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The Book and the Rose (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Short, Romance | November 2001 (USA)
A hunky young math teacher comes across a first edition of Anna Karenina and falls in love with the previous owner based on her extensive scribblings in the margin.


(as Jeffrey Bemiss)


(as Jeffrey Bemiss), (short story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barnes
Patrick Tuttle ...
Seth Davis
Woman in the Green Dress
Elaine Fabyanic ...
Woman with the Rose
James Walker ...
Kimmin O'Donnell ...
Sarah Parker (voice)
Margo Kellison ...
Barry Richmond ...
Drill Instructor
Aaron Ousley ...
Ryan Saylor ...
Chris Schneider ...
Roger Brown ...
Anthony Cisneros ...
Mark Bagby ...
Bradford Fausett ...


Set in 1942. When John Barnes acquires an old book filled with intriguing handwritten notes, he begins a correspondence with its previous owner--and it promises to be more than just an exchange of letters. Based on a short story by Max Lucado about two people brought together by the timeless workings of fate. Written by Anonymous

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In 1942, one letter can change your life.


Drama | Short | Romance




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November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le roman et la rose  »

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$40,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The woman wearing the rose in the final scene is the director's junior-high school drama teacher. See more »


In several places the movie refers to an address on West 46th Street. In Philadelphia the numbered streets run North and South. See more »


Sarah Parker: Tell me who you love, and I will tell you who you are.
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Crazy Credits

Contains the only known credit for "Linear Extrapolator" in cinema. The title was given to mathematician Alex Brown for fixing a complex sound synchronization problem by applying a linear extrapolation formula, which saved the filmmakers three days of post production work. See more »

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I La La love this short film!
18 January 2004 | by (Daly City, California) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching on a weekly short film show called "Imagemakers." When it ended, i gave it a standing ovation. Sheer brilliance is what this film was all about. Though the characters seem like never in a million years they would exist, there's still a part of me that longs for the feelings the man and the woman had for each other. If you ever get the chance to watch this, don't pass it up!

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