Is Anybody There?

Is Anybody There?

Director: John Crowley Cast: Michael Caine, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey

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Boy A director John Crowley followed up that award-winning film festival favorite with this eerie yet eloquent drama concerning a young boy fascinated by death due to the fact that he lives in the hospice home for the elderly that's owned by his parents. Perhaps due to the morose surroundings in which he was raised, wide-eyed Edward (Son of Rambow star Bill Milner) possesses both an acute sense of death and an obsessive desire to find out what happens after we pass on from this life. These interests are most noticeably evident in Edward's ongoing fascination with the paranormal, an obsession that his overworked parents merely tolerate as the curious boy makes his way around the hospice with a tape recorder determined to better understand the concept of mortality. Suddenly, into Edward's world rolls embittered, burned-out ex-magician Clarence (Michael Caine) -- who makes no attempts to hide the fact that he's not in the hospice by his own free will. Clarence has long since ceased to practice his trade, and no longer possesses the ability to recognize anything positive in either his surroundings or the people who inhabit them. He's irascible, ornery, and indignant, and he's just barely able to tolerate the young boy who's so interested in the one topic that plagues his thoughts most -- death. Before long, however, these two outsiders discover that their mutual need to make sense of the world means they have more in common than initial appearances would suggest. Soon embarking on a series of comic misadventures that help them both to better understand the many mysteries of life, Edward and Clarence form an unlikely bond that provides them both with the comfort they so desperately need during this uncertain stage in each of their lives.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
UPC: 0876964002622
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 52,812

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Clarence
Anne-Marie Duff Mum
David Morrissey Dad
Rosemary Harris Elsie
Elizabeth Spriggs Prudence
Bill Milner Edward
Leslie Phillips Reg
Peter Vaughan Bob
Linzey Cocker Tanya
Michael Keogh Paramedic
Ralph Ineson Mr. Kelly
Sylvia Syms Lilian
Garick Hagon Douglas
Miles Jupp Vicar
Thelma Barlow Ena
Ralph Riach Clive
Angie Inwards Mavis
Carl McCrystal Undertaker 1
Andrew J. Turner Undertaker 2
Oliver Leach Barry
David Rintoul Harry Price
Tommy Baxendale Mike, Tanya's boyfriend
Adam Drinkall Stuart
Edward Lees Ben

Technical Credits
John Crowley Director
Rosie Alison Co-producer
Alice Dawson Production Manager
Liz Gallacher Musical Direction/Supervision
Fae Hammond Makeup
Rob Hardy Cinematographer
Peter Harness Screenwriter
Martin Harrison Asst. Director
David Heyman Producer
Mark Holt Special Effects Supervisor
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Jane Petrie Costumes/Costume Designer
Kave Quinn Production Designer
Peter Saraf Producer
Joby Talbot Score Composer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Marc Turtletaub Producer
Trevor Waite Editor
Fiona Weir Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Is Anybody There?
1. Home Life [7:25]
2. Ghost Hunter [9:40]
3. Clarence [7:36]
4. Cheer You up [10:13]
5. An Expedition [7:11]
6. Party Plans [13:19]
7. You Don't Come Back [7:25]
8. Magic Show [7:39]
9. Concentrate [7:14]
10. I Forgive You [6:16]
11. A Sign [5:14]
12. Credits [4:57]

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