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Book of Days -- A grief-struck life insurance salesman rails at God for not stepping in to save his bride; but the tables are turned when a mysterious book is delivered to him, an ancient volume listing names and death dates, dates which are yet to occur.

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Susan Rohrer (written by)
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31 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Wil Wheaton ... Danny

Maureen Flannigan ... Frankie

Deborah Raffin ... Amelia Hartland

Isaac Hayes ... Jonah

John Reilly ... Worthington

Pamela Reed ... Grady

Richard Grieco ... Finch
Arthur Taxier ... Rheinholt
Cameron Graham ... Edgar
Kerry Vanders ... Sheri
Mark Roberts ... Peersgail
Hunter von Leer ... Mayhew

Bobby Cooper ... Krieber

Hamilton Mitchell ... Tucker
Michelle Holgate ... Caroline

Jack Kehler ... Arty

Lynnette Gaza ... Decker

Dan O'Connor ... Dr. Draper

Jane Carr ... Sister Marguerite
Jimmy Dineen ... Assistant (as James Dineen)
Michael Hart ... Bailiff

Kim Chase ... Paramedic (as Kimberley Clark)
Jerry Gelb ... Priest
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Directed by
Harry Ambrose 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Rohrer  written by

Produced by
Michael Greenfield .... executive producer (as Mike Greenfield)
Daniel Grodnik .... executive producer (as Dan Grodnik)
Robert Gros .... producer
Kandice Stroh .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Batdorf 
 
Cinematography by
Fernando Argüelles (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Bowman 
 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
 
Production Design by
Reuben Freed 
 
Set Decoration by
Chanida Trueblood 
 
Makeup Department
Nikki Carbonetta .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Gerber .... assistant makeup artist
Laura Markert .... key hair stylist
Laura Markert .... key makeup artist
Amanda Sears .... assistant makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Bartlett .... post-production supervisor
Robert Gros .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacey Kalkowski .... second assistant director
Kari Kase .... second second assistant director
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Glen Anastasiou .... leadman
Deedra Campbell .... carpenter
Deedra Campbell .... construction (as Deedra Cambell Roxy)
Raquel K. Cohen .... construction
Raquel K. Cohen .... set construction painter
Chris Debenedetto .... set dresser
Dave Preston .... property master
Matt Von Kroeker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Robert Althoff .... re-recording engineer
Diane Greco .... foley artist
Brian Harman .... re-recording mixer
Ray O'Reilly .... foley artist
Christopher B. Reeves .... dialogue editor (as Chris Reeves)
Debby Ruby-Winsberg .... adr editor (as Debbie Ruby)
David Waelder .... production sound mixer (as David M. Waelder)
Susan Welsh .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glendel R. Bondoc .... best boy grip (as Glendel Bondoc)
Jon Callesen .... best boy electric (as John C. Callesen)
Brian Christie .... dolly grip
Matthew Deetsch .... electrician
John DeFazio .... grip
Sonja Flemming .... still photographer
Kevin M. Graves .... grip
Christian Grosselfinger .... electrician
Tyler Hamlet .... camera
Vesa Holle .... gaffer
Matt Holthaus .... second assistant camera (as Matthew Holthaus)
Jonathan Kosik .... grip
Sunny Lee .... key grip
Rudy Melendez .... electrician
Rick Page .... first assistant camera
Kelly Price .... electrician
Aaron Torres .... electrician
Michael Alba .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Rick Page .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Heather Nicole .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rina Ramon .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Randy Coonfield .... colorist
 
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Cam Correa .... driver
Rocky Croquette .... driver (as Rock Choquette)
Steven Hill .... driver
William Kuehn .... transportation coordinator
Tony Ruiz .... transportation captain
Adam Segen .... driver
 
Other crew
Jill Ferguson .... script supervisor
Gary Kesell .... location manager (as Garry Kessell)
Alison Mathews .... assistant production coordinator
Blair Miller .... office production assistant
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant (as Marilyn Penn-Lindley)
Roy A. Ruiz Jr. .... security coordinator (as Roy Buiz Jr.)
Roy Ruiz .... security coordinator
Benjamin Sacks .... production coordinator (as Benjamin F. Saks)
Carl B. Thompson .... set production assistant
John D. Van Wye .... smoke online (as Jon Van Wye)
Lore Wilhelm .... craft service
 

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Rated PG for thematic elements
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120 min
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Continuity: In close-ups, Jonah Parks's delivery truck bears the markings of "Global Packing" but in wide shots the truck is clearly marked with the UPS logo and other marks. Parks does not wear a UPS uniform.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
It Was Their Time, 3 November 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Wil Wheaton may have the cinematic record for shortest marriage. He gets married and as he gets into the car to leave for the honeymoon a car plows into the passenger side, killing his new bride and leaving him without a scratch.

His bride was a postulant nun who left the convent to marry Wheaton and that fact alone raises all kinds of theological implications. Why in fact was she taken?

Right after that, a mysterious messenger played by Isaac Hayes delivers an ancient text to Wheaton. It's a large book with names and dates, birth dates and death dates and some of them are listed for the near future.

What to do, if you're both a fresh grieving widower who questions why God didn't intervene and an insurance salesman given some impossible quotas to meet by a particularly nasty and smarmy boss played with relish by John C. Reilly. Now you know when folks are going to die, when it's their time, will you choose to intervene with the universal predestination?

Though Book of Days is a film with some intriguing questions raised it does have some limited production values and it will never be a classic. Still the players are all quite sincere in their work. Wil Wheaton has come a long way since playing model youth Wesley Crusher on Star Trek, The Next Generation.

Look also for good performances by Maureen Flannigan as the girl Wil probably should have married in the first place, Deborah Raffin as Wil's mother who's also a lawyer and Richard Grieco as an overly ambitious District Attorney.

Why Book of Days is not on the Christian circuit is beyond me. It's not great, but for the most part better than the product they come up with.

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