Black Mirror (2011– )
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Shut Up and Dance 

When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.

Director:

James Watkins

Writers:

William Bridges (as Will Bridges), Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Lawther ... Kenny
Jerome Flynn ... Hector
Susannah Doyle Susannah Doyle ... Blackmailed Woman
Frankie Wilson Frankie Wilson ... Tom
Jimmy Roye-Dunne Jimmy Roye-Dunne ... Red
Hannah Steele ... Melissa
Sarah Beck Mather Sarah Beck Mather ... Restaurant Mother
Beatrice Robertson-Jones Beatrice Robertson-Jones ... Restaurant Daughter
Maya Gerber Maya Gerber ... Lindsay
Camilla Power ... Sandra
Ivanno Jeremiah ... Moped Man
Mariam Haque Mariam Haque ... Petrol Station Attendant
Natasha Little ... Karen
Nicola Sloane ... Bank Clerk
Paul Bazely ... The Man in the Woods
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Storyline

When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shut Up and Dance See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The drone seen in the episode is a DJi Inspire. See more »

Goofs

Hector returns home without the suitcase he was carrying all day. See more »

Quotes

Hector: Breathe through your nose!
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Connections

References Black Mirror: White Bear (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Exit Music (for a Film)
Written by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway
Performed by Radiohead
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Well worth your time...
30 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, a teenage boy foolishly believes a pop-up on his computer when it tells him he has malware on his computer. He then installs something to supposedly fix it...but it actually implants a program on his computer activating his built-in camera. Now, unknown others are watching him as he goes through the internet.

Soon, he begins receiving threatening messages on his computer. Apparently they could see him masturbating to photos on the web. They blackmail him to give them his phone number...and then the demands start coming. Soon, the boy is doing all sorts of things...that become more and more and more insane and dangerous as the show progresses. How bad is it and why he continues to comply are things you'll have to see for yourself.

Unlike most of the other episodes I've seen on "Black Mirror", the technology to do what they did to the teen DOES exist today and the story is not sci-fi...they could easily do everything you see. Well written and obviously by a person who actually understands technology.


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