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Cell (2016)

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When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

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Clay Riddell
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Tom McCourt
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Alice Maxwell
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Sharon Riddell
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Johnny Riddell
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Jordan
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Charles Ardai
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Raggedy
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Ray
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Denise
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Hog-Tied Man (as Jeffrey Hallman)
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Bartender
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Geoff
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Sally
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Roscoe
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When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after. Written by mystic80

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When everyone is connected no one is safe


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Rated R for disturbing violent content, terror, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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10 June 2016 (USA)  »

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€144,510 (Italy) (17 July 2016)
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Trivia

In the novel, the protagonist Tom McCourt is white, and the villain Raggedy Man is black, but in the film, this is reversed, as they are played by Samuel L. Jackson and Joshua Mikel respectively. See more »

Goofs

Ardai was impaled by the truck's shaft. However, the chassis was not destroyed in explosion as can be seen in the background. See more »

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Tom McCourt: Clay, I'm really sorry about your family.
Clay Riddell: Don't be sorry because there is nothing to be sorry about yet.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have finished, the catalyst signal from the movie plays for approximately 5-10 seconds, with no image, as if attempting to convert the audience. See more »

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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: The Dark Tower (2017) See more »

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I am glad, I am very glad, because i'm finally returning back home
aka "Trololo song"
Performed by Eduard Khil
Written by Eduard Khil and Arkadiy Ostrovskiy
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Was not expecting this bad a movie with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson
10 June 2016 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

There is nothing that has not be seen before including poor camera work ,irritating sound effects and aimless story telling. I could not go past 40 minutes of this movie and I have seen all earlier Cusack movies. The cell phone triggering some sort of RF wave induced madness is a novice idea and the execution is amateurish as best. What sucks is the fact that it appears as if Cusack was intentionally directed to ham all the way and Jackson was made to overact. A B movies by any standards. A bad attempt at making a modern zombie movie. Better pass on this or wait for the time when a Day is 25.38 hours with margin to just waste on this movie.


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