stimulating, exciting and puzzling. The story itself is best summarized
as a science-fiction riddle wrapped in an enigmatic thriller. The movie
isn't perfect and if you think too much about it then the inevitable
plot hole questions come into your head, but it
keeps the momentum going just long enough to give you plenty of thrills
the same time provide an entertaining mystery. Check out these Source Code quotes
for a proper brainteaser.
by: Duncan Jones
Written by: Ben Ripley Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
- Colter Stevens Michelle Monaghan
- Christina Warren Vera Farmiga
- Colleen Goodwin Jeffrey Wright
- Dr. Rutledge Michael Arden
- Derek Frost Cas Anvar -
Hazmi Russell Peters
- Max Denoff Brent Skagford
- George Troxel Craig Thomas
- Gold Watch Executive Gordon Masten
- Conductor Susan Bain
- Nurse Paula Jean Hixson -
Coffee Mug Lady Lincoln Ward
- Minister Sudoku Kyle Gatehouse
- College Student Albert Kwan
- Soda Can Guy Anne Day-Jones
- Office Manager Clarice Byrne -
Secretary James A. Woods
- Aviator Glasses Guy Joe Cobden
- Lab Technician Tom Tammi -
CNN Anchor Matt Holland
- Lock Tech Jasson Finney
- M.P. Kyle Allatt -
Aide Frédéric De Grandpré
- Sean Fentress Reflection Pierre Leblanc
- Train Official Scott Bakula
- Colter's Father
lines; Colt wakes
up on a train] Christina Warren:
I took your advice. It was good advice. Thank you. [Colt looks at
her not understanding what she's talking about] Christina Warren: You
look pale. Everything okay? [Colt hears a noise and
looks behind him] Christina Warren: Sean?
Sean? [a woman walking passed
Colt's seat spills her coffee on his shoe] Christina Warren: Hey?
The only thing I wanted to tell you, the only reason why I canceled... [her cell phone goes
off, she looks to see who it is] Christina Warren: He's
calling me three times a day. I hear more from him now, than I did when
we were together. What is it with guys? [Colt looks around him
on the train] Christina Warren:
I gave notice. Colter Stevens:
Christina Warren: Hey?
Hey? You're acting a little strange this morning. You okay? [Colt doesn't answer but
instead listens to the other passengers talking]
did I do something? Colter Stevens: Look,
I can see that you think you know me. But I don't know who you are. My
name is Captain Colter Stevens. I fly helicopters for the US army in
Afghanistan. [Christina laughs not
believing him] Christina Warren: Sean,
that's... Colter Stevens: Sean? [she looks at him
smiling] Colter Stevens: I
[when he notices his own
reflection in the train passenger window] Colter Stevens: Did
you see that? [Christina shakes her
head, confused] Christina Warren: You're
kinda freaking me out right now.
[coming out of the train
bathroom after he's seen himself in the mirror and seen that he's Sean
Fentress's] Christina Warren: You
all right? Colter Stevens: I
don't know what's goin' on! Christina Warren: Talk
to me, Sean. Colter Stevens: Look,
I don't know who Sean is and I don't know who you are!
Christina Warren: Okay,
we'll get off at the next stop. We'll figure out whatever is going on
here. Okay? Colter Stevens: This
doesn't belong to me! [holding up Sean
Fentres's wallet he'd found in his suit pocket] Christina Warren: Look
at me. Everything's going to be okay. [suddenly the train
[after the train
explosion Colt finds himself strapped to a seat in a dark area] Colleen Goodwin: Captain
Stevens, do you copy? Colter Stevens: Where
am I? Colleen Goodwin: You
are with Beleaguered Castle. Are you functional? Colter Stevens: I'm
dizzy. Did I...did I just a-lock? Colleen Goodwin: Adjusting
Colleen Goodwin: Can
you report it this time? Colter Stevens: What
is this? What is this? Where...Who am I talking to? Colleen Goodwin: Captain,
report what you saw. Colter Stevens: Uh...I
don't understand. Colleen Goodwin: Where
were you before you were talking to me? Colter Stevens: There
was an explosion. Colleen Goodwin: Coming
from where? Colter Stevens: Colt
is too confused to answer Colleen Goodwin: Some
confusion is perfectly normal at this stage, captain.
