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The Skeleton Key -- A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
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The Skeleton Key -- Clip: Violet Gives Caroline the Skeleton Key
The Skeleton Key -- Clip: Caroline asks Violet what happened in the attic

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Ehren Kruger (written by)
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Release Date:
12 August 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It can open any door. See more »
Plot:
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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"You see things... in the mirrors." - Violet Devereaux See more (360 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kate Hudson ... Caroline Ellis

Gena Rowlands ... Violet Devereaux

John Hurt ... Ben Devereaux

Peter Sarsgaard ... Luke Marshall

Joy Bryant ... Jill
Maxine Barnett ... Mama Cynthia
Fahnlohnee R. Harris ... Hallie (as Fahnlohnee Harris)
Marion Zinser ... Bayou Woman

Deneen Tyler ... Desk Nurse

Ann Dalrymple ... C.N.A.
Trula M. Marcus ... Nurse Trula (as Trula Marcus)
Tonya Staten ... Nurse Audrey

Thomas Uskali ... Robertson Thorpe (as Tom Uskali)

Jen Apgar ... Madeleine Thorpe

Forrest Landis ... Martin Thorpe

Jamie Lee Redmon ... Grace Thorpe

Ronald McCall ... Papa Justify

Jeryl Prescott ... Mama Cecile (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)

Isaach De Bankolé ... Creole Gas Station Owner (as Isaach De Bankole)
Christa Thorne ... Creole Mother

Lakrishi Kindred ... Frail Customer
Lawrence 'King' Harvey ... Bar Man
Mark Krasnoff ... Pickup Driver

Sabah ... Luke's Secretary
Susannah Thorarinsson ... Waitress in Bar
Bill H. McKenzie ... Mr. Talcott

Joe Chrest ... Paramedic
David J. Curtis ... Party Guest (as David Curtis)

Tiffany Helland ... Party Guest
Brian Ruppert ... Party Guest (as Bryan Ruppert)
Philip Frazier ... Rebirth Brass Band
Derek Shezbie ... Rebirth Brass Band
Glen Andrews ... Rebirth Brass Band
Stafford Agee ... Rebirth Brass Band
Keith Frazier ... Rebirth Brass Band
Derrick Tabb ... Rebirth Brass Band
Shamarr Allen ... Rebirth Brass Band (as Shamar Allen)
Byron Bernard ... Rebirth Brass Band
Herbert Stevens ... Rebirth Brass Band
George Harper ... Jazz Band
Howard McCary ... Jazz Band
Kevin O'Neal ... Jazz Band
Ryan Porter ... Jazz Band
Rudy Regalado ... Jazz Band
Nolan Shaheed ... Jazz Band
Dustin Fleetwood ... 3rd Infantry Band Member
Roderick Harrison ... 3rd Infantry Band Member
Torrey McKinley ... 3rd Infantry Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rico E. Anderson ... Orderly in Hospital (uncredited)

Andreas Beckett ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)

Pauline Boudreaux ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Kristi Chalaire ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Natasha Delahunt ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
James J. Duhon ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Ianello Garcino ... Mama Cecile's Lyncher (uncredited)
Justin Groetsch ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Michael Tyler Henry ... Older Martin (uncredited)
Korey L. Jarmon ... Club Goer (uncredited)

David Jensen ... Country Doctor (uncredited)

Patricia Lauriet ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)

Karen Kaia Livers ... Preacher (uncredited)
Melissa Reneé Martin ... Caviar Eating Guest (uncredited)

Natalie McNeil ... Cigar Smoking Party Guest (uncredited)
Piper Moretti ... 1930s Party Guest (uncredited)

Sarah Pettycrew Kania ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Karen Pritchett ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ross Rouillier ... Vigilante (uncredited)

Joel Schmidt ... Terrebonne Sheriff (uncredited)
L.J. Stevens ... Older Grace (uncredited)

Michael Wozniak ... Lynch Group Leader (uncredited)
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Directed by
Iain Softley 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ehren Kruger (written by)

Produced by
Daniel Bobker .... producer
Michael Shamberg .... producer
Stacey Sher .... producer
Iain Softley .... producer
Clayton Townsend .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Mindel (director of photography) (as Dan Mindel)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
 
Casting by
Ronna Kress 
 
Production Design by
John Beard 
 
Art Direction by
Drew Boughton 
 
Set Decoration by
Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb  (as Beauchamp Fontaine)
 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist: Ms. Hudson (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
June Brickman .... makeup artist
Susan Germaine .... key hair stylist
Mary Etta Lang .... ager/dyer
Lucia Mace .... hair stylist
Christina Smith .... key makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... hair stylist: New Orleans (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Ms. Hudson
Lee Grimes .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor Blunden)
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Clayton Townsend .... unit production manager
Gary R. Wordham .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Mallard .... second assistant director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director (as Gary Scott Marcus)
Donald Murphy .... first assistant director: second unit, New Orleans
Tyler Romary .... second second assistant director (as Tyler T. Romary)
James Roque .... second second assistant director: New Orleans (as James Roque Jr.)
 
