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The Door in the Floor -- A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.
The Door in the Floor -- A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Irving (novel)
Tod Williams (screenplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
17 September 2004 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most dangerous secrets are the ones we're afraid to tell ourselves.
Plot:
A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderfully complex film See more (131 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Elle Fanning ... Ruth Cole

Jeff Bridges ... Ted Cole

Kim Basinger ... Marion Cole

Jon Foster ... Eddie O'Hare

Larry Pine ... Interviewer

John Rothman ... Minty O'Hare
Harvey Loomis ... Dr. Loomis

Bijou Phillips ... Alice

Mimi Rogers ... Evelyn Vaughn
Mike S. Ryan ... Reception Fan

Libby Langdon ... Woman at Reception

Louis Arcella ... Eduardo Gomez
Robert LuPone ... Mendelssohn

Rachel Style ... Bookstore Assistant
Amanda Posner ... Frame Shop Clerk

Donna Murphy ... Frame Shop Owner

Marion McCorry ... Bookstore Customer
Kristina Valada-Viars ... Effie
LeAnna Croom ... Glorie Mountsier

Claire Beckman ... Mrs. Mountsier
Tod Harrison Williams ... Thomas Cole
Carter Williams ... Timothy Cole
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Burrascano ... Girl at Bon-Fire (uncredited)

Lynn Laurence ... Fishmonger's Wife (uncredited)

Charlie Rose ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Tod Williams 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Irving (novel "A Widow for One Year")

Tod Williams (screenplay)

Produced by
Anne Carey .... producer
Michael Corrente .... producer
Julie Fischer .... post-production producer
Ted Hope .... producer
Amy J. Kaufman .... executive producer (as Amy Kaufman)
Roger Marino .... executive producer
Marisa Polvino .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey 
 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
 
Production Design by
Thérèse DePrez 
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Nick Evans 
 
Costume Design by
Eric Daman 
 
Makeup Department
Jane English .... body makeup artist: Ms. Basinger
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist: Mr. Bridges
Lori Hicks .... key makeup artist
Thomas Nellen .... makeup artist: Mr. Bridges
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist: Ms. Basinger
Aaron F. Quarles .... key hair stylist
Sacha Quarles .... hair stylist
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Ms. Basinger
Mitchell Stone .... hair stylist: Ms. Basinger (as Mitch Stone)
 
Production Management
Lori Johnson .... production supervisor
Susan Lazarus .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesse Falewicz .... second second assistant director
Bernadette Lee .... second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
Meryl Stavitz .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeff Bridges .... illustrator
Gary Cergol .... art department coordinator
Gary Cergol .... graphic artist
Brent Godek .... set dresser
Dierdre Kane .... on-set dresser
Jennifer Santucci .... art department assistant
Steven Shellooe .... on-set scenic
Danielle Webb .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
David Flynch .... foley editor (as Dave B. Flynch)
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
George A. Lara .... foley recordist
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Bob Olari .... sound recordist (2004)
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising adr editor
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising dialogue editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor (as Victoria Sampson)
Michael Scott .... boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Lila Yomtoob .... first assistant sound editor
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects librarian
Kyle Godbey .... sound effects intern (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Conrad V. Brink Jr. .... special effects foreman (as Conrad V. Brink)
Connie Brink .... special effects coordinator (as Conrad F. Brink)
Edward Drohan .... special effects (as Ed Drohan)
Charlie Simunik .... special effects (as Charles Simunek)
 
