Top 14 Sunshine Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Sunshine facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Sunshine film message.

In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), titles of the books aren't visible in the bookstore scene because Joel can't remember all of those details.
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), titles of the books aren't visible in the bookstore scene because Joel can't remember all of those details.
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Joel claims that he is incapable of making eye contact with a woman that he doesn't know. However when meeting Clementine again after having his memory of her erased he makes eyes contact showing that his memory of her wasn't completely gone.
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Joel claims that he is incapable of making eye contact with a woman that he doesn't know. However when meeting Clementine again after having his memory of her erased he makes eyes contact showing that his memory of her wasn't completely gone.

Sunshine Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Stormy Daniels is on the cover of the porno mag Steve Carrell buys for grandpa at the gas station.
    Stormy Daniels is on the cover of the porno mag Steve Carrell buys for grandpa at the gas station.
  • 1 - The final shot of the film is repeated 3 times, signifying everything that's taken place in the film will happen again in an eternally recurring process.
    The final shot of the film is repeated 3 times, signifying everything that's taken place in the film will happen again in an eternally recurring process.

Sunshine Hidden Details

Joel regrets calling to erase his memories and tries to cancel the procedure. This is because, for the most part, he's already forgotten most of the negative memories.

: an image of Icarus (from Greek mythology - the boy who flew too close to the sun) is displayed on the heat shield as it's being destroyed

1 - Pays tribute to another Jim Carrey "love story:" The Cable Guy (1996)
Pays tribute to another Jim Carrey "love story:" The Cable Guy (1996)

Sunshine (2007) When the crew of Icarus 2 first board the seemingly abandoned Icarus 1, they find, to their delight, that it's greenhouse is overgrown. No one thinks to question that plants need CO2 to thrive, foreshadowing Icarus 1s' unexpected passenger

1 - During the gas station scene when Frank's former student confronts him before leaving with Larry Sugarman, Larry's license plate says "LOSTTIME" which symbolizes Frank's fruitless journey to becoming the #1 Proust scholar
During the gas station scene when Frank's former student confronts him before leaving with Larry Sugarman, Larry's license plate says "LOSTTIME" which symbolizes Frank's fruitless journey to becoming the #1 Proust scholar
1 - Titles and dust jackets of the books are visible on the books at the beginning of this scene. But as the scene progresses the machine is wiping away this memory, so the titles are actively vanishing as the memory disintegrates.
Titles and dust jackets of the books are visible on the books at the beginning of this scene. But as the scene progresses the machine is wiping away this memory, so the titles are actively vanishing as the memory disintegrates.
1 - Single frame photos. (More info in comments.)
Single frame photos. (More info in comments.)
1 - When Mace goes to kill Trey you see that two knives are already missing. One that Trey used to kill himself, and one taken by Pinbacker who was hiding in the ship. Mace also told Trey "don't kill yourself over it" when he made the miscalculation in the beginning.
When Mace goes to kill Trey you see that two knives are already missing. One that Trey used to kill himself, and one taken by Pinbacker who was hiding in the ship. Mace also told Trey "don't kill yourself over it" when he made the miscalculation in the beginning.
1 - When Dwayne says he will find a way to fly he is framed in such a way that it looks like he is flying.
When Dwayne says he will find a way to fly he is framed in such a way that it looks like he is flying.
Sunshine poster
Sunshine poster

Sunshine Plot

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Sunshine. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Danny Boyle
Production Fox Searchlight Pictures
Stars Cliff Curtis, Chipo Chung, Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh
IMDB score 7.2