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Unthinkable (2010)

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A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writer:

Peter Woodward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Agent Helen Brody
Michael Sheen ... Steven Arthur Younger
Stephen Root ... Charles Thompson
Lora Kojovic ... Rina Humphries
Martin Donovan ... Assistant Director Jack Saunders
Gil Bellows ... Agent Vincent
Vincent Laresca ... Agent Leandro
Brandon Routh ... Agent D.J. Jackson
Joshua Harto ... Agent Phillips
Holmes Osborne ... General Paulson
Michael Rose ... Colonel Kerkmejian
Randy Oglesby ... Mr. Bradley
Benito Martinez ... Alvarez
Sasha Roiz ... Interrogator Lubitchich
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Storyline

A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant," known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Right and Wrong no longer exist See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

26 May 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El día del juicio final See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In Yusuf's video displaying the nuclear bombs, the radioactive material container has the word "Chernivtsi" written in Ukrainian language. Chernivtsi is a city in Ukraine, near border with Romania. Origin of bomb's radioactive material is supposed to be in Russia, making a clear geographical mistake, besides there is no nuclear power station or radioactive fuel process plant in Chernivtsi region. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steven Arthur Younger: [into video camera] My name is Steven Arthur Younger. I am an American citizen.
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Alternate Versions

Extended version features an alternate ending where a team of FBI agents approach one of the bombs in a building. An FBI agent disarms the bomb, the team celebrates, and the camera pans to another bomb that's hidden. The bomb counts down to the time of its detonation and the film ends. See more »

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References Saw (2004) See more »

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Powerhouse
16 November 2012 | by tmoreau2See all my reviews

Blistering and stark, an apparently black and white scenario that seems to leave no room for dispute and debate whiles away at your morals and resolve just slightly quicker than it does the characters on screen. At every moment that you feel something gratuitous or obscene is happening, an instant after you make the judgment, a knot forms and you are made to question and relent. Very little room is left for debate, you don't ponder and question much because all sides are represented on screen. You are fired straight into the dilemma that faces the characters in real time, this film monsters you through the process and assists your own thought process as fast as you can possibly handle it. No space is left to diverge from the ride, to question, to disagree, to shout at the movie in disgust. It shouts at itself, deliberates vigorously and slams you side to side in your seat harder than any ride this side of a theme park.

What you are left with are precious little moments of pause after you realize what the movie has revealed about yourself, what unthinkable things lie just beneath in your own mind.

This is a powerhouse of a thriller that, when through, has exposed the underworld within yourself to you, and leaves you to project the implications of that knowledge onto the broader world.


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