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The Number 23 -- A man becomes obsessed by the number 23 in this home video trailer for the thriller
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The Number 23 -- Behind the Scenes: Carrey, Madsen, and Schumacher cutting the "23" cake
The Number 23 -- Interview:  Jim Carrey on why he wanted to make this film
The Number 23 -- Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Fernley Phillips (written by)
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Release Date:
23 February 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The truth will find you. See more »
Plot:
Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is an excellent movie. See more (375 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Carrey ... Walter Sparrow / Fingerling

Virginia Madsen ... Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia

Logan Lerman ... Robin Sparrow

Danny Huston ... Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix

Lynn Collins ... Suicide Blonde / Mrs. Dobkins / Young Fingerling's Mother

Rhona Mitra ... Laura Tollins

Michelle Arthur ... Sybil

Mark Pellegrino ... Kyle Flinch

Paul Butcher ... Young Fingerling / Young Walter

David Stifel ... Hotel Clerk

Corey Stoll ... Sergeant Burns

Ed Lauter ... Father Sebastian

Troy Kotsur ... Barnaby
Walter Soo Hoo ... Chinese Restaurant Owner

Patricia Belcher ... Dr. Alice Mortimer
Rudolph Willrich ... Dr. Nathaniel
John Fink ... Young Walter's Father / Young Fingerling's Father
Julie Remala ... Mail Clerk

Tara Karsian ... Box Company Clerk

Kerry Hoyt ... Suicide Blonde's Father
Jennifer Lee Grafton ... Suicide Blonde's Mother

Tom Lenk ... Bookstore Salesperson

Ka'ramuu Kush ... Fingerling's Sergeant
Helen Jordan ... Lady Walking Dog

Eddie Rouse ... Building Super

Lesli Margherita ... Attractive Coed

Maile Flanagan ... Charades Friend

Bob Zmuda ... Desk Clerk
Susan Kitchen ... Party Goer
Coier Amerson ... Party Goer

Michael Hurley ... Agatha's Friend
Donna G. Earley ... Agatha's Friend

Shakti Shannon ... Lucinda (as Shannon Gayle)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Alameda ... Parcel Deliveryman (uncredited)
Butch ... Ned the dog (uncredited)

Bud Cort ... Dr. Sirius Leary (uncredited)

Taylor McCluskey ... Ex-boyfriend (uncredited)

Jean-Pierre Parent ... Patient (uncredited)

K.T. Rowe ... The Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Fernley Phillips (written by)

Produced by
Richard Brener .... executive producer
Mike Drake .... executive producer
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
Linda Fields .... associate producer (as Linda Fields Hill)
Beau Flynn .... producer
Keith Goldberg .... executive producer
Fernley Phillips .... co-producer
Eli Richbourg .... executive producer
Tripp Vinson .... producer
Brooklyn Weaver .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Gregson-Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Libatique (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Stevens 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Laws 
 
Art Direction by
Jon Billington 
David Sandefur 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel B. Clancy 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Mishell Chandler .... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Mr. Carrey
Bill Corso .... makeup department head
Lisa M. Cubero .... key hair stylist (as Lisa Cubero)
Frances Mathias .... hair department head
Ned Neidhardt .... makeup artist
Cheryl Ann Nick .... key makeup artist (as Cheryl Nick)
 