Colleen Goodwin: Do
you have a visual signal? [he looks around and
sees a small monitor turn on showing Goodwin's face] Colter Stevens: Who
are you? Colleen Goodwin: You
already have that information, captain. Colter Stevens: I
do? Colleen Goodwin: Recall
my name. [she comes close to the
monitor camera, Colt closes his eyes trying to remember]
Colleen Goodwin: Try
to focus. Colter Stevens: I...I
was on a mission. I was flying and then I woke up on a train. Now I'm
here. I need to briefed. Um, what...what unit is this? Colleen Goodwin: You're
with Beleaguered Castle. Colter Stevens: Who?
Colter Stevens: What...what...what
is Beleaguered Castle? Colleen Goodwin: The
exercises will assist you.
[Goodwin is going
through thread one of the exercises] Colter Stevens: Is
this is a red flag exercise? Colleen Goodwin: End
of thread one. Thread two; the following is a recording of a Western
Screech Owl. [Colt hears the screech
of an owl] Colleen Goodwin: End
of thread two. End of pattern. Acknowledge. Colter Stevens: Acknowledge
end of pattern.
[after Colt has answered
the questions from the pattern exercises] Colleen Goodwin: Recall
my name. Colter Stevens: Goodwin.
You're name's Goodwin. Colleen Goodwin: That
is correct. Welcome back, captain.
Colleen Goodwin: Who
bombed the train, captain? Colter Stevens: What? Colleen Goodwin: Who
bombed the train? Colter Stevens: A
woman kept calling me Sean. Colleen Goodwin: That
is incidental. Think, captain. Remember back. Who bombed the train? Colter Stevens: I
don't know who bombed the God damn train! Colleen Goodwin: Then
go back and try again. Colter Stevens: Back
where? Colleen Goodwin: You
will have eight minutes. Same as last time. Colter Stevens: No.
No. No. No! No more bullshit SIM tests, okay? I need to know where I
am? What is the location and condition of my crew? Does anybody know
that I'm stateside? You are obligated to give me this information.
Colleen Goodwin: Start
with the bomb. Where is it? What does it look like? What kind of
explosive? How are the detonated? Colter Stevens: Right. Colleen Goodwin: Find
the bomb and you will find the bomber. Colter Stevens: Find
the bomb. Wait! No! I... [suddenly there's a huge
flash of lights and he's sent back to the train]
[Colt wakes up back on
the train] Christina Warren: I
took you advice. It was good advice. Thank you. Colter Stevens: Okay.
That's good. Christina Warren: And
I signed up for an LSAT course. Next thing you know, I'll be moving to
India to find myself. Colter Stevens: LSAT. Christina Warren: Know
any good gurus?
Christina Warren: So,
what do you think? Am I on the right track? [he looks at Christina] Colter Stevens: It's
the same dream, but it's different! Christina Warren: Deep.
I hope it's different. I feel the same way.
[looking at his watch] Colter Stevens: This
looks so real! Christina Warren: You
know, I think it's gonna be good for me to get as far away from him as
possible. [he reaches out and
touches the seat next to Christina] Colter Stevens: Unbelievable
Colter Stevens: They
wouldn't put the doer in front of me. Christina Warren: The
doer? Colter Stevens: You're
the pretty girl. The distraction. Christina Warren: Distraction? Colter Stevens: Every
SIM has one. Christina Warren: Are
you talking about Brian?
[Colt grabs hold of the
paper the passenger behind him is holding]
Colter Stevens: What
are you late for? Max Denoff:
What? Colter Stevens: You
seemed concerned about the time? What are you late for? Max Denoff: I'm
reading about an asshole festival. I hear your headlining. Colter Stevens: Oh,
that's funny. What are you a comedian? Christina Warren: Yeah.
