Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Night Listener

2006 American Feature

Cast: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Joe Morton, Bobby Cannavale, Rory Culkin, Sandra Oh, John Cullum and Lisa Emery
Director: Patrick Stettner
Writers: Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson and Patrick Stettner, based on the novel by Armistead Maupin

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, writer/radio show host Gabriel Noone begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, Gabriel's life is thrown into chaos.


  • Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 40% / Audience: 35%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 51% / Audience: 4.8%
  • OMG rating: 5/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Book: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.

  • Armistead Maupin's semi-autobiographical bestselling novel The Night Listener, first published in 2000, was based on Maupin's experiences with Anthony Godby Johnson, the purported author of the memoir A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story that was later revealed to be a hoax.
  • Co-screenwriter Terry Anderson was Armistead Maupin's partner during the events that inspired the novel. Maupin's husband Christopher Turner has a cameo in the film.

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