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Disturbia (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 April 2007 (USA)
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A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writers:

Christopher Landon (screenplay), Carl Ellsworth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shia LaBeouf ... Kale
Sarah Roemer ... Ashley
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Julie
David Morse ... Mr. Turner
Aaron Yoo ... Ronnie
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Officer Gutierrez
Matt Craven ... Daniel Brecht
Viola Davis ... Detective Parker
Brandon Caruso Brandon Caruso ... Greenwood Boy
Luciano Rauso Luciano Rauso ... Greenwood Boy
Daniel Caruso Daniel Caruso ... Greenwood Boy
Kevin Quinn Kevin Quinn ... Mr. Carlson
Elyse Mirto ... Mrs. Carlson
Suzanne Rico Suzanne Rico ... News Anchor
Kent Shocknek ... News Anchor
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Storyline

After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? Written by O.G.

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Every killer lives next door to someone See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Executive producer Steven Spielberg arranged for Shia LaBeouf to be on the casting shortlist for this film because he was impressed by LaBeouf's work on Holes (2003). Disturbia, in turn, convinced Spielberg that LaBeouf could handle the action starring roles in Transformers (2007) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) Despite being a (likely native) Spanish teacher, when Mr. Gutierrez is asking Kale his plans for the summer he says "Usted, ¿qué vas a hacer?" ("You, what are you going to do?"), which is badly constructed. The correct phrase in Spanish is either "Tú, ¿qué vas a hacer?" (familiar form) or "Usted, ¿qué va a hacer?" (formal form). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kale: Do you think he sees us?
Daniel Brecht: No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.
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Connections

Features Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (2006) See more »

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Two Step
Written by Scott Forbes & Dennis Forbes
Performed by The Forbes Brothers
Courtesy of North Star Media
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A new introduction of a terrific story
25 April 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this preview, the first thought that came into my head was "Oh, my God, how could they rip off Rear Window?", Rear Window is one of my all time favorite movies. But my boyfriend and I had nothing better to do last week and decided to see it, I have to say that actually, it wasn't as bad as I expected, I have to admit that it was a pretty good re-introduction to one of the greatest thrillers of all time. It had a new and fresh feeling with teens and it worked, despite how it seemed a bit more predictable than Rear Window, it still was pretty clever.

Kale has had a rough year, while driving his father back from their father/son fishing trip, they get into a horrible fatal car accident, the Father dies, but Kale is alive trying to deal with the guilt of what happened. But a teacher pushes him too far in his high school Spanish class and he hits the teacher, putting him on house arrest, he cannot leave outside his property. But he's in luck when a hot young girl moves next door, they quickly develop a peeping tom type of relationship, they spy on the neighbors, but when they see the neighbor across the street on a date, but the date "never leaves the house" and they want to prove him as a cold hearted murderer, but is he? You'll have to see this movie to find out.

So Distubia was a pretty good movie, I would recommend it, although before you see it, I would highly recommend seeing Rear Window, but this was a good updated version that I'm sure you'll enjoy. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and will make you ask questions over and over again, those are always the thrillers that are worth seeing.

7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,224,982, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$80,209,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,114,220
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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