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Whisper (2007)

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Sinister things begin happening to kidnappers who are holding a young boy for ransom in a remote cabin.


Stewart Hendler





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Shirley ... Nanny
Blake Woodruff ... David
Michael Rooker ... Sidney
Josh Holloway ... Max
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Roxanne
Julian Christopher Julian Christopher ... Mr. Harper
Teryl Rothery ... Ms. Sandborn
Rod Boss Rod Boss ... Magician
Roman Sodermans Roman Sodermans ... Excited Boy At Party
Trevor Woodruff Trevor Woodruff ... Quiet Boy At Party
Tara Wilson ... Chloe
Brad Sihvon Brad Sihvon ... Tow Truck Driver
Joel Edgerton ... Vince
John Kapelos ... Whitley
Dulé Hill ... Miles


When the eight-year-old son, David, of a wealthy New England socialite is abducted, his kidnapper Max Harper and his seedy associates assume it will be a routine kidnapping in exchange for a large ransom. Unknown to the kidnappers, the shy and reserved David actually has a hidden agenda of his own, and a mysterious way of tapping into the minds of others. Soon, Max will wish that he had never kidnapped David, much less even heard of him. Written by Icedberry

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The devil's work is childs play See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

16 May 2007 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellion See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Belgian Director Erik Van Looy dropped out of this film after only a couple of weeks. See more »


When David is blindfolded in the car after being kidnapped, it is tied differently from when he is put in the room blindfolded. See more »


David Sandborn: Now, be a good boy and put the gun to your head.
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Crazy Credits

(opening quote) And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. - II CORINTHIANS 11:14 See more »


Referenced in The Making of 'Whisper' (2007) See more »


Written by June Carter Cash (as June Carter) and Merle Kilgore
Performed by Johnny Cash
Used by Permission of Painted Desert Music Corp.
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Tired idea, decently executed
19 August 2012 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

When it comes to the characterisation of children, Hollywood doesn't really have much of a gray area: a kid can be either unbearably cute and sweet or, alternately, a supernatural Hitler. That's pretty much it. When you go for the second option (which I encourage), your movie pretty much stands or falls with the child's acting performance. I'm glad to say "Whisper" really hits a bulls-eye in that field, because Blake Woodruff is an intensely frightening kid who nails every scene he's in. He's almost as scary as Harvey Stephens from "The Omen", the movie "Whisper" so transparently tries to ape. In fact Woodruff is almost too good, because it's incredibly frustrating how nobody ever picks up on his evilness. You know that scene from every slasher ever where you're supposed to yell "don't go in there!" when a character's being stupid? "Whisper" gives you that feeling for pretty much its entire running time, and nobody listens here either. Doesn't change the fact that it's quite entertaining though, because the scares are very well-done (despite the overuse of dream sequences) and the finale gives you everything you could want from this kind of B-movie. Just don't expect anything really creative.

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