Production Management
Erik Holmberg .... executive in charge of production
Karyn McCarthy .... unit production manager
Sara Romilly .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Carter .... second assistant director
Mark Cotone .... first assistant director
David Hallinan .... first assistant director: second unit
Eli Richbourg .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Mark Bialuski .... gang boss propmaker
Aaron Billet .... property production assistant
Colleen Broderick .... set decorating buyer
Richard K. Buoen .... illustrator
Anthony Carlino .... leadman
Larry Corralez .... painter
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction coordinator
Howard Fannon .... assistant props
Steve Hansen .... property maker
William O. Hunter .... set designer (as Billy Hunter)
Lance Larson .... assistant property master
Jennifer Lewicki .... art and set decoration coordinator
Linda Luizzi .... set dresser
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser
Joseph Magazenni .... art assistant
Masako Masuda .... set designer
William S. Maxwell III .... set dresser
Steven B. Melton .... property master
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Paul Mugavero .... set dresser
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor
John J. Passanante .... painter
Nussbaumer Petra .... painter
Lee Ross .... lead scenic: reshoots
Chris Samp .... stand-by painter
David Scott .... graphic designer
Julie Smith .... assistant decorator
Eric Sundahl .... assistant art director
Jeremy Thompson .... props production assistant
Robert M. Bouffard .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Paul Curtis .... supervising sound editor
Cris Davis .... sound intern
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Christopher S.P. Jones .... second boom operator
Bradley C. Katona .... sound effects editor
Jay Meagher .... sound mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Hugh Murphy .... sound effects editor
Steve Nelson .... sound editor
Unsun Song .... sound re-recordist
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Meinardus .... special effects coordinator
Mike Sasgen .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Greg Astles .... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Sneha Astles .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Sneha Prabhakaran)
Sneha Astles .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Sneha Prabhakaran)
Alison Middaugh Barger .... senior 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures (as Alison Middaugh)
Darren A. Bell .... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Brent M. Bowen .... visual effects
Thomas R. Bryant .... visual effects editor
Kris Carson .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Dominic Cheung .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Amy Daye .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Amy Spencer)
Dan Dixon .... visual effects supervisor
Steven Fahey .... visual effects
David Geoghegan .... digital compositor
Raymond Gieringer .... visual effects production executive: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jamie Hallett .... visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Michael Hatton .... visual effects technical advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
David Jones .... visual effects consultant: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Min Young Kim .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jeffrey Klug .... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Ken Lam .... concept artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Wendy Lanning .... executive visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Danny Lee .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Sam Lee .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Laurence Lok .... digital effects designer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Laurence Lok .... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jason Maher .... senior 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Seth Martiniuk .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Douglas Melville .... visual effects production manager: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lon Molnar .... visual effects creative advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Chris Nokes .... visual effects production supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Ciaran O'Connor .... digital compositor
Ciaran O'Connor .... matte painter
Scott Parker .... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lisa Reid .... visual effects production manager: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Scott Riopelle .... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Tyler Robb .... production assistant: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Geoff Sayer .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Vicki Silva .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Clancy Silver .... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Danita Slaughter .... digital opticals editor
Mitchell Stuart .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Mehrdad Tavakkolian .... fx artist
Mahvash Tehrani .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Carol VanHook .... visual effects
Pat Wakefield .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Tim Warnock .... concept artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Tim Warnock .... senior digital matte painter: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Dan Wheaton .... concept artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Dan Wheaton .... senior digital matte painter: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Andrea Yomtob .... visual effects
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Alden .... stunts
Pat Banta .... stunt coordinator
Simone Bargetze .... stunts
Dotan Bonen .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunts (as Robert Brown)
Kevin Chase .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (as Jon Epstein)
Martin Grace .... stunts
Deborah L. Mazor .... stunts (as Debi Mazor)
Bobby Ore .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Pat Banta .... stunt double: Jim Carrey (uncredited)
Simone Bargetze .... stunt double: Virginia Madsen (uncredited)
Kevin Chase .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Deborah L. Mazor .... stunt double: Lynn Collins (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tyler Anderson .... rigging electrician
Michael Bauman .... chief lighting technician
Mike Bellantoni .... grip
Peter Berglund .... first assistant camera
Gary Bevans .... camera loader
Mike Bonnaud .... best boy electric
John Busch .... key grip
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician
Davie Carothers .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Terence Chu .... camera loader: second unit
Alexandra Church .... video assist intern
William Clouter .... grip
James Coffin .... grip
Magela Crosignani .... preview technician
Thomas M. Dangcil .... electrician
Donald D. Davidson .... electrician
Willie E. Dawkins .... electrician: second unit
Al DeMayo .... electrician: fixtures
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip foreman
Tana Dubbe .... key grip
Kevin Fahey .... rigging grip best boy
John P. Fleenor .... rigging electrician
Owen Foye .... electrician
Owen Foye .... electrician: second unit
Charley Gilleran .... rigging key grip
Daniel Alexis Gonzalez .... electrician: second unit (as Danny Gonzalez)
Gary Hatfield .... camera operator
Scott Hatley .... best boy grip
Terrence Hayes .... camera operator: second unit
Willow Jenkins .... video assist operator
Dan Kanes .... electrician: second unit
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Dan Kneece .... camera operator: "a" camera
Andrew Korner .... best boy electric: second unit
Matt Kubas .... rigging electrician
Chris Lindsay .... grip
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer
Michael Lyon .... electrician
John Mang .... dolly grip
Steven Mann .... first assistant camera
Erik Messerschmidt .... gaffer: second unit
Luis Moreno .... lighting technician
Richard Moriarty .... first assistant camera: second unit
Seth Orozco .... second assistant camera
Simone Perusse .... lighting programmer
Kurt Pomerleau .... lighting technician
Diego Quemada-Díez .... additional camera operator (as Diego Quemada)
Richard Rutkowski .... director of photography: second unit
Jeffrey P. Soderberg .... chief rigging electrician
Keith Solomon .... additional camera operator
Matt Stenerson .... assistant camera
Don Telles .... rigging grip
Michael Tolochko .... electrician
Thomas D. Watson .... grip
Peter Weiland .... electrician
Marc Wostak .... rigging electric
Andy Young .... rigging grip
Kelly Clear .... chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Scott Hammer .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Patriq Luo .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lauren Bass .... casting associate
Elizabeth Shoai .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carrie Arakaki .... costumer
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Marjorie McCown .... assistant costume designer
Natasha Paczkowski .... costume manufacturing foreperson
David Page .... costumer: Mr. Carrey
Debbie Travis .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Steve Bowen .... digital intermediate colorist
Betty Burkhart .... post-production coordinator
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Javier Marcheselli .... assistant editor
Justin Worthington .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Blaylock .... music clearances
Bob Bowen .... music executive
David Buckley .... composer: additional music
Peter DiStefano .... musician: guitar
Meri Gavin .... assistant music editor
Scott Hosfeld .... musician
Scott Johnson .... assistant music editor
Costa Kotselas .... music technical engineer
Jamie Luker .... music scoring engineer
Malcolm Luker .... music scoring engineer
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Hugh Marsh .... musician
Esther McIntosh .... orchestration coordinator
Ladd McIntosh .... lead orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor
Geoff Stradling .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Martin Tillman .... soloist: cello
Booker White .... music preparation
Stephen Barton .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Halli Cauthery .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Chandra Cogburn .... music assistant (uncredited)
Clay Duncan .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Maxim Aperian .... driver
Dawn Ballou .... driver
Andrew Broomhead .... driver
Billy Colbert .... construction driver
Vic Cuccia .... transportation captain
Don Easy .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Donald S. Harback .... driver
Randy Luna .... driver
Jim Petti .... teamster co-captain
Dan Romero .... transportation coordinator
Michael Sean Ryan .... transportation coordinator: re-shoots
Richard C. Ryan .... driver
David Torgerson .... driver
 
