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Little Noises (1991)

A struggling writer (Glover) steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.

Director:

Jane Spencer

Writers:

Anthony Brito (additional material), Jane Spencer | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatum O'Neal ... Stella
Crispin Glover ... Joey
Nina Siemaszko ... Dolores
Tate Donovan ... Elliott
Matthew Hutton Matthew Hutton ... Marty
Gianin Loffler ... Wayne Wacker
Steven Schub ... Timmy Smith
Cathy Haase ... Eve
Rik Mayall ... Mathias
John C. McGinley ... Stu
Carole Shelley ... Aunt Shirley
Carolyn Farina Carolyn Farina ... Linny
Barry Papick ... Bud
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Berger Christopher Berger ... Claude
Anthony Brito Anthony Brito ... Ed
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A struggling writer (Glover) steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.

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A Little Comedy In The Big Apple

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piccoli rumori See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Film is dedicated to memory of actor/writer Anthony Brito (1953-1991) See more »

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Disturbing Tale of Plagiarism and Greed
26 January 2001 | by pizowellSee all my reviews

Little Noises is the tale of a self proclaimed writer (Crispin Glover) who actually hasn't written anything and lacks the talent to do so. Glover envies the glamorous world of the writer and would do anything to be included in that world even forget the ones who love him for him. Glover is soon given the works of a mute friend and passes them as his own. "His" works are published, he is paid handsomely and introduced to the world of the writer. In the process he breaks his relationship with his girlfriend (Tatum O'Neil), turns his back on his only friend and the mute who gave him his poetry.

Little Noises is a dreary tale of greed, the thirst for power and wealth rolled up into a disturbing melancholy mesh. Crispin Glover, one of my favourite actors shines in the lead role with great performances from Tatum O'Neil and Matthew Hutton as the mute. You'll probably find this movie in the "Comedy" section of your local video store, but it's out of place with movies like "The Jerk" and "There's Something About Mary." Little Noises offers moments that leave the viewer saddened rather than laughing. The finale of the film is one you won't be able to get out of your head. Leaving the viewer with a glimpse of the past or what the future could have held. Check it out, but don't expect a comedy and the same quirky Crispin we all know and love.


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