An unseen tormentor harasses a reclusive author as a citywide blackout triggers fires, looting and escalating violence during the Summer of Sam in New York in 1977.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... June Leigh
Jennifer Ehle ... Margot
Emory Cohen ... Billy
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Freddie
Jeremy Bobb ... Officer Blake
Brennan Brown ... Hans J. Sparling
Ohene Cornelius Ohene Cornelius ... Savage Gang Leader
Robert Testut Robert Testut ... Landlord
Richard Bird Richard Bird ... Neighbor #1
Sean Pilz Sean Pilz ... Bobby Dubin
Maritza Veer ... Samantha Ford
Glenn Lee Glenn Lee ... Landlord Lacky #2
John Palacio ... Newscaster
Danny Goldsmith Danny Goldsmith ... Electronics Store Man
Michael Fearon Michael Fearon ... Gate Crash Car Passenger


June was once a known counter-culture figure, but that was a decade ago. She now lives alone in her South Bronx apartment, having all but cut herself off from the outside world. It's the notorious "Summer of Sam" and June only has to look out of her window to see the violence escalating with the brutal summer heat. The city is on a knife's edge, a pressure-cooker about to explode into the incendiary 1977 New York blackout riots. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Set during the Son of Sam blackout in 1977. See more »


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A non sensical bore
7 October 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a woman who locks herself in her home.

What I can tell you, the film is definitely not a thriller. There is no thrill or suspense. In fact, it is full of boredom. The story is not engaging, not captivating and not sensical. If she is so scared of the outside, I struggle to find it sensical that she keeps the windows wide open. The story doesn't go anywhere either. It is just really boring.

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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wolf Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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