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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.

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D.J. Caruso

Writers:

Christopher Landon (screenplay), Carl Ellsworth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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The quieter the street, the darker the secrets.... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranoia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the shot where Kale is spying on Mr Turner cutting his grass through a gap in the fence, the shot is actually forced-perspective. The 'house' behind David Morse was actually a 6'x5' section of decorated wall, positioned in a way so that it would look full sized from the camera's POV. David Morse was actually taller than the set behind him See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Hello Kitty
Written by Anthony Lee & Steve Lindsey
Performed by DNA
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A Very Cool Teen Romantic Comedy/Drama... With a Serial Killer thrown in!
6 April 2007 | by WoodsboroFountainSee all my reviews

I was very entertained when I saw an advanced screening of this last night, I was happy that this focused on the characters more, for they are very likable - It just makes the terror far more terrifying! It is of course similar to other thrillers, but what isn't? The young cast give very good performances in what is much like a smart teen romantic comedy, and the opening scene is very well done.

If you just enjoy sitting back and watching a thriller then you'll enjoy this, A LOT, but if you're a fussy nit-picker who think they are beyond teen thrillers, you better stay away.

It's co-written by Carl Ellsworth who also wrote RED EYE and if you enjoyed that you should enjoy this. The direction is good also.

The music choices are cool too.

Lot's of quirky humour and scary set pieces keep you entertained in a fun suspense-mystery-thriller.

"Rear What?" Disturbia - 9/10.


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