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The Belko Experiment (2016)

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In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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Greg McLean

Writer:

James Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Gallagher Jr. ... Mike Milch
Tony Goldwyn ... Barry Norris
Adria Arjona ... Leandra Florez
John C. McGinley ... Wendell Dukes
Melonie Diaz ... Dany Wilkins
Owain Yeoman ... Terry Winter
Sean Gunn ... Marty Espenscheid
Brent Sexton ... Vince Agostino
Josh Brener ... Keith Mclure
David Dastmalchian ... Lonny Crane
David Del Rio ... Roberto Jerez
Gregg Henry ... The Voice
Michael Rooker ... Bud Melks
Rusty Schwimmer ... Peggy Displasia
Gail Bean ... Leota Hynek
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In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Colombia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Experimento Belko See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,137,230, 19 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,164,675, 19 May 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Greg McLean used several actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Gregg Henry (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)), and David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man (2015)). See more »

Goofs

The building supposedly became a giant defacto Faraday cage, but they are able to pick up a local radio station from inside the building. But nothing supports that the metal around the building is also acting as a Faraday cage. In many outside shots the of building you can see a tower on the roof with 3 Sector antennas positioned around it, this is likely a cell tower and due to the remote location likely the only one providing service to the area. With the level of expertise shown by the perpetrators it would be simple to disable this tower during the lockdown. It is also easily more probable a cell jammer or jammers could have been activated in or near the building. See more »

Quotes

The Voice: In two minutes we want thirty of you dead. If thirty of you are not dead, we will end sixty of your lives ourselves. Five, four, three, two, one. Begin.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Belko Experiment (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

California Dreamin'
Written by Michelle Phillips & John Phillips
Performed by Gabriela Teran (as Gabriela Terán), Leyla Hoyle, Francis Benitez & Marco Godoy
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Serviceable Film, But Could've Been Better
22 March 2017 | by Movie ParadiseSee all my reviews

The strongest part of this film is its premise. It's really fantastic. There is so much possibility for this fun, satirical look at what people will do in certain situations. The film is really filled to the brim with brilliant possibilities. But for the most part, they remain just possibilities. I do think this is a really good script. However, I don't think the execution of this screenplay was as good as if could've been. The characters making decisions and breaking off into groups could have been fascinating and riveting, but it didn't reach the level it should have. The actual streaks of killing could have been so cool to watch, but it comes off as kind of dull. Where the action could have been really inventive and insane, in a Kingsman: The Secret Service kind of way, it ends up being rather rudimentary and bland. There isn't nearly as much electricity or excitement in this film as it deserved to have...


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