When David Owen moves to New York, he likes everything about the city except the noise. At first even the noise seems to him the throb of urban vitality which makes New York so exciting. Yet gradually this incessant and 'unnecessary' din begins to drive him crazy. So David begins to take arms. He quietly vandalizes cars whose alarms are going off: lets the air out of tires, leaves notes on the windshield. This has no effect, so he goes further: 'keys' the paint job, cracks a taillight... Eventually he is caught in the act, arrested, spends a night in jail. His wife, shocked to learn what he has been doing, worries that this is irrational behaviour. David promises to stop. But he can't; the noise is 'wrong'. He alone, is prepared to do something about it. He is arrested again and again. Will David win his battle or will the 'noise' get the better of him?
Ma - I can't get it out of my head!
- Noise review by BL
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You rated this film: 3
We've all been there - shut that damned noise off!! Sometimes it is very annoying sometimes it fades into the background and we cope. David Owen could not cope. Every noise was exagerrated and he snapped and started doing all the things we would all love to do. Sure he broke the law but we (and the film) would sympathise. He was acting for the silent majority. A simple plot but well acted and a good ending. Worth a watch.