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  (in credits order)

Frances O'Connor ... Elaine Walker

Simon Baker ... David Walker

Gregory Smith ... Chet Becker

Bryce Dallas Howard ... Heather

Joanna Adler ... Melissa (as Joanna P. Adler)

Sabrina Grdevich ... Lilian

Ari Graynor ... Naomi
Beth MacDonald ... Yoga Instructor
Brett Tabor ... Coach
Van Hughes ... Swimmer #1
C.J. Aker ... Swimmer #2 (as CJ Aker)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherie Melby ... Swim Team Supporter

EJ Scalzi ... Bartender / Waiter

Brendan Bradley ... Swimmer (uncredited)
Tiana Idoni-Matthews ... Student (uncredited)

Michael Justice ... Swim Team (uncredited)

Stephen Pollak ... Swimmer #3 (uncredited)
Mario Vrbanec ... Catholic School Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Brown 
Writing credits
Alan Brown (written by)

Produced by
Robert Ahrens .... producer
Mickey Liddell .... executive producer
Michael Romero .... line producer
Original Music by
Stewart Wallace 
Cinematography by
William Rexer (director of photography) (as William Rexer II)
Film Editing by
Trevor Ristow 
Casting by
Ellen Parks 
Production Design by
Kelly McGehee 
Art Direction by
Tommaso Ortino 
Jae Song 
Costume Design by
Marie Abma 
Makeup Department
Annick Chartier .... key makeup artist
Wayne Herndon .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Fiorelli .... second assistant director
Kurt Lustgarten .... second second assistant director
Michael A. Moffa .... assistant director (as Michael Moffa)
Art Department
Daba Briggs .... assistant set dresser
Anna Butwell .... set dresser
Carey Garris .... assistant to art director
Abe Kemmis .... property master (as Abraham Kemmis)
Anita LaScala .... lead scenic
Patrick McGowan .... construction coordinator
Maura Naughton .... set art director
Helen Noble .... shopper
Juan Sanchez .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Kevin Bowe .... boom operator
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Lukasz Janik .... boom operator
Nicholas Montgomery .... sound editor
John Moros .... assistant sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Smith)
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Daniel Tripoli .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Miller .... flame artist
Jim Montague .... smoke artist
Joe Zito .... smoke artist
Visual Effects by
John Miller .... flame artist
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Heath Allen .... additional grip
Sebastián Almeida .... additional assistant camera (as Sebastian Almeida)
Jean Michel Alperin .... additional electrician
Ethan Borsuk .... additional assistant camera
James Casey .... additional electrician
John D'Agostino .... still photographer
Marcello Duarte .... first assistant camera (as Marcelo Duarte)
Peter Fackler .... swing
Peter Fackler .... third electrician
Avra Fox-Lerner .... additional grip
Jonathan Furmanski .... additional camera operator
Lisa Marie Gleeson .... additional electrician
Lisa-Marie Gleeson .... additional electrician (as Lisa Marie Gleeson)
Amy Hall .... best boy electric
Milly Itzhak .... additional assistant camera
Mark Koenig .... additional electrician
Dan Kubicek .... additional electrician
Marcus Lehmann .... additional electrician
Bryan Lett .... best boy grip (as Brian Lett)
Dereck McCaine .... additional camera operator
Jeff Panessa .... key grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... additional grip (as Mike Prisco)
Chris Reynolds .... second assistant camera
Namik Sanil .... swing
Namik Sanil .... third electrician
Matt Schuman .... additional grip
Randy Schwartz .... additional assistant camera
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Allen Zellman .... additional grip
Casting Department
Beverly Stoneking .... casting assistant: Ellen Parks
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy C. Bradshaw .... assistant costume designer
Amy R. Burt .... wardrobe supervisor (as Amy Burt)
Colleen McTigue .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Carlos Rodriguez .... colorist
Luna Shyr .... assistant editor
Scot Starbuck .... colorist: dailies
Music Department
Richard Craig .... musician: saxes
Christian Forshaw .... musician: saxes
Bradley Grant .... musician: saxes
Dan Greeson .... musician: percussion
Joe Guthrie .... music supervisor
James Poke .... artistic director: music group Icebreaker
James Poke .... musician: flutes, pan-pipes
Audrey Riley .... musician: cello
Dominic Saunders .... musician: keyboards
Rowland Sutherland .... musician: flutes, pan-pipes
Ian Watson .... musician: accordion
Emma Welton .... musician: violin
Pete Wilson .... musician: bass guitar
James Woodrow .... musician: guitar
Andrew Zolinsky .... musician: keybopards
Transportation Department
Chris Ryan .... driver
Dave Satkowski .... driver
Other crew
Frederick P. Bimbler .... legal services: Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Shepperd (as Frederick Bimbler)
Andrew Brotzman .... assistant to director
Rory Celentano .... location manager
Natasha Chuk .... assistant to producer
Mark Andrew Clark .... acquisitions executive
Valerie Clayman Pye .... dialect coach
Debra Delibro .... production intern
Eve Dilworth .... office production assistant
Scott Ferlisi .... assistant location manager
Charlotte Fleck .... dialect consultant
Gary Giudice .... location scout
Bruce Hall .... additional production assistant
Charlynne J. Hopson .... location scout (as Charlynne Hopson)
Keith Krinsky .... location scout
Andrea Leoncavallo .... assistant location manager
Louise Lovegrove .... key production assistant
Anthony McDermond .... key production assistant
Anthony Monticello .... production intern
Gloria Pichhadze .... script supervisor
Jonathan Rubenstein .... additional production assistant
Tim Sanderson .... additional production assistant
Robert L. Seigel .... legal services: Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Shepperd
Steve Shapiro .... set production assistant (as Steven Shapiro)
Sascha Springer .... location scout
José Tejada .... overnight security (as Jose Tejada)
José Tejada .... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Angela Victor .... production coordinator
John White .... office production assistant
Nils Widboom .... location scout
Francie Brown .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Steve Shapiro .... web site designer (uncredited)

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Rated R for sexual content and language
USA:83 min (Sundance Film Festival)

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Elaine Walker:[after Chet has kissed Elaine] DAVID! No I won't... DAVID! God nothing wakes him when he's been drinking... not the telephone, earthquakes, car alarm, thunder, fire engines at 3 AM...
Chet Becker:When I was a little boy, I couldn't fall asleep unless my mom had said "goodnight" an even number of times... twice "goodnight goodnight" or four times "goodnight goodnight goodnight goodnight". Sometimes as a joke, my dad would throw an extra one in and my mom would have to say "goodnight" again to even it out.
Elaine Walker:The ice cream...
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common story. and a drop of spice, 28 February 2014
Author: Armand from Romania

romance, betrayal, history, choices. not remarkable and not so bad. only a common story with few fake moments but with a decent and almost moralistic end. the subject is not new and acting is not always convincing. the script - like a script who desires tell a story without great problems. short - about love and relationship. about dreams and the real life purpose. not boring. but old as idea. only good thing for me - references to Cambodgia. far to be nice. a film who can remains, as few drops in memory only for the cinnamon taste of last scenes. is it enough ? I do not know. but it is a nice opportunity to remember the past/the culture of a magnificent Asian country civilization

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