Source Code

• Tagline: Make Every Second Count
• Director: Duncan Jones
• Writer: Billy Ray & Ben Ripley
• Release Date: 11 March 2011 (South by Southwest Film Festival)
• MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language
• Parents Guide: View content advisory for parents
• Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
• Runtime: 93 min.
• Box Office #s: Here

An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

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Also Starring

• Vera Farmiga … Colleen Goodwin
• Michelle Monaghan … Christina Warren
• Jeffrey Wright … Dr. Rutledge


  • Topher Grace was considered for the lead role.
  • Beleaguered Castle, the company that runs the Source Code project, takes its name from a variation on the game of solitaire.
  • The commuter train map posted inside the rail car, was actually the map of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) with the color of the lines altered. The train being filmed was also a Metra train, an entirely different rail system, which features no maps at all in its cars.
  • None of the sessions in the Source Code actually last 8 minutes.
  • The logo of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago’s Hockey Team, has a cameo in the movie on the train.
  • Vera Farmiga stated that she took the role just at the start of her pregnancy in February 2010. She knew that in that scenario she would be unavailable for the next 10 months. She filmed her scenes in 10 days.


Colter Stevens: What would you do if you knew you only had one minute to live?
Christina Warren: I’d make those seconds count.
Colter Stevens: I’d kiss you again.
Christina Warren: Again?

Colter Stevens: It’s the same train, but it’s different.

Colter Stevens: Lily awoke in an evening dress and an opera cloak. In her hand were 5 playing cards. At some point today, you’re gonna hear about a failed terrorist attack on a commuter train near Chicago. You and I kept that bomb from going off. If you’re reading this e-mail, then Source Code works even better than you and Dr. Rutledge imagined. You thought you were creating 8 minutes of a past event, but you’re not. You’ve created a whole new world. Goodwin, if I’m right, somewhere at the Source Code facility, you have a Capt. Colter Stevens waiting to send on a mission. Promise me you’ll help him. And when you do, do me a favor: tell him everything is gonna be okay.

Colter Stevens: Tell me everything gonna be okay.
Christina Warren: Everything’s gonna be okay.
[train explodes]

Colter Stevens: It’s the new me.
Christina Warren: I like it.

Dr. Rutledge: You know, many soldiers would find this preferable to death. The opportunity to continue serving their country.
Colter Stevens: Have you… have you spent much time in battle, sir? Huh?
Dr. Rutledge: That’s immaterial.
Colter Stevens: Any soldier I’ve ever served with would say that one death is service enough.

Colter Stevens: I’m asking you to have the decency to let me try.