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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Martin Donovan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriel Byrne ... Roger Ellis
Nastassja Kinski ... Charlotte Ellis
Johnny Whitworth ... Leon
Brian Donovan ... Clayton
Tyler Cole Malinger Tyler Cole Malinger ... Adlai
Lynn Fine Lynn Fine ... Jacqueline
Michael Malota Michael Malota ... Kennedy
Gary Bairos ... Daniel
Rebecca Gayheart ... Lilli
Shirley Knight ... Irma Cill
Maria Daleo Maria Daleo ... Erica Macaluzzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeannetta Arnette ... Edna Rice
Maria Baldasseroni Maria Baldasseroni ... Erica Macaluzzo
Gabriella Battistoni Gabriella Battistoni ... Gigi
Fabrizio Bianconi Fabrizio Bianconi ... Tony Macaluzzo
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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some violent elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguien espera See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Redhead Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Nastassja projects better from the grave than those living on screen
26 September 2003 | by fookooSee all my reviews

A difficult movie to watch once that certainly does not merit a second viewing. Some aspects of "Somebody Is Waiting," are frankly boring and almost akin to having to endure someone dragging their fingernails across a blackboard. A dysfunctional family is held together by the mother, Nastassja Kinski, but she is killed off within twenty minutes and then the viewer has to endure her highly despicable husband until he too dies accidentally. Even though she is no longer amongst the living, Nastassja's presence in flashback and voiceovers is the glue that holds this movie together. "Somebody Is Waiting" is a melodrama that is suffocating and has the lightness of a five hundred pound lead weight.


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