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23rd Nov '15 5:03:20 PM dmcreif
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** Trains do not have guns on board, as quoted by Metra's own commuter newsletter '''On the Bi Level''', ''If conductors wanted to wield guns they would have applied for a different kind of blue uniform.''. Same thing with tasers and handcuffs.
** The so called 'conductor's compartment' is actually an engineer cab for remotely controlling the locomotive when the train is moving in that direction, and is portrayed on the wrong end of the train car (the engineer must be able to see the track ahead). Even more so from the outside view of the cars since it shows the windshields for the cab on the right end of the car, but the side windows of the cab on the wrong end as well. Not to mention this was a Chicago bound train, so the compartment would not have been empty, there would have been an engineer on one side of the compartment, operating the train.
** Not all cars on the train have headlights/taillights/red stripes.
** Gallery cars of the type depicted do not have a bridge over the isle, they have stairs on either side of the isle to reach their respective sides of the mezzanine. This is caused by the movie being shot in Montreal, and using that city's commuter system for interior filming.
** While Skokie is a town just northwest of Chicago, there is no Metra station there. Furthermore, there is no town of Glenbrooke near Chicago, much less a Metra stop there.

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** Trains do not have guns on board, as board. As quoted by Metra's own commuter newsletter '''On the Bi Level''', ''If ''"If conductors wanted to wield guns they would have applied for a different kind of blue uniform.''. "'' Same thing with tasers and handcuffs.
** The so called 'conductor's compartment' is actually an engineer cab for remotely controlling the locomotive when the train is moving in that direction, direction[[note]]In Metra procedure, this is done on trains headed inbound towards Chicago[[/note]], and is portrayed on the wrong end of the train car (the engineer must be able to see the track ahead). Even more so from the outside view of the cars since it shows the windshields for the cab on the right end of the car, but the side windows of the cab on the wrong end as well. Not to mention this was a Chicago bound train, so the compartment would not have been empty, there would have been an engineer on one side of the compartment, operating the train.
** Not all cars on the train have the headlights/taillights/red stripes.
stripes that have been used since 1972.
** Gallery Metra gallery cars of the type depicted do not have a bridge over the isle, they have stairs on either side of the isle aisle to reach their respective sides of the mezzanine. This is caused by the movie being shot in Montreal, and using that city's commuter system for interior filming.
** While Skokie is a town just northwest of Chicago, there is no Metra station there. Furthermore, The closest Metra station to Skokie is in the next suburb west, Morton Grove, on the opposite side of the Edens Expressway.
**Furthermore,
there is no town of Glenbrooke near Chicago, much less a Metra stop there.there. The closest thing there is to this would be Northbrook, which has a Metra station and a Glenbrook North High School.
31st Oct '15 11:31:17 PM nombretomado
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** Colter's dad should know what he's going through in the film; [[QuantumLeap he's done it too.]]

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** Colter's dad should know what he's going through in the film; [[QuantumLeap [[Series/QuantumLeap he's done it too.]]
7th Oct '15 2:22:13 PM guy1
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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: Inverted. [[spoiler: In the end, there's a reality where they found the bomber after he blew up the train, the Source Code project is deemed a success, Colter gets KilledOffForReal and Goodwin will probably have to face military court. Colter simply uses his new Sean body to go drink a coffee with Christina.]] Played staight with all the alternate realities where Colter failed to prevent the bombing.
26th Sep '15 3:13:48 PM sonikkuruzu
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%%** The older woman's bag on the upper level.

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%%** ** The older woman's bag on the upper level.
24th Aug '15 11:01:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Dr. Rutledge. [[spoiler:He's genuinely devoted to saving the lives of countless Americans by preventing terror attacks. That the process involves the exploitation of mortally wounded veterans is an acceptable price to him.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Dr. Rutledge. [[spoiler:He's Rutledge is genuinely devoted to saving the lives of countless Americans by preventing terror attacks. That the process involves the [[spoiler:the exploitation of mortally wounded veterans veterans]] is an acceptable price to him.]]
24th Aug '15 10:58:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: When we see [[spoiler:Colter's real body in the life support chamber. Other than missing the lower part of his body, he seems remarkably unscathed for having been through a nearly fatal helicopter crash.]]
24th Aug '15 10:56:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Colter's father is played by [[QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]].

