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Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.

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Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
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Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia
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Robin Sparrow
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Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix
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Suicide Blonde / Mrs. Dobkins / Young Fingerling's Mother
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Laura Tollins
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Sybil
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Kyle Flinch
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Young Fingerling / Young Walter
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Hotel Clerk
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Sergeant Burns
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Father Sebastian
Troy Kotsur ...
Barnaby
Walter Soo Hoo ...
Chinese Restaurant Owner
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Dr. Alice Mortimer
Rudolph Willrich ...
Dr. Nathaniel
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Young Walter's Father / Young Fingerling's Father
Julie Remala ...
Mail Clerk
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Box Company Clerk
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Suicide Blonde's Father
Jennifer Lee Grafton ...
Suicide Blonde's Mother
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Bookstore Salesperson
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Fingerling's Sergeant
Helen Jordan ...
Lady Walking Dog
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Building Super
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Attractive Coed
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Charades Friend
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Desk Clerk
Susan Kitchen ...
Party Goer
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Party Goer
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Agatha's Friend
Donna G. Earley ...
Agatha's Friend
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Lucinda (as Shannon Gayle)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa Alameda ...
Parcel Deliveryman (uncredited)
Butch ...
Ned the dog (uncredited)
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Dr. Sirius Leary (uncredited)
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Lady of the Evening (uncredited)
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Ex-boyfriend (uncredited)
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Park Ranger (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
K.T. Rowe ...
The Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joel Schumacher

Written by

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Fernley Phillips ... (written by)

Produced by

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Richard Brener ... executive producer
Mike Drake ... executive producer
Toby Emmerich ... executive producer
Linda Fields ... associate producer (as Linda Fields Hill)
Beau Flynn ... producer
Keith Goldberg ... executive producer
Fernley Phillips ... co-producer
Eli Richbourg ... executive producer
Tripp Vinson ... producer
Brooklyn Weaver ... executive producer

Music by

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Harry Gregson-Williams

Cinematography by

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Matthew Libatique ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mark Stevens

Editorial Department

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Steve Bowen ... digital intermediate colorist
Betty Burkhart ... post-production coordinator
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Javier Marcheselli ... assistant editor
Justin Worthington ... digital intermediate assistant producer
Valance Eisleben ... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Jesse Wagler ... digital intermediate assistant editor: Efilm (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mali Finn

Production Design by

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Andrew Laws

Art Direction by

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Jon Billington
David Sandefur

Set Decoration by

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Daniel B. Clancy

Costume Design by

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Daniel Orlandi

Makeup Department

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Mishell Chandler ... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell ... hair stylist: Mr. Carrey
Bill Corso ... makeup department head
Lisa M. Cubero ... key hair stylist (as Lisa Cubero)
Frances Mathias ... hair department head
Ned Neidhardt ... makeup artist
Cheryl Ann Nick ... key makeup artist (as Cheryl Nick)

Production Management

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Erik Holmberg ... executive in charge of production
Karyn McCarthy ... unit production manager
Sara Romilly ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mark Carter ... second assistant director
Mark Cotone ... first assistant director
David Hallinan ... first assistant director: second unit
Eli Richbourg ... second unit director

Art Department

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Mark Bialuski ... gang boss propmaker
Aaron Billet ... property production assistant
Colleen Broderick ... set decorating buyer
Richard K. Buoen ... illustrator
Anthony Carlino ... leadman
Larry Corralez ... painter
Paul Detlefson ... set dresser
Bruce Di Valerio ... construction coordinator
Howard Fannon ... assistant props
Steve Hansen ... property maker
William O. Hunter ... set designer (as Billy Hunter)
Lance Larson ... assistant property master
Jennifer Lewicki ... art and set decoration coordinator
Linda Luizzi ... set dresser
Eric Luling ... on-set dresser
Joseph Magazenni ... art assistant
Masako Masuda ... set designer
William S. Maxwell III ... set dresser
Steven B. Melton ... property master
Luigi Mugavero ... set dresser
Paul Mugavero ... set dresser
Roderick Nunnally ... paint supervisor
John J. Passanante ... painter
Nussbaumer Petra ... painter
Lee Ross ... lead scenic: reshoots
Chris Samp ... stand-by painter
David Scott ... graphic designer
Julie Smith ... assistant decorator
Eric Sundahl ... assistant art director
Jeremy Thompson ... props production assistant
Robert M. Bouffard ... prop fabricator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Barbee ... sound effects editor
Steve Bartkowicz ... re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Paul Curtis ... supervising sound editor
Cris Davis ... sound intern
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Christopher S.P. Jones ... second boom operator
Bradley C. Katona ... sound effects editor
Jay Meagher ... sound mixer
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Christian P. Minkler ... re-recording mixer
James Moriana ... foley artist
Hugh Murphy ... sound effects editor
Steve Nelson ... sound editor
Randy Pease ... boom operator
Unsun Song ... sound re-recordist
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Jon Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist

