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Dead Silence

Year:
Duration:
89 min | 92 min (unrated version)
Genres:
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.2
Director:
James Wan
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Filming Locations: Elora, Ontario, Canada
Earnings
Budget: $20,000,000
Opening Weekend: $7,842,725 (USA) (18 March 2007)
Gross: $16,809,076 (USA) (19 April 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Ryan Kwanten
Jamie Ashen
Amber Valletta
Ella Ashen
Donnie Wahlberg
Det. Lipton
Michael Fairman
Henry Walker
Joan Heney
Marion Walker
Bob Gunton
Edward Ashen
Laura Regan
Lisa Ashen
Dmitry Chepovetsky
Richard Walker
Judith Roberts
Mary Shaw
Keir Gilchrist
Young Henry
Steven Taylor
Michael Ashen
David Talbot
Priest
Shelley Peterson
Lisa's Mom
Enn Reitel
Billy
Fred Tatasciore
Clown (voice)
Austin Majors
Michael Ashen (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Richings
Bos (uncredited)
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Trivia
Body Count: 4
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The film was made into a haunted house at Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" in 2007 in Florida.
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There are two different versions of the "Mary Shaw" poem. In the movie the poem goes, "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, do not ever, ever scream." On the trailer it was, "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. And if you see her do not scream, she'll rip your tongue out at the seam."
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Goofs
(at around 55 mins) When Detective Lipton confronts Jamie at his father's house, the perspiration on the left side of the Detective's face alternates between dry and wet between shots.
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When Detective Lipton confronts Jamie in the hotel room after Jamie tries to bury the doll, there are several occasions when Lipton's mouth does not match the words being spoken between cuts or isn't moving at all.
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During scene in motel room, Jamie's wedding band switches hands and disappears several times.
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Quotes
Jamie Ashen: Who would've dug up a dummy and sent it to me?
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Jamie Ashen: What do you want me to tell you!
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Det. Jim Lipton: [to Jaime, after Jaime pushes him down] Jaime! You don't want to make me chase you!
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Faq
Q
How does it end?
A
It turns out the main character's step-mother is the 'perfect puppet' with Mary Shaw's spirit living inside.
Q
List: Ventriloquists who have disturbing relationships with their dummies
A
See: this FAQ entry
Q
Is the "Saw" doll in this movie?
A
Yes. The doll from Saw (2004) and its sequels can be seen leaning against a support beam in the room where Mary Shaw made her dolls. Look close. The doll is at the bottom center of the screen.
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Photos from cast
Steve Adams