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Cube Zero (2004)

A young programmer whose job is to watch over the reality-warping Cube defies orders to rescue an innocent mother trapped in one of its rooms.

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Ernie Barbarash

Writer:

Ernie Barbarash
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Bennett ... Eric Wynn
David Huband ... Dodd
Stephanie Moore ... Cassandra Rains
Martin Roach ... Robert P. Haskell
Terri Hawkes ... Jellico
Richard McMillan ... Bartok
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang ... Meyerhold
Tony Munch ... Owen
Michael Riley ... Jax
Joshua Peace ... Finn (as Josh Peace)
Diego Klattenhoff ... Quigley
Alexia Filippeos Alexia Filippeos ... Anna
Jasmin Geljo ... Ryjkin
Fernando Curcione Fernando Curcione ... Doctor
Flossie McKnight Flossie McKnight ... Female Doctor (as Araxi Arslanian)
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Storyline

Set before the events of the previous films. As group of strangers awaken with no memory to find they have been involuntarily placed in a maze containing deadly traps, a young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavors to rescue a woman trapped within.

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

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Release Date:

22 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cube Ø See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD1,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the monitor room at the beginning of the film, there is a blurred shot of a controller for an Atari 2600 as the CD of Ryjkin's demise is being collected. See more »

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During the chess game in the beginning after Dodd, who is playing White, moves K-Kb8, Wynn then puts him in check by moving Rook takes Quees-check (RxQ+), Dodd's next proceeding move is Bishop to Queen Knight 7 (B-qN7) which would not move his King out of check from the Black Rook on the 8th file which would be required. See more »

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Ryjkin: I hate this place.
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Cube revolutions
4 February 2005 | by deastman_ukSee all my reviews

A perfectly adequate prequel to the first film. This time we see the men who operate the cube, but it doesn't take long to realise that they are still within the system.

This film owes a lot to the identity loss themes seen in Dark City and even the matrix, as the film resolves to show existence as a hierarchical and circular metaphor of continuous control.

This is low budget, but has a dated feeling that the original Cube film did not. Writers and set designers face a lot of pressure to create fresh ideas, and new ideas are sadly lacking here. The horror element is delivered well, but the sci-fi elements are rather tacked on.

(Saw this at Sci-fi London)


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