Director: Henry Bean Cast: Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, William Hurt

DVD (Wide Screen)


Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, and William Hurt star in writer/director Henry Bean's topical urban comedy following one man's quest for a little peace and quiet in the big city. The noise was bothersome when David Owen (Robbins) first moved to New York City, but back in those early days it was almost endearing in an odd sort of way; a forgivable manifestation of urban vitality, or so he had led himself to believe. These days the incessant barking of car alarms, traffic, and frustrated commuters seems to be driving David insane, never allowing him the opportunity to concentrate or focus on the task at hand. While this distraction is at first only bothersome on a superficial level, however, the thing that really riles David is that he is completely powerless to remedy the problem. As the days go on and the noise on the street seems to amplify in David's ears, he makes the decision to take up arms against the unseen intruder. Initially, David is content to simply let the air out of tires or leave notes on windshields when the owners of cars fail to turn off their alarms. When this approach fails to yield acceptable results, David's subversive urban sabotage techniques quickly evolve into full-blown acts of vandalism. Eventually, David is caught in the act and arrested by the police. After spending a night in jail, David confesses to his wife that he is in fact the urban folk hero who has come to be known by the public as "The Rectifier" for his repeated attempts to hold those responsible for urban noise pollution accountable for their auditory transgressions. When his wife voices concern about such extreme and irrational behavior, David dutifully agrees to give up his career as a noise-fighting vigilante. But try as he might, David simply cannot repress his lingering urge to strike back against such a formidable enemy.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2008
UPC: 0013131615692
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Henry Bean; Cast and crew interviews; Behind the scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Robbins David Owen
Bridget Moynahan Helen Owen
William Hurt Mayor Rheinhardt Schneer
Margarita Levieva Ekaterina
Gabrielle Brennan Actor
Maria Ballesteros Actor
William Baldwin Actor
Keir O'Donnell Actor
Jessica Almasy Actor
Ramon Fernandez Actor
Maryam Myika Day Actor

Technical Credits
Henry Bean Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alex Alvarez Costumes/Costume Designer
Kerry Barden Casting
Julie Carr Editor
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Daniel Diamond Executive Producer
Paul Desouza Executive Producer
Joel Diamond Score Composer
David Diamond Executive Producer
Paul Epstein Asst. Director
Brian Gilmore Executive Producer
Ethan Gilmore Executive Producer
Tony Grazia Co-producer
Susan Hoffman Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Phillip Johnston Score Composer
Meike Kornrumpf Producer
Kelly McGehee Production Designer
Andrij Parekh Cinematographer
Lee Percy Editor
Jeff Pullman Sound/Sound Designer
Randall Richards Art Director
Paul Schnee Casting
Joseph N. Zolfo Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Noise
1. Main Titles [5:15]
2. The Rectifier [4:48]
3. Peace Interrupted [5:08]
4. Central Booking [4:38]
5. Trying Alternate Methods [5:05]
6. Second Offense [4:40]
7. Third Strike [8:49]
8. Family Breaking Apart [2:59]
9. Alone With the Noise [5:15]
10. Becoming the Rectifier [3:35]
11. A New Partnership [4:56]
12. Ballot Initative Petition [8:04]
13. Three Way Celebration [9:02]
14. Schneer Campaign [8:21]
15. Assault and Battery [7:09]
16. End Credits [3:37]

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