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Disturbia (2007)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kale
... Ashley
... Julie
... Mr. Turner
... Ronnie
... Officer Gutierrez
... Daniel Brecht
... Detective Parker
Brandon Caruso ... Greenwood Boy
Luciano Rauso ... Greenwood Boy
Daniel Caruso ... Greenwood Boy
Kevin Quinn ... Mr. Carlson
... Mrs. Carlson
Suzanne Rico ... News Anchor
... News Anchor
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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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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,224,982, 15 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,209,692, 2 August 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,760,134, 2 August 2007
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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 »

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When Kale sticks the lamp into the compartment that had the first victim's head in plastic, the light shown on the wall as if it were a flashlight, but the light was merely a lit lamp. 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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References Poltergeist (1982) 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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The most fun I've had at the movies in a long time.
26 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Not expecting a masterpiece, I can honest say I was very pleasantly surprised at just how much fun I had watching this movie. While it clearly tries way too hard to be hip, and the staggering amount of product placement serves only to distract, the story serves its purpose of allowing DJ Caruso to pull every trick out of the book, to very satisfying effect.

Shia LaBeouf just about gets by on his charm, but also hints at his ability as an actor, which was firmly cemented through his stunning performance in 'A Guide To Recoginzing Your Saints' last year. His character is nothing new, nor is his predicament, but he remains likable enough and it is hardly difficult to see why he is so taken by his new neighbour, played by the gorgeous Sarah Roemer.

David Morse is appropriately creepy as the neighbourhood nut-job and Carrie Anne Moss, while given little to work with, is fine as LaBeouf's mother.

The story unfolds well, and the red herrings serves to stretch the anticipation until the brutally tense finale. If you're looking for 90 minutes of unabashed, self-indulgent fun, you could do a lot worse than 'Disturbia'.


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