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The childhood home of the main character as well as the scene of the film's finale.
The fake science fiction film devised as cover for the exfiltration of US citizens trapped in Iran.
The location of the film's opening scene ('Brainerd' would be a more appropriate title).
The name of the organisation of spies that serve as the film's antagonists and who are trying to steal classified military intelligence.
A reference to a passage from the Book of Revelations about the coming of the apocalypse.
A reference to the main character who has been conditioned to mechanistically follow a certain set of behaviour.
A euphemism for death which is one of the film's central motifs.
A reference to the sport the three main characters engage in before shipping out to war.
From the first line of W.B. Yeats's 'Sailing to Byzantium', an allegory for the pursuit of paradise and eternal life.
The act of keeping objects to act as a reminder of certain people, events or places which is mirrored by the amnesiac protagonist's use of tattoos to remember a murder.
A reference to the inexpensive detective and mystery magazines of the early 20th Century which inspired the film's multiple noir stories.
A reference to a childhood memory of the film's main character involving a slaughterhouse which is exploited by the film's antagonist.
The group of eco-warriors who are responsible for the release of a supervirus that threatens the future of mankind.
A reference to the act of passing time which is reflected by the main characters' directionless lives.
A reference to the temperature at which paper will autoignite.
A reference to the main character's namesake, a wealthy man who causes a hapless slacker to be drawn into a kidnapping.
Taken from a line by the main character: 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the [title] round the corner
The name of the school attended by the film's main character.
An ironic reference to the fact that all of the film's characters experience the complete opposite of this.
A term used incorrectly to describe the main character's acrophobia.
Taken from Alexander Pope's poem 'Eloisa to Abelard' about a woman whose forgetfulness is her only comfort.
The name of a computer programme who becomes the main character's ally when he finds himself trapped in the computer world.
A reference to vampire lore that states they can only enter a house if the occupant gives them permission to do so.
Paraphrased from a French expression which means 'to raise hell'.
A mispronounciation of the name of the main character's older brother whom he falsely remembered as an imaginary friend from his childhood.
Originally titled 1984 1/2, the title refers to a famous samba song and the act of escapism that is one of the film's central themes.
The title of a poem by William Ernest Henley which the main character uses as a source of inspiration. Roughly translates as 'undefeated'.
Refers to the final act of a magic trick and to the film's own twist ending.
A passage from Corinthians which is altered to reflect on the film's central theme of electronic surveillance.
A reference to a form of bullet which one of the film's characters uses to kill himself and his commanding officer.
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Created Mar 16, 2013
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