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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.

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Dick Maas

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Dick Maas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Walter
Jennifer Tilly ... Cathryn
Francesca Brown 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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Germany | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1999 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Witness See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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I liked it.
17 June 2001 | by gannawaykryerSee all my reviews

What can I say? It had humor, it had action, so I can't complain. Besides, how can you go wrong when you have a character who can hear but can't speak. I've had an appreciation for that gimmick since seeing 'Mute Witness.' So what if it had a few unrealistic parts? It still had some exciting, on-edge parts in it, and you still cared about what happens to Melissa. If you people would just lighten up maybe you would feel the same way I do. I think I'll watch it again tomorrow.


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