Special Effects by

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Michael Meinardus ... special effects coordinator
Mike Sasgen ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Greg Astles ... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Sneha Astles ... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Sneha Prabhakaran) / digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Sneha Prabhakaran)
Alison Middaugh Barger ... senior 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures (as Alison Middaugh)
Darren A. Bell ... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Brent M. Bowen ... visual effects
Thomas R. Bryant ... visual effects editor
Kris Carson ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Dominic Cheung ... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Amy Daye ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Amy Spencer)
Dan Dixon ... visual effects supervisor
Steven Fahey ... visual effects
David Geoghegan ... digital compositor
Raymond Gieringer ... visual effects production executive: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jamie Hallett ... visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Michael Hatton ... visual effects technical advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
David Jones ... visual effects consultant: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Min Young Kim ... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jeffrey Klug ... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Kenny Lam ... concept artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Ken Lam)
Wendy Lanning ... executive visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Danny Lee ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Sam Lee ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Laurence Lok ... digital effects designer: Intelligent Creatures Inc. / lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jason Maher ... senior 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jean-Yves Martel ... visual effects executive producer: Intelligent Creature
Seth Martiniuk ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Douglas Melville ... visual effects production manager: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lon Molnar ... visual effects creative advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Chris Nokes ... visual effects production supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Ciaran O'Connor ... digital compositor / matte painter
Scott Parker ... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lisa Reid ... visual effects production manager: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Scott Riopelle ... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Tyler Robb ... production assistant: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Geoff Sayer ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Vicki Silva ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Clancy Silver ... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Danita Slaughter ... digital opticals editor
Mitchell Stuart ... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Mehrdad Tavakkolian ... fx artist
Mahvash Tehrani ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Carol VanHook ... visual effects
Pat Wakefield ... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Tim Warnock ... concept artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc. / senior digital matte painter: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Dan Wheaton ... concept artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc. / senior digital matte painter: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Andrea Yomtob ... visual effects
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)
Wayne Traudt ... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Alden ... stunts
Pat Banta ... stunt coordinator
Simone Bargetze ... stunts
Dotan Bonen ... stunts
Charlie Brewer ... stunts
Bob Brown ... stunts (as Robert Brown)
Kevin Chase ... stunts
Jon H. Epstein ... stunts (as Jon Epstein)
Martin Grace ... stunts
Deborah L. Mazor ... stunts (as Debi Mazor)
Bobby Ore ... stunts
Pat Romano ... stunts
Pat Banta ... stunt double: Jim Carrey (uncredited)
Simone Bargetze ... stunt double: Virginia Madsen (uncredited)
Kevin Chase ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Deborah L. Mazor ... stunt double: Lynn Collins (uncredited)
Pat Romano ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tyler Anderson ... rigging electrician
Michael Bauman ... chief lighting technician
Mike Bellantoni ... grip
Peter Berglund ... first assistant camera
Gary Bevans ... camera loader
Mike Bonnaud ... best boy electric
John Busch ... key grip
Mark Carlile ... lighting technician
Davie Carothers ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Terence Chu ... camera loader: second unit
Alexandra Church ... video assist intern
William Clouter ... grip
James Coffin ... grip
Magela Crosignani ... preview technician
Thomas M. Dangcil ... electrician
Donald D. Davidson ... electrician
Willie E. Dawkins ... electrician: second unit
Al DeMayo ... electrician: fixtures
Carlos DePalma ... rigging grip foreman
Tana Dubbe ... key grip
Kevin Fahey ... rigging grip best boy
Gene Fereaud ... lighting technician
John P. Fleenor ... rigging electrician
Owen Foye ... electrician / electrician: second unit
Charley Gilleran ... rigging key grip
Danny Gonzalez ... electrician: second unit
Gary Hatfield ... camera operator
Scott Hatley ... best boy grip
Terrence Hayes ... camera operator: second unit
Bogdan Iofciulescu ... technocrane operator
Willow Jenkins ... video assist operator
Dan Kanes ... electrician: second unit
Dan Kneece ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Michael Koepke ... grip
Andrew Korner ... best boy electric: second unit
Matt Kubas ... rigging electrician
Chris Lindsay ... grip
Christine M. Loss ... still photographer
Michael Lyon ... electrician
John Mang ... dolly grip
Steven Mann ... first assistant camera
Erik Messerschmidt ... gaffer: second unit
Luis Moreno ... lighting technician
Richard Moriarty ... first assistant camera: second unit
Seth Orozco ... second assistant camera
Simone Perusse ... lighting programmer
Kurt Pomerleau ... lighting technician
Diego Quemada-Díez ... additional camera operator (as Diego Quemada)
Richard Rutkowski ... director of photography: second unit
Liam Sinnott ... assistant camera
Jeffrey P. Soderberg ... chief rigging electrician
Keith Solomon ... additional camera operator
Matt Stenerson ... assistant camera
John Steur ... grip
Don Telles ... rigging grip
Michael Tolochko ... electrician
James Viera ... grip
Thomas D. Watson ... grip
Peter Weiland ... electrician
Marc Wostak ... rigging electric
Andy Young ... rigging grip
Kelly Clear ... chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Scott Hammer ... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Patriq Luo ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lauren Bass ... casting associate
Bill Dance ... extras casting
Elizabeth Shoai ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carrie Arakaki ... costumer
Linda Henrikson ... costume supervisor
Marjorie McCown ... assistant costume designer
Natasha Paczkowski ... costume manufacturing foreperson
David Page ... costumer: Mr. Carrey
Debbie Travis ... on-set costumer

