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The Eavesdropper (2004)

R | | Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi | 2004 (USA)
The secretary Liza Raines becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a ... See full summary »

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Andrew Bakalar

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Andrew Bakalar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Jenner Lucy Jenner ... Liza Raines (Patient 14)
Costas Mandylor ... Aiden Porter
John J. York ... Grant Kane
John de Lancie ... Dr. Gene Kramer
George Takei ... Dr. Hsieh
Tucker Smallwood ... Gen. Humes
Ben Donovan Ben Donovan ... Jason
John McCann John McCann ... Secretary of Defense
Billy Rieck Billy Rieck ... Serial Killer (Ronald)
Rafael H. Robledo Rafael H. Robledo ... Agent Perez (as Rafael Robledo)
Deborah Dir ... Emily, Patient 13
Iona Morris ... Gen. Humes' Aide
Gilbert Glenn Brown ... Leon / Night Nurse
Sam Scarber ... Detective Watkins
Jessie Sanders Jessie Sanders ... Damian
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The secretary Liza Raines becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a Transition Shelter to be rehabilitated, and she accepts to be submitted to an experimental treatment never tested in humans in the Center for Hearing Research. The leader of the research Dr. Gene Kramer is pressed by the CIA agent Aiden Porter that is funding his experiment to test his vaccine of restoration of cells in fifteen patients, and he advises that the rats subjected to the experiment became psychotic. The patients also become psychotic and suicidal, with the exception of Liza, the patient 14. She achieves the ability of hearing frequencies emitted by the brain and read minds as a side effect. Porter recruits Liza to work in CIA disclosing the innermost thoughts of the suspects, but later Liza finds his real hidden intentions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What you hear can kill you.

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Drama | Thriller | Sci-Fi

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

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English

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2004 (USA) See more »

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Patient 14 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gemstar Pictures See more »
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Dolby SR

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When Liza is shown the house the government is giving her, she hears termites in the walls. However, she's plainly seen wearing the special earrings that suppress her "super" hearing. See more »

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The Mind Reader
27 May 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The secretary Liza Raines (Lucy Jenner) becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane (John J. York) living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a Transition Shelter to be rehabilitated, and she accepts to be submitted to an experimental treatment never tested in humans in the Center for Hearing Research. The leader of the research Dr. Gene Kramer (John de Lancie) is pressed by the CIA agent Aiden Porter (Costas Mandylor) that is funding his experiment to test his vaccine of restoration of cells in fifteen patients, and he advises that the rats subjected to the experiment became psychotic. The patients also become psychotic and suicidal, with the exception of Liza, the patient 14. She achieves the ability of hearing frequencies emitted by the brain and read minds as a side effect. Porter recruits Liza to work in CIA disclosing the innermost thoughts of the suspects, but later Liza finds his real hidden intentions.

"The Eavesdropper" is a reasonable movie with an original story that has a great beginning and becomes too much complicated in the end with the betrayals and conspiracies. I thought this movie was a pilot of a show because of the open end. The unknown Lucy Jenner has a great performance, but her character deserved to be better developed in the beginning, showing her past life to the viewers. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Paciente 14" ("Patient 14")


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