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Writer (WGA):
Jordan Roberts (written by)
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Release Date:
20 January 2005 (Argentina) See more »
The skeletons in the family closet just came out to play
In Los Angeles, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Loved it See more (43 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Henry Lair

Jonah Bobo ... Zach Lair

Josh Lucas ... Jason Lair

Glenne Headly ... Katrina

Christopher Walken ... Turner Lair

David Eigenberg ... John

Robert Douglas Washington ... College Student (as Robert Douglas)

Carlos A. Cabarcas ... KFC Counterman (as Carlos Cabarcas)

Gerry Bamman ... Albert
Jean Effron ... Albert's Mother

Lily Knight ... Tiffany's Saleswoman

Rick Negron ... KFC Manager

David Marciano ... Detective

Norbert Weisser ... Walter

Laurie O'Brien ... Ruth

Kathryn Hahn ... Sarah

Michael O'Neill ... Cowboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Blaylock ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Roberts 
Writing credits
Jordan Roberts (written by)

Produced by
Mark Gill .... executive producer
Julie Kirkham .... producer
Elliott Lewitt .... producer
Florina Massbaum .... associate producer
Ron Smith .... executive producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Baerwald 
Cinematography by
Michael Grady 
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Production Design by
Sarah Knowles 
Art Direction by
Mark Alan Duran 
Set Decoration by
Peter Tosti Stephenson 
Costume Design by
Alix Friedberg 
Makeup Department
Debra Clair .... hair stylist
Katie Douthit .... key hair stylist
Jane Galli .... head makeup artist
Lisa Leonard .... makeup swing (as Lisa Blair Leonard)
Production Management
David E. Hall .... post-production supervisor
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
Ron Smith .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Crow .... second second assistant director
Chemen Ochoa .... second assistant director
Kaaren F. Ochoa .... first assistant director (as Kaaren Ochoa)
Art Department
Jeremy Chiordi .... propmaker
Emanuele Corso .... construction coordinator
Jason Davis .... assistant property master
Ralph Diaz .... set painter
Joel Goodell .... set dresser
Mark Hansen .... property master
Robert House .... propmaker
Kristen Kogler .... art department assistant
Johnny Long .... key greens
Cee Moravec .... set dresser
James F. Oberlander .... set designer
Randy Ortega .... set painter
Chris Painter .... greens person
Liv Selinger .... art department coordinator
Upton Shipley .... on-set painter
Alan Swain .... set dresser
James Walton .... propmaker
John N. Ward .... set dresser
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound editor
Christopher Alba .... sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Michael Becker .... boom operator
Lance Brown .... re-recording mixer
David Brownlow .... sound mixer
Bruce Fortune .... supervising sound editor (as Bruce D. Fortune)
Michael Geisler .... foley supervisor
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Eric Lindemann .... supervising sound editor (as Eric Warren Lindemann)
David Lott .... foley editor
Anthony Milch .... sound effects recordist
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer
Ken S. Polk .... re-recording mixer
Ken S. Polk .... supervising re-recording mixer
Donna G. Walker .... post sound operations (uncredited)
Nathan Whitehead .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Jeff Stampfer .... special effects coordinator
J.J. Perry .... stunt coordinator (as Jordan Perry)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Banister .... first assistant "b" camera
Theodore Y. Bott .... electrician
Theodore Y. Bott .... lighting technician
Marc Carter .... first assistant camera
Michael P. Catanzarite .... dolly grip
Beau Chaput .... second assistant camera
Harland Espeset .... grip
George Greene .... electrician
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Aubrey Husar .... key grip (as Aubrey Boytos)
Neil Jacobs .... still photographer
Steven Litecky .... gaffer
Sam Mares .... camera loader
Brian Giuseppe Morena .... first assistant camera
David Jaxx Nagro .... grip
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit
James R. Powell .... assistant camera
Lisbeth Storandt .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Kathryn Brink .... extras casting
Darlene Hansen .... extras casting assistant
Roxanne V. Hennig .... talent manager
Jonathan Leeder .... casting associate
David Rapaport .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniela Moore .... key set costumer
Claire Sandrin .... costumer
Mary Law Weir .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Karen Castañeda .... first assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Philip LaLonde .... post-production consultant
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
Location Management
Rowan Stanland .... assistant location manager
Music Department
David Baerwald .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Mark Alan Duran .... music consultant (as Mark Duran)
Bradford Ellis .... score producer
Helena Lea .... music editor
Ernie Mannix .... music editor: temp score
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Ralph Morrison .... concert master
Paul Pesco .... musician: guitar
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Damon Tedesco .... score mixer
Damon Tedesco .... score recordist
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Brad Warnaar .... orchestrator
Bryan Pezzone .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steven Docherty .... transportation office dispatcher
James William Ray .... driver
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... driver
Randy White .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Michael Bilog .... first accountant
J.J. Dalton .... set production assistant
Patricia DeLozier .... stand-in: Jonah Bobo
Brooke Fair .... production assistant
Jason Gondek .... production accountant
Jai James .... key set production assistant
Joanna Kennedy .... script supervisor
Sandy Lizaola-Hernandez .... physical production coordinator
Devin Maurer .... assistant: Mr. Lucas
H.R. Negron .... assistant: Mr. Roberts
Aimie Olson .... medic
Kristen DeVore Rakes .... production assistant (as Kristen Rakes)
Anna Ramey .... production office assistant
Tracey Schaefer .... unit publicist (as Tracey Zemitis)
Jay Sedrish .... production consultant
Nicolas Stern .... production coordinator
Frank Strick .... assistant: Mr. Lewitt
Brian Turi .... animal trainer
Alexis Wagner .... assistant technology consultant
Byron Wagner .... technology services
Marcia Woske .... production assistant
Ross Massbaum .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for language
USA:85 min | Argentina:85 min | Canada:82 min (Ontario)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Sir Michael Caine, who plays Christopher Walken's father, is only ten years older than him.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The sound of the horror film that Katrina is watching (Ghost Ship (2002)) does not match the scene that is shown.See more »
[first lines]
Henry Lair:[banging on the furniture]
Jason Lair:Henry, it's 1 o'clock.
Henry Lair:I was... drumming for an idea.
Jason Lair:I heard.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Ghost Ship (2002)See more »
A Song For YouSee more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Loved it, 14 May 2006
Author: joekea from Ireland

I found this in a video store and with the great cast (not always a good indicator!) and the list of awards won I took a chance on it being good. As is often the case when you have little expectation you are most pleasantly surprised. I thought the characters were wonderful the setting and photography beautiful and the soundtrack really made it. There are also nice little touches where an item seen in a passing shot has a connection to something later in the film.

The only weakness I felt was Josh Lucas in the role of the child's father. It was hard to make any genetic connection with the characters played by Michael Caine or Christopher Walken. It's not that his acting was poor he just didn't seem to fit in. Please try and see the movie - I doubt that you'll be disappointed.

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