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Odd Thomas (2013)

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In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

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Stephen Sommers

Writers:

Stephen Sommers (screenplay by), Dean R. Koontz (based on the novel "Odd Thomas" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Odd Thomas
Ashley Sommers Ashley Sommers ... Penny Kalisto
Leonor Varela ... Odd's Mother
Matthew Page ... Harlo Landerson (as Matthew Daniel Page)
Casey Messer ... Pool Mom
Barney Lanning Barney Lanning ... Stevie
Nico Tortorella ... Officer Simon Varner
Kyle McKeever ... Officer Bern Eckles
Willem Dafoe ... Chief Wyatt Porter
Carmen Corley Carmen Corley ... Levanna
Maisha Diatta Maisha Diatta ... Nicolina (as Maisha Diata)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Viola Peabody
Addison Timlin ... Stormy Llewellyn
Jack Justice ... Young Odd (as Jack Justice Brown)
Robin Lanning Robin Lanning ... Young Stormy
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Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. Written by PR

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When evil comes to town, he is the only one who can stop it.


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Trivia

Several notable characters from the novel were deleted from the film: Terri Stambaugh, owner of the Grille Odd works at, motherly figure, and a walking encyclopedia of Elvis knowledge; DJ Shamus, blind radio host (a sign can be seen advertising his radio station when Stormy and Odd first walk into Green Moon Bowling Alley); and the ghost of Elvis. Little Ozzie also had an important role in the novel, as he was the one who convinced Odd to write his story, but is only in one scene of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Stormy enters the diner, she opens the door twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Odd Thomas: My name is Odd Thomas, though in this age when fame is the alter at which most people worship, I'm not sure why you should care.
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Connections

References Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) See more »

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Bulls Eye
Written by Lauren Mayhew, Allison Davis, Michael McNamara, Travis Margis, Jordan Baum
Performed by Mayhem and Alli Davis
By arrangement with Cutting Edge Music Services, LLC
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Solid Movie
22 June 2013 | by robin-72-718219See all my reviews

Odd Thomas was a solid movie and it was indeed an enjoyable watch. I'm a pretty big fan of the Odd Thomas books. As with any novel turned into a movie there was much of the finer details left out and a few that were never there added in. I feel they did a fair job of capturing Odd's character. I do feel the chemistry between Odd and Stormy was a bit off. I'm not sure if this was due to the casting ,acting or direction. Or the fact that so much about her character was left out. But it felt more juvenile rather than deep love of your life love. I can't help but wonder if they had given it a slightly bigger budget and focused more on some of the other characters and their stories, it would have been a great movie, instead of merely a good one.

In the book we get a lot more ghostly communication between Odd and a very diverse and interesting collection of ghosts, including Elvis. I would have loved to see more of this in the movie, as I feel it really helps the viewer/reader understand the world of the dead and how it impacts the living world and Odd himself. One of the most interesting characters in the books is his strange friend Little Ozzie and his cat, Ozzie has 6 fingers on his left hand, writes detective novels and knows about Odds unusual powers as does the Sheriff. Of course Stormy is the only one who knows everything about Odd.

I gave Odd Thomas a 7 out 10 - It's a good solid movie and a fun watch. I'd love to see it made into a T.V. series. I think that way you could get the in-depth character development and plot lines you have in the books.


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Release Date:

28 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,149,267
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