The Box

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Summary: What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring you a million dollars...but simultaneously take the life of someone you don't know? Would you do it? And what would be the consequences? The year is 1976. Norma Lewis is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur, is an engineer working at NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their young son...until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box. With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face an impossible moral dilemma. What they don't realize is that no matter what they decide, terrifying consequences will have already been set in motion. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate. (Warner Bros.)

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Runtime: 115 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.
Production: Lin Pictures
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 23, 2010
Director Credit
Richard Kelly Director
Writer Credit
Richard Kelly Screenplay
Richard Matheson Short Story "Button, Button"
Principal Cast Credit
Cameron Diaz Norma Lewis
Frank Langella Arlington Steward
James Marsden Arthur Lewis
Cast Credit
Celia Weston Lana Burns
Deborah Rush Clymene Steward
Gillian Jacobs Dana
Holmes Osborne Dick Burns
Ian Kahn Vick Brenner
James Rebhorn Norm Cahill
John Magaro Charles
Kevin Robertson Wendel Matheson
Lisa K. Wyatt Rhonda Martin
Mark S. Cartier Martin Teague
Michele Durrett Rebecca Matheson
Sam Oz Stone Walter Lewis
Producer Credit
Dan Lin Producer
Kelly McKittrick Producer
Paris Kasidokostas Latsis Executive Producer
Richard Kelly Producer
Sean McKittrick Producer
Sue Baden-Powell Executive Producer
Ted Field Executive Producer
Ted Hamm Executive Producer
Terry Dougas Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: