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  (in credits order)

Ned Beatty ... Murph

Liev Schreiber ... Paul

Campbell Scott ... Fredrickson

Ian Hart ... Fran

Peri Gilpin ... Georgia

Bill Raymond ... Don Regan

Catherine Kellner ... Dawn

Hallee Hirsh ... Hope
Justin Laboy ... Bobby
Kristin Laboy ... Kristin
David Roland Frank ... Boy with snowblower
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sturgis Adams

Directed by
Tom Gilroy 
Writing credits
Tom Gilroy (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Chinoy .... associate producer
Bonnie Finnegan .... co-producer
William Gilroy .... executive producer
Gill Holland .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Jim McKay .... producer
Paul Mezey .... producer (as Paul S. Mezey)
Michael Morley .... executive producer
Mike Morley .... producer
Liev Schreiber .... associate producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Michael Stipe .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hahn Rowe 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey 
Film Editing by
James Lyons 
Casting by
Bonnie Finnegan 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
Art Direction by
Lucio Seixas 
Costume Design by
Catherine Marie Thomas 
Makeup Department
Joanne Ottaviano .... key hair stylist
Joanne Ottaviano .... key makeup artist
Nuria Sitja .... makeup artist
Lauren Weinstein .... hair stylist
Lauren Weinstein .... makeup artist
Production Management
Susannah Ludwig .... production manager
Chip Signore .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Holder .... first assistant director
Cecily Kaston .... second assistant director
Michael Lerman .... second assistant director: winter unit
Peter Thorell .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Berney .... charge scenic artist
Matteo De Cosmo .... assistant art director
Linda Krantz .... property master
Sound Department
Evan Benjamin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr engineer
Scott Cannizzaro .... foley engineer
Danielle Capawanna .... audio post coordinator
Adam David .... boom operator
Cynthia Leigh Heim .... foley artist
David Hurlburt .... boom operator
Skeeter Jarvis .... sound mixer
Dan Korintus .... sound editor
Claudio Kuhn .... boom operator
Geoff Lippman .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Roland Vajs .... assistant sound editor
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... supervising sound editor
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Damian Volpe .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Will Arnot .... Steadicam operator
Alan Blagg .... best boy grip
Kip Bogdahn .... gaffer
Renzo Spirit Buffalo .... assistant camera
Liz Dory .... assistant camera (as Elizabeth Dory)
George Frazier III .... company electric
James Harker .... best boy electric
Sandy Hays .... steadicam operator
Daedra Kaehler .... first assistant camera
Symon Mink .... second assistant camera
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Chris Santucci .... still photographer
Kevin P. Shay .... generator operator (as Kevin Shay)
Tim Spellman .... key grip
Herman Velez .... camera loader
Casting Department
Danielle Diller .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Beers .... wardrobe supervisor
Amy Westcott .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Rodney Evans .... assistant editor
Jordan Flaherty .... assistant editor
Brian A. Kates .... associate editor
Myron I. Kerstein .... assistant editor (as Myron Kerstein)
Susannah Ludwig .... post-production coordinator
Perri Pivovar .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... technical coordinator
Music Department
Mark Mulcahy .... composer: additional music
Julie Panebianco .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sturgis Adams .... production assistant
Judy Dixon .... press publicist
Rob Feld .... production resources
Elisabeth Harris .... production assistant
Mariana Hellmund .... script supervisor
Liz Ip .... production assistant
Zach Luna .... production coordinator
Scott Rosenstein .... production assistant
Josh A. Rubin .... location manager (as Josh Rubin)
Sara Tune .... production assistant
John Sloss .... special thanks
Paul P. Soucek .... thanks

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Rated R for language and some drug content
110 min
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A 7-Act Naturalistic Play - one Great Off-Beat Film!!, 22 July 2002
Author: Lee-107 ( from India

This film is a play. A play made out of 7 Acts. Act 1 has our 2 protagonists, Murph and Paul with the yuppie, played by Campbell Scott. Act 2 with the homeless Fran, played by Ian Hart. Act 3 with the single and lonely(in spite of her puppies) Georgia, played by Peri Gilpin. Act 4 with Bobby, the podgy boy who wants to paint or "play tennis"! Act 5(my favourite), Murph and Paul by themselves, in the park, in Autumn. Act 6 is at Murph's son Bobby's funeral, with Murph's neighbour. Act 7(a) is at the roadside with the suicidal woman and her daughter. Act 7(b) is the summation...the finale, the end of the year and of Paul and Murph's relationship as colleagues, not friends. These 7 Acts are even divided by little interludes of sorts. Accompanied by lilting guitar strains, they show the passing of the seasons and ordinary people of all ages - children running through a maze of hay, a woman hanging wet clothes on a line...seconds encapsulated and bequeathed with a beauty that transcends ordinariness...making them timeless and eternal.

This film sort of expands what Wordsworth called "the still sad music of humanity". Here are 2 ordinary men - Murph and Paul. The former is middle-aged, worried for his son Bobby who's dying, wondering were he, as a father went wrong. Paul has a gnawing feeling that after his brush with the law, he's been given a second chance and it is upon him to stay out of trouble. At the onset they seem as the unlikeliest of people to strike a bond. But, as another viewer over here commented, they both fill a void in each other's life, a void they didn't know existed. The acting of both Ned Beatty and Liev Schrieber is absolutely commendable. Being a basically verbose film, with the kind of naturalism that it has, it really called in for some concentrated performances. Both Beatty and Schrieber are excellent! The only actor I knew at the beginning of this film was Campbell Scott. And even in the 5-10 minutes that he's there on screen, he does complete justice to his character, which in itself is very true-to-life. He's a likeable yuppie who out of all his sincerity believes that if money can make things simpler and spare him the hardwork and the headache, why not use it? He errs in wearing his status too much on his sleeve and in not keeping his word after promising it.

Tom Gilroy deserves great credit for writing such realistic characters and basically having the courage to make a film that has no apparent plot, just wisdom...and a whole load of it at that! The dialogue, the acting, the cinematography...everything is a treat to watch. Hope to find more gems like this one again!

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