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The Others [2001] (1 disc)
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Director:Alejandro Amenábar
Writer:Alejandro Amenábar
Composer:Alejandro Amenábar
Length:101 minutes
(1 hour 41 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Suspense / Horror
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Synopsis: A woman and her two children welcome in a new group or house workers after the mysterious disappearence of the others.


Reaction: Wonderful. The child actors are just perfect for their roles and the tone stays perfectly creepy the whole time.


Personal Rating: 9/10

Select Cast and Crew
Alejandro Amenábar => Director / Writer / Composer
Alakina Mann => Anne Stewart
Aldo Grilo => Gardener
Alexander Vince => Victor Marlish
Christopher Eccleston => Charles Stewart
Elaine Cassidy => Lydia
Eric Sykes => Mr. Edmund Tuttle
Fionnula Flanagan => Mrs. Bertha Mills
Gordon Reid => Assistant
James Bentley => Nicholas Stewart
Keith Allen => Mr. Marlish
Michelle Fairley => Mrs. Marlish
Nicole Kidman => Grace Stewart
Renée Asherson => Old Lady
Ricardo López => Second Assistant

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The disease the children have is an actual disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum. It is very rare with roughly a thousand people in the world that have it.
  • This is the highest grossing Spanish film ($209,700,000) in the all-time worldwide boxoffice history. As of May 2006 it was 265th.
  • Executive produced by Tom Cruise, this marked the last collaboration between him and Nicole Kidman prior to their divorce.
  • The script was written by Alejandro Amenábar in Spanish and then translated into English.
  • The film opened in the US at number 4 in the box office charts and stayed around that figure for its initial run. Seven weeks into release it actually climbed up to the number 2 spot.
  • Nicole Kidman originally tried to persuade Alejandro Amenábar and the Weinstein brothers to find another actress for the part. Coming off the bright and exuberant Moulin Rouge!, the actress was initially reluctant to do a film that explored such dark places.
  • Alakina Mann and James Bentley were cast after an intensive search that encompassed 5,000 children.
  • Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's high profile divorce was finalized the same week that The Others was released.
  • The basis for this movie in an episode of the British series [Armchair Theatre] called {The Others} made in 1970 and remade as a movie called Voices in 1972. This version is more elaborate but the story is the same.