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The Skeptic (2009)

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A lawyer who doesn't believe in ghosts is haunted after moving into a family mansion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bryan Becket
... Sully
... Cassie
... Dr. Shepard (as Ed Herrmann)
... Robin Becket
... Father Wymond
... Dr. Koven
... Deputy Lura
Sara Weaver ... Helena Becket (as Sarah Weaver)
... Young Bryan Becket
... Michael Becket
Steve Fletcher ... Courtroom Lawyer
... Courtroom Witness
Catherine Wyler ... Carol
... Carl
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Storyline

After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Bryan Becket, dismisses reports that his Aunt's house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain. And beyond the occurrences there is something about the house which gnaws at Becket - some strange connection he senses he has with the house's past. Soon, the haunting turns personal, he hears voices suggesting clues to a deep mystery. He questions his sanity, seeks medical help, but instead finds assistance in a young psychic who immediately declares, "There's a very bad secret in this house." Together they embark on a terrifying journey to uncover the secret - a journey which leads them deep into the recesses of The Skeptic's own troubled mind. Written by Mary-Beth Taylor

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A tormented man's reluctant search for greater meaning in his life. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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IFC Films [United States]

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24 June 2010 (Kazakhstan)  »

Also Known As:

Herança Paranormal  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,553, 3 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,223, 17 May 2009
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Robert Prosky's final film. See more »

Goofs

When Bryan (Daly) goes down to the wine cellar and gets a bottle of wine (at about 45 min. mark), it appears to be a brown bottle with a white label. It looks the same when the scene shifts to him trying to open the trunk. But a few moments later, when the scene shifts to him sitting at the table eating, with the bottle of wine quite obvious, talking about "what's in the trunk"...the wine bottle is green with an obviously colorful label. See more »

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[Deputy Lura looks around the dark house with his flashlight]
Deputy Lura: Miss Deaver? It's Deputy Lura, ma'am. Got a phone call from this house. Somebody hung up. Everything all right? Miss Deaver?
[He hears a sound]
Deputy Lura: Is somebody in there? I can hear you, you know. Miss Deaver, is that you?
[His flashlight finds Dead Miss Deaver, who appears to have died of fright]
Deputy Lura: Jesus!
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References The Haunting (1999) See more »

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Brand New Me, Same Old Blues
Written and performed by Joe Whiting
Published by MinkMan Music ASCAP
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Don't waste your time or money!
27 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and all I can say is: I want my time and money back! Basically the movie drones on and comes to an abrupt ending leaving you irritated. This could have easily been a made-for-TV movie. Tim Daly is just okay (he should stick with comedy) and Tom Arnold's acting seems forced but the real problem is there is not much of a plot and the characters are very one dimensional. Ed Herrmann, who played Richard Gilmore on the popular CW TV show, The Gilmore Girls, is wasted as a well-meaning Psychiatrist. There are some tense and maybe scary scenes but there is no real "A-ha" moment at the end and you are just left with "what? That's it?".


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