Location Management

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Jeremy Alter ... location manager
Marie Healy ... key assistant location manager
Jonathan Jansen ... key assistant location manager
Kent Matsuoka ... assistant location manager
Kyle Oliver ... key assistant location manager
Anton Pardoe ... assistant location manager (as Anton Ramone Pardoe)
Albert Salsich ... assistant location manager
Jeff Stanford ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Lee Blaylock ... music clearances
Bob Bowen ... music executive
Craig Braginsky ... composer: additional music
David Buckley ... composer: additional music
Peter DiStefano ... musician: guitar
Meri Gavin ... assistant music editor
Scott Hosfeld ... musician
Scott Johnson ... assistant music editor
Costa Kotselas ... music technical engineer
Jamie Luker ... music scoring engineer
Malcolm Luker ... music scoring engineer
Hugh Marsh ... musician
Esther McIntosh ... orchestration coordinator
Ladd McIntosh ... lead orchestrator
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Adam Milo Smalley ... music editor
Geoff Stradling ... orchestrator
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Martin Tillman ... soloist: cello
Booker White ... music preparation
Stephen Barton ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Halli Cauthery ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Chandra Cogburn ... music assistant (uncredited)
Clay Duncan ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Maxim Aperian ... driver
Dawn Ballou ... driver
Andrew Broomhead ... driver
Billy Colbert ... construction driver
Vic Cuccia ... transportation captain
Don Easy ... driver
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car
Donald S. Harback ... driver
Randy Luna ... driver
Jim Petti ... teamster co-captain
Mark Pont ... driver
Dan Romero ... transportation coordinator
Michael Sean Ryan ... transportation coordinator: re-shoots
Richard C. Ryan ... driver
David Torgerson ... driver
Joseph Kelly Padovich ... mechanic (uncredited)

