The Box Could you end a strager's life...to change your own?

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2009 | PG-13 | Drama Thriller | 1hr, 55m

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 t... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 6, 2009 in 2,635 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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DIRECTOR

Richard Kelly

Screenwriter

Richard Kelly
Richard Matheson

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images

Storylines 2 more

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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based upon the short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson. Matheson's story was previously adapted as an installment of the 1980s revival of the "Twilight Zone" franchise.
Shooting Locations
  • TBA: Virginia, United States
  • TBA: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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