History Film / Cypher

6th Nov '17 12:12:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Beautifully shot with Natali's trademark visual flair, this was a smart low-budget neo-noir with a storyline very heavily influenced by PKD.

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Beautifully shot with Natali's trademark visual flair, this was a smart low-budget neo-noir with a storyline very heavily influenced by PKD.
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2nd Mar '17 8:44:00 AM Mdumas43073
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However, after he runs into a beguiling and flirtatious woman named Rita (Liu) at a hotel bar, things take a dive off the deep end.

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However, after he runs into a beguiling and flirtatious woman named Rita Foster (Liu) at a hotel bar, things take a dive off the deep end.
2nd Mar '17 8:43:36 AM Mdumas43073
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''Cypher'' is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Jeremy Northam and Creator/LucyLiu, directed by Creator/VincenzoNatali of ''Film/{{Cube}}'' and ''Film/{{Splice}}'' fame.

The story follows Morgan Sullivan, a bored and henpecked house-husband who gets a job as a corporate spy in order to add some excitement into his dull routine and annoy his overbearing wife. At first he's thrilled by the prospect of creating a whole new life for himself as a "secret agent" but soon finds that the realities of the industry are somewhat less interesting - recording presentations about shaving cream distribution and consumer trends in the processed cheese market.

However, after he runs into a beguiling and flirtatious woman at a hotel bar, things take a dive off the deep end.

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''Cypher'' is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Jeremy Northam and Creator/LucyLiu, directed by Creator/VincenzoNatali of (of ''Film/{{Cube}}'' and ''Film/{{Splice}}'' fame.

fame), starring Jeremy Northam and Creator/LucyLiu.

The story follows Morgan Sullivan, Sullivan (Northam), a bored and henpecked house-husband who gets a job as a corporate spy in order to add some excitement into his dull routine and annoy his overbearing wife. At first he's thrilled by the prospect of creating a whole new life for himself as a "secret agent" but soon finds that the realities of the industry are somewhat less interesting - recording presentations about shaving cream distribution and consumer trends in the processed cheese market.

However, after he runs into a beguiling and flirtatious woman named Rita (Liu) at a hotel bar, things take a dive off the deep end.
18th Oct '16 1:43:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Sebastian Rooks, to the extent that even Finster and Callaway appear to fear him. [[spoiler: Rooks later ensures his reputation is deserved when he kills them both in cold blood.]]


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* TheDreaded: Sebastian Rooks, to the extent that even Finster and Callaway appear to fear him. [[spoiler: Rooks later ensures his reputation is deserved when he kills them both in cold blood.]]
1st Aug '16 10:33:56 AM Wyldchyld
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Jeremy Northam was not a well-known actor when he took the role of Morgan Sullivan in 2002. However, his acting and the way he morphs into various different characters as the story continues and his character learns how to be a corporate spy was considered exceptional at the time. It won him several acting awards for the part that he played which unfortunately spoils the film for anyone who hasn't seen it. [[spoiler:He was awarded for playing three separate personas - Morgan Sullivan, Jack Thursby and Sebastian Rooks. The advertising of the awards it and its actors have won can ruin the major plot twist that Morgan Sullivan was Sebastian Rooks all along.]]
31st Jul '16 3:50:08 PM Wyldchyld
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* FiveFiveFive: Notably averted with Rita's secret number, which uses 726 for the exchange code, rather than the 555 usually used in most movies fictional works. Howevever, 555 can still be seen printed on a taxi cab and is the middle section of the telephone number Foster gives Morgan to call him after the Vault job.

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* FiveFiveFive: Notably averted with Rita's secret number, which uses 726 for the exchange code, rather than the 555 usually used in most movies fictional works. Howevever, 555 can still be seen printed on a taxi cab and is the middle section of the telephone number Foster Finster gives Morgan to call him after the Vault job.
31st Jul '16 3:49:32 PM Wyldchyld
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* FiveFiveFive: Notably averted with Rita's secret number, which uses 726 for the exchange code, rather than the 555 usually used in most movies fictional works. Howevever, 555 can still be seen printed on a taxi cab.

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* FiveFiveFive: Notably averted with Rita's secret number, which uses 726 for the exchange code, rather than the 555 usually used in most movies fictional works. Howevever, 555 can still be seen printed on a taxi cab.cab and is the middle section of the telephone number Foster gives Morgan to call him after the Vault job.
19th Jun '16 1:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* FeedTheMole: Sunways' plan for Jack Thursby; see also TheThirtySixStratagems.

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* FeedTheMole: Sunways' plan for Jack Thursby; see also TheThirtySixStratagems.UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems.
18th Oct '15 5:32:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Homage}}: It's impossible to do a story like Cypher without at least alluding to PKD and WhereEaglesDare

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* {{Homage}}: It's impossible to do a story like Cypher without at least alluding to PKD and WhereEaglesDareFilm/WhereEaglesDare
29th Jun '15 2:29:27 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* SpannerInTheWorks: "It's a good plan really. Except for one little detail he forgot to account for. Me."
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