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Disturbia (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 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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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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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,224,982 (USA) (13 April 2007)

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$80,050,171 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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The copyright holders of Cornell Woolrich's short story 'It Had to Be Murder', which Rear Window (1954) was based on, sued DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and Steven Spielberg for using the story without permission. In 2010, a federal judge dismissed the suit, ruling "The main plots are similar only at a high, unprotectable level of generality ... Where 'Disturbia' is rife with sub-plots, the short story has none. The setting and mood of the short story are static and tense, whereas the setting and mood of 'Disturbia' are more dynamic and peppered with humor and teen romance." See more »

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When touching the red hair at the end of the movie Kale has a cut on his right cheek. When the ankle bracelet is being removed that cut is gone and one near his right temple is visible. See more »

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[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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Written by Luther Campbell, Mr. Mixx (as David Hobbs), Brother Marquis (as Mark Ross),
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Very good
8 January 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Really good version of Rear Window where a kid on house arrest realizes that his neighbor is a serial killer.

While not scary as such (you can pretty much guess where this is going to go because it is by the numbers) this is a nice thrill ride that will keep you watching to the end. You like the kid and his friends and can sympathize with his plight. If there is a flaw its that the film could almost be a well made TV movie, there really is no reason this needed to be seen on the big screen (other than the attention a genuinely good thriller would attract). Still this is worth seeing though I'd wait for a bargain matinée or a rental on a rainy Saturday night once it comes out on DVD.


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