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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonathan Rivers
... Anna Rivers
... Sarah Tate
... Raymond Price
... Jane
... Mike Rivers
... Detective Smits
... Police Woman
Brad Sihvon ... Minister
... Work Man
... Business Man
... Susie Tomlinson
Suzanne Ristic ... Mary Freeman
... Mirabelle
... 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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The dead are trying to get a hold of you. See more »


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

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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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The recording used in the trailer that is attributed to Stanley Searles ("I love you") is thought to be the "ghostly" voice of Searles, a former politician who died in 2002. The recording was said to have been made by Searles' daughter, a well-known EVP researcher named Karen Mossey. See more »

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(at around 17 mins) When Anna is carrying the bags of groceries on the videotape, the box of cereal is open. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Tate: I've heard what I wanted to hear.
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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

Burn Away
Written and Performed by Ray O'Donnell, Liam Carty and Fran Carlyon
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Too Little, Too late.
14 January 2005 | by See 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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