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The Quiet (2005)

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Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf and mute teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behavior of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nina Deer
... Dot
... Olivia Deer
... Paul Deer
... Connor
... Michelle Fell
... Brian
... Fiona
Mj Vandivier ... Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
Jo Baker ... Myrna
Steve Uzzell ... Mr. Piln
... Officer Jim
Rudy Costa ... Police Officer
... Waitress
Diane Quest ... Newscaster #1
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Storyline

Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Her family betrayed her trust. Now she's breaking her silence. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dot  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,546, 27 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$381,186, 17 September 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jamie Babbits has stated in an interview that Thora Birch was originally chosen to play the role of Dot. See more »

Goofs

When Dot and Nina arrive at the dance and Nina leaves to smoke you can see the backpack on Dot's back. When Conner comes up to Dot to talk to her the back pack is gone. In the next shot, it is back. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata #23 Opus 57, 'Appassionata', Allegro assai
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Anthony Aubrey Tobin
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Offbeat Award
4 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is very different from everything else out there, which is one reason why it has gotten so much attention here on IMDb. Some love it, some hate it, just like every movie. The subject matter is not the most appealing to the public, but I think that it gives the movie character. Looking back I can see many of the things that should have been changed, but the movie is a break out. A different type of movie, it is so different than everything else out there. It is original, and out-there.

When watching this film you MUST be open-minded. Do not look at any of the negative reviews and watch the movie fresh of mind. If you know everything that is going to happen it makes it less entertaining too. If you have no clue what the movie was about I think it also gives it that much more of a sharper edge.


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