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A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

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Tim Naughton (as Jonathan C. Daly)
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Odessa Mitty
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Gary Mannheim
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Don Proctor
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Cheryl's Co-Worker
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Ted's Toner Box Associate
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Hernando
Nolan Carley ...
Western Union Employee
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Edna Mitty
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Walter's Dad
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Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Stop dreaming. Start living.


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Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La increíble vida de Walter Mitty  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,000,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)

Gross:

$58,229,120 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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Trivia

In January 2014 a screener copy of the film was leaked to the web bearing the caption 'Property of Fox' at the top and ''Ellen Degeneres' 11/26/13' at the bottom. Degeneres' production company was forced to issue a statement regarding the issue. See more »

Goofs

When Walter is writing his on-line resume (1:38:35) he says he had earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. Leaving aside the point that a boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand, Walter had tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of registration, so it was a Greenland vessel, not Icelandic. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl: I wanted to tell you, that song "Major Tom" and that beard guy... he doesn't know what he's talking about. That song is about courage and going into the unknown. It's a cool song.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Stay Alive
Written by Ryan Adams and Theodore Shapiro
Performed by José González
Produced by George Drakoulias and Theodore Shapiro
José González performs courtesy of Imperial Recordings
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25 December 2013 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

One really has to wonder what the professional reviewers are really thinking. We looked over the family movie list and barely decided to go to this one based on lackluster reviews. Six out of six of us REALLY liked it and found it deep and entertaining, and easy to watch. By all means, if you are looking to enjoy a movie, go see this one.

If you are looking for a connection to the original story, the connection happens during the first 45 minutes and then seems to go in its own direction. Big deal. The movie moves through characters development, plot lines, and geographies smoothly, and does not reveal its final hand until the end.


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