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The Cry of the Owl (2009)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forrester
Jenny Thierolf
Karl Pruner ...
Mr. Jaffe
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


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Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What would you do if someone was watching you?


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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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Box Office


$11,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julia Stiles was a last-minute replacement for Sarah Polley. See more »


SPOILER:At the end of the movie Robert looks at Nickie's blood on his hand. It covers his palm as well as his fingers, but in the following shot the blood is only on his fingers. See more »


Version of Der Schrei der Eule (1987) See more »


Wholesome Way
Written by Sophie Michalitsianos
Performed by Sol Seppy
Courtesy of Gronland Records
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Exceptional and Very Under-rated
2 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coming from the viewpoint of a person who had neither heard of this movie or known of the novel, I was pleasantly surprised. The story in itself was cleverly presented by exceptional acting. This is not a Hollywood blockbuster by any means but was effective. The music and cinematography were nothing special but still feel like this complimented a compelling story. After watching I do feel like there were a few psychological undertones to this film that leave you with an uneasy feeling while watching. All of the characters were highly developed and nearing the end you will understand what I mean. For a movie many have never heard of, I would recommend it without a doubt.

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