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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

R | | Drama | 19 December 1996 (USA)
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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Martin Donovan

Writer:

Martin Donovan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriel Byrne ... Roger Ellis
Nastassja Kinski ... Charlotte Ellis
Johnny Whitworth ... Leon
Brian Donovan ... Clayton
Tyler Cole Malinger Tyler Cole Malinger ... Adlai
Lynn Fine Lynn Fine ... Jacqueline
Michael Malota ... Kennedy
Gary Bairos ... Daniel
Rebecca Gayheart ... Lilli
Shirley Knight ... Irma Cill
Maria Daleo Maria Daleo ... Erica Macaluzzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeannetta Arnette ... Edna Rice
Maria Baldasseroni Maria Baldasseroni ... Erica Macaluzzo
Gabriella Battistoni Gabriella Battistoni ... Gigi
Fabrizio Bianconi Fabrizio Bianconi ... Tony Macaluzzo
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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Rated R for language and some violent elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguien espera See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Production Co:

Redhead Films See more »
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Color
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Ambitious, but not good
4 August 1999 | by BlueFormicaHaloSee all my reviews

Martin Donovan, who also directed the quirky "Apartment Zero" among others, wrote and directed "Somebody is Waiting", a film with so much potential that is never fulfilled. Johnny Whitworth of "Empire Records" stars here (and is very flat) as a young teenage delinquent. His mother (the beautiful Nastassja Kinski, who could almost pass as his girlfriend) is a suffering mother of many other children. His girlfriend (Rebecca Gayheart, who should have STAYED a Noxema girl) is worried about him. And his father (Gabriel Byrne) is an abusive man who left the family years ago. This all could be some silly melodrama or a powerful family drama...but this one is the silly melodrama that it shouldn't have been.

Ambitious, yet very bad. Two Stars Out of Four.


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