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Disturbia (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 13 April 2007 (USA)
A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

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After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? Written by O.G.

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The quieter the street, the darker the secrets.... See more »


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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,224,982 (USA) (15 April 2007)

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$80,209,692 (USA) (2 August 2007)
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In the scene when Ronnie visits Kale at his home for the first time, director D.J. Caruso decided to add in the can of macadamia nuts at the last minute. See more »

Goofs

When Kale and his dad are in the accident in the beginning of the film, their overturned SUV is hit by a second vehicle. In the wide shot of Kale exiting the SUV, you can see through a hole in the floor that the gas tank, spare tire, and other essential components of the truck are not there. They had been removed (presumably for safety and weight reduction) before the accident. See more »

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[first lines]
Kale: Do you think he sees us?
Daniel Brecht: No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.
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Referenced in Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production (2008) See more »

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Always Love
Written by Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot & Daniel Lorca
Performed by Nada Surf
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A Solid Thriller
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was extremely well paced -- there was very good character development without excessive dialog. The story is exciting and thrilling: a modernized Rear Window. The acting was very solid, and every actor, major or minor, sold their part. Shia LeBeouf was a likable protagonist, Carrie-Anne Moss did a great job in her role as the mother, and David Morse played an exceedingly ominous and creepy neighbor. The climax is very suspenseful, although it did contain a few minor lapses in rational behavior by both the heroes and the villain, but I suppose that could be written off as desperation. Overall, it was refreshing to see a well-paced thriller with great suspense, humor, and character development.


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