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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.

Director:

Kasper Barfoed

Writer:

F. Scott Frazier (screenplay by)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Códigos de Defesa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Emerson incorrectly refers to ciphers when describing one time pads - they are in fact codes, which makes it impossible to crack them systematically. They ensure privacy to those individuals who have copies of the pad. It would be poor security practice to derive a pad from a single key. See more »

Quotes

Katherine: What would happen if I'm not here Monday?
Emerson Kent: Because there'd been a terrible train accident?
Katherine: No, the train's here, I'm just not on it.
Emerson Kent: I would have to make a phone call.
Katherine: You would have to make a phone call?
Emerson Kent: I would make a phone call.
Katherine: Company man.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in The Making of the Numbers Station (2013) See more »

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pretty good!
15 May 2013 | by sstoSee all my reviews

i enjoyed it!

the story was pretty well told. the background of John Cusack's character was well revealed, so we can better understand his motives and feelings during the unfolding action, the female character was somewhat underdeveloped i think, not that it impacts the story much, but we could have gotten some flashbacks on how she ended up in the station as well, not only in words - but thats all minor mumblings

although it may seem to some as a 'B' rated movie - it is a much, much better than that, you can easily tell that much effort has been put in this movie by a serious team

7/10


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