The Machinist

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: November 12, 2004
DVD: June 7, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.10
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Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Larry Gilliard Jr., Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey


Factory machinist Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) has not slept in a year, which has led to deterioration of his physical and mental health. His world becomes a living nightmare when cryptic notes turn up in his apartment and he has visions of a coworker no one else can see. Are these mysteries part of a plot to drive him mad?

Or has fatigue simply robbed him of reason? Determined to find answers, he embarks on a journey of self-awareness -- yet the more he learns, the less he wants to know.

Director: Brad Anderson
Studio: Paramount Classics
Producer(s): Julio Fernández
Screenplay: Scott Kosar
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  • 5 stars "this movie is truly Amazing!! the people who don't like it are people who count the fast & furious movies as the best films ever. christian bales perfomances was phenomal. he deserved an not just losing 63pounds but for making this moving belivable. See it!!!!"