Other crew

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Diana Adams ... production accountant
Sam Alvelo ... production assistant
Jill Ambrosino ... executive assistant: Mr. Carrey
Kate Amer ... production coordinator
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Tony Barger ... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Julie Benson ... assistant: Mr. Vinson
Melissa Binder ... textile artist
Dotan Bonen ... personal security: Mr. Carrey
Ericka Bryce ... production medic
Alex Capaldi ... office production assistant
Alexander T. Carey ... production assistant
Adrian Casas ... production coordinator: re-shoots
Aaron Cooley ... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Michelle Dougherty ... main title design
Donald Dowd ... talent coordinator
Leon Dudevoir ... production executive
Richie Elson ... set production assistant
Shilo Frontierro ... set production assistant: second unit
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret ... script supervisor
Jeffrey Gladu ... payroll accountant
Emily Glatter ... Supervising Production Coordinator
Chelsey Goodan ... assistant: Mr. Libatique (as Chelsey Dailey)
Tyler Graham ... production assistant
Christopher Griffie ... production assistant
John Maxwell Bryan Hampton ... production assistant
Todd Havern ... production assistant
Rebecca Hedrick ... assistant: Mr. Drake (as Rebecca Ferrell Hedrick)
Sara Howell ... second assistant accountant
Stacey Jelin ... key craft service
Steve Kesmodel ... credits administrator
Gary Kobat ... personal trainer: Mr. Carrey
Wayne Lamkay ... assistant accountant
David Linck ... unit publicist
Lance Mancuso ... unit medic
Andrew Matthews ... executive in charge of film investment
Karly Meola ... assistant: Ms. Madsen
Ryan Miningham ... production assistant
Nick Nantell ... assistant: Mr. Flynn
Boone Narr ... animal coordinator
Joshua Ravetch ... production resources
B.J. Rayniak ... site representative
Steven John Reynolds ... first assistant accountant
Robert Rizzolo ... production assistant
Joanne Rose ... stand-in: Lynn Collins
Scott Rowe ... animal trainer
Kieran Sandoval ... production assistant
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Maryn Silverberg ... assistant: Mr. Flynn
Sue Smith ... assistant production coordinator
Aaron Speiser ... acting coach: Virginia Madsen
Brandon Stacy ... double: Jim Carrey
Lauren Suarez ... production secretary
Lalida Sujjavasin ... set production assistant
Donna Tegan ... staff set production assistant
Kelly Todd ... production assistant (as Kelly Sullivan)
Brian Turi ... animal trainer
Kyle Watkins ... production assistant
Jerome Zelle ... assistant craft service
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. ... inventory services (uncredited)
Mike Doto ... production manager: titles (uncredited)
Ledge Musselman ... production assistant (uncredited) / stand-in (uncredited)
Pascal ... body double for Mark Pellegrino (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

On his birthday, Walter Sparrow, an amiable dog-catcher, takes a call that leaves him dog bit and late to pick up his wife. She's browsed in a bookstore, finding a blood-red-covered novel, a murder mystery with numerology that loops constantly around the number 23. The story captivates Walter: he dreams it, he notices aspects of his life that can be rendered by "23," he searches for the author, he stays in the hotel (in room 23) where events in the novel took place, and he begins to believe it was no novel. His wife and son try to help him, sometimes in sympathy, sometimes to protect him. Slowly, with danger to himself and to his family, he closes in on the truth. Written by

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Taglines The truth will find you. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nummer 23 (Germany)
  • Number 23 (Germany)
  • Le nombre 23 (France)
  • El número 23 (Spain)
  • 23 (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $14,602,867, 25 Feb 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $77,566,815

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jim Carrey claims to have been obsessed with The Number 23 long before being a part of the movie. His production company is called JC 23 Entertainment. It was coincidence that his father was an accountant and he played the saxophone, like his character in the movie. See more »
Goofs (at around 1h 10 mins) After Walter and his son have found the buried skeleton only to return with the police to find it gone, they are met by his wife, whose hands are clean. However as they drive home Walter notices her hands are very dirty. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Number 23/Reno 911!: Miami/Amazing Grace (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Blue Christmas See more »
Quotes Walter Sparrow: There's no such thing as destiny. There are only different choices. Some choices are easy, some aren't. Those are the really important ones, the ones that define us as people.
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