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Don't Say a Word
ID:
2001
Comments:
Director: Gary Fleder
Screenplay: Andrew Klavan, Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly
Producer: Andrew Klavan, Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson, Arnon Milchan
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Guy Torry
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 113
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles:
Features:
Studio:  20th Century Fox DVD Region:  1 R
DVD Release:  Feb 2002 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.98]
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Reviews:  phychiatrist who is about 55 or 60 years old married to a woman half his age? What does he know that I don’t know? What harm is there in a woman who is hovering around his age, thinking what he maybe thinking? I think it might have something to do with the first scene in the movie where he talks to a younger boy about masterbating. He says that everyone does it. Really? Like you know because of a wife who is half your age!

Other than that (it is a clever plot point though) it is quite good except for the language. Of course it is rated R for that reason. It is profanity and I don’t think it is blasphemous.

It is about a girl in the phychiatric ward who knows a number that the bad men want. She is hiding out in the ward because of these men, so they get Michael Douglas, the above mentioned phychiatrist, to get the number if he wants his daugther back (she was taken when they were asleep).

Strange though how the bad guy who is murdering Douglas's wife (she makes it), when he passes by the restroom I noticed some hangings on the wall. Two of them and the one had, I think, was a razor from way back the turn of the century and back even farther. Douglas doesn’t have a irrepressable need to shave has he? What about a fathers or grandfathers and thier irrepressable needs to do the same? Or could it be that this murderer is carrying a knife to get his wife with rather than a gun?

That is what leads you to study the filmmakers journey on this DVD. Of course you don’t have answers to the problems I’ve posed -- or are they there as plot-points. Who knows? Well, the director for one!


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