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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 August 2011 (USA)
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An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

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Jon Foy

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Jon Foy, Colin Smith
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Justin Duerr ... Self - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Marc Duerr Marc Duerr ... Self - Justin's Brother
Kevin Riley Kevin Riley ... Self - Justin's Longtime Friend
Abby Miller Abby Miller ... Self - Justin's Ex-Girlfriend
Steve Weinik Steve Weinik ... Self - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Colin Smith Colin Smith ... Self - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Frannie Seybold Frannie Seybold ... Self - Sevy's Neighbor
Anna Marie Thompson Anna Marie Thompson ... Self - Sevy's Neighbor
Joe Raimondo Joe Raimondo ... Self - Witness
John T. Arthur John T. Arthur ... Self - Witness
George Arone George Arone ... Self - Sevy's Neighbor
Rose Pedula Rose Pedula ... Self - Sevy's Neighbor
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Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home. Written by Anonymous

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Justin Duerr: Well, stranger things have happened.
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Justin Duerr: Nah, that's not true. Nothing stranger has ever happened.
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A true modern mystery
14 February 2011 | by tom-mcchesneySee all my reviews

In today's world true mysteries are hard to come by. It seems now if you can't figure out something you simply hop on a computer and do a Google search to find the answer. For example, recently I was stumped by a plague of fruit flies in my house and couldn't seem to get rid of the pests. So after about 3 days of annoyance I jumped on my laptop and typed "how to get rid of fruit flies?" and as easy as that there was recipe to create your own homemade fruit fly trap using a glass, paper and some juice. Mystery solved! In Resurrect Dead the film-makers were stuck in actual mystery that could not be solved with a simple internet search. They dived into a mystery that seemed impossible to solve. For years they were dumbstruck to how the existence of these tiles had ended up on the streets of many metropolitan areas in the eastern seaboard of the US. The documentary brilliantly paces itself into all the years of research, dead ends, and small glimpses of possibilities that shouldn't be ruled out. For me I was enthralled with their logical approach and deduction of where these tiles were coming from and what their message meant. In a way the documentary really motivated me have a mystery to solve in my life. Or an overarching goal that drives me to find what is the truth in this situation? Today it's easy just to go through the normal phases of life and just exist in the norm of what the world says is a good life. But I think we all have unique opportunities that sometimes come in the form of mysteries that only we can solve!


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$3,054, 4 September 2011

Gross USA:

$21,242

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