Other crew
Diana Adams .... production accountant
Jeremy Alter .... location manager
Sam Alvelo .... production assistant
Jill Ambrosino .... executive assistant: Mr. Carrey
Kate Amer .... production coordinator
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Tony Barger .... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Julie Benson .... assistant: Mr. Vinson
Melissa Binder .... textile artist
Dotan Bonen .... personal security: Mr. Carrey
Ericka Bryce .... production medic
Alex Capaldi .... office production assistant
Alexander T. Carey .... production assistant
Adrian Casas .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Aaron Cooley .... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Chelsey Dailey .... assistant: Mr. Libatique
Donald Dowd .... talent coordinator
Leon Dudevoir .... production executive
Richie Elson .... set production assistant
Shilo Frontierro .... set production assistant: second unit
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Gladu .... payroll accountant
Tyler Graham .... production assistant
John Maxwell Bryan Hampton .... production assistant
Todd Havern .... production assistant
Marie Healy .... key assistant location manager
Rebecca Hedrick .... assistant: Mr. Drake (as Rebecca Ferrell Hedrick)
Sara Howell .... second assistant accountant
Jonathan Jansen .... key assistant location manager
Stacey Jelin .... key craft service
Steve Kesmodel .... credits administrator
Gary Kobat .... personal trainer: Mr. Carrey
Wayne Lamkay .... assistant accountant
David Linck .... unit publicist
Lance Mancuso .... unit medic
Kent Matsuoka .... assistant location manager
Andrew Matthews .... executive in charge of film investment
Karly Meola .... assistant: Ms. Madsen
Ryan Miningham .... production assistant
Nick Nantell .... assistant: Mr. Flynn
Boone Narr .... animal coordinator
Kyle Oliver .... key assistant location manager
Anton Pardoe .... assistant location manager (as Anton Ramone Pardoe)
Steven John Reynolds .... first assistant accountant
Robert Rizzolo .... production assistant
Joanne Rose .... stand-in: Lynn Collins
Scott Rowe .... animal trainer
Albert Salsich .... assistant location manager
Kieran Sandoval .... production assistant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Maryn Silverberg .... assistant: Mr. Flynn
Sue Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Aaron Speiser .... acting coach: Virginia Madsen
Brandon Stacy .... double: Jim Carrey
Jeff Stanford .... assistant location manager
Lauren Suarez .... production secretary
Lalida Sujjavasin .... set production assistant
Kelly Sullivan .... production assistant
Donna Tegan .... staff set production assistant
Brian Turi .... animal trainer
Kyle Watkins .... production assistant
Jerome Zelle .... assistant craft service
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Mike Doto .... production manager: titles (uncredited)
Pascal .... body double for Mark Pellegrino (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language
Runtime:
101 min | 98 min (cut)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Czech Republic:12 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:15A | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | South Africa:16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #43185)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Walter Sparrow makes a connection for the Oklahoma bombing and the number 23 (the bombing took place on 19 April (4/19) 4+19=23. The al-Qaeda terrorist attacks took place on 9/11/2001 (9+11+2+0+0+1=23).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: On Dr. Sirius Leary's ID badge he is shown as a "Phd."- the correct abbreviation is Ph.D. (from Latin for Doctor of Philosophy).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Walter Sparrow:A week ago, the only thing I thought was out of the ordinary was that it was my birthday.
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Soundtrack:
The Banality of EvilSee more »

FAQ

Was this film shot on HD or film?
Why did Walter Sparrow's wife choose that book for him?
What song plays when Fingerling first meets Fabrizia by the burning car?
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175 out of 318 people found the following review useful.
This is an excellent movie., 25 February 2007
Author: nuffin from United States

I watched this on release night and I have to say that it was awesome. The acting is great, the camera shots are great, and the story is great. I also loved the film noir style shots.

I feel that a majority of people posting negative comments about this movie (mostly before it was even out) are simply haters.

If you feel disappointed because this has Jim Carrey in it and it's not a comedy please do not be. Jim Carrey is an excellent actor and displays the dramatical emotion side of him very well in this movie, see also "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". But, of course, there is humor in the less dramatic parts of the movie.

I definitely recommend seeing this movie.

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