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Unthinkable (2010)

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A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writer:

Peter Woodward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Agent Helen Brody
Michael Sheen ... Steven Arthur Younger
Stephen Root ... Charles Thompson
Lora Kojovic ... Rina Humphries
Martin Donovan ... Assistant Director Jack Saunders
Gil Bellows ... Agent Vincent
Vincent Laresca ... Agent Leandro
Brandon Routh ... Agent D.J. Jackson
Joshua Harto ... Agent Phillips
Holmes Osborne ... General Paulson
Michael Rose ... Colonel Kerkmejian
Randy Oglesby ... Mr. Bradley
Benito Martinez ... Alvarez
Sasha Roiz ... Interrogator Lubitchich
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Storyline

A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant," known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How far would you go to make him talk? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

26 May 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El día del juicio final See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

At some point during the interrogation/torture of Steven Younger, virtually all of his fingers on at least one hand get amputated. A couple of scenes later, all of his fingers appear to be back in place, as you can clearly see him clutching the arms of his chair. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steven Arthur Younger: [into video camera] My name is Steven Arthur Younger. I am an American citizen.
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Alternate Versions

Extended version features an alternate ending where a team of FBI agents approach one of the bombs in a building. An FBI agent disarms the bomb, the team celebrates, and the camera pans to another bomb that's hidden. The bomb counts down to the time of its detonation and the film ends. See more »

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References Saw (2004) See more »

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An excellent "what-if" scenario that will make you think
25 May 2010 | by prizm4See all my reviews

Carrie-Anne Moss represents the average citizen watching this movie, having a facade of superior human rights beliefs (that we tend to have in western countries) that gradually get whittled away as the situation in the movie get more desperate.

How far are we really willing to go to save millions of people? When the entire country is at stake, how far is the US really willing to go with dealing with terrorists? We can claim our governments are moral and upholding human rights, but at the end of the day, the government can do whatever it wants. It doesn't need your approval, and it will do what it believes is required for self-preservation. This movie flaunts that idea.

Unthinkable has excellent mind-play and dialogue that really gets you thinking and challenges what we really believe about human rights.


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