Visual Effects by
Janos Pilenyi .... opticals
Adam Stern .... digital compositor
Alex Thiesen .... visual effects producer: main title sequence, THDX
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Loyd Catlett .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
D.J. Surgent .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kip Bogdahn .... camera operator
Oliver Cary .... first assistant camera
John Clifford .... still photographer
Jeffrey Dutemple .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert K. Feldmann .... grip
Gary Jackiewicz .... grip
Tim McAuliffe .... best boy electric
Sean McCardell .... electrician
Hernan Otaño .... camera operator (as Hernan Michael Otaño)
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Chris Reynolds .... additional assistant camera
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... best boy grip
Tom Vulliez .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Sage Lehman .... casting assistant
Michelle Levitt .... casting assistant
Terri Tracy .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marta Font .... costumer
Nancy Mayer Allan .... costume assistant: Ms. Basinger
Christopher Peterson .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Fred Heid .... color timer
Jamie Kirkpatrick .... second assistant editor
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Craig Seti .... telecine operator
Katy Skjerping .... assistant editor (as Katherine Fisher)
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Ben Urquhart .... post-production assistant
Joe Violante .... dailies supervisor
Martin Zeitler .... telecine operator
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... assistant music editor
Gary Chester .... music contractor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Pavel Pranil .... music contractor
Beth Rosenblatt .... music supervisor (as Beth Amy Rosenblatt)
Jiri Simunek .... copyist (as Jiri Simunek)
Marcelo Zarvos .... score producer
 
Other crew
Adi Amit .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Abby Bailey .... assistant accountant
Carlos Barbot .... production intern
David Bausch .... production coordinator
Danielle Blumstein .... production secretary
Jenn Bubka .... production assistant
Tomas Cabral .... production assistant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Anthony Demarinis .... security: Ms. Basinger
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant
Kimberly Feinman .... location scout
Pablo Ferro .... title consultant
Simona Fish .... production intern
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post
Rich Glassey .... assistant: Michael Corrente
Nancy Grigor .... location scout
Mitchell Gutman .... production assistant
Nicola Hulme .... assistant: Mr. Bridges
Andrew Kassov .... production intern
Alan Kenny-Rudolph .... production assistant
Julie Landholt .... graphic artist: titles
Christine Leaman .... assistant location manager
Annie Marter .... assistant: Ms. Polvino
Howard Neustadt .... projectionist
Kim Noble .... assistant location manager
Kathy Orloff .... unit publicist
Claire Pacacha .... assistant: Anne Carey
Eric Papa .... assistant: Mr. Hope
Martha Pinson .... script supervisor
Jonathan Rubenstein .... production intern
Ashley Rudden .... assistant: Ms. Carey
Ray Sullivan .... stand-in
Carter Williams .... set production assistant
Tom Yeager .... location manager
Samara Yeshaiek .... production executive
Michael Arthur .... Police Tech advisor (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality and graphic images, and language
Runtime:
111 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:R | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:16 | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:MG6 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #40314)

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Trivia:
Based on the first third of John Irving's novel "A Widow for One Year".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The title of the paper that Eddie is typing is "A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound." As he is typing it the first occurrence of 'Sound' is upper case. When he finishes typing the title 'sound' is lower case. Later in the movie when he looks at the paper 'Sound' is upper case again.See more »
Quotes:
Ted Cole:[discussing Eddie's first story] Oh, its very heartfelt. Very personal. Well, its just a collection of personal anecdotes that don't really add up to much.
Eddie O'Hare:I was just trying to see if could write something that seemed true.
Ted Cole:Oh, it seems true. It just isn't very interesting. It sort of an emotional outburst, but it really isn't a story.
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Movie Connections:
References The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dubsonix (Bass and Drum Remix)See more »

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59 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully complex film, 4 September 2004
Author: elshuefan from Glendale, AZ

My wife and I just got back from "The Door in the Floor", and I have to say that I found the film to be complex, deep, and intense. We will be hearing about nominations at Oscar time. There are many, many ways that people react to tragedy, and withdrawing the way that Marion Cole did is certainly common. We have friends that lost their eldest daughter to a congenital heart problem a year and a half ago, and I can tell you that he (the dad) reacted just that way, although he went down the alcoholic route, along with distancing himself from his other two children, because he couldn't face his daughter's death. He finally walked out on the entire family much like Marion did. If you think that it can't happen the way that it did in the film, think again.

The performances by Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger were spot-on perfect. Henry Fonda once said the secret of great actors was that they never let the audience see the wheels turning. I thought that Jeff's performance was one of his best, maybe even better than he was in "Fearless", although that is certainly arguable. I still liked Kim Basinger better in "L.A. Confidential", but this performance is certainly up there at the top.

I certainly intend to see this again, and will end up buying the DVD for my video library. I just love well-written character-driven dramas, and this is certainly one of the better ones.

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