Art Department
Renee Lee Alito .... construction accountant
Dale E. Anderson .... set dresser
Scott M. Anderson .... set dresser
Fred Arbegast .... head sculptor
Ronald S. Baratie .... greens foreman
Bart Barbuscia .... set dresser
Jason Bedig .... leadman
Rick Broderman .... head painter
Richard K. Buoen .... storyboard artist
Javier Carrillo .... general foreman: New Orleans
Javier Carrillo .... labor foreman: New Orleans
Andrew M. Casbon III .... painter
Liz Chiz .... set decorating buyer
Peter C. Clarke .... property master
Mick Cukurs .... set designer
Michael Cutler .... set dresser
William Davidson .... propmaker foreman
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator
Julie Drach .... set decorating assistant
Jann K. Engel .... assistant art director
David Falconer .... lead plaster foreman
Zachary Fannin .... graphic designer
Amanda Fernald Jones .... art department assistant: reshoots (as Amanda Fernald)
Gustavo R. Ferreyra .... prop shop
Ralph Fierro .... propmaker gangboss
Andrew P. Flores .... stand-by painter (as Andy Flores)
Michael J. Flynn .... greensman
Mike Flynn .... greens gangboss
Rod Garvin .... painter gangboss
John Gathright .... property assistant: New Orleans
Rickie Gee .... labor gangboss
Larry Haney .... set dresser
Mark Hannibal .... set dresser: New Orleans
John Herbert .... painter
Stephanie Higgins Frey .... art department coordinator
John K. Hill .... labor gangboss
Jennifer Ho .... buyer
Cynthia Kershaw .... art department assistant
Selma Kora .... assistant property master
Andree Lago .... painter
Suttirat Anne Larlarb .... art director: New Orleans
Leo Lauricella .... carpenter
Scot Leczel .... propmaker gangboss
Julia K. Levine .... set designer
Robert Loring Jr. .... greens foreman
William J. Magill .... propmaker foreman
John Hammer Maxwell .... on-set dresser
Ray Maxwell .... propmaker gangboss
Molly Mikula .... assistant art director
Jon Moberg .... props
Jeremy Alan Read .... on-set greensman
Steven Rigamat .... general foreman
Darryl Robertshaw .... propmaker foreman
George Sanchez .... labor
Joaquin Sanchez .... labor gangboss: New Orleans
John Sanchez .... set dresser
Brooke Sartorius .... set dresser
Randy Severino .... swing gang
Michael J. Smith .... painter gangboss (as Michael Smith)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter
Charles Stewart .... property master
Chuck Stringer .... construction foreman
Chere Theriot .... art department coordinator
David Tureau .... greens gangboss
Brett Tyler .... painter gangboss
Cuitlahuac Morales Velazquez .... sculptor
Chandler Vinar .... set dresser
Peter Allan Brattander .... portrait painter (uncredited)
Gail Briant .... signwriter/foreman (uncredited)
Jennifer Brown .... construction medic (uncredited)
Matt Center .... set decorating coordinator (uncredited)
Daniel Coe .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sara Fanelli .... carpenter (uncredited)
Joey Genitempo .... set painter (uncredited)
Martin J. Gibbons .... welding foreman (uncredited)
Daniel J. Gillooly .... greens coordinator (uncredited)
Daphne A. Guichard .... construction medic (uncredited)
Guy Hietala .... set painter (uncredited)
Al Hobbs .... set designer (uncredited)
Vince Le Blanc .... set dresser (uncredited)
Richard A. McCarthy .... plaster gang boss (uncredited)
Richard N. McGuire .... gangboss: reshoots (uncredited)
Adele Plauche .... set designer (uncredited)
Jason Puga .... painter (uncredited)
Turner Ross .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Jordan Steinberg .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robyn Tomasovski .... set painter (uncredited)
Joe Walsh .... construction utility (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (as Chris Assells)
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Bryan Carrigan .... digital recordist (as Brian Carrigan)
Kevin Cerchiai .... boom operator
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Peter J. Devlin .... sound mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... consultant: Dolby Sound
George Flores .... boom operator
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Dominic Gibbs .... sound designer: conjure record
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Craig Mann .... dubbing recordist
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Stacey Robinson .... recording crew: Fox
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Ann Scibelli .... sound designer
Branden Spencer .... supervising assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Jon Title .... sound effects editor (as John Title)
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Gregg Wilson .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Wilson .... sound designer
Jeremy Brill .... sound utility (uncredited)
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital audio assistant (uncredited)
Tom Ozanich .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Aaron Rihel .... sound dailies (uncredited)
Von Varga .... additional sound utility (uncredited)
