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The Box

Psychological horror set in 1970s Virginia. Norma and Arthur Lewis are a charming, loving couple; he is a research scientist at Nasa's Langley facility and she is a teacher. Early one morning a mysterious box is left at their door. Hours later, a gentleman with a badly burned face arrives to tell them that if they push the red button on top of the box they will receive one million dollars, but someone they don't know will die. They have 24 hours to choose. He will then return to collect the box.

Release date:

1 hour, 46 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Jul 2018 22:55
BBC Two except Northern Ireland, Scotland

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Role Contributor
Norma LewisCameron Diaz
Arthur LewisJames Marsden
Arlington StewardFrank Langella
Norm CahillJames Rebhorn
Dick BurnsHolmes Osborne
Walter LewisSam Stone
DanaGillian Jacobs
Lana BurnsCelia Weston
Clymene StewardDeborah Rush
Rhonda MartinLisa K Wyatt
DirectorRichard Kelly
WriterRichard Kelly
AuthorRichard Matheson

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