Black Mirror (2011– )
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An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.

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Dan Trachtenberg

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Wyatt Russell ... Cooper Redfield
Hannah John-Kamen ... Sonja
Wunmi Mosaku ... Katie
Ken Yamamura ... Shou Saito
Elizabeth Moynihan ... Cooper's Mum
Jamie Christofersen ... Rick Peters (as Jamie Paul)
Jessica Neil Jessica Neil ... Scared Girl on Plane (as Jessica Nell)
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Alessandro Neri Alessandro Neri ... Tourist
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An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

Several references are made to the Indiana Jones franchise. Sonja (Hannah John-Kamen) compares Cooper (Wyatt Russell) to Indiana Jones, the bar where they meet is named The Raven (as is Marion's bar in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)), and Cooper mimics ripping the heart from the figure in the house while shouting "Kali Ma," mimicking Mola Ram's character in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Katie leaves the room, the clock on the wall has a time of 5:35, when Cooper takes a photo of the contents of the suitcase, it reads 5:37, when Katie returns to the room the clock has a time of 5:34. See more »

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Katie: We're going to commence with deactivation.
Cooper: Oh, that's great news.
Katie: We need you to follow instructions and make it to the access point.
Cooper: The access point? Great. Where the fuck's the access point?... Oh, fuck! More stairs? Come on!
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Features Big Ass Spider! (2013) See more »

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Mama Liked The Roses
Written by John L. Christopher
Performed by Elvis Presley
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It absolutely blew my mind!
21 June 2019 | by AhmedSpielberg99See all my reviews

I was thoroughly engaged from start to finish. Wyatt Russell delivered a powerhouse performance portraying the extremely likable protagonist. I found the concept to be quite relatable and really well-executed, although it's by no means new. The twists and turns are so effective. The way this episode ends sent shivers down my spine. The setup is a bit longer than it should be, though.

I know this may be an unpopular opinion to have but this is my highest rated, and probably my favourite, Black Mirror episode I've seen so far.

(9/10)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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2.20 : 1
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