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stephen Bourgeois .... special effects: New Orleans
Douglas Calli .... special effects technician
Terry Chapman .... special effects technician (as Terry P. Chapman)
Matt Derksen .... character rigging supervisor
Jason Hamer .... special effects supervisor: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Brad Manis .... pyrotechnician
David K. Nami .... special effects: New Orleans
William A. Pancake Jr. .... special effects technician
Jeff Pepiot .... special effects technician
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects technician
Neil Smith .... special effects technician
Bob Stoker .... special effects coordinator
Lucinda Strub .... general foreman
Matt Sweeney .... special effects supervisor
Mario Vanillo .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Au .... Inferno artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Ken Au)
J. Todd Constantine .... matchmover: Rhythm & Hues (as Todd Constantine)
Heather Davis Baker .... compositor: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Heather Baker)
Dan Deleeuw .... visual effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Matt Derksen .... character rigging setup: Rhythm & Hues
Anthony Harris .... digital color timer: Rhythm & Hues
John Heller .... Inferno artist: Rhythm & Hues
Karl Herbst .... CG supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Karen Klein .... background preparation artist: Rhythm & Hues
Karen Klein .... rotoscope artist: Rhythm & Hues
Kyle Krogh .... systems support: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Richard Malzahn .... visual effects supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Sean McPherson .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Harry Moreau .... compositor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Gary Nolin .... visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
Hunter Parks .... CG lighter: Rhythm & Hues
Stephanie Pollard .... visual effects coordinator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Edwin Rivera .... compositing supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Amit Sharma .... background preparation artist: Rhythm & Hues
Amit Sharma .... rotoscope artist: Rhythm & Hues
Kimberly Sylvester .... production manager: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Imran Ahmed .... matchmove technical director (uncredited)
Amit Aidasani .... match mover (uncredited)
Erik Akutagawa .... scan/record manager (uncredited)
Cheryl Bainum .... executive producer: HATCH (uncredited)
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O (uncredited)
Nathan Brunskill .... Inferno assistant: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sandesh Chonkar .... match move technical director (uncredited)
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Brian Corpus .... technical operations manager: Pacific Title and Art Studio (uncredited)
Dominic Daigle .... digital artist: HATCH (uncredited)
Umesh Dalvi .... matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues, India (uncredited)
Mark Edwards .... visual effects coordinator: Hatch (uncredited)
Deak Ferrand .... senior matte painter/designer: HATCH (uncredited)
Bill Georgiou .... digital artist (uncredited)
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Harrison Hays .... render coordinator: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Phil Holland .... scanning/recording/photo coordinator (uncredited)
Kamalakkannan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
L. Patrick McCormack .... visual effects (uncredited)
Lori C. Miller .... title designer (uncredited)
Shawn Monaghan .... digital artist (uncredited)
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art director (uncredited)
Mark Sawicki .... digital colorist (uncredited)
Todd Sellers .... matchmove lead: Rhythm & Hues Studios, India (uncredited)
Seshaprasad .... digital production coordinator (uncredited)
Brad Smith .... render I/O administrator (uncredited)
Mary C. Snyder .... visual effects (uncredited)
James D. Tittle .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title (uncredited)
Josh Tomlinson .... pipeline TD: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Amani Williams .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Bahr .... marine stunt coordinator
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Conrade Gamble .... stunts (as Conrad Gamble II)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Kathy Jarvis .... stunts
Ralph W. Odum .... stunts
Shane K. Odum .... stunts (as Shane Odum)
Shawn Odum .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Gayle Sherman .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Anderson .... Steadicam operator
Colin Anderson .... camera operator
Gordon Ard .... grip: New Orleans
Gerald Autin .... grip rigger
Josh Bleibtreu .... director of photography: second unit, New Orleans
Martin Bosworth .... rigging gaffer
John T. Connor .... first assistant camera