He is a comedian. Max Denoff: Sit
down. Freak! [Colt goes back to his
seat] Max Denoff: [to himself] Fans! [when Colt gets back to
his seat] Christina Warren: That
guy. He came in third on America's Got Talent. I've seen it twice.
[as Colt is walking
quickly past their row of seats to find the bomb] Christina Warren: What's
with you? Colter Stevens: I
don't have time to talk to you right now. Max Denoff: I
got time for you.
[when he finds the bomb
on the train] Colter Stevens: Goodwin,
you need to tell me how to disarm this. [there's no response] Colter Stevens: Uh...should
I unplug it? Or do you want me to just leave it? Or... [he gets no response] Colter Stevens: Okay.
Um...I'm just gonna leave it. [looks up to see if he
gets a response] Colter Stevens: Okay?
passengers on the train] Colter Stevens: Ladies
and Gentlemen. Transit Security. [he quickly waves Sean
Fentress's wallet with his teacher ID card] Max Denoff: No
you're not! Colter Stevens: Due
to a classified security breach we need all of you to turn off your
personal electronic devices till we pull into the station. Okay? That
means laptops, cell phones. [pointing to male
passenger talking on his cell] Colter Stevens: Cell
phone, sir? Cell phone, sir. Thank you very much. [addressing all the
passengers] Colter Stevens: Pagers.
Anything electronic. Thank you. It's just a precautionary measure.
Nothing to worry about. Max Denoff: So
which is it? Security breach or precautionary measure?
Colter Stevens: Is
there a problem here, sir? [addressing a male
passenger wearing aviator glasses and working on his laptop] Aviator Glasses Guy: I'm
in the middle of a very big deal. Christina Warren: Sean? Colter Stevens: I
need you to turn that off. Aviator Glasses
Guy: Why don't you show me that ID again? Christina Warren: Sean? Colter Stevens: Turn
it off. [Colter slams
the laptop shut] Colter Stevens: Turn
it off! Aviator Glasses Guy: What
is your problem, asshole? [Colter punches the guy
hard in the face] Christina Warren: Sean!
What are you doing? [Colter points to a
female passenger who is about to use her cell phone] Colter Stevens: Not
a good idea, Ma'am! Not a good idea. [pointing to another
male passenger trying to use his cell phone] Colter Stevens: Woh!
That's not a good idea Christina Warren: I
think you broke his jaw! Colter Stevens: It's
okay. He's not anymore real than you are. Christina Warren: I'm
not real?! How about next time you drive to work? Colter Stevens: There's
not going to be a next time. [suddenly there's a huge
explosion as the bomb goes off]
Colleen Goodwin: Did
you find the bomb? [catching his breath] Colter Stevens: Yes.
[he looks down and sees
liquid on the floor] Colter Stevens: There's
hydraulic fluid all over the floor! Colleen Goodwin: Uh...it's
not a concern, captain. Colter Stevens: What
is... Colleen Goodwin: Tell
me about the bomb. Colter Stevens: Where's
that man? I saw a guy with a crutch on the monitor. He looks like he's
in charge. I wanna talk to him. Colleen Goodwin: It's
irrelevant, captain. Colter Stevens: [shouting] I want
to talk to your commanding officer! Colleen Goodwin: You
can talk to him upon completion of your mission.
Colter Stevens: My
mission is in Afghanistan, where my unit is. I flew two God damn
swordies yesterday! Colleen Goodwin: You've
been with us for two months. Did you ID the bomber? Colter Stevens: No!
Where is my unit? And under who's jurisdiction is this simulation? Colleen Goodwin: Captain,
this is not a simulation. Lives are depending on you. Colter Stevens: What
lives? Colleen Goodwin: What
do you remember about the bomb? Tell me about the detonator. Colter Stevens: No,
No! What lives? What are you talking about? I need to be briefed!
