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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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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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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,466,468
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After the present has been established as Wednesday, the FBI agents see the tape in which it is stated that three bombs will go off on Friday. Agent Vincent then says "But that's 4 days from now". 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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An intriguing, gripping topical thriller
22 October 2010 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

Time is ticking as three bombs are hidden in American cities, and a terrorist Steven Younger (Michael Sheen) is tortured for the information of their locations, however, is he telling the whole truth.

Genuine nail-biting performances from Sheen and Matrix's actress Carrie-Anne Moss as 'Brody'. Despite Sheens's less than convincing accent (which doesn't impair his great performance) you have to give him credit for this brave choice of acting job given the subject matter of terrorism. He is the modern alternative of Hannibal Lecter, reminiscent but more dangerous and excelling the normality of Gerard Butler's terrorist character Clyde Shelton in the recent Law Abiding Citizen (2009). Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect calmed, cold torturer Henry Herald 'H' Humphries. There is depth his character, ruthless yet a family man, emotionless, yet sensitive and the viewers moral standpoint can only decide if he is right or wrong.

Principles, religious beliefs, good and evil are questioned and touched upon in Peter Woodward's screen-play. It's also packed with Government, FBI, CIA and political conspiracies. With a great score that builds the tension, Unthinkable is intriguing and gripping as it unfolds at a pulse pounding pace with an ending to die for.

It's a topical thriller wonderfully directed by Gregor Jordan and certainly worth every second of your viewing time.


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