Source Code

Synopsis: Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train, and that he must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory.
Director(s): Duncan Jones
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

- C'est parti -

I took your advice,

it was good advice,

thank you

You look sick,

evertyhing ok?




Anyway listen I wanted to tell you, the only

reason why I cancled..

He calls three times a day.

I hear more from him now, than I did when we were together.

What is it with guys?

I gave notice.


May I see your ticket?

-I ehh...


You are acting really strange this morning,

are you ok?

Are we gonna make up the 10 Minutes?

-We gonna try, Sir.-

Hey, grandpa, what the heck was they delay back there?

I just purge the tickets, Sir.

-I'd punch your face-


did I do something?

Look, I can see, that you think you know

me but I dont know who you are

My name ist Captain Colter Stevens

I fly Helicopeters for the US-Army in Afghanistan

Shawn, that's ....


I feel sick.


-Oh, I am sorry!-

Right, let me help you.

No, it's ok.

Hey Mister..Hey!

You dropped this!


What is that?


"All on board, door are closing"

"This is a chicago-down train"

You ok there, captain?

Did you see that?

You kinda freak me out.

No, no, no.

"Sean Fentress


Oh my...

Are you all right?

-I don't know, what's going on-

Talk to me shawn!

-I don't know who shawn is, and I don't

know who you are!-

Ok we can get off at the next stop

and forget whatever is going on here.

This papers doesn't belong to me.

Look at me,

everything is gonna be ok!

Captain Stevens, this is beleagured castle

Captain Stevens, this is beleagured Castle

acknowledge transmission!

Captain Stevens, do you copy?

Where am I?

You are with (operation) "Beleagured Castle"

Are you functional?

I am dizzy. Was there a drop in height?

Adjusting your orientation.

Can you report it this time?

What is this ?

What is this?

Wher....who I am talking to?

Captain report what you saw.

I don't understand it

-Where were you, before you were talking to me?-

There was an explosion.

-Coming from where?-

Some confusion is perfectly normal at this stage, Captain.

Do you have a visual signal?

Who are you?

You already have that information captain.

-I do?-

Recall my name.

We'll rebuild the pattern. Try to focus.

I...was on a misson

I was flying...

And then I woke up on a train.

Now I am here.

I need to be briefed.

What unit is this?

Unit "Beleagured Castle".

- Who? -

Let's start part 1 of memory pattern -

-What is "beleaguared castle?"-

The execises will assist you.

This is a following passage

Lilly awoke in an evening dress and an opera cloak

in her hand were 5 play cards

-this is a joke?-

They were:

Queen Spade, 4 cross

Is this a red flag exercise?

End of part 1.


The following is a recording of a western screetch-owl

End of part 2. End of pattern.


Acknowledge end of pattern.

Stand by to initiate pattern recall?

Go for pattern recall.

Arrange the 5 playing cards in order a descending value irrespective of their suit.

Queen, two nines, four and a three

-That is correct-

The passage I read contained mention of a woman's name.

What was that name?

Her name is Lilly.

That's correct

Recall my name.

Goodwin, your name is goodwin, Captain.

That is correct, welcome back, captain.

Ma'm, I need to talk to my father.

Has anybody been notified that I am state-side?

Who bombed the train, captain?


-Who bombed the train?-

A woman kept calling me "Shawn".

That is incidental

Think captain, remember back.

Who bombed the train?

I don't know who bombed the god damn train.

Then go back and try again.

-Back where?-

You will have 8 minutes, same as last time.

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Ben Ripley

Ben Ripley is an American screenwriter best known for writing the science-fiction thriller Source Code directed by Duncan Jones. Ripley is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Southern California's USC School of Cinema-Television. more…

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