• The Night Listener (2006)

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Release Date: August 4th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2007

R|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams), a writer and host of a late-night radio show, begins a phone correspondence with Pete (Rory Culkin) a teen who claims to have survived a nightmarish childhood. Though he becomes close to the youth and his mother (Toni Collette), Gabriel must begin a harrowing search for the truth when questions about Pete's real identity begin to surface.

Cast: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, Bobby Cannavale, Sandra Oh, Joe Morton, John Cullum, Becky Ann Baker

Director: Patrick Stettner

Genres: Mystery, Drama

Production Co: IFC Productions, Hart-Sharp Entertainment

Distributors: Miramax Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The fundamental problem with The Night Listener is the manner in which the boy, Pete, is depicted. Rory Culkin gets the tricky job of bringing the role to life, and he does it well, but it's still a trick. Or is it? show more

  • Plays like an Alfred Hitchcock thriller but is nevertheless a movie of ideas. It bristles with intriguing thoughts about the realm of fiction, how one loves, issues of identity and questions concerning how one transfers a real-life incident into big-screen fiction. This is a film that can crawl inside your skin. show more

  • Depressed and depressing drama.

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