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The Numbers Station (2013)

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A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.

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Grey
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Max
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David
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Michaels
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Meredith
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Derne
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Fischer
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Jeremy Fletcher
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Bouncer (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
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Rachel Davis
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Hospital Orderly
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Intern at Hospital
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Storyline

When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code announcer, code resources and remote station they are assigned to. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival. Written by AZSigInt

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The code has never been compromised. Until now. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Códigos de Defesa  »

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Ethan Hawke was originally cast but he dropped out and was replaced by John Cusack. See more »

Goofs

When Katherine begins transmitting the cancel codes, she says "oh" instead of "zero". At the end of the same sequence, she correctly says zero. While some "numbers" stations did broadcast letters instead, they never mixed letters and numbers within the same broadcast (or station). See more »

Quotes

Katherine: What would happen if I'm not here Monday?
Emerson Kent: Because there'd been a terrible train accident?
Katherine: No, the train's here, I'm just not on it.
Emerson Kent: I would have to make a phone call.
Katherine: You would have to make a phone call?
Emerson Kent: I would make a phone call.
Katherine: Company man.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits starts with some numbers spoken and reversed match with the names that are shown. See more »

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Featured in The Making of the Numbers Station (2013) See more »

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pretty good!
15 May 2013 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

i enjoyed it!

the story was pretty well told. the background of John Cusack's character was well revealed, so we can better understand his motives and feelings during the unfolding action, the female character was somewhat underdeveloped i think, not that it impacts the story much, but we could have gotten some flashbacks on how she ended up in the station as well, not only in words - but thats all minor mumblings

although it may seem to some as a 'B' rated movie - it is a much, much better than that, you can easily tell that much effort has been put in this movie by a serious team

7/10


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