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Cell (2016)

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When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

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Tod Williams

Writers:

Stephen King (based on the novel by), Stephen King (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Clay Riddell
Samuel L. Jackson ... Tom McCourt
Isabelle Fuhrman ... Alice Waxman
Clark Sarullo ... Sharon Riddell
Ethan Andrew Casto ... Johnny Riddell
Owen Teague ... Jordan
Stacy Keach ... Charles Ardai
Joshua Mikel ... Raggedy
Anthony Reynolds ... Ray Huizenga
Erin Elizabeth Burns Erin Elizabeth Burns ... Denise Link
Jeff Hallman ... Hog-Tied Man (as Jeffrey Hallman)
Mark Ashworth ... Bartender
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Geoff
Catherine Dyer ... Sally
E. Roger Mitchell ... Roscoe
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When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after. Written by mystic80

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When everyone is connected no one is safe


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, terror, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene where Clay Riddell (John Cusack) sits on his son's bed, he faces a painting of a ship on stormy waters hanging on the wall. It is the same infamous painting which hung on the wall of Cusack's hotel room in Stephen King's 1408 (2007). See more »

Goofs

The open credit sequence clearly takes place at the Atlanta Airport (Harttsfield Jackson), signs are clearly seen throughout the Delta terminals, Boston Airport announcements are dubbed in until we see John Cusack come off the airplane. See more »

Quotes

Tom McCourt: Clay, I'm really sorry about your family.
Clay Riddell: Don't be sorry because there is nothing to be sorry about yet.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have finished, the catalyst signal from the movie plays for approximately 5-10 seconds, with no image, as if attempting to convert the audience. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Fanatic (2019) See more »

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You'll Never Walk Alone
Performed by Frank Simes
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Might be more of a psychological thriller
10 June 2016 | by tin-BSee all my reviews

First off, this is NOT a zombie movie. I don't know what the book was like, but the movie is not zombies, it is people who are being manipulated by a cellphone signal to be violent, and nothing but violent. We get a glimpse at the end as to what is really going through their minds while being controlled.

This was an excellent movie but for one thing, it doesn't actually explain why it all happened. So, with a few other clues scattered around, I am pretty sure it is a psychological breakdown of one person. In either case, the ride is fun and with good performances. If you must have all questions answered, and don't like the idea of one person having a breakdown, it will not work for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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$1,323,012
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