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The Quiet (2005)

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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dot
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Connor
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Michelle Fell
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Brian
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Fiona
Maria Cash ...
Mrs. Feltswatter
Jo Baker ...
Myrna
Steve Uzzell ...
Mr. Piln
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Officer Jim
Rudy Costa ...
Police Officer
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Diane Quest ...
Newscaster #1
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Storyline

Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Her family betrayed her trust. Now she's breaking her silence. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,546 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$381,186 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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Trivia

Jamie Babbit has stated in an interview that Thora Birch was originally chosen to play the role of Dot. See more »

Goofs

While Dot is strangling Paul, some blood drops fall on the front of Nina's neck. In next shots of the strangling, the blood drops switches from the front of Nina's neck to the side then it switches back again to the front. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe Not
Written and Performed by Cat Power
Taken from the album You Are Free
Courtesy of Matador Records, LLC
© Matador Records 2002
Published by Doorman Music/Dreading Futures (BMI)
Administered by Bug
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a serious movie without a boring moment
20 December 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

the reason why I think it was worth 10 is story was great, you follow the persons i there every day life at school and home, the reason for there behavior and the reason for what person they have become slowly come's together at the end. Each scene tell's so much, Nina are struggling keep a balance in her life and never get's a chance, her mother has given up and deal with her life trough drugs and Dot who pretend that's she doesn't now what's going on. I had that feeling at the end that I wish it could go on and never stop. Elisha Cuthbert and Camilla Belle play excellent an is a pure joy to watch and they a well supported the rest of the cast.


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