The Number 23 (2007)

6.38 / Rated by 5 people

98 min.
Plot  Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer married to Agatha; they have a son, Robin. At a bookstore, Agatha begins looking at a book called "The Number 23" written by Topsy Kretts. She later gives Walter the book as a birthday present.

Walter starts reading the book, noticing odd similarities between himself and the main character, a detective who refers to himself as "Fingerling". Walter begins to have dreams of murdering Agatha. After one such dream he checks into a hotel where he stays up all night finishing the book, only to discover that it ends at chapter 22 with Fingerling about to commit suicide after murdering his lover.

The next day, Walter sees a dog which he had earlier tried to capture. It leads him to a cemetery and the grave of Laura Tollins, a college student who had been murdered by her professor Kyle Flinch, with whom she was having an affair. The circumstances of Laura's murder mirror those of Fingerling's lover in the book. Walter thinks the prof...



Jim Carrey
Walter Paul Sparrow / Detective Fingerling
Virginia Madsen
Agatha Pink
Logan Lerman
Robin Sparrow
Danny Huston
Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix
Rhona Mitra
Laura Tollins
Bud Cort
Dr. Leary (uncredited)
Mark Pellegrino
Kyle Flinch
Lynn Collins
Isobel Lydia Hunt / Mrs. Dobkins / Young Fingerling's mother
Ed Lauter
Father Sebastian
Corey Stoll
Sergeant Burns
Tom Lenk
Bookstore clerk


All Titles

The Number 23
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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