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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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Executive Producer Steven Spielberg arranged for Shia LaBeouf to be on the casting shortlist for this film because he was impressed by LaBeouf's work on Holes (2003). Disturbia, in turn, convinced Spielberg that LaBeouf could handle the action starring roles in Transformers (2007) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). See more »

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When Kale gets the text message from Ronnie to "look at his TV", the phone icon on his phone is on vibrate mode, so he shouldn't have heard the "Me So Horny" ring-tone. See more »

Quotes

[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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Symphony No. 5
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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A Solid Thriller
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was extremely well paced -- there was very good character development without excessive dialog. The story is exciting and thrilling: a modernized Rear Window. The acting was very solid, and every actor, major or minor, sold their part. Shia LeBeouf was a likable protagonist, Carrie-Anne Moss did a great job in her role as the mother, and David Morse played an exceedingly ominous and creepy neighbor. The climax is very suspenseful, although it did contain a few minor lapses in rational behavior by both the heroes and the villain, but I suppose that could be written off as desperation. Overall, it was refreshing to see a well-paced thriller with great suspense, humor, and character development.


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