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The Eavesdropper (2004)

R  |   |  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
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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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22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Contrary to the previous reviewer, it is precisely the fact that you have to constantly hear multiple streams of thought of a few people at the same time, and decide what is "noise" and what is "important" what made this movie most interesting and enjoyable for me.

It is a psychological experience that is exactly the opposite of what you normally do all day long... paying attention to the one stimulus that you already know is important in the given situation while what is not important automagically gets filtered out by your senses.

For a layperson (regarding the complex machinery of your senses) this movie gives you a "hands on" way of appreciating the valuable work your senses do for you all the time, filtering out irrelevant information for you. Even if you are acquainted with the science behind the senses, this movie shows you how you probably would go insane if this filtering were not part of our makeup.


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