The Night Listener

The Night Listener

Director: Patrick Stettner Cast: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Bobby Cannavale

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2015
UPC: 0031398224945
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 46,382

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Gabriel Noone
Toni Collette Donna Logand
Bobby Cannavale Jess
Joe Morton Ashe
Sandra Oh Anna
Rory Culkin Pete Logand
John Cullum Pap Noone
Becky Ann Baker Waitress
Lisa Emery Darlie Noone
Maryann Plunkett Alice

Technical Credits
Patrick Stettner Director,Screenwriter
Terry Anderson Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Wouter Barendrecht Co-producer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Rich Devine Set Decoration/Design
Marina Draghici Costumes/Costume Designer
Carrie Fix Asst. Director
Jill Footlick Producer
John Hart Producer
Michael Hogan Executive Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
Andy Keir Editor
Robert Kessel Producer
Armistead Maupin Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Nashel Score Composer
Eva Radke Art Director
Lisa Rinzler Cinematographer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Jeff Sharp Producer
Mike Shaw Production Designer
Noah Vivekanand Timan Sound/Sound Designer
Michael J. Werner Co-producer
Brett Williams Associate Producer
Nina Wolarsky Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Night Listener
1. Chapter 1 [9:33]
2. Chapter 2 [10:46]
3. Chapter 3 [10:29]
4. Chapter 4 [8:34]
5. Chapter 5 [10:19]
6. Chapter 6 [15:54]
7. Chapter 7 [4:44]
8. Chapter 8 [6:06]
9. Chapter 9 [4:20]

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The Night Listener 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Armistead Maupin's novel THE NIGHT LISTENER is a terrifyingly disturbing examination of a disintegrating mind and the manner in which such a mind deals with needs and reality. It is a stunning work, one in which the reader is never quite sure where reality stops and delusions start. Though Maupin co-wrote the screenplay adaptation with Terry Anderson and Director Patrick Stettner, some of the inherent magic of the story is lost in translation when the camera makes the novel visual. Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams in a fine, understated serious performance), a writer who reads the 'fiction of his life' on a late night talk show, is having a writer's block, due in part to his devastation of losing his AIDS ridden but stabilized lover Jess (Bobby Cannavale), having nursed him for years but now feeling discarded so that Jess can feel life again. A literary agent Ashe (Joe Morton) asks Gabriel to read a galley of a book written by a 14 year old boy Pete Logand ('Rory Culkin') who is describing his years of sexual abuse as a child and his current coping with AIDS in Wisconsin and is under the faster care of a social worker Donna (Toni Collette, once again proving there is no role she can't master!). Gabriel reads the book galley, and is fascinated by a story about a life that makes his own situation seem minor. He receives a call from Pete and subsequent calls from Donna and when he shares the story and events with Jess he is warned of a possible fraud. Does Pete really exist? It seems Gabriel needs to discover the truth and heads to Wisconsin where he meets the blind Donna but is unable to get in to see Pete. Where the story goes form there is important to leave unsaid, as the mystery must be kept intact for the individual viewer. Each of the cast turns in credible performances, not an easy feat when the line between illusion/delusion/reality is so tenuous. One character has been added - Anna (the always superb Sandra Oh) - and it is her analysis of the facts that holds much of the storyline together. The mood of the piece is perfectly captured by cinematographer Lisa Rinzler and music writer Peter Nashel. But credit director Patrick Stettner for pulling performances form Williams, Collette, Cannavale and Oh that represent some of their finest work on film. Grady Harp