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White Noise (2005)

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



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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,787,478 (UK) (7 January 2005)


$158,714 (South Africa) (29 April 2005)

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On the DVD Commentary, Michael Keaton admitted to "phoning in" some of his scenes, and apologized to director Geoffrey Sax. See more »


When John is talking to Mr. Black in the church, their mouths doesn't match the words they say. See more »


Jonathan Rivers: I'm sorry Mikey.
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Crazy Credits

The opening of the film starts with: "Nobody knows whether our personalities pass on to another existence or sphere, but if we can evolve an instrument so delicate to be manipulated by our personality as it survives in the next life such an instrument ought to record something..." Thomas Edison 1928 E.V.P.; (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) The recording of voices and images of the dead, using de-tuned receiving apparatus. Identified in 1939, and now the subject of increasing scientific research worldwide, to finally evidence communication with the deceased. See more »


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A Good SCARY movie
5 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been a very long time since I have seen a movie and actually thought it was scary. I was very surprised when half way through this movie I thought I may have broken my husband's hand because I was squeezing so hard. While the beginning of the movie is a little slow, it pulls you along because you can sense something is going to happen. When it does, I was not disappointed at all.

I thought the acting was great even though Michael Keaton is not aging well. It was filmed entirely in Vancouver and was beautiful to watch. The traditional scary effects are used well and wisely and you will jump, despite preparing yourself for the scare. While I am not a believer in ghosts, this movie made me think and forever question and fear white noise.

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