How many times did Cage relive that day in Edge of Tomorrow? We see him wake up many times in the movie, but there seem to be many, many more instances that we don't see. For instance, at the farmhouse, he has already lived that several times, though we only see two of them.

Is there any way to know how many times he relives that day?

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    Also the training montage, there's no way he became that proficient at killing Mimics with just what was onscreen
    – Izkata
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 18:05
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    Wasn't part of the mystery how many times the day was repeated? Even if you knew, what does it matter? 1-No more mystery, 2-Time Travel, 3-Any particular repeated day feels like any other repeated day, and thus no particular repeat matters, only the whole experience.
    – calccrypto
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 19:42
  • Groundhog day was over 30 years. This one had too be similar for his training , not to mention how many times he ran and got drunk.
    – user63825
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 3:42
  • I'd say we factor in the estimated amount of time required to be that proficient at combat against the mimics, plus an estimate of the length of time a person of his caliber can go through the despair phase.
    – KalenGi
    Commented May 4, 2016 at 2:38

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It is not directly stated in the movie and there are plenty of days that happened off-screen, making counting by viewers impossible.

However this same question was asked over on the Movies & TV Stack Exchange site and it was stated that there were 160 days in the book that the movie is based on.

It doesn't appear to be discussed in the movie.

In the book the film is based on, All You Need is Kill, he has 160 iterations.

There's an interesting thread over at IMDB you might want to peruse, where people have argued everything from 100 days to over 1000 days, to over 100 years! There isn't any common consensus on that thread (or indeed across the Internet, yet) on how long the loop lasted for in the film.

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    From the amount of training he's gotten, especially given each failure resulted in reset, 160 sounds way too low :)
    – StasM
    Commented Dec 31, 2014 at 23:41

Rita Vitowski actually states she watched Hendrix die 300 times, thus she went through 300 days, it's entirely possible to think he may have done equal or greater.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F! This is an interesting piece of trivia, but it doesn't actually answer the question. Even that it approximates an answer is speculation, really, unless you can find a quote from the film or one of its creators that says this applies to Cage as well. Please read How to Answer for more information on how to write a good answer.
    – DavidW
    Commented May 31, 2019 at 21:32

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