R | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
The number Max is searching for is 216 digits long. 216 is 6x6x6; 666 is the "number of the beast" according to the Book of Revelation.
9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn't know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through ...
Max shaves his head and draws a square around the bulge on the side of his head. Later on, when Max is chasing a photographer from the subway, there is no square on his head. This could be due to time shifts in the story, and hallucinations had by Max. Making the actual linear time of events impossible to tell for sure.
End credits shown over bugs crawling on Max's papers.
$31,069 (USA) (12 July 1998)
$3,216,970 (USA) (29 November 1998)