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* ShoutOut: Colter's father is played by [[QuantumLeap Scott Bakula]].ShoutOut:
24th Aug '15 10:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Colter]].
* AlternateTimeline

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* %%* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Colter]].
* %%* AlternateTimeline



* ArcWords: "Everything is going to be OK."

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* %%* ArcWords: "Everything is going to be OK."



* CastingGag / ActorAllusion: Colter's dad should know what he's going through in the film; [[QuantumLeap he's done it too.]]

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* CastingGag / ActorAllusion: CastingGag:
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Colter's dad should know what he's going through in the film; [[QuantumLeap he's done it too.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The older woman's bag on the upper level.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The older woman's bag on the upper level.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Hell Yeah.

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* %%* EarnYourHappyEnding: Hell Yeah.



* GroundhogDayLoop

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* %%* GroundhogDayLoop



* TheHeroDies: Inverted.

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* %%* TheHeroDies: Inverted.



* JerkAss: Dr. Rutledge.

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* %%* JerkAss: Dr. Rutledge.



*** Actually METRA owns a rather large proportion of cab control cars and frequently uses them mid-train as coaches. In exterior views of the train he is in fact riding in a mid-train cab car. It is also entirely logical that such closed cabs would be used as storage space for the train crew and may be referred to as a conductor's compartment.
*** Not really. Conductors are assigned their own locked cabinets next to the vestibule for such things. Storing things in the driving cab would mean going to the upper level and squeezing past all the passengers sitting there to get their equipment.



*** While they did put up a Chicago map in one of the Montreal cars, it is of the Chicago Transit Authority, not Metra.



* ManInTheMachine

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* %%* ManInTheMachine



* MindScrew: And then some.

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* %%* MindScrew: And then some.



* MissionControl: Goodwin, and Rutledge to a lesser extent.

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* %%* MissionControl: Goodwin, and Rutledge to a lesser extent.



* MyselfMyAvatar: Colter in the Source Code.

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* %%* MyselfMyAvatar: Colter in the Source Code.



* PrecisionFStrike: And how.

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* %%* PrecisionFStrike: And how.



* QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything

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* %%* QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything



** Then again, [[spoiler: it actually can rewrite reality to fix the past after all. [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse Just not our past]].]]



* TimeTravelRomance
* TitleDrop
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: [[spoiler: Goodwin chooses the latter.]]

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* %%* TimeTravelRomance
* %%* TitleDrop
* %%* ToBeLawfulOrGood: [[spoiler: Goodwin chooses the latter.]]



** Not necessarily trauma induced. [[spoiler:The scientists have the ability to wipe his memory and it's implied they've done so before.]]



** [[spoiler:During the last alternate timeline, when told the news of the averted terrorist attack, Dr. Rutledge seemed disappointed he didn't get an opportunity to use the Source Code; in effect, he'd have preferred hundreds of people died so his program would get to run.]]
** Derek Frost might also count. [[spoiler: He seems to honestly believe people would be a lot happier AfterTheEnd.]]



** It's been confirmed by WordOfGod that [[spoiler: the original Sean is dead and Colter now permanently resides in his body]].



** Being at least not mean to the innocent bystanders is very effective if your goal is to get information from them that allows you to determine if any of them is a terrorist or not. After the first dozen cases of him acting like a dick and getting nowhere fast, even a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk would have at least tried to seem nice.
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: Basically what Colter tells Goodwin at the end of the film.

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** Being at least not mean to the innocent bystanders is very effective if your goal is to get information from them that allows you to determine if any of them is a terrorist or not. After the first dozen cases of him acting like a dick and getting nowhere fast, even a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk would have at least tried to seem nice.
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%%* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: Basically what Colter tells Goodwin at the end of the film.
24th Aug '15 10:55:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllJustADream: Or rather, a virtual simulation. [[spoiler: OrWasItADream]]
24th Aug '15 10:53:47 AM Morgenthaler
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