R | | Drama, Thriller
A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.
When finding out what room Will is in at the hotel, Sy asks if he's in 217. 217 is famously the hotel room from Stephen King's novel The Shining (it's 237 in the film). Robin Williams was considered for the lead role in The Shining (1980).
Larry - Repairman:
Sy, are you kiddin' me?
Sy Parrish: What?
Larry - Repairman: I got three of these fuckin' machines down today. I've got to be in Heber Springs by 3:00.
Sy Parrish: Larry, all I'm asking you to do is look at these prints!
Larry - Repairman: Plus point three? Sy, are you fuckin' kiddin' me? Point three? Nobody ...
On the Monday when Sy introduces his regular customers, when we first meet Mr. Siskind, the same two customers appear to walk the same path over again between the shots of him and Sy. Next when we meet Mrs. Van Unworth, the same thing happens: We see two customers who walk a specific path once, and then over again between shots implying they are walking along pre-marked paths.
$1,037,361 (Europe) (23 August 2002)
$31,597,131 (USA) (5 January 2003)
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