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Do Not Disturb (1999)

Do Not Disturb tells the story of an American family in Amsterdam whose mute 10 year old daughter witnesses a murder. The murderers chase the child through nightly Amsterdam.


Dick Maas


Dick Maas




Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Walter
Jennifer Tilly ... Cathryn
Francesca Brown ... Melissa
Denis Leary ... Simon
Michael Chiklis ... Hartman
Corey Johnson ... Hitman
Jason Merrells ... Mulder
David Gwillim ... VanDerMolen
Francis Matthews ... Manager
Michael A. Goorjian ... Billy Boy Manson (as Michael Goorjian)
Aaron Swartz Aaron Swartz ... Lt. Winter
Tim Faraday ... Lt. Brand
Mark Salter Mark Salter ... Receptionist
Michael Krass Michael Krass ... Reluctant Policeman
John Sharian ... Bodyguard


American pharmaceutical executive Walter Richmond takes a business trip to Amsterdam, accompanied by his wife Cathryn and their 10-year-old daughter Melissa, who has been mute ever since an accident some time ago. To communicate, Melissa uses a small magic marker board that she wears around her neck. Melissa makes a trip to the ladies' room at the hotel De L'Europe and gets separated from her parents. Melissa wanders out of the hotel and onto the street, where she witnesses the murder of Simon Van Der Molen, the attorney representing Walter's Dutch client. Unfortunately, Melissa is spotted by the killers, who are hit man Bruno Decker and his employer Rudolph Hartman, who turns out to be Walter's client. Hartman had Van Der Molen killed to prevent Van Der Molen from revealing the side effects of Hartman's new medication, which he's marketing to Walter's firm. If Van Der Molen would have told Walter about the side effects, Walter would have declined the medication, and Hartman would ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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She could not talk... She could not scream... She could only run...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Walter: My daughter can't use her voice, she can't ask people for help.
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Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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An action film interwoven with comedy
8 September 2002 | by pspmichaelSee all my reviews

A very enjoyable movie! Action packed with bits of unexpected comedy and slapstick.

The story line is familiar but the acting takes it beyond the norm with the bumbling bad guy and a smart 10 year old mute. I almost didn't recognize Dennis Leary but that unmistable voice gave him away.

I found this movie to be quite enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone wanting an action movie that gives a smile.

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Netherlands | Germany



Release Date:

4 November 1999 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Witness See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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