A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train within 8 minutes.

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Duncan Jones

Writer:

Ben Ripley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Colter Stevens
Michelle Monaghan ... Christina Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Colleen Goodwin
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Rutledge
Michael Arden ... Derek Frost
Cas Anvar ... Hazmi
Russell Peters ... Max Denoff
Brent Skagford ... George Troxel
Craig Thomas ... Gold Watch Executive
Gordon Masten ... Conductor
Susan Bain Susan Bain ... Nurse
Paula Jean Hixson ... Coffee Mug Lady
Lincoln Ward Lincoln Ward ... Minister Sudoku
Kyle Gatehouse ... College Student
Albert Kwan ... Soda Can Guy
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Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train, and that he must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory. Written by garykmcd

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Make every second count


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Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

Captain Goodwin has five service ribbons: a Bronze Star, an Air Medal, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (awarded by Saudi Arabia), and a Kuwait Liberation Medal (awarded by Kuwait). However, she is missing her Basic Training ribbon. See more »

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[first lines]
Christina Warren: I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.
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Listed as "EDITORIAL ESPRIT DE CORPS Eleanor Rigby" See more »

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The One and Only
Written by Nik Kershaw
Performed by Chesney Hawkes
Courtesy of Sargent Poppy Records
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Those 8 minutes!!
10 June 2011 | by dhruvasomayajiSee all my reviews

First of us i have to say this is a brilliant stuff! Hollywood people have mastered the art of concept based movies. This one is a great testimony to their skills. This is easily the best movie of 2011 so far and a real thriller after inception.

The protagonist is the captain who is killed in a mission in Afghanistan but his body is recovered and it is used to accomplish a mission through the help of program loop called source code.

Some concepts used are programming, afterlife, quantum physics, psychology. But all are brilliantly combined to give a surreal experience. It is a fast paced flick so there is no chance of getting bored at any stage. This is a good one. Definitely worth of your time!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Source Code See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,812,094, 3 April 2011

Gross USA:

$54,712,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,332,697
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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