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Director: D.J. Caruso

Cast: D.J. Caruso, Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer


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Salton Sea director D.J. Caruso travels from the shore to the suburbs for this suspenseful tale of a young man who suspects that his neighbor is a notorious serial killer. Kale (Shia LaBeouf) is a high school senior who has yet to come to terms with the fact that his fatherSee more details below


Salton Sea director D.J. Caruso travels from the shore to the suburbs for this suspenseful tale of a young man who suspects that his neighbor is a notorious serial killer. Kale (Shia LaBeouf) is a high school senior who has yet to come to terms with the fact that his father is gone, the victim of a fatal accident. As Kale's mother (Carrie-Anne Moss) struggles to pay the bills by picking up extra shifts at work, her son's behavior grows increasingly erratic. When an altercation at school finds Kale placed under court-ordered house arrest, the homebound student teams with newly arrived girl-next-door Ashley (Sarah Roemer) to investigate the suspicious neighbor (David Morse), whom Kale believes to be an elusive and wanted serial killer. Their attentions focused intensely on their suspect, Kale and Ashley trespass down a dangerous path while attempting to discern whether his suspicions are grounded in fact or just a combination of deep depression and suffocating cabin fever.

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As one of Alfred Hitchcock's best films and most delicious concepts, Rear Window has been primed for a modern reworking, beyond what it got when Christopher Reeve played the lead in a straightforward 1998 remake. Disturbia at first promises to be that satisfying update of the story, as the housebound protagonist swaps his wheelchair for an ankle bracelet, which will summon police cars if he strays beyond a certain radius. Everything about this setup works, from the whimsical notion that a home is anything but a prison for a teenager with Sony PlayStation to an opening that sets the events in motion with powerful immediacy. Shia LaBeouf's gifts of naturalism are on full display, reinforcing why he's considered one of the most promising leading men of his generation, and was cast in a succession of Hollywood's most anticipated summer blockbusters. But problems surface with the arrival of David Morse's nefarious neighbor, whose late-night activities look anything but wholesome through LaBeouf's binoculars. It's not that Morse doesn't have Raymond Burr's eerie presence -- in fact, Morse is capable of a chilling deadness that makes him quite an effective villain. The problem is that his behavior sabotages the credibility the rest of the film has worked to establish. Not only is he creepy in a way that would tip off anybody, but his crimes are executed with a total lack of shrewdness -- full of wild, murderous gesticulations in front of open windows. Perhaps that's the only way LaBeouf's Kale Brecht can witness them, but this was less problematic in Hitchcock's day, when audiences didn't have the sophisticated forensic understanding of the criminal mind that today's viewers have absorbed almost by osmosis. Disturbia has a basic tautness and some decent set pieces, but not surprisingly, it falls well short of the Rear Window standard.

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Dreamworks Video
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital Surround EX]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shia LaBeouf Kale,Kale Brecht
David Morse Robert Turner
Sarah Roemer Ashley
Viola Davis Detective Parker
Carrie-Anne Moss Julie, Kate's Mom
Aaron Yoo Ronnie
Jose Pablo Cantillo Officer Gutierrez
Matt Craven Daniel Brecht
Brandon Caruso Greenwood Boys
Luciano Rauso Greenwood Boys
Daniel Caruso Greenwood Boys
Kevin Quinn Mr Carlson
Suzanne Rico News Anchors
Kent Shocknek News Anchors
Rene Rivera Señor Gutiérrez
Amanda Walsh Minnie Tyco
Charles Carroll Judge
Gillian Shure Turner's Club Girl
Dominic Daniel Policeman
Lisa Tobin Big Wheel Mom
Cindy Lou Adtkins Mrs Greenwood
Bruce Fowler Conductor

Technical Credits
D.J. Caruso Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Michael Babcock Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Babin Camera Operator
Douglas Cumming Art Director
Rene Dashiell-Kerby Makeup
Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Ellsworth Screenwriter
Bruce Fowler Score Composer
James M. Freitag Asst. Director
Jennifer Hawks Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Landon Original Story,Screenwriter
Dana Mackey Associate Producer
Jackie Marcus Producer
Kim Marks Camera Operator
Joe Medjuck Producer
Jim Page Editor
Kwame Parker Associate Producer
Tom Pollock Executive Producer
Ivan Reitman Executive Producer
Richard Reynolds Set Decoration/Design
Tom Southwell Production Designer
Rogier Stoffers Cinematographer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
E. Bennett Walsh Producer
Randall D. Wilkins Set Decoration/Design
Tricia Wood Casting
Geoff Zanelli Score Composer

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Scene Index

Commentary by director D.J. Caruso and cast members Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer; Deleted scenes; The making of Disturbia; Serial pursuit trivia pop-up quiz; Outtakes and bloopers; Music video: "Don't Make Me Wait" - This World Fair; Photo gallery; Theatrical trailer

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