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Synchronicity (2015)

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A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.

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Jacob Gentry

Writers:

Jacob Gentry, Alex Orr (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chad McKnight ... Jim Beale (as Chadrian McKnight)
Brianne Davis ... Abby
AJ Bowen ... Chuck
Scott Poythress ... Matty
Michael Ironside ... Klaus Meisner
Wade Tilton Wade Tilton ... Clerk
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Storyline

From the creators of The Signal (Sundance 2007) comes Synchronicity, a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville. When physicist Jim Beale invents a machine that can fold space-time, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower's identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he's fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality. Written by Anonymus

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To save his future he must alter his past.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,859, 24 January 2016

Gross USA:

$4,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,505
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Soapbox Films, POP Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Jim goes to Abby's apartment for the first time, you can read on the intercom :"Sebastian, J.F. #2019". J.F. Sebastian is a character from Blade Runner (1982), set in 2019, and directed by Ridley Scott. Just above is "Scott, Anthony #2012". Anthony Scott, aka Tony Scott, director known for Top Gun (1986), Spy Game (2001) and Crimson Tide (1995), among others, died in 2012 and was Ridley's younger brother. See more »

Goofs

When the limousine drives through the city, on-coming traffic is to the left. In one "filler-shot", of a city intersection lit by Chinese language signs; not depicting the aforementioned limo, on-coming traffic is to the right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Beale: [from control booth] Balance metric pressure at 057.
Matty: [working in full suit] Metric pressure sustaining 057. Releasing valves.
Jim Beale: Prepare to load M.R.D.
Matty: Radioactivity meters online, ready for exposure.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Bridge
Performed by Ori Vidislavski
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Tries way too hard
3 February 2016 | by Jarlus1See all my reviews

This movie boasts a "sci fi noir" tag and I gotta say, it's a cop out. It's more of a b grade movie than a noir film of any kind.

The soundtrack was repetitive cut and pastes of 80s "sounds" which were super cheesy and just gross. Look back to The Machine for an example of a decent sound track, this sounds like the version done by an inexperienced composer.

The plot it's self is basically what Primer did much better but it had a romance that was essential for the plot to work and unfortunately this writer and the lead actress cannot pull off romance. Don't make a romantic relationship the key to your plot unless you're as good at romance writing as you are science fiction writing. The other aspect of the film, which many unfairly compare to Dark City, is that they use an endless amount of gloss and dark lighting to try to make everything seem dark and gritty. Combined with the music it was just tedious to take in.

Don't get suckered in by the comparisons made to better movies or the "noir" tags.


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