Synopsis: After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom?
Director(s): D.J. Caruso
Production: Dreamworks
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

- You think he sees us?

- No, he can't see us.

But trust me, he can feel us watching.

Pop? Oh, that's a big one, Pop.

That's a big one here.


He showed up.

Ten-two. Come on, kid, you can do it.

He's circling that little alcove

right there.

This is all you, Kale. That's it.

Try to put it right in front of him.

Right in front of him.

See, you're talking to me,

and you're messing me up, Dad.

Okay. Don't spook him.

- Come on. There.

- There we go.

Oh, that was perfect.

Oh, he's taking it.

Look, he's following it.

Easy. Easy.

Dead drift. Dead drift.

- Oh, you gotta be kidding.

- Easy. Easy. Come on, baby, take it.

- Take it, baby.

- Bite, bite, bite!

- He bit, he bit!

- Okay, easy.

- That's it. Tip up. Tip up.

- Okay, okay.

Do I let go? Do I let the line go?

No, don't panic. Just let him take it.

If he wants to take it, let him take it.

- Tip up. That's it.

- He got it. He's biting.

I know. No, he's got it, baby. Come on.

Okay, reel him in slow. Nice and slow.

Hold him.

All right. All right.

- You gotta be kidding me.

- That's all right.

It's okay. You did everything you could.

- This is ridiculous.

- Yeah, no, it's fine.

You did everything you could.

Sometimes they just get away.

Come on, let's take a break.

Come on, it's all right.

If I can't catch a fish,

I don't know what I'm doing out here.

- Beats working, right?

- What?

Hold that. I said, it beats working.

You're a writer. You work from home.

You ain't got it that tough, come on.

- Here you go. You got it?

- Yeah.

You know what?

I really appreciate you bailing

on your friends

to spend some time with your old man.

It's not like you forced me

to be here, Pop.

- No, I know, but I appreciate it.

- I appreciate it.

Anything you want to talk about?


- What? What?

- No, it's just...

- Is this that moment? This is that...

- Never mind.

- No, no, this is that father-son...

- No, never...

- No, I'm in.

- Forget I said it.

I got something. Here's something.

You got a keen eye for this.

- You're not gonna tell Mom?

- No, I won't say anything.

No? All right. I'm having a kid.

Yeah. You know,

your little boy's growing up.

I got a girl pregnant,

and now I gotta go visit her.

She lives in Reno.

I don't know how I'm gonna get there.

I'll probably have to take Mom's car.

But we're gonna live together.

We're gonna move into a trailer park.

Yeah, her name's Shirley.

She's real great.

- Yeah? She cute?

- Of course.

Yeah. Good. That's all that counts.

Smart-ass. Let's fish.

I'm gonna catch one before you.

Yeah, but I don't mess with you

while you're fishing. That's the deal.

No, Ma, we drained the entire...

Literally every fish that was swimming

in the river is now in the trunk right now.

- You're kidding.

- No, I'm not kidding.

Yeah, are you sure you two aren't

stopping off and buying a fish,

like you did last time?


Are we gonna stop off and buy fish,

like the last time?

No, no. Ma, come on.

We know you're too savvy for that.

Oh, come on, look at this guy.

Oh, come on! Jackass!

- Hey.

- No, no, no. No, not you, Mom.

- I'm sorry.

- Give me the phone.

Hey, babe,

you should have seen him today.

We got enough fish for a week.

- How long do you think you'll be?

- I don't know. About an hour?




Oh, God.

Oh, God.

Kale, are you okay?




Move it!

Yeah, keep dreaming, perv.


Seor Brecht?


So, Kale,

think you can stay conscious

long enough to tell us

your plans for the three wondrous

summer months ahead?

Do you want me to stand up?

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Christopher Landon

Christopher Guy Landon, known as Christopher Landon (29 March 1911 – 26 April 1961) was a British novelist and screenwriter best known for the novel and film Ice Cold in Alex. more…

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