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Don't Breathe (2016)

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Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

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Fede Alvarez
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Lang ... The Blind Man
Jane Levy ... Rocky
Dylan Minnette ... Alex
Daniel Zovatto ... Money
Emma Bercovici ... Diddy
Franciska Töröcsik Franciska Töröcsik ... Cindy
Christian Zagia Christian Zagia ... Raul
Katia Bokor ... Ginger
Sergej Onopko ... Trevor
Olivia Gillies Olivia Gillies ... Blind Man's Daughter (Young Emma)
Dayna Clark Dayna Clark ... TV Anchor
Athos Athos ... Dog
Astor Astor ... Dog
Nomad Nomad ... Dog
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Storyline

Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This house looked like an easy target. Until they found what was inside.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Breathe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,411,706, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$89,217,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,100,845
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director/writer Fede Alvarez, writer Rodo Sayagues, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, composer Roque Baños, and actress Jane Levy all worked on Evil Dead (2013) before this movie. See more »

Goofs

Even though the Blind man switches off the main switch in the basement, some time later Alex can turn on the dryer in a struggle to distract him. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: You're useless out here!
[the blind man unleashes his dog on her]
Rocky: Fuck!
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Unstoppable tension
31 March 2016 | by thedude00See all my reviews

After Evil Dead's well-made remake, a lot of us felt that Fede Alvarez was a director to watch. With Don't Breathe, he definitely became a director I'm very excited to see future projects from.

I admire his knack to generate tension. After the film kicks off, there is really no stopping. It became almost unbearable at the end, nearly reaching the point of overkill. When you have a thriller filled with so much tension throughout its running time, there's only so much you can do before you start yelling "you gotta be kidding me" at the screen.

The cinematography was beautiful and moody and the performances were fine, except maybe Jane Levy, who I felt was too wooden, making her character a little bit unlikable.

Don't Breathe was a solid effort and a great addition to the home invasion genre with a little twist.


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