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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.

Director:

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 Amber Rothwell ... Susie Tomlinson
Suzanne Ristic Suzanne Ristic ... Mary Freeman
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Mirabelle
Miranda Frigon ... Car Crash Woman
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The line separating the living from the dead has been crossed. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia] | UIP [France] | See more »

Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,113,565, 9 January 2005

Gross USA:

$56,386,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,196,419
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On the DVD Commentary, Michael Keaton admitted to "phoning in" some of his scenes, and apologized to Director Geoffrey Sax. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 2 mins) When John is at Carol Black's funeral, he stops to Carol Black's husband. A bald man with dark rimmed glasses walks past them to exit the church, and takes an obvious look at Carol Black's husband. The camera then focuses on John for a couple seconds. When the camera again focuses on Carol Black's husband, the same bald man with dark rimmed glasses walks past them to exit the church. See more »

Quotes

Frank Black - Young Father: [to Jonathan] I am grateful for what you did, Mr. Rivers, my son wouldn't be here if it weren't for you, but now I'd like you to leave us alone.
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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 White Noise: Recording the Afterlife at Home (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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Disappointing!!!!!
24 November 2005 | by krycek19See all my reviews

Again a movie that shows that Hollywood really cant make horrormovies anymore unless they're remakes of Japanese horrormovies. The idea is good but nothing works in this boring not scary at all movie. It has scary moments and is creepy from time to time, sure. But it never really gets scary and the ending ruins an already bad movie. The actors are not very good either except from Michael Keaton, but heas always good. Even in bad movies. Don't watch this unless you're paid to watch it. Its really, really bad. Lets just hope there will be a directors cut edition made some day, with a better ending and more explanations than in this version.


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