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Pulse (2006)

PG-13 | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 August 2006 (USA)
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director:

Jim Sonzero

Writers:

Wes Craven (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Mattie
Ian Somerhalder ... Dexter
Christina Milian ... Isabelle Fuentes
Rick Gonzalez ... Stone
Jonathan Tucker ... Josh
Samm Levine ... Tim
Octavia Spencer ... Landlady (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Ron Rifkin ... Dr. Waterson
Joseph Gatt ... Dark Figure
Kel O'Neill ... Douglas Zieglar
Zach Grenier ... Professor Cardiff
Riki Lindhome ... Janelle
John Burke ... Newscaster
Mike J. Regan ... Phantom (as Mike Regan)
Steve Tom ... Male Newscaster #2
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Storyline

The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

You are now infected. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, disturbing images, language, sensuality and thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When Mattie sits in the bus just before her professor tries to put himself in its path, behind her is a bearded student, an extra. Repeated views of the films will find him a total of 3 times in 3 different scenes; first in the front school yard, and then in the bus, and one more time in a computer lab. This is an intentional effect to add to the paranoia of the ghosts following you around wherever you go. See more »

Goofs

When we see the first instant messaging conversation between Stone, Izzy, and Tim, Tim's screen name is "Tim86". However, when Tim starts talking to Stone, it has changed to "Tim79". See more »

Quotes

Stone: [showing off his pirated DVDs] A'ight. Check this out. I got all the new joint... Actually these last four, y'all have already. And then these five, right here, won't even be out for another month. Plus I have some other ones here...
Isabell Fuentes: Yeah. You know, you should just save us a few little tax dollars and drive yourself to jail right now.
Stone: Can I use your car? And don't forget, I gotta take you with me, because you did buy some of the stuff.
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Connections

References End of Days (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Delay the Wait
Written by Jules Larson and Joz Ramirez
Performed by Overnight Lows
Courtesy of Jonathan Palmer Music
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User Reviews

 
Commentary from a former Japan resident
18 December 2006 | by PaulLashmetSee all my reviews

For what its worth, I enjoyed this movie. I tend to rent all B-movie DVD's from my local Blockbuster (big plug for the movie pass). Despite what many of the folks have posted on this site, I can tell you that I have seen The Grudge, The Ring, The Darkness, and many other Japanese remakes. I also have lived in Japan for many years and (as much as westerners can), I claim an understanding of their film-making. I thought that this movie was well done, but I cannot in good faith recommend any other remakes. Unfortunately, there is generally an element lost in translation. Luckilly, IMO, Pulse does not lose that and manages to keep its Japanese nature very well intact in its U.S. translation. Kudos to the producers.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,822, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$20,264,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,907,685
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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