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Listening (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

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Khalil Sullins

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Khalil Sullins
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Stroppel Thomas Stroppel ... David Thorogood
Artie Ahr Artie Ahr ... Ryan Cates
Amber Marie Bollinger Amber Marie Bollinger ... Jordan
Christine Haeberman ... Melanie
Steve Hanks ... Matthews
Arn Chorn-Pond Arn Chorn-Pond ... Head Monk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alexenko ... Detective
Araceli Almaguer Araceli Almaguer ... Scientist
Dave Bean ... Listener
Sarah Beguiristain Sarah Beguiristain ... Waitress
Pamela Cedar Pamela Cedar ... Sharon
Kalim Chandler Kalim Chandler ... Young Scientist
Timothy Lee Conley ... Frank
Jonathan Cousens ... Listener (as Jonathan Adam Cousens)
J.R. Craig J.R. Craig ... Police Officer
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A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

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Country:

Cambodia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brainstorm See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambodia See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Parts of the Buddhist monk scenes were shot on location at Ankor Watt Temple in Cambodia. See more »

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While sitting on the porch, Jordan's legs go from crossed to uncrossed and then back again. See more »

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Written by Peter Smith
Performed by Peter Pastel and The Break Neck Crew
Courtesy of Break Yo' Self Records
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Decent moral scifi
27 August 2017 | by andrewaragonSee all my reviews

Film is decent. Strong points are interesting concept, good pacing, and strong acting. Weak points include pretty bad dialogue and some key unbelievable plot points, weird choices in aesthetic.

The movie is worth it, but its not perfect. Constantly struck by how weird everything looks in the like yellow-green tint. Added nothing to the movie. The dialogue is also pretty unimpressive. Not a memorable or striking exchange in the movie because of the awkward word choice. However this is all made passable by the strong concept and moral questions that are brought into the scope of the film. It touches on the concept of sacrifice and freedom as we brave a new age where technology entangles with the human brain. A lot to take away as any good scifi should.


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