in the unfolding of the plot. The soundtrack is also good, many low frequency noises, kind of electric ones (reminds me of "The Ring").

For a remake of a J horror movie, this one does a pretty good job. Worth watching if you have a couple of hours to spare.


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Country:

USA | Romania | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,822, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$20,264,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,907,685
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2.35 : 1
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