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Is Anybody There? (7-Sep-2008)

Director: John Crowley

Writer: Peter Harness

Music by: Joby Talbot

Producers: David Heyman; Marc Turtletaub; Peter Saraf

Keywords: Drama

Plodding drama about a boy with a weird upbringing. To make ends meet, his parents rent out rooms to old people in a sort of hospice situation, to the detriment of everyone's sanity. An old, failed magician, played by Michael Caine, moves in, but it seems that even he has some growing up to do. Most interesting detail: the boy is interested in hauntings and electronic voice phenomena, and listens to long recordings made in secret under the beds of these wheezing, bedridden oldsters, in hopes of picking up the accidental voice of some unquiet spirit -- he should have just listened to numbers stations on shortwave.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Caine
Actor
14-Mar-1933   Get Carter
Anne-Marie Duff
Actor
8-Oct-1970   The Virgin Queen
Garrick Hagon
Actor
27-Sep-1939   Gavin Jones in The Adventurer
Rosemary Harris
Actor
19-Sep-1927   Aunt May in Spider-Man
Leslie Phillips
Actor
20-Apr-1924   Not Now Darling
Sylvia Syms
Actor
6-Jan-1934   The Tamarind Seed
Peter Vaughan
Actor
4-Apr-1923   The Remains of the Day

CAST

David Morrissey   ...   Dad
Anne-Marie Duff   ...   Mum
Thelma Barlow   ...   Ena
Rosemary Harris   ...   Elsie
Leslie Phillips   ...   Reg
Ralph Riach   ...   Clive
Elizabeth Spriggs   ...   Prudence
Sylvia Syms   ...   Lilian
Peter Vaughan   ...   Bob
Bill Milner   ...   Edward
In order of appearance
Linzey Cocker   ...   Tanya
Carl McCrystal   ...   Undertaker #1
Andrew Turner   ...   Undertaker #2
Michael Caine   ...   Clarence
Oliver Leach   ...   Barry
Ralph Ineson   ...   Mr. Kelly
David Rintoul   ...   Harry Price
Tommy Baxendale   ...   Tanya's Boyfriend Mike
Adam Drinkall   ...   Stuart
Edward Lees   ...   Ben
Larry David   ...   Fireman
Kevin Locke   ...   Entertainer
Jennifer Hennessy   ...   School Mother
James Gilbert   ...   Tanya's New Boyfriend
Angie Inward   ...   Mavis
Garrick Hagon   ...   Douglas
Miles Jupp   ...   Vicar
Peter Harness   ...   Cashier
Sue Wallace   ...   Mrs. Hitler
William Ilkley   ...   Barry's Dad
Michael Keogh   ...   Paramedic
Keith Hargreaves   ...   Bus Driver

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