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Silent Hill (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  21 April 2006 (USA)
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A woman goes in search for her daughter, within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. Based on the video game series of the same name.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ron Gabriel ...
Eve Crawford ...
Derek Ritschel ...
Amanda Hiebert ...
Nicky Guadagni ...
Distressed Woman


After the continuous sleep walking episodes of Sharon, the young daughter of Rose Da Silva, the decision is made to take Sharon to the place only mentioned in her restless dreams- Silent Hill. However, the road to Silent Hill is anything but easy to access, and Rose creates a high speed chase between herself and a police officer only to end in a crash for them both. When she wakes up, Sharon has disappeared and Rose is at the entrance to the deserted, dream-like town of Silent Hill. As Rose begins the search for her daughter, she does not realize the terror and mystery surrounding her. Rose is led on a blind search for her beloved daughter, finding herself getting more and more entwined into disturbing past of Silent Hill. Written by krazyhorse98 (Jackie V.)

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The Silence Will Be Broken See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Centralia  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£991,687 (UK) (21 April 2006)


$1,353,049 (Australia) (15 September 2006)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It took director Christophe Gans five years to obtain the rights to make the film. He was given the rights after he sent Konami a video of an interview describing how much Silent Hill meant to him. Along with the interview, he sent scenes that he filmed on his own dollar cut up and overlayed with music from the games. See more »


When Christopher and officer Gucci, who's wearing a blue tie and gray trench coat, come out of the building, the camera switches back and forth between Rose and Christopher. When it finally reveals officer Gucci in the background, behind Christopher, we notice he's wearing a different colored tie and trench coat. See more »


[first lines]
Rose: Sharon! She's not here! Oh, god. Christopher, can you see anything? Sharon! Sharon!
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Crazy Credits

The first segment of the end credits plays out much like the end credits of the games. See more »


References Village of the Damned (1960) See more »


Theme of Laura (SHF6)
Written and Performed by Akira Yamaoka
Courtesy of Konami
(plays second during end credit roll)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Amazingly Emotional
22 April 2006 | by (West Babylon, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing. Beginning to end it had me drawn in. This movie breaks the rules and thinks outside the box...and gets away with it. Maybe not a blockbuster, but definitely a cult classic :D To other reviewers: Please, do a little research before you cut the movie off at the knees. 1st off they're not Christian fanatics, they're another cult. Secondly, not everything is movies are based on real things. Certain things can be completely fictional. The movie was made to have that dream/nightmare feel. It was an amazing movie if you actually paid attention to it, and I'm sorry if your feeble mind cannot comprehend what is going on. As for the part where they tell you the back-story, it had nothing to do with anyone not knowing what was going on. Konami as well as Sony loved it so much they didn't cut anything. That is why the movie is so long. Not to mention this is a European FILM!!!! Japanese horror, European writers and actors with few Americans (yeah some of the actors were but they don't write the film). The movie is supposed to make you sit back and go "what the ****??" when things randomly happen...that's what Silent Hill is all about. This isn't your run-of-the-mill horror "horny teen" slasher film (which unfortunately is what's most popular in America). If you can, go to a matinée where you can watch it without all of the people who think they're in MST3k and all of the people who feel the need to talk to the screen. The story is deep, really deep. The ending is tragic. And if you still don't get it, it doesn't mean the movie sucked...it just means you don't get it.

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