David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't long before 'Charlie' develops a sinister and violent side, and as David struggles with his daughter's growing emotional problems, he comes to the frightening realisation that 'Charlie' isn't just a figment of Emily's imagination.

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  1. Ari Schlossberg


  2. John Polson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    David Callaway

  2. Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning

    Emily Callaway

  3. Famke Janssen

    Famke Janssen


  4. Elisabeth Shue

    Elisabeth Shue


  5. Amy Irving

    Amy Irving

    Alison Callaway

  6. Dylan Baker

    Dylan Baker

    Sheriff Hafferty

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $122,644,820.00

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Release Information

  • January 27, 2005
    R, Theatrical



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