Larry Cottrill .... best boy electric
Brandon M. Cox .... camera loader (as Brandon Cox)
Alex Cruz .... best boy grip
David Deever .... video engineer
David Diamond .... best boy rigging electrics
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Tim Dunford .... grip
Jimmy Ellis .... electrician
Greg Etheredge .... lighting technician (as Greg Etherridge)
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera: second unit, New Orleans (as Michael A. Fauntleroy Sr.)
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera: second unit, Los Angeles
Thomas Gibson .... key grip
Adam Harrison .... gaffer: second unit, Los Angeles
Patrick Hoeschen .... electrician
Neil Holcomb .... best boy rigging electric: New Orleans
John T. Kennedy .... best boy electric (as John Kennedy)
Douglas Kieffer .... electrician
Jay Kleinhesselink .... gaffer: second unit, Los Angeles
Hilary Klym .... rigging best boy grip
Michael Lambert .... dimmer board operator
Lisa Lengyel .... second assistant camera: second unit, New Orleans
Scott Mayhew .... best boy grip
Bruce McCleery .... chief lighting technician (as Robert Bruce McCleery)
Niles McElroy .... rigging electric gang boss
Anthony Mollicone .... grip
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Serge Nofield .... second assistant camera
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial director of photography: second unit, New Orleans
Ray Patrick .... super technocrane operator
Jon Philion .... libra head operator
Christopher Prampin .... assistant chief lighting technician
Rick Rader .... key rigging grip
Kenny Rivenbark .... crane operator: Technocrane
David Salamone .... grip
John Savedra .... set electrician
Alex Scott .... camera production assistant
John Skotchdopole .... camera operator: second unit, Los Angeles
Larry Sweet .... dolly grip
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano .... second assistant camera
Gregor Tavenner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Don Telles .... rigging grip
Michael Trim .... director of photography: second unit, Los Angeles
Chris Trosclair .... electrician
Chris Trosclair .... set lighting technician: New Orleans
Michael Wahl .... grip
Hootly Weedn .... electrician
Chris Weigand .... lighting technician
Bill Wheeler .... grip
Tony Wheeler .... dolly grip
Christopher Wiegand .... electrician
Steve Wolfe .... second assistant camera: second unit, Los Angeles (as Scott Wolfe)
Ignacio Woolfolk .... grip
Marc Wostak .... rigging electric
Nathan Borck .... electrician (uncredited)
Shane Buttle .... electrician: re-shoots (uncredited)
John S. Campbell .... night light operator (uncredited)
Paul Fanning .... electrician (uncredited)
Franklin Jones II .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Kia Kiso .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dan Kubicek .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Michael Lowrance .... electrician (uncredited)
Joe Macaluso .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Melendez .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Dan Ming .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Greg Mitchell .... video assist operator (uncredited)
James Owens .... rigger (uncredited)
Chris Pavlu .... electrician (uncredited)
Andrea Ruane .... grip (uncredited)
David Schmalz .... second video assist operator (uncredited)
Andrew Shulkind .... libra head operator (uncredited)
Earl Woods .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Coulon .... extras casting: Louisiana
Beth W. Crookham .... casting assistant
Tracy Dixon .... extras casting: additional photography
Dawn Dowdle .... extras casting assistant
Craig Fincannon .... location casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting (as Lisa Mae Wells Fincannon)
Timothee Hammond .... extras casting: Louisiana
Eliza Ladensohn .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Deedra Ricketts .... local extras casting
Courtney Sheinin .... casting associate
Robin Batherson .... local casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Frushour .... set costumer
April Justin .... costume production assistant
Joyce Kogut .... costume supervisor
Amy Lynch .... set costumer
Marina Marit .... set costumer
Valerie T. O'Brien .... costumer
Nina Padovano .... costumer
Richard Schoen .... key costumer
Kenn Smiley .... period costumes
Nancy Smytka .... costumer
Giselle Spence .... seamstress
Ivory Stanton .... costume ager/dyer
Ann Walters .... costumer
Lesley D. Wickham .... set costumer/seamstress
Kanani Wolf .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... additional editor (as Tim Alverson)
David Bilow .... assistant editor
Justin Bourret .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jo Dixon .... assistant editor: avid
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Bruce Lomet .... digital intermediate producer
Davis Reynolds .... first assistant editor
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer
Jen Woodhouse .... editorial production assistant
 
