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Virtuality (2009)

The crew of spaceship begin to die because of unknown defect in a virtual reality device.

Director:

Peter Berg

Writers:

Michael Taylor (teleplay), Ronald D. Moore (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Commander Frank Pike
Kerry Bishé ... Billie Kashmiri
Joy Bryant ... Alice Thibadeau
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Manny Rodriguez (as José Pablo Cantillo)
Ritchie Coster ... Dr. Jimmy Johnson
James D'Arcy ... Dr. Roger Fallon
Clea DuVall ... Sue Parsons
Gene Farber ... Val Orlovsky
Sienna Guillory ... Rika Goddard
Erik Jensen ... Dr. Jules Braun
Nelson Lee ... Kenji Yamamoto
Omar Metwally ... Dr. Adin Meyer
Jimmi Simpson ... Virtual Man
Timothy Webber ... Union Sergeant
Kari Wahlgren ... Jean (voice)
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Storyline

Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being confined to their high-tech vessel, the crew passes the time using advanced virtual reality modules that allow them to take on various identities. But as the ship approaches a critical phase of their journey, a deadly flaw is discovered in the virtual system, forcing them to question if someone onboard might be a killer. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Reality is only the beginning.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the ship, "Phaeton", is a nod to the movie's message of people recklessly trying to go too far and suffering the consequences for it: in Greek mythology, Phaeton was son of Apollo, god of the sun. An arrogant boy, he took his father's chariot out for a joyride but drove it too close to the ground, setting fire to everything in his path. As a punishment, Zeus himself burnt him with a lighting bolt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Commander Frank Pike: It looks like a single platoon.
Union Sergeant: There's no pickets posted.
Commander Frank Pike: No pickets, I don't like it.
Union Sergeant: Well, maybe we just caught 'em napping, sir. Easy pickin' fer a change.
Commander Frank Pike: The sun'll be up soon.
Union Sergeant: Which is why we shouldn't take too long jawing it over, Captain.
Commander Frank Pike: There's near two ton of gold bar in them there crates.
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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Alive Alone
by The Chemical Brothers
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One big confusion
6 June 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the twelve astronauts who are on a spacecraft, going to a distant star that takes ten years to arrive. On board, things start to go wrong and yet they cannot turn back.

"Virtuality" seems good on paper. It is directed by a famous director, has several known (but not very famous) stars, and an intriguing plot. However, it does not seem to work well. The story might have been interesting, but the delivery of the plot is very confusing. There are many mystifying events on board the spacecraft, and these events are not explained well. I was hoping that the ending would bring some answers, but it brings even more unanswered questions. All the confusion annoys rather than being thought stimulating.

In addition, the film fails to grip viewers or to provide suspense for viewers to beg for me. "Virtuality" is a disappointingly confusing film.


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