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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

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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
Erin Elizabeth Burns ... Denise
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


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Signal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

This makes the second Stephen King movie for the duo of John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; the first being 1408 (2007). It also makes John Cusack's third Stephen King movie, the first being Stand by Me (1986). See more »

Goofs

The main characters run into a kid sitting on a swing petting a dog. They finally get his attention, and it turns out he's infected and he starts running towards them. They shoot him. They then see dozens of other infected people behind trees and starting to chase them. They run and hide under a boat until the infected go away. The problem is there's no way they would have time to hide under the boat with the infected not seeing them. The infected people chasing them were a mere 20-30 feet away. 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 »

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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: The Dark Tower (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never Walk Alone
Performed by Frank Simes
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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What Book Did They Read ???????
11 June 2016 | by carlcassoSee all my reviews

I remember reading this book and thinking what an amazing Movie it would make. With the right cast and script I knew this could be a winner. I waited for someone to make it and finally they did.

We were getting John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson. How could they not make an amazing movie.

I waited eagerly to view this long anticipated adventure and thought the day would never arrive when I could get the chance to see it.

Then I did.

Firstly it has very little in common with the book I read. the book is very clever and draws you into the story. The movie is not clever and the story is thrown at us.

In The book we care about all the characters. In the movie we don't.

I have to admit I walked out before the end. I just couldn't take anymore.

Why oh why did they not just stick to the books narrative.

I know you have to cut corners but they didn't cut corners, they invented new corners that had nothing to do with the story.

I love Stephen King and have read all of his books but I'm tired of seeing them butchered by Movie makers who just don't understand the story.

Save your money. Don't even bother renting this movie.

Watch TV instead.


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