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Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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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. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colter Stevens
... Christina Warren
... Colleen Goodwin
... Dr. Rutledge
... Derek Frost
... Hazmi
... Max Denoff
Brent Skagford ... George Troxel
... Gold Watch Executive
... Conductor
Susan Bain ... Nurse
... Coffee Mug Lady
Lincoln Ward ... Minister Sudoku
... College Student
... Soda Can Guy
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Storyline

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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1 April 2011 (USA)  »

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8 minutos antes de morir  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,812,094, 3 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,712,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,332,697
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Trivia

The commuter train map posted inside the rail car, was actually the map of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) with the color of the lines altered. The train being filmed was also a Metra train, an entirely different rail system, which features no maps at all in its cars. See more »

Goofs

Colter Stevens is said to be a member of the 17th Airborne. This unit was permanently deactivated in 1949. See more »

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[first lines]
Christina Warren: I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.
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Crazy Credits

Listed as "EDITORIAL ESPRIT DE CORPS Eleanor Rigby" See more »

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Referenced in Polkino: Vypusk 41 (2011) See more »

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Breaking Now
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Good sci-fi thriller, totally ruined by its ridiculous "Hollywood Happy" ending.
1 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

This a very late review. I saw the movie back in 2011 and 2 other times since now in 2017.

Generally is a good sci-fi thriller that for me is ruined by its preposterous ending.

Mind though that the cinematic ending isn't the original. Hollywood producers insisted for a happy ending so they ruined the movie putting a ridiculous twist that simply doesn't make any sense.

So, go and see it. Its production is good and there is the proper amount of suspense to make it interesting. I like Michelle Monaghan's performance in this, and Jeffrey Wright's up to a point, but Jake Gyllenhaal is looking to nervous in the lead.


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