Shortwave

Synopsis: Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing seeming hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel's health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production: Vega Baby & Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  11 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.7
R
Year:
2016
85 min
Website
18 Views


Are you cold?

Mm-hmm.

Yes, it's cold today.

But inside

it's going to be warm.

I promise.

What are they reading today?

Hey. Hello.

How are you?

Hey, mommy's going

to the bathroom, okay?

Thank you. Sorry.

Amanda?

Amanda?

Amanda?

Baby?

Baby?

Where... Amanda!

Baby?

Amanda!

Amanda!

Oh, where are you?

Where are you?

Baby!

Ba... babe!

Where are you?!

Where is everybody?

Amanda!

...six, nine. Over.

Three, four, three

six, nine. Over.

Three, four, three, six...

Okay.

- Wait, wait, wait.

- What? What?

-All right? You got it?

-Okay.

Okay.

-Yeah.

Oh.

I am strong, yeah?

-I am strong.

-Yes, you are.

-Baby, you are.

-You're being sarcastic.

Damn you.

- -Damn you.

-See? That.

- What?

What?

-That right there.

What?

-That smile.

It's gonna be

the end of me.

Hey, you're ignoring

the question.

-What? Why you?

-Yes.

Because you're

everything I'm not.

Because of how you seem

to make everything better.

Because ever since

I saw you, I...

I just knew. I knew...

You were the last thing

I wanted to see at night...

And the first thing

I wanted to wake up to

for the rest of my life.

-My turn.

- No.

Yeah.

You see, I firmly

believe that in life,

we develop

these connections,

and the best way to spend

that lifetime...

Is enjoying those connections.

So, for all these reasons, I...

I never want to miss

a connection with you.

Hey.

You sure your head's

in the right spot?

What kind of question

is that?

It's a practical one,

man.

Well, would I be doing

this if it wasn't?

I mean,

it's been two years,

and things haven't

gotten better.

How is she?

She's trying, Thomas.

She's trying.

You seem fine.

Yeah, one day at a time,

you know?

Josh...

It's not

your fault, man.

Well, it's not

hers either. So, just drop it.

I'm just saying

that I get it.

All right,

your child was abducted.

That's not your fault,

nor is it hers, man.

We're this close, and you're

willing to flush

seven years of research

down the f***ing drain on this?

She was

my goddamn daughter.

Thomas, she was my kid.

And this is

our research, Josh.

- Can't you see that?

Hey, honey.

Look, I'm really sorry

about what happened.

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

yeah, yeah.

I really am.

We are on the verge

of something huge here.

You can be a real prick

sometimes. You know that, right?

F***ing sh*t.

Whoa.

Window malfunction.

Please, reset.

Well, that just sucks.

How does this...

- What...

- Window malfunction.

Please, reset.

What happened?

Wow.

Wow.

I guess we can't argue

with that, can we?

Joshua.

-Yeah?

The other trucks are here.

Where do you want the rest

of your sh*t?

Uh, just tell them

to leave everything

in the basement, please.

Except for that box.

Could you leave that

on the table?

Hey, Isabel.

You liking it?

Okay.

Where do you

want this?

I'll take it.

-What are you doing?

No. No, no.

- No. No.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

No, I got it.

Hey,

what are you doing?

Are you trying

to hide from me?

- No.

- Are you trying to hide

from daddy?

Are you trying to hide

from daddy?

I'm gonna get you.

Wait, wait, wait, wait!

Wait up for me!

Wait up for me!

Whoa! Hey!

Are you okay, babe?

- Help me. Help me.

- Are you okay?

So,

who do you love most?

-Mommy.

- What?

Did you

just say, "mommy"?

How is this possible?

Who do you...

How much do you

love daddy?

-Little.

-A little?

And mommy?

-A lot.

-A lot?

Come on.

This isn't fair.

So, guess what...

I'm stealing bunny.

- No.

- Yeah.

No, you...

She's beautiful.

She was.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to offend you.

Hey, why don't you just

wait in the car for me?

No, no, no.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

You don't have to leave.

I mean...

She is beautiful.

You know what, guys?

I can handle it from here,

so, you should, yeah,

- head back into town. Yeah.

- You sure?

Really appreciate your help.

-Thank you so much.

-Yeah, of course.

Thank you.

-Bye.

Could I talk

to you for a sec?

Yeah, sure.

What?

Look, you know

i didn't mean any harm

by what I said

earlier, man.

I know. I know,

but you have to be careful.

You have to watch what you

say sometimes, Thomas.

I... I just don't want you

to throw it all away.

We're both here

right now, okay?

Right?

I don't want you

to let the guilt consume you.

Look, I'm just saying--

- my f***ing Jesus Christ.

- I trust you.

Thomas, please.

-I trust you--

-come on, Thomas.

I appreciate the pep talk,

but, not now.

Promise me, man.

I promise. Okay?

- There you go.

- Yeah.

I mean,

it's also pretty cool

that marconi's paying

for us to live here.

It's a huge plus.

Exactly. Well,

that was all my doing.

So, you buy me a case of beer,

we'll call it even.

We good? Come on.

-I...

Bring it in, sunshine.

I hate you.

Am I interrupting?

No, not at all,

sweetheart.

I'm gonna

head into town.

Okay.

-Give me or Jane a call

if you guys need

anything, all right?

Yeah.

I'll be back up midweek.

We can go over the new test.

Sounds good.

Oh, check this out.

What's this?

It's a new security system.

One, two, six, four.

That's the code.

System active.

You don't want to let

anything in, right?

Thank you, Thomas.

- Cool. Yeah.

-I'm outta here.

-All right.

- Josh...

- Yeah?

One, two, six, four.

Six, four, three, nine.

- Write it down, dude.

- Eight, nine...

It's super hard to get open

once it's locked, all right?

Just go home.

Leave me alone.

- I know you, though.

- Disappear.

All right,

love you, buddy.

- You, too. Bye.

- See ya.

You know I love you, right?

Yes.

I know.

How'd you sleep?

Babe.

Hey.

-Hey.

-Hi.

How'd you sleep?

Fine.

Yeah?

Yeah, fine.

Good.

Good. That's good.

I made breakfast.

I know. I saw that.

Yeah, it's there

on the stove.

- Help yourself.

- Thank you.

I didn't want to wake you.

What's that?

That I didn't want

to wake you.

I thought you

needed the sleep.

Oh, yeah. Yeah.

Thank you.

Much appreciated.

Do you

like it here?

We've... we've been here

just one night, Josh.

Yeah.

But it's... it's nice, yes.

Um...

Listen. I have to go

into town today.

Forgot one of the radios

for the report, so...

You're gonna be

by yourself for a bit.

You gonna be okay?

I'll be fine.

- Yeah.

- Okay.

Can I get you anything?

Josh!

Yeah?

Uh, you know,

I'll go with you.

Really?

Yes. Be good to get out.

Okay.

Go get dressed.

Okay.

We can go

to that coffee place.

We can find a coffee place.

We can do that.

What's that, babe?

Just have to figure out

how to do this.

Thomas told me...

Babe?

Hey.

Here.

Thanks.

You know what? I'm fine.

Go into town, yeah?

It was just a panic attack.

It didn't look like

a panic attack, babe.

But it was, okay?

Seriously, Josh,

I'm fine.

Okay.

Okay.

I'll be back

in a few hours, all right?

You sure

you don't want anything?

I'm fine.

Okay.

Yeah, okay.

Just call me

on the land line

if you need anything.

...three, six, nine. Over.

Three, four, three, six, nine.

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