The Number 23


1h 37m 2007

Brief Synopsis

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, Walt

Film Details

Also Known As
Number 23, nombre 23
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Juliana Selfridge; Laurie Cartwright
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Todd L Adair

Driver

Diana Adams

Production Accountant

Matt Adler

Adr

Brandon Ainsworth

Rigging Electrician

John Alden

Stunts

Newell Alexander

Adr

John Allen

Color Timer

Jeremy Alter

Location Manager

Steve Alterman

Adr

Jill Ambrosino

Assistant

Kate Amer

Production Coordinator

Danny Andres

Rigging Grip

Maxim Aperian

Driver

Carrie Yoko Arakaki

Costumer

Greg Astles

Digital Effects Artist

Rick Bailey

Props

Robert Baird

Assistant Camera

Myron Baker

Set Costumer

John Baldwin

Painter

Pat Banta

Stunt Coordinator

David Barbee

Sound Designer

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Tony Barger

Assistant

Simone Bargetze

Stunts

Stephen Barton

Music

Rod Basham

Main Title Design

Lauren Bass

Casting Associate

Michael Bauman

Chief Lighting Technician

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Michael Bellantoni

Grip

Joseph Benedetto

Caterer

Julie Benson

Assistant

Peter Berglund

Camera Assistant

Gary Bevans

Loader

Mark Bialuski

Gang Boss

Jon Billington

Art Director

Melissa F. Binder

Wardrobe

Tranel Bland

Post-Production Assistant

Lee Blaylock

Music

Judith Blinick

Post-Production Accountant

Terra Bliss-alvarez

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rob Bollick

Main Title Design

Dotan Bonen

Security

Dotan Bonen

Stunts

Mike Bonnaud

Best Boy Electric

Carla Bowen

Assistant Director

Steve Bowen

Colorist

Adam Bravin

Song

Richard Brener

Executive Producer

Charles Brewer

Stunts

Andrew Broomhead

Driver

Bob F Brown

Stunts

James Brown

Driver

Finn Brunton

Set Decorator

Daniel Bryant

Props

Thomas R Bryant

Visual Effects Editor

Ericka Bryce

Medic

Nanrose Buchman

Other

David Buckley

Music

John Busch

Key Grip

David Chris Campbell

Other

Jack R Campbell

Driver

Alex Capaldi

Office Assistant

Alexander T Carey

Office Assistant

Julio Carmona

Adr

Kris Carson

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Carter

Assistant Director

Mitch Carter

Adr

Laurie Cartwright

Production Insurance

Halli Cauthery

Music

Mishell Chandler

Hair Stylist

Justin Charbonnet

Production Assistant

Kevin Chase

Stunts

Michael W Chase

Gang Boss

Dominic Cheung

3-D Artist

Stacy Christenson

Assistant Director

Alexandra Church

Video Assist/Playback

Daniel Clancy

Set Decorator

Pat Clancy

Titles And Opticals

William Clouter

Grip

James Coffin

Grip

Aaron Cooley

Assistant

Cydney Cornell

Hair Stylist

Larry Corralez

Painter

Bill Corso

Makeup

Gary Costin

Foreman

Mark Cotone

Assistant Director

Magela Crosignani

Camera

Lisa Cubero

Hair Stylist

Vic Cuccia

Transportation Captain

Paul Curtis

Supervising Sound Editor

Wendy Cutler

Adr

Chelsey Dailey

Assistant

Bill Dance

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tommy Dangcil

Electrician

Donald Davidson

Electrician

Jon Davidson

Production Accountant

Jake Davies

Music

Bryce Davis

Driver

Cris Davis

Sound

Keni Davis

Painter

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Angel Delgado

Caterer

Al Demayo

Other

Joe Denk

Main Title Design

Daniel Deprest

Driver

Chris Dery

Greensman

Gerard Dery

Greensman

Paul Detlefson

On-Set Dresser

David Diamond

Rigging Electrician

Peter Distefano

Soloist

Bruce Divalerio

Construction Coordinator

Dan Dixon

Consultant

Holly Dorff

Adr

Michelle Dougherty

Main Title Design

Mike Drake

Executive Producer

Tana June Dubbe

Key Grip

Wayne L. Duncan

Grip

Taylyn Dunphy

Office Assistant

Tyler Dupuy

Props

Don Easy

Driver

Jeff Egan

Security

Richie Elson

Production Assistant

Toby Emmerich

Executive Producer

Jon Epstein

Stunts

Ed Evans

Driver

Dennis Sean Fahey

Driver

Kevin Fahey

Best Boy Grip

Howard Fannon

Props Assistant

Jeff Ferrero

Gaffer

Mali Finn

Casting Director

Beau Flynn

Producer

Peter Frankfurt

Main Title Design

Reg Frey

Driver

Bernd Friedmann

Song

Neil Gahm

Props

Wilma Garscadden-gahret

Script Supervisor

Don Geronimo

Rigging Grip

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Vida Ghassari

Stand-In

Raymond Gieringer

Visual Effects

Michael Gill

Painter

Charley H Gilleran

Rigging Grip

William Gilleran

Rigging Grip

Philip Ginolfi

Foreman

Jeff Gladu

Accountant

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Keith Goldberg

Executive Producer

Martin Grace

Stunts

Gustavo Graciano

Rigging Electrician

Tyler Graham

Production Assistant

Donald L Green

Plasterer

Harry Gregson-williams

Original Music

Harry Gregson-williams

Music Conductor

Jamie Hallett

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dave Hallinan

Assistant Director

Dino Hamilton

Painter

William Hansen

Props

Donald S. Harback

Driver

Terence Harris

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jon Hassell

Soloist

Scott Hatley

Best Boy Grip

Michael Hatton

Visual Effects

Todd Havern

Production Assistant

Billy Hayes

Song

Marie Healy

Assistant Location Manager

Rebecca Hedrick

Assistant

Linda Henrikson

Costume Supervisor

Jay Herion

Office Assistant

Manuel Hernandez

Gang Boss

Rafael Hernandez

Gang Boss

Michael T Hester

Rigging Grip

Magnus Hierta

Main Title Design

Linda Fields Hill

Associate Producer

Sara Howell

Accounting Assistant

Kerry Hoyt

Stand-In

Billy Hunter

Set Designer

Kelly Hustis

Driver

Bogdan Iofciucescu

Crane Grip

Jonathan Jansen

Assistant Location Manager

Stacey Jelin

Craft Service

Willow Jenkins

Video Assist/Playback

Cliff Johnson

Driver

Erik Johnson

Production

Erik Johnson

Driver

Jay Johnson

Song

Scott Johnson

Music Editor

Christopher S P Jones

Sound

David Jones

Consultant

Jason Jones

Crane Grip

Bradley C Katona

Sound Designer

Jon Kazunaga

Other

Steve Kesmodel

Other

Steiner Kierce

Main Title Design

Min Young Kim

3-D Artist

Jeffrey Klug

Software Engineer

Dan Kneece

Camera Operator

Dan Kneece

Steadicam Operator

Andy Knight

Other

Phil Knoedel

Medic

Film Details

Also Known As
Number 23, nombre 23
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Juliana Selfridge; Laurie Cartwright
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 23, 2007

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2007

Elizabeth Shue previously attached to star, but dropped out due to her pregnancy. Virginia Madsen replaced her.

Bryan Singer previously mentioned to direct.

Literary Sale Date: 02/12/2002.

Fingerling Films is Fernley Phillips production company.

New Line Cinema acquired Fernley Phillips' spec script for low- against mid-six figures.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Released in United States Winter February 23, 2007

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2007

Feature screenwriting debut for Fernley Phillips.