Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, and William Hurt star in writer/director Henry Bean's topical urban comedy following one man's quest for a little peace and quiet in the big city. The noise was bothersome when David Owen (Robbins) first moved to New York City, but back in those early days it was almost endearing in an odd sort of way; a forgivable manifestation of urban vitality, or so he had led himself to believe. These days the incessant barking of car alarms, traffic, and frustrated commuters seems to be driving David insane, never allowing him the opportunity to concentrate or focus on the task at hand. While this distraction is at first only bothersome on a superficial level, however, the thing that really riles David is that he is completely powerless to remedy the problem. As the days go on and the noise on the street seems to amplify in David's ears, he makes the decision to take up arms against the unseen intruder. Initially, David is content to simply let the air out of tires or leave notes on windshields when the owners of cars fail to turn off their alarms. When this approach fails to yield acceptable results, David's subversive urban sabotage techniques quickly evolve into full-blown acts of vandalism. Eventually, David is caught in the act and arrested by the police. After spending a night in jail, David confesses to his wife that he is in fact the urban folk hero who has come to be known by the public as "The Rectifier" for his repeated attempts to hold those responsible for urban noise pollution accountable for their auditory transgressions. When his wife voices concern about such extreme and irrational behavior, David dutifully agrees to give up his career as a noise-fighting vigilante. But try as he might, David simply cannot repress his lingering urge to strike back against such a formidable enemy. Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide.

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Noise (2007)

Drama/Comedy/Crime · 1h 28m

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Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, and William Hurt star in writer/director Henry Bean's topical urban comedy following one man's quest for a little peace and quiet in the big city. The noise was bothersome when David Owen (Robbins) first moved to New York City, but back in those early days it was almost endearing in an odd sort of way; a forgivable manifestation of urban vitality, or so he had led himself to believe. These days the incessant barking of car alarms, traffic, and frustrated commuters seems to be driving David insane, never allowing him the opportunity to concentrate or focus on the task at hand. While this distraction is at first only bothersome on a superficial level, however, the thing that really riles David is that he is completely powerless to remedy the problem. As the days go on and the noise on the street seems to amplify in David's ears, he makes the decision to take up arms against the unseen intruder. Initially, David is content to simply let the air out of tires or leave notes on windshields when the owners of cars fail to turn off their alarms. When this approach fails to yield acceptable results, David's subversive urban sabotage techniques quickly evolve into full-blown acts of vandalism. Eventually, David is caught in the act and arrested by the police. After spending a night in jail, David confesses to his wife that he is in fact the urban folk hero who has come to be known by the public as "The Rectifier" for his repeated attempts to hold those responsible for urban noise pollution accountable for their auditory transgressions. When his wife voices concern about such extreme and irrational behavior, David dutifully agrees to give up his career as a noise-fighting vigilante. But try as he might, David simply cannot repress his lingering urge to strike back against such a formidable enemy. Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide.

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Cast
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Tim Robbins

David Owen
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Bridget Moynahan

Helen Owen
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William Hurt

Mayor Schneer
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Margarita Levieva

Ekaterina Filippovna
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Gabrielle Brennan

Chris Owen
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María Ballesteros

Gruska
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William Baldwin

Mayor's Chief of Staff
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Eric L. Abrams

Security Cop #1 (as Eric Lenox Abrams)
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Jessica Almasy

Crackpot Anarchist
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Leora Barish

Tiny Juror
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Michael J. Burg

Judson
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Colleen Camp

Mrs. Broomell
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Lou Carbonneau

Officer Moretti
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Chuck Cooper

Judge Gibson
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Catherine Curtin

Barbara
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Maryam Myika Day

TV Reporter
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Joel Diamond

Joel
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Ramon Fernandez

Arresting Officer
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Steve Greenstein

Driver of Red Truck
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Peggy Gormley

Small Claims Judge
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Howard Gutman

David's Lawyer (as Howard W. Gutman)
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Stephen Adly Guirgis

Allen J. Corpitanni
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Viola Harris

Elderly Woman
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Helen Hanft

Forceful Juror
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Diane Hess

Mayor Schneer's Personal Assistant
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Ryan Hilliard

Criminal Court Judge
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Peter Hoffman

Judge Kornreich
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Sara Jerez

Med. Trainee
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Ed Jewett

Richie McIntyre
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Ebony Jo-Ann

City Clerk
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Judah Lazarus

Manhole Cover Guy
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Aaron Lohr

Rowdy Drinker
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Melanie Lora

Glenda
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Mojo Lorwin

Crowd Shouter
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David Margulies

Heart Attack Man
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Clark Middleton

Board of Elections Worker #1
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Keir O'Donnell

Car Thief
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Daniel Raymond

Glenn
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Jackie Salit

Jackie
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Vladimir Skomarovsky

Ekaterina's Uncle
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D.J. Surgent

Mayor's Bodyguard
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Francis Toumbakaris

Election Worker #2
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Ivo Velon

Evan
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Craig Walker

Rowdy Drinker #2
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Bradley Williams

Security Cop #2
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Mark Elliot Wilson

Businessman with a Lexus (as Mark Elliott Wilson)
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James Yaegashi

Japanese Businessman
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Akira Yamaguchi

Japanese Businessman #2
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Douglas J. Aguirre

Head Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Brother Eden Douglas

Chamber Music Guest (uncredited)
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Stephanie Hatfield

Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Frank Hopf

Bailiff (uncredited)
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Duncan Murdoch

Petition Volunteer (uncredited)
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Richard O'Rourke

Mayor Schneer's Butler (uncredited)
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Douglas C. Williams

Angry Neighbor #2 (uncredited)
Crew
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Henry Bean

Director
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Henry Bean

Writer
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Noise

(DVD)

9/16/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Noise

(DVD)

9/16/2008

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