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110 min | 112 min (unrated version)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
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Alexandre Aja
1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-08-15
Filming Locations: Romania
Budget: $35,000,000
Opening Weekend: $11,161,074 (USA) (17 August 2008)
Gross: $30,691,439 (USA) (23 November 2008)
Kiefer Sutherland
Ben Carson
Paula Patton
Amy Carson
Cameron Boyce
Michael Carson
Erica Gluck
Daisy Carson
Amy Smart
Angela Carson
Mary Beth Peil
Anna Esseker
John Shrapnel
Lorenzo Sapelli
Jason Flemyng
Larry Byrne
Tim Ahern
Dr. Morris
Julian Glover
Robert Esseker
Josh Cole
Gary Lewis
Ezra Buzzington
Terrence Berry
Aida Doina
Rosa (as Doina Aida Stan)
Ioana Abur
Front Desk Sister
Darren Kent
Jimmy Esseker
Roz McCutcheon
Jimmy's Mother
Adina Rapiteanu
Young Anna
William Meredith
Young Doctor
Bart Sidles
Police Inspector
Cai Man
Jingdong Qin
Anca Damacus
Burning Woman
Tudor Stroescu
Delivery Man
Liliana Donici
Mirror Person
Aurelia Radulescu
Mirror Person
George Dumitrescu
Mirror Person
Irina Saulescu
Mirror Person
Valeriu Pavel
Mirror Person
Daniel Smith Coleman
Man (uncredited)
Peter Sebastian Wrobell
Student (uncredited)
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Amy Smart had to be fed through a straw for her big bathroom scene as she obviously was unable to open her mouth.
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Paula Patton was cast because director Alexandre Aja and producer Grégory Levasseur had previously considered her for their production P2 (2007).
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Grégory Levasseur had to fill in as director for the scene where Kiefer Sutherland thinks he's on fire as Alexandre Aja had to leave urgently. His wife had just gone into premature labor.
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(at around 1h 35 mins) After the mirrors explode, Ben Carson picks up and holds the flash light as if he was holding a screwdriver. He then crossed his wrists, with the gun in the strong hand and the flashlight in the weak hand, palm up. However, the flashlight hand below the gun hand. From the front, as he enters the mirror room, he is holding the flashlight with his palm down, but the flashlight is over his strong arm. From the back, after he steps in, he is holding the flashlight below the gun. This changes two more times.
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(at around 1h 24 mins) Ben hands the photo of his family to Anna, a nun who is wearing a wedding ring. When a woman becomes a nun, she takes vows and considers herself married to God. Anna's wedding ring shows her commitment to her religion.
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(at around 1h 40 mins) When Ben is fighting with the woman that was Anna in the basement of the hospital, he pulls a pipe from the wall, and steam pours out. For steam to come out the system would have to be pressurized - unlikely as the boiler room and hospital had been derelict for 50 years.
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Ben Carson: You polish them?
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Ben Carson: I haven't had a drink. I've got a new job to hold me over until I'm reinstated. I'm doing everything I can to get back on my feet again.
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Ben Carson: I know who did this.
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What are the differences between the r-rated and unrated version?
In order to obtain an r-rating the theatrical version had to be cut slightly. Only violent scenes were altered. The unrated version includes those scenes which were cut before. Both versions have been released on the same DVD in the USA. A detailed comparison between the theatrical version and the unrated version can be found here.
Is there something during / at the end of the credits ?
At the end, the movie title is written as if it was seen in a mirror.
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