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.

Director:

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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

In Cooper (Wyatt Russell)'s mum's house stair layout, her room is at the end of the hall upstairs. That is the exact same stair layout of the access point layout in the game. This is why he was resistant to entering it fearing it would have something to do with his mom (Elizabeth Moynihan). See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, the character of "Josh Peters" is incorrectly listed as "Rick Peters". See more »

Quotes

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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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