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The Imitation Game (2014)

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During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

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Morten Tyldum

Writers:

Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Alan Turing
Keira Knightley ... Joan Clarke
Matthew Goode ... Hugh Alexander
Rory Kinnear ... Detective Robert Nock
Allen Leech ... John Cairncross
Matthew Beard ... Peter Hilton
Charles Dance ... Commander Denniston
Mark Strong ... Stewart Menzies
James Northcote James Northcote ... Jack Good
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Sergeant Staehl (as Tom Goodman Hill)
Steven Waddington ... Superintendent Smith
Ilan Goodman Ilan Goodman ... Keith Furman
Jack Tarlton ... Charles Richards
Alex Lawther ... Young Alan Turing
Jack Bannon ... Christopher Morcom
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Storyline

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Written by Studio Canal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Behind every code is an enigma See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Imitation Game See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$479,352, 30 November 2014

Gross USA:

$91,125,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$233,555,708
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

This movie was first released in cinemas predominantly in both 2014 and 2015, with the latter year featuring a number of other spy, espionage, intelligence, and secret agent movies, a couple of them also comedies. The movies include: Spy (2015), a Bond spoof, Spectre (2015), Sicario (2015), an FBI film, which has a title that is almost an anagram of Ian Fleming's "Risico" (1960), a James Bond short-story barring the letter "A", Survivor (2015), Black Mass (2015), another FBI film, Mortdecai (2015), which has an MI5 agent lead character, Queen of the Desert (2015), whose central character was a WWI attaché to the British Secret Service, the Bondian Furious 7 (2015), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Bridge of Spies (2015), a Cold War espionage thriller, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), in which Ian Fleming was an original co-creator of, MI-5 (2015), and even Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), a Bondesque homage which was a 2014 film but was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015 and also featured Mark Strong. Also in theaters in 2015 from 2014 was The November Man (2014) and this film. First released in 2014 were 3 Days to Kill (2014) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), which also starred Keira Knightley. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback scene where schoolboys Alan and Christopher first talk about codes, at the very start of the scene one of the boys in the background playing soccer can clearly be heard in Russian yelling "Davai, davai, blyad'!" ("Come on, come you, you bastard!"). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alan Turing: Are you paying attention? Good. If you're not listening carefully you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. If you think that because you're sitting where you are and I am sitting where I am that you are in control of what is about to happen, you 're mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know.
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Soundtracks

Opportunity
Written by Alexander Norris, Stuart Hart, Scott Lean
Performed by Tony Liberto
Courtesy of Selectracks, Inc/BMG Chrysalis
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User Reviews

 
Excellent
3 November 2014 | by eventonemediaSee all my reviews

This is THE movie for anyone who wants to learn about the birth of all modern computing and cryptography. It also provides a deep commentary on the ignorance of people who hate those who do not fit in. I wish the film could have gone into more detail about Alan Turing after the war when his deepest personal struggles were in full force. However, for a theatrical film it would have been far too long. This film illustrates how far we have come as a society in terms of accepting gay and lesbians and their contributions to society. I will not spoil the film but for the cypherpunks out there you will be a little uneasy if you compare the MI-6 tactics to those of today's NSA and other three letter agencies that spy on our every digital move. All in all a brilliant film with great actors that will move your hearts and minds.


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