Top 5 The Machinist Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Machinist 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 The Machinist film message.

Trevor follows Ivan trying to read his license plate. Upon further inspection, Trevor's license plate is Ivan's just reversed.
Trevor follows Ivan trying to read his license plate. Upon further inspection, Trevor's license plate is Ivan's just reversed.
- The time 1:30 is significant to Trevor. He always notices something around that time. At 1hr 30min into the movie, the truth (and reason for 1:30 being important) is revealed.
- The time 1:30 is significant to Trevor. He always notices something around that time. At 1hr 30min into the movie, the truth (and reason for 1:30 being important) is revealed.

The Machinist Hidden Details

When Ivan says "follow me" and runs a red light at an intersection, the oncoming cars do not brake or honk or react to Ivan in any way, indicating early on that he is a construct of Trevor's imagination.

1 - When Trevor is following Ivan through the tunnel, he reads the number plate out as 743 CRN. When we see Trevor's truck, the number plate reads NRC 347. I would love to post both photos I took of the screen but I don't know how to post more than one :))
When Trevor is following Ivan through the tunnel, he reads the number plate out as 743 CRN. When we see Trevor's truck, the number plate reads NRC 347. I would love to post both photos I took of the screen but I don't know how to post more than one :))
The Machinist poster
The Machinist poster

The Machinist Plot

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Machinist. 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 Drama, Thriller
Director Brad Anderson
Stars Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian
IMDB score 7.7