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The Cry of the Owl (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  19 August 2009 (France)
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A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.



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Robert Forrester
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Karl Pruner ...
Mr. Jaffe
Phillip MacKenzie ...
Lavigne Client
Jack Neilson
Greg Wyncoop
R.D. Reid ...
Mr. Kolbe
Nickie Grace
Robert's Lawyer (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
Marcia Laskowski ...
Nickie's Lawyer
Sally Nielson
Robbie Campbell ...
Walt Neilson
Susie Escham


A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What would you do if someone was watching you?


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 August 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A bagoly kiáltása  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Scott Speedman was originally up for the role of Greg Wyncoop. See more »


After Robert's landlord inquires about Robert moving out, a city shot is shown. The city shot is filmed in Seattle, near the I-90/I-5 interchange...with the Smith Tower off to the left. See more »


References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »


Written by Sarah Daly and Matthew Mole
Performed by Scanners
Courtesy of Dim Mak records/Influx Music
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Good movie, slightly underrated
3 July 2010 | by (Panama) – See all my reviews

I have never read the novel, nor heard of the movie. After reading some of the reviews here, I decided to give it a shot. And I have to say, I do not regret it.

This is a very dark movie with disturbed main characters, greatly acted by Robert Considine and Julia Stiles. This isn't your typical fast-paced Hollywood thriller. I consider this movie to be "different", the plot develops slowly and is very unpredictable, which makes it in my opinion very enjoyable.

I totally recommend this movie to anyone, who likes dramas / thrillers with a dark touch, and enjoys great acting.

I give it a 7 out of 10.

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