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


Stephen Sommers


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


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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[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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References Ghost (1990) See more »


Written by Luke McMaster
Performed by The Romany Rye
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Fabulously Fresh and Funny
7 July 2013 | by rhaynes1974See all my reviews

Anton Yelchin is a very likable performer and Odd Thomas cashes in on his screen personality in spades. Stephen Sommers, who's been away from the directors chair for way too long, pens a witty and fresh screenplay that zips along and keeps the audience thoroughly entertained every step of the way.

The one liners are spouted fast and furiously, the dialogue sparkles and there are plot twists and turns a plenty. The film defies being classified into any one genre. It's a little horror, a little fantasy, a little science fiction and a little mystery, none of it boring or expositional.

It's also great to see Dafoe doing a little mainstream fluff piece for a change. But just as you think you know exactly where this film is going, it surprises you yet again and takes a U-turn in another direction. I realise the target market here are probably teens, but I must confess that I loved it.

A very solid 7 out of 10.

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Release Date:

28 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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