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A reclusive physicist creates a mysterious machine in his basement that changes his life and all those around him.


Zach LeBeau
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Sage ... Dr. Marcus Ryan
Adam LeFevre ... Dr. Alan Reed
Jamie Elman ... David Williams
Brittany Benjamin ... Jessica Williams
Daniela Lavender ... Claire Ryan
Jerry Longe Jerry Longe ... Carl
Quinn Kay Quinn Kay ... Sara Ryan
Bryan McClure ... Andrew
Gary Planck Gary Planck ... Taxi Driver
Lena Noel Krussel Lena Noel Krussel ... Little Girl
Matt Harwell Matt Harwell ... Little Girl's Father
Beth Paprocki Beth Paprocki ... Little Girl's Mother
Tina Dixon Tina Dixon ... Receptionist #1
Emily Fradenburgh ... Receptionist #2
Michelle Zacharia Michelle Zacharia ... Kim


The Scientist follows a brilliant physicist, Dr. Marcus Ryan (Bill Sage), who anguishes over the tragic death of his wife and daughter while secretly constructing a mysterious energy generator in his basement. The multi-dimensional energy unleashed by the machine triggers a series of events that propels Ryan toward a higher level of consciousness. Written by A.J.

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Drama | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA See more »

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Polynation Pictures See more »
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Early in the movie, Marcus opens an old-fashioned, mechanical music box which plays the first few stanzas of the melody to the nursery rhyme "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". Before it plays the last stanza ("Life is but a dream"), however, he abruptly shuts its lid, stopping the music. The next time he opens it, its mechanism should resume playing where the song had left off, but instead it starts over, at the beginning of the song. See more »


Requiem Aeternam
Composed by Franz Liszt (as Ferenc Liszt)
Performed by The Hungarian Army Mens Choir
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30 March 2011 | by boltadaveSee all my reviews

Cant believe how boring this film is after reading some of the other reviews, I honestly feel like I wasted an hour and a half of my life waiting for something to happen in this movie. Long silences every 2-3 minutes, at least there is plenty opportunities to make a cuppa. To enjoy this film at its best, take some matches to keep your eyes open. The acting was good, The story was average There is nothing more I can say or write about this movie but I have to write at least 10 lines before this can be submitted. Which is a real shame as I am sure that if watched a lot of people will agree that it was a terrible film, in fact if this was a book it would be about 10 pages long...

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