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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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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

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Reality is only the beginning.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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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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Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Alive Alone
by The Chemical Brothers
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Great with flaws
4 July 2009 | by webb_lordSee all my reviews

This TV movie or plot if it ever continues has a special touch to it that makes it really enjoyable and i have to say i really got stuck with it after watching a while.

Even though it may become an enjoyable series it still has it's flaws I'm afraid, this whole reality show thing they're trying to put in does not make any sense to me, kind of lowers the quality etc, and then we have the "The whole world is going to end" thing, we've all seen it to many times and it does not necessarily make a show more exciting, could have the opposite effect in fact.

If this actually continues as a series i'd for one want to see some changes for the better, at least i would hope that they could just remove this reality show thing because it makes me think of all the stupid reality shows out there which makes me want to puke a 100 times over, i think that reality shows should stick to reality shows, the same with fiction shows and not trying to put these together because the outcome would be obvious.

Anyhow, overall it was pretty decent, the sci-fi feeling about it made it to be worth watching, the ending here did its part and i hope for a following series


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Language:

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Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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