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White Noise (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 7 January 2005 (USA)
An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

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The car of successful author Anna Rivers is found disabled next to the river, the thought being that she accidentally fell into the river while trying to change a flat tire. Her dead body is found upstream several weeks later, consistent with the accidental death theory. Based on incidents around him, her grieving husband, architect Jonathan Rivers, decides several months later to visit with Raymond Price, who approached John prior to Anna's body being found with news that she was trying to contact him from beyond. At that time, John was skeptical of Raymond's claims of electronic voice phenomena (EVP): that he is contacted from the beyond through electronic means - radio, television - which he is able to record. Along with Sarah Tate, another of Raymond's "clients" whose fiancé passed away, John becomes obsessed with EVP as he gets more and more audio and video messages, however fuzzy, from Anna from beyond. That obsession takes a slight change in focus when John believes that Anna ... Written by Huggo

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They make contact. Beware there is no dead spot for the dead. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,787,478 (UK) (7 January 2005)

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$55,865,715 (USA) (18 February 2005)
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EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) is claimed by adherents of the paranormal, to be of 'other-worldly' origins', and was not invented by the film's makers. See more »

Goofs

(around 40 minutes) when Jonathan Rivers is talking to the detective on the porch, the police line ribbon is visible only on the inner side of the house porch. See more »

Quotes

Mirabelle Keegan: Okay... Uhh... Uhmm... They are showing me something. It's uhmm... It's Uhh... Willow Avenue. They are showing me Willow Avenue. Yes?
Jonathan Rivers: No.
Mirabelle Keegan: Hmm... Okay. It's no problem. Sometimes it happens. Your wife, she past over recently. Her passing was difficult.
Jonathan Rivers: Yeah.
Mirabelle Keegan: She was Uhm. She's a writer, she was a writer. Yeah, her words are important. Oh... uh... God... I'm sorry. It's just the light... it's just, it's way to bright. It's like these tiny noisy little pinpoints it's hard to see anything at all. ...
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White static and flickering, subliminal images appear over the opening credits. It then segues into the opening scene. See more »

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Referenced in Scream Queens (2015) See more »

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Written and Performed by Randy Gerston
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Too Little, Too late.
14 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first heard about White Noise when I saw the TV advert. Before then I didn't even know it existed. I watched the trailer online and decided that I would go and see it. Now being a fan of films like The Sixth Sense, I thought that this film would give me everything I wanted. It has Michael Keaton in it, and he rocks. Unfortunately the film did not deliver. It tried to be another Sixth Sense or Stir of Echoes, and failed miserably. It has a very promising start, but the middle just drags on repeating itself, and ends with a completely poor twist which any monkey could have figured out. Unfortunately like most "Scary" films nowadays it relies on loud noises and bangs to make the audience jump. This film could have been so much more. It's a shame because it was a good idea.


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