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

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What would you do if someone was watching you?

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 August 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A bagoly kiáltása  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Scott Speedman was originally up for the role of Greg Wyncoop. See more »

Goofs

Owls fly silent so their prey cannot hear them. Their feathers are softer and therefore quieter against the wind. See more »

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

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Wholesome Way
Written by Sophie Michalitsianos
Performed by Sol Seppy
Courtesy of Gronland Records
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Screw the owls, it Made me cry... FOR JOY! Really good film
27 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie on TV the other day and was really impressed with it. I'm becoming a Paddy Considine fan after seeing some of his other movies and I was not let down by his performance in this. He portrays Robert Forster, a quiet and unusual man sneaking a peek (quite literally) into a world in which he saw some hope, and a lil happiness in his tortured existence. Julia Stiles, which I had seen but was more familiar with her teen movie career was very surprising. Not only because I hadn't seen her in anything for a while but seeing in something like this was not what I had expected. Her performance was great and had me convinced that she was in fact as mysterious (and possibly unbalanced) as Forster. This film was well directed, well acted and had a pace that had me interested and wondering what was going to happen next. It had the feel of a Hitchcock film (in a good way) and is a top notch thriller in my book. Some may not have the patience for a film like this because it's not riddled with action and CGI but give me a movie with a story to tell any day.


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