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White Noise (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 7 January 2005 (USA)
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An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

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Geoffrey Sax

Writer:

Niall Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Jonathan Rivers
Chandra West ... Anna Rivers
Deborah Kara Unger ... Sarah Tate
Ian McNeice ... Raymond Price
Sarah Strange ... Jane
Nicholas Elia ... Mike Rivers
Mike Dopud ... Detective Smits
Marsha Regis ... Police Woman
Brad Sihvon Brad Sihvon ... Minister
Mitchell Kosterman ... Work Man
L. Harvey Gold ... Business Man
Amber Rothwell ... Susie Tomlinson
Suzanne Ristic Suzanne Ristic ... Mary Freeman
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Mirabelle
Miranda Frigon ... Car Crash Woman
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The car of successful author Anna Rivers is found disabled next to the river, the thought being that she accidentally fell into the river while trying to change a flat tire. Her dead body is found upstream several weeks later, consistent with the accidental death theory. Based on incidents around him, her grieving husband, architect Jonathan Rivers, decides several months later to visit with Raymond Price, who approached John prior to Anna's body being found with news that she was trying to contact him from beyond. At that time, John was skeptical of Raymond's claims of electronic voice phenomena (EVP): that he is contacted from the beyond through electronic means - radio, television - which he is able to record. Along with Sarah Tate, another of Raymond's "clients" whose fiancé passed away, John becomes obsessed with EVP as he gets more and more audio and video messages, however fuzzy, from Anna from beyond. That obsession takes a slight change in focus when John believes that Anna ... Written by Huggo

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There are nearly 7 billion audio and video recording devices in homes around the world. Everyone of them is a portal. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,787,478 (United Kingdom), 9 January 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,113,565, 9 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,386,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,196,419
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The EVP recording from the trailer ("I will see you no more") that is attributed to a woman named Ruth Baxter, who died in 1987, is supposedly a recording from Point Lookout, a "haunted" lighthouse in Maryland, made by an EVP researcher named Sarah Estep. The lighthouse was used as a hospital during the Civil War, and some interpretations of the recording believe it to say, "I was seeing the war", or "I was seeing the water". While the recording is said to be authentic by the AAEVP, the Ruth Baxter story is fictional. See more »

Goofs

When the news crews report about finding Anna's body, they say it was found upstream. Upstream would mean that her body floated against the current. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Rivers: You were outside my house and now you're outside my office, so do me a favor, don't insult my intelligence by telling me it's some sort of coincidence.
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Crazy Credits

White static and flickering, subliminal images appear over the opening credits. It then segues into the opening scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making Contact: The E.V.P. Experts (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Wear You Down
Written by Walt Vincent (as R. Walt Vincent)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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Too Little, Too late.
14 January 2005 | by Zaphod_42See all my reviews

I first heard about White Noise when I saw the TV advert. Before then I didn't even know it existed. I watched the trailer online and decided that I would go and see it. Now being a fan of films like The Sixth Sense, I thought that this film would give me everything I wanted. It has Michael Keaton in it, and he rocks. Unfortunately the film did not deliver. It tried to be another Sixth Sense or Stir of Echoes, and failed miserably. It has a very promising start, but the middle just drags on repeating itself, and ends with a completely poor twist which any monkey could have figured out. Unfortunately like most "Scary" films nowadays it relies on loud noises and bangs to make the audience jump. This film could have been so much more. It's a shame because it was a good idea.


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