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The Numbers Station (2013)

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A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.


Kasper Barfoed


F. Scott Frazier (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Emerson Kent
Malin Akerman ... Katherine
Liam Cunningham ... Grey
Richard Brake ... Max
Bryan Dick ... David
Finbar Lynch ... Michaels
Lucy Griffiths ... Meredith
Joey Ansah ... Derne
Victor Gardener ... Fischer
Joe Montana ... Jeremy Fletcher
Brian Nickels ... Bouncer (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
Randy Merchant Randy Merchant ... Bouncer
Hannah Murray ... Rachel Davis
Gary Lawrence ... Hospital Orderly
Max Bennett ... Intern at Hospital


When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code announcer, code resources and remote station they are assigned to. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival. Written by AZSigInt

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The code has never been compromised. Until now. See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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UK | Belgium | USA



Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ethan Hawke was originally cast but he dropped out and was replaced by John Cusack. See more »


In the late scene featuring a BMW 7 series, the registration number is AK03HXT, when John Cusack drives away in it it suddenly becomes T96 ABT, which is a BMW that is currently legally on the road in the UK. See more »


Grey: I'll get you a prescription for Ativan, it'll stop your conscience bothering ya.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits starts with some numbers spoken and reversed match with the names that are shown. See more »


Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

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very watchable if compared to so many lousy movies so far in 2013
16 April 2013 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

well, guys who gave low scores for this movie better getting off their high horses and at least having some solid feelings where they stood. this movie actually is quite watchable and i wouldn't mind telling you that i'm one of the arrogant, cynical, and hair-splitting picky guys who never had patience to any and all kinda bad movies, yet this one surprisingly surpassed my expectation. john cusack looked quite old in this film, his hairs looked quite stiff and unnatural due to so much hair dye was used that had made his hairs looked so disgusting. his facial features also looked quite messy.....but he did a great job here and malin akeman also performed so well. the screenplay was well crafted and the "panic room" replaced by some military bunker was also not bad at all. this film looked quite low budget but never gave you a B movie feeling and it's quite smart to have limited money well spent and turned a film into a quite watchable suspenseful one. if you by any chance want to watch a film without being foolish and make your money worthwhile, then watch this one, at least it won't let you down too much.

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