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The Eavesdropper (2004)

 -  Drama | Thriller | Sci-Fi  -  2004 (USA)
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The secretary Liza Raines becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Jenner ...
Liza Raines (Patient 14)
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Aiden Porter
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Grant Kane
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Dr. Gene Kramer
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Dr. Hsieh
Tucker Smallwood ...
Gen. Humes
Ben Donovan ...
Jason
John McCann ...
Secretary of Defense
Billy Rieck ...
Serial Killer (Ronald)
Rafael H. Robledo ...
Agent Perez (as Rafael Robledo)
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Emily, Patient 13
Iona Morris ...
Gen. Humes' Aide
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Leon / Night Nurse
Sam Scarber ...
Detective Watkins
Jessie Sanders ...
Damian
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The secretary Liza Raines becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a Transition Shelter to be rehabilitated, and she accepts to be submitted to an experimental treatment never tested in humans in the Center for Hearing Research. The leader of the research Dr. Gene Kramer is pressed by the CIA agent Aiden Porter that is funding his experiment to test his vaccine of restoration of cells in fifteen patients, and he advises that the rats subjected to the experiment became psychotic. The patients also become psychotic and suicidal, with the exception of Liza, the patient 14. She achieves the ability of hearing frequencies emitted by the brain and read minds as a side effect. Porter recruits Liza to work in CIA disclosing the innermost thoughts of the suspects, but later Liza finds his real hidden intentions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What you hear can kill you.

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Rated R for violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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When the police shoot the boy in the school and are right next to Liza, she doesn't react to the loud nearby gunfire even though she has "super" hearing. Ironically, it was a gun fired near to her ears that first damaged her hearing, thus causing her to try the experimental drug that gave her "super" hearing. See more »

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The Mind Reader
27 May 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The secretary Liza Raines (Lucy Jenner) becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane (John J. York) living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a Transition Shelter to be rehabilitated, and she accepts to be submitted to an experimental treatment never tested in humans in the Center for Hearing Research. The leader of the research Dr. Gene Kramer (John de Lancie) is pressed by the CIA agent Aiden Porter (Costas Mandylor) that is funding his experiment to test his vaccine of restoration of cells in fifteen patients, and he advises that the rats subjected to the experiment became psychotic. The patients also become psychotic and suicidal, with the exception of Liza, the patient 14. She achieves the ability of hearing frequencies emitted by the brain and read minds as a side effect. Porter recruits Liza to work in CIA disclosing the innermost thoughts of the suspects, but later Liza finds his real hidden intentions.

"The Eavesdropper" is a reasonable movie with an original story that has a great beginning and becomes too much complicated in the end with the betrayals and conspiracies. I thought this movie was a pilot of a show because of the open end. The unknown Lucy Jenner has a great performance, but her character deserved to be better developed in the beginning, showing her past life to the viewers. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Paciente 14" ("Patient 14")


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