At seven forty eight this morning, central standard time, a bomb
exploded on a commuter train outside
of Chicago killing everyone on board. And that's the train that you've
been on. Colter Stevens: No,
no, no! I'm right here! You're talkin' to me right now! Colleen Goodwin: A
man named Sean Fentress was on that train. He, for all intents and
purposes, is now...you. Every second spent explaining things puts more
innocent civilians at risk. Colter Stevens: This
makes no sense. Colleen Goodwin: The
train explosion was the first attack of a series. There are going to be
more. Now did you find the bomb? Colter Stevens: In
the rest room. The ventilation panel above the sink. Cell phone
detonator. Are we done? Colleen Goodwin: Uh...no.
No. But that's good. That's very, very good, captain. Good.
Colleen Goodwin: Do
you remember a freight train passing by, just before the explosion? Colter Stevens: Yes. Colleen Goodwin: The
explosion was timed to engulf the passing freight train, which means
the bomber had to be watching both trains when the call was made. Fifty
two callers. One of those is our bomber. I want you to concentrate on
the passengers in your car. Get to know them. Narrow the suspect pool.
Look for ones who seem...uh, quite or withdrawn. Who seem nervous. As
always you will have eight minutes. Colter Stevens: Eight
minutes, and then I blow up again? Colleen Goodwin: Yes.
need you to discipline yourself on this next path. Perform only the
task that we assign you. Everything else is irrelevant.
[Colter is sent back to
the train where he wakes up again sat opposite Christine] Christina
Warren: I took your advice. It was very good
advice. [Colter takes off his
jacket sets watch to time eight minutes] Christina Warren: You're
kind of quite today. Colter Stevens: Just
got a lot on my mind.
[as she made sure the
woman who was about to spill coffee on Colter was ok] Colter Stevens: That
was very kind of you. You're very decent. Christina Warren: Thank
you. Colter Stevens: You're
Colter Stevens: How's
everything today? Conductor:
It's good. Colter Stevens: Anything
out of the ordinary? Conductor: [confused] No. Colter Stevens: I
meant uh...behavior on the train. Is anything...anybody seem strange to
you? Conductor: You're
a little strange.
Colter Stevens: How
about you, does anybody look suspicious? Christina Warren: Are
you dunk or something? Colter Stevens: Come
here? [she looks at him
confused] Colter Stevens: Just
for a second. [she looks at him
suspiciously] Colter Stevens: Come
on! [she comes over and sits
next to him] Colter Stevens: Just
think of it as a game. Christina Warren: A
game? Wow! [she
looks around at the other passengers] Christina Warren: There
all so utterly normal, Sean. That's what so terrifying about them.
Maybe there's a team at work. [she looks around
referring to the passengers she sees] Christina Warren: The
sleeping giant coach. The minister sudoku. Don't forget the sullen
kid, he's expendable. But they're all controlled by the
conductor. Standing there all dictatorial, demanding tickets. Colter Stevens: You're
Colter Stevens: What
about that guy? Christina Warren:
Deposition. Colter Stevens: What
about the woman sitting across from him? Christina
Warren: Hair appointment, every Monday. You know
this. You talk to these people more than I do.
[when Colter notices a
male passenger come out of the bathroom] Colter Stevens: Did
anyone else come out of that bathroom? Christina Warren: Well,
I saw you comin' out of there. Colter Stevens: Me? Christina Warren: Yes! Colter Stevens: No! [Christina gives him a
strange look] Colter Stevens: Me?
[when the last call for
the train to move from their stop is made] Colter Stevens: Hey!
Hey! Come with me? Christina Warren: This
isn't our stop. Colter Stevens: Oh,
come on! Let's take a walk? Christina Warren: We
don't get off here. Colter Stevens: I
know. It'll just be spontaneous. Christina Warren: You're
kinda freaking me out! [he suddenly leans in
and kisses her on the mouth] Colter Stevens: I
know this is gonna sound really weird, but I have a really bad feeling
about this train and I think that we should get off. Okay? So get your