MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,619 this week

Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

 -  Drama  -  19 December 1996 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 364 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

Leon is a good hearted boy who can't stay out of trouble. When a tragic turn of events costs his mother her life, Leon's abusive and alcoholic father returns to "take care of" Leon, his two... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 62 titles
created 10 Oct 2011
 
list image
S
a list of 350 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

Somebody Is Waiting (1996) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Somebody Is Waiting.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman on the frontier marries a meek farmer who has an annoying habit of going through a rather drastic change every full moon.

Director: Martin Donovan
Stars: Lori Ashton, Hart Bochner, Pat Atkins
Blind Terror (TV Movie 2001)
Thriller | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After marrying a handsome man she barely knows, a woman experiences threatening calls and violent attacks from a mysterious woman who claims to be her new husband's former lover.

Director: Giles Walker
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Stewart Bick, Maxim Roy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A 10-year-old boy shares an intense bond with his mentally ill mother. The youth's life is turned upside down when his mother lapses into violent psychosis. A former psychiatrist takes pity... See full summary »

Director: Tony Barbieri
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Robert Forster, Cody Morgan
Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Peter Schamoni
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Herbert Grönemeyer, Rolf Hoppe
Say Nothing (2001)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An unfulfilled married woman becomes intrigued by an alluring suitor whose attention soon becomes obsessive.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Hart Bochner, William Baldwin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Keith Carradine
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...

Director: André Farwagi
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Gerry Sundquist, Stefano D'Amato
The Ring (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During WW II, a young German woman is separated from her family and imprisoned by the Nazis. After being freed she falls in love with and marries a German officer. When Berlin falls to the ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Michael York, Rupert Penry-Jones
2:22 (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.

Director: Phillip Guzman
Stars: Mick Rossi, Robert Miano, Aaron Gallagher
Crackerjack (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A cop in vacation in a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.

Director: Michael Mazo
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Nastassja Kinski, Christopher Plummer
Magdalene (1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Father Joseph Mohr, a newly appointed priest in the town of Oberndorf (near Salzburg), meets the beautiful prostitute Magdalene. He struggles to change her situation and make a new life for... See full summary »

Director: Monica Teuber
Stars: Steve Bond, Nastassja Kinski, David Warner
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: Gabriel Byrne
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Roger Ellis
...
Charlotte Ellis
...
Leon
...
Clayton
Tyler Cole Malinger ...
Adlai
Lynn Fine ...
Jacqueline
...
Kennedy
...
Daniel
...
Lilli
...
Irma Cill
Maria Daleo ...
Erica Macaluzzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Edna Rice
Maria Baldasseroni ...
Erica Macaluzzo
Gabriella Battistoni ...
Gigi
Fabrizio Bianconi ...
Tony Macaluzzo
Edit

Storyline

Leon is a good hearted boy who can't stay out of trouble. When a tragic turn of events costs his mother her life, Leon's abusive and alcoholic father returns to "take care of" Leon, his two brothers, and his sister. Leon is haunted by guilt over believing he caused her death, and because he hadn't told her he was sorry. His father still drinks, and it gets worse, culminating in an argument with a drunken Roger Ellis (the father) and Leon, ending with Roger dead. Leon tries to take care of his family, but the death is quickly discovered and Leon goes on the run, more from himself than from the law. As the police try to find him, Leon finally discovers that he shouldn't fear the love of others, and should except forgiveness. Written by Summer S. Wilson <collectonian@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguien espera  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A dark drama leaving you restless

This movie left me with a bad feeling. But to see Gabriel Byrne's father role, succeed at making you feel like an adult child that had been soulfully, emotionally and sometimes physically abused, was impressive. I both cringed and found myself watching Byrne's every move throughout each scene he appeared in. I cannot say this movie was a success, but I can say it succeeded in pinpointing one's emotional roller coaster ride through a large family of siblings, alcoholism & ugly truths.


44 of 67 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
music taquoyabaker
One hundred bucks greggveka
Discuss Somebody Is Waiting (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?