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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.

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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The assistant to "H" is played by Steve Lucescu, a stunt fighting/martial arts coordinator for dozens of well known films. See more »

Goofs

In the old school, the shoes of Helen change from pumps with pointy heels to pumps with thicker heels several times. 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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Really enjoyed it
26 May 2010 | by weemonkSee all my reviews

What can I say? I'd heard nothing about this film until I had a look at some reviews on here, sounded like something which might be my cup of tea and had a decent cast......what a good film.

I have no idea why people have watched this and called it propaganda - it's a film! Granted, the subject matter is realistic and presents a scenario which could have already happened or could happen in the future. The film is very clever for this reason as it makes you ask yourself (or whoever you are viewing with) lots of questions. What would you deem as moral/acceptable? How far would you go to save the lives of thousands? Should we be governed by laws when dealing with people who have none?

Anyway....I'm not entering the debate but, for the fact this film gets you thinking and asking questions, it's a cleverly scripted film. It's also a tense and thrilling ride as you watch the events play out.

The cast all do a fine job with their parts and the direction is very good. Yes the film has some brutal scenes but it's all part and parcel to draw you in.

It's not often nowadays that you watch a film and have to think afterwards to fully appreciate the fact that you've just been entertained and watched something good....and that's what 'Unthinkable' manages to do.

Regardless of what film genre you're in to, this is definitely worth a look if you appreciate good cinema.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

26 May 2010 (Belgium) See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,669,947
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