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2001 (France) See more »
An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother. | Add synopsis »
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Vanessa Redgrave ... Maddy Bennett

Ray Liotta ... Nathan Neubauer

Catherine McCormack ... Mary Neubauer

Trevor Morgan ... James Neubauer

Ron Livingston ... Uncle Charlie

George Coe ... Dr. Sam Jenkins
Michelle Grace ... Lillian Neubauer
Karsen Liotta ... James as Infant
Colin Rogers ... James as a young boy

Directed by
Peter O'Fallon 
Writing credits
Grace Duffie Boylan (book "Thy Son Liveth Messages From A Soldier To His Mother")

James Eric (written by) &
Jamie Horton (written by) &
Peter O'Fallon (written by)

Produced by
Glenn S. Gainor .... line producer
John Hamilton .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer
Paul Hertzberg .... producer
Brad Krevoy .... executive producer
Meg Liberman .... co-producer
Peter O'Fallon .... producer
J.P. Pettinato .... co-producer (as John Paul Pettinato)
Original Music by
Tim Simonec 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner 
Film Editing by
Louise Rubacky 
Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld 
Meg Liberman 
Production Design by
Stephen McCabe 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Larman 
Costume Design by
Natasha Landau 
Makeup Department
Barbi Jollota .... hair stylist
Production Management
Lisa M. Hansen .... unit production manager (as L.M. Hansen)
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... second unit director
Malve Petersmann .... third assistant director
Mary Reynolds .... second assistant director
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director
Dana Warren .... second assistant director
Bruce Zwicker .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Bob Chiasson .... assistant property master (as Reverend Bob Chiasson)
Gary Allen Ferguson .... property master
Richard Fraser .... construction coordinator
Robert Grani .... on-set dresser
Dugald McLaren .... art department coordinator
Gabriele Schnutgen .... key scenic artist
Jason Shurko .... set dresser
Sound Department
Colin Bates .... supervising sound editor
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects supervisor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jon Terada .... digital artist
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Randy Boliver .... stunt driver
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator
David Mylrea .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Mongo Andrews .... key rigging grip
Christopher Ball .... camera operator: second unit
Jonah Claener .... second assistant camera
Jayson Clute .... first assistant camera
Sean Doran .... grip
Rob Eshelby .... generator operator
Guy R. LeBlanc .... gaffer
Mark Nener .... second assistant camera
David Reilly IV .... grip
Michael Soos .... a-camera / steadicam operator
Lawrence Willett .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kim Orchen .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Music Department
Matthew Ferraro .... music producer
Other crew
Curtis Colden .... assistant: Ms. Liberman
Nancy Duff .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Shaun Gavin .... location manager: prep Oregon
Shauna Hatt .... assistant production coordinator
Brenda Kulvietis .... accountant
Karla Morash .... production coordinator
Jodi Salvaryn .... assistant: Mr. O'Fallon
Graziano Tarlao .... assistant: Ms. Redgrave
Darren Winter .... security coordinator

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Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, an accident scene and brief drug references
Canada:106 min | Argentina:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: Though she carries a side by side double barreled shotgun, we hear the sound of a pump action and she fires a third shot with no sound of reloading.See more »
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful message, oversentimentally presented., 24 September 2002
Author: Tom Murray ( from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

A boy, James (Trevor Morgan) lost his mother in a car crash, which he witnessed, two years ago. His father, Nathan (Ray Liotta), has a new wife, Mary (Catherine McCormack), and is usually away on business. Nathan never talked to James about the tragedy so James has not yet finished grieving; he resents Mary and will not accept her as a mother. Maddy Bennett (Vanessa Redgrave) is an older but still vivacious neighbour who lost her son in the war. She befriends James and helps him through the trauma.

Redgrave's acting is superb and the message of the story is beautiful but the script and direction are very emotionally manipulative, sinking into maudlin melodrama too often. Those who just want a good story and can focus on the message and Redgrave's performance will love this film; others may be put off by the excessive sentimentality.

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