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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

R | | Drama | 19 December 1996 (USA)
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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Martin Donovan

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Martin Donovan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Roger Ellis
Nastassja Kinski ... Charlotte Ellis
Johnny Whitworth ... Leon
Brian Donovan ... Clayton
Tyler Cole Malinger Tyler Cole Malinger ... Adlai (as Tyler Malinger)
Lynn Fine Lynn Fine ... Jacqueline
Michael Malota ... Kennedy
Gary Bairos ... Daniel
Rebecca Gayheart ... Lilli
Shirley Knight ... Irma Gill
Alix Koromzay ... Angie
Sean Caracena Sean Caracena ... Gavin
Maria Daleo Maria Daleo ... Erica Macaluzzo
Tom Mustin Tom Mustin ... Byran Lester
Jason Grant Smith Jason Grant Smith ... Julian Grant (as Jason Grant Smith)
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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some violent elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguien espera See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Production Co:

Redhead Films See more »
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Color
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After I saw it I had to stop and wonder, what happened to this work of art? It affected me as much if not more than anything I've seen in years. But I don't know anybody who's seen it or heard about it. It has holes in its narrative, yes, and sometimes I felt a bit lost. The score is brash and doesn't seem to belong to the same movie. But Johnny Whitworth is pure magic. He takes us through his personal labyrinth with a lopsided smile and infinite melancholy in his eyes. Gabriel Byrne plays his father with a shattering weakness that sometimes is hard to watch, it's so recognizable. A man who's been given a second chance to be in charge but he knows, you can see it in his eyes, he knows he's going to fail. Nastassja Kinski, of course, out of this world in more ways than one. Beautiful. Shirley Knight (Heavenly in "Sweet Bird Of Youth") and Brian Donovan as the deaf brother are two characters I would've loved to see more of. Didn't quite understand who Shirley's Irma was, but I loved her anyway. I think the strongest recommendation I can pass on is that I can't wait to see it again.


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