The Number 23 Movie

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A man's life unravels after he comes into contact with an obscure book titled The Number 23. As he reads the book, he becomes increasingly convinced that it is based on his own life. His obsession with the number 23 starts to consume him, and he begins to realize the book forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could have ever imagined.

Who's Involved:

Beau Flynn, Logan Lerman, Jim Carrey, Danny Huston, Virginia Madsen, Tripp Vinson, Rhona Mitra, Joel Schumacher, Maile Flanagan, Fernley Phillips

violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language.
Runtime: 1 hr, 37 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Spiraling into a dark obsession with the number 23, Walter Sparrow twists his once idyllic life into an inferno of psychological torture that could possibly lead to his death as well as the deaths of his loved ones. Spurred on by a mysterious novel, The Number 23, that he doesn't dare put down, Walter is forced to unlock the secrets of his past before he can continue his future with his wife, Agatha, and teenage son, Robin. The novel, given to Walter by Agatha as a birthday gift, depicts a chilling murder mystery that seems to mirror Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The life of the book's main character, a brooding detective named Fingerling, is filled with moments that echo Walter's own history. As the world of the book starts to come alive, Walter becomes infected by the most frightening and evocative part of it: Fingerling's obsession with the hidden power of the number 23. This obsession permeates the book and begins to control Walter. He sees the number everywhere in his own life and becomes convinced that he is damned to commit the same horrific crime as Fingerling--murder. Nightmarish fantasies come to haunt Walter, ones that portend terrible fates for his wife as well as family friend Isaac French, placing him on a desperate quest to understand the mysteries of the book. If he can unlock the power behind the number 23, he may be able to change his future.

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Who stars in The Number 23: Cast List

Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic the Hedgehog 2  

Prey for the Devil, Lola  

Bullet Train, End Of Sentence  

The Crow, Angel Has Fallen  

Phone Booth, The Station Agent  

Sweet Home Alabama, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans  

Who's making The Number 23: Crew List

A look at the The Number 23 behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Joel Schumacher last directed Trespass and Twelve. The film's writer Fernley Phillips last wrote U Want Me 2 Kill Him? and Al final del espectro.


Fernley Phillips


Beau Flynn
Tripp Vinson

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Filming Timeline

  1. 2004 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

The Number 23 Release Date: When was the film released?

The Number 23 was a release in 2007 on Friday, February 23, 2007. There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Gray Matters, Amazing Grace and Reno 911: Miami.

The Number 23 DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Number 23 was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 .

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