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