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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

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Storyline

A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Is the answer in the briefcase? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Take back your life.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,856,389, 20 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,686,397

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,123,083
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Trivia

The first of four collaborations between actor Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collett-Serra. They would reunite for Non-Stop (2014), Run All Night (2015) and The Commuter (2018). See more »

Goofs

When Martin is rolled off the MRI scanner by the assassin, he is put onto a gurney with metal rails and the nurse has a pair of scissors in her top pocket, both of which would have been pulled into the strong magnetic field of the scanner. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pilot's Voice: Ladies and gentlemen, we're beginning our descent into Berlin Tegel, where local time is 8:30 AM, and the temperature is a cool minus four degrees.
Dr. Martin Harris: Morning.
Elizabeth Harris: Did you sleep?
Dr. Martin Harris: No. I'll sleep at the hotel.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown as clouds being viewed from an airplane blow past... not so crazy, except that it actually makes one of the credits unreadable. See more »

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Featured in Unknown: The Story (2011) See more »

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Tchiribim
Performed by Watcha Clan
Written by Clement Queysanne & Karine Kallahoun (SACEM)
Courtesy of Songs for Film & TV obo Piranha Musik
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Pretty good
22 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to love this film, as I'm a big fan of Liam Neeson.

This was a pretty good movie. It was overall enjoyable to watch, and it had good twists to the story. It was action packed, and as such Neeson delivers. January Jones is, unfortunately, a terribly cold actress and is the same character as all of her other films. I do like Diane Kruger though, and she was fairly charming in this.

I enjoyed watching it. It's a good weekend, sit-down-and-enjoy thrill movie, as one would expect from its description. It is by no means a movie I'd recommend for its artistic merit, but it definitely delivers in the traditional thrill-seeker movie. The plot is pretty good as well, and well executed.


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