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Odd Thomas (2013)

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In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

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Ashley Sommers ...
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Odd's Mother
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Harlo Landerson (as Matthew Daniel Page)
Casey Messer ...
Pool Mom
Barney Lanning ...
Stevie
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Carmen Corley ...
Levanna
Maisha Diatta ...
Nicolina (as Maisha Diata)
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Viola Peabody
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Young Odd (as Jack Justice Brown)
Robin Lanning ...
Young Stormy
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Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. Written by PR

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When evil comes to town, he is the only one who can stop it.


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28 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Cudni Thomas  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)
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Scenes that included Odd and Stormy's origins were cut from the film. One including young Stormy and her step-father and another including young Odd and his mother. Odd's mother put a gun to his head and is later taken away while cutting paper roses. DJ Shamus and most of Ozzy's scenes were also cut from the film. See more »

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(at around 56 mins) When Odd borrows Rosalia's car, the license plate is 1ITA340. When he leaves Fungus Bob's house after the explosion, the license plate is 2SAI222. See more »

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[first lines]
Odd Thomas: My name is Odd Thomas, though in this age when fame is the alter at which most people worship, I'm not sure why you should care.
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References Commando (1985) See more »

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Bulls Eye
Written by Lauren Mayhew, Allison Davis, Michael McNamara, Travis Margis, Jordan Baum
Performed by Mayhem and Alli Davis
By arrangement with Cutting Edge Music Services, LLC
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Destined to Be Together Forever
28 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

In Pico Mundo, a small town near the desert, the fast-food cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) has the ability to see and talk to dead people. He is in love with his girlfriend Stormy Llewellyn (Addison Timlin) and they believe that they are destined to be together forever. Odd Thomas uses his abilities to help the Chief of Police Wyatt Porter (Willem Dafoe) to solve murders.

When Odd Thomas sees the creepy Fungus Bob Robertson (Shuler Hensley) surrounded by the fiends bodachs, he is sure that the town is in danger and threatened by the possibility of slaughtering people in a massive destruction. His further investigation with Stormy discloses that Fungus Bob worships the Prince of Darkness and he is plotting to kill many people in Pico Mundo. Will Odd Thomas and Stormy succeed in avoiding the bloodshed?

"Odd Thomas" is an entertaining movie, with a story that uses the idea of "The Sixth Sense" with "Ghost". Despite the use of CGI, the acting is good and Addison Timlin is among the most beautiful young actresses that I have recently seen. There is a surprising plot point near the end, sad but perfect to the story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Estranho Thomas" ("The Odd Thomas")


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