Music Department
James Burt .... assistant music editor
Bryan Carrigan .... music programmer
Tom Chichester-Clark .... technical score advisor
Bobby Collins .... music licensing
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Christopher Elly .... scoring assistant
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
Scott Glasgow .... score preparation
Daryl B. Kell .... supervising music editor
Christian Kriegeskotte .... orchestral copyist
Tim Lauber .... score recordist
Jason Lloyd .... scoring cue mixer
Sara Lord .... music supervisor
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Tom Steel .... scoring stage manager
Bill Talbott .... scoring technician
Jeff Toyne .... additional orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Ed Arter .... transportation coordinator
Bill C. Dawson .... driver
Louis Dinson .... transportation captain
Chris Haynes .... driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... transportation captain
Sean C. Ryan .... driver
Albert Samson .... teamster driver
Stanley Storc .... transportation dispatcher
George A. Sack .... driver: production van (uncredited)
John H. Stephens .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Keith Anthony .... adr voice
Stephen Apostolina .... adr voice
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator
Mary Pat Bentel .... assistant: Ms. Sher
Michael Betz .... production assistant
Maya Browne .... assistant: Mr. Softley
Martha Bryan .... location assistant
Jenna Buffaloe .... assets manager
David Byrne .... production assistant
June Christopher .... adr voice
Rudy Coblentz Jr. .... second assistant accountant
David Cowgill .... adr voice
Wendy Cutler .... adr voice
Ted M. Davila .... first assistant accountant
Helio DeOliveira .... location assistant
Anthony Derrico .... production assistant
Sharon Donovan .... assistant: Ms. Rowland
Holly Dorff .... adr voice
Frank Duffy .... first aid: New Orleans
Marty Elfalan .... first assistant accountant
Lisa Jean Felski .... key accountant: re-shoot
Lisa Jean Felski .... post-production accountant
Amy Finkle .... assistant: Ms. Hudson
Katie Fitch .... assistant: Mr. Softley
Donald Fullilove .... adr voice
Miranda Garrison .... choreographer
Zoila Gomez .... production coordinator
Mario Rolando Gonzalez .... caterer
Kerry Gutierrez .... adr voice (as Kerry Michele Gutierrez)
Andrew Harrington .... craft service assistant
Patti Hawn .... publicist
Gregory D. Hemstreet .... production accountant
Joseph M. Horrigan .... consultant: athletic performance
Rif Hutton .... adr voice
Andrew Jablonski .... payroll accountant
Annie Jablonski .... production secretary (as Annie Schultz)
William Jackson .... production intern
Nancy G. James .... craft service: New Orleans
Tom H. Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Shamberg (as Tom Johnson)
Walter Jones .... adr voice
Jahmila Knell .... production assistant: New Orleans
Aaron Kogan .... assistant: Mr. Bobker
Polly Leach .... assistant: Mr. Softley
Donna Lynn Leavy .... adr voice
Jennifer Lobban .... second assistant accountant
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor
Tara Martin .... assistant production office coordinator
Mimi Maynard .... adr voice
Robert Mazaraki .... production coordinator: New Orleans
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice
Bob Neill .... adr voice
Matt Paull .... production assistant
Nicholas Pellegrin .... production assistant: New Orleans
Bradley Pero .... production assistant (as Brad Pero)
Jennifer Ray .... office production assistant
Scott Rorie .... production assistant
Terence Rosemore .... assistant: Mr. Hurt
Colleen Ryan .... production assistant: New Orleans
M. Gerard Sellers .... location manager: New Orleans
Stan Sellers .... adr voice
Lexi Shoemaker .... stand-in
Sandy Simpson .... adr voice
Jim Small .... location assistant: Louisiana
Mary Elizabeth Cuccia Smith .... production assistant
Mollie Stallman .... key production assistant
Barry Steadman .... location assistant: New Orleans
Pepper Sweeney .... adr voice
Sam Tedesco .... supervising location manager: Louisiana
Michelle Thompson .... production assistant: New Orleans
Karla Torres .... assistant: Ms. Sher
Greg Turnbull .... accounting clerk
Paul Uddo .... production assistant
Marco Umana .... assistant location manager: New Orleans
Claudette Wells .... adr voice
Boyd Wilson .... location manager: California
Chris Winn .... key craft service
Wise Wolfe .... assistant: Mr. Softley (as Wise W. Wolfe IV)
Brook Worley .... assistant: Mr. Townsend
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... pilot
Christy Zeller .... production assistant
Julie Asbury .... asset coordinator: re-shoot (uncredited)
Brad Bell .... location scout: California (uncredited)
Victor Brunette .... key location assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Collins .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Frank Duffy .... medical coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Gibson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marcus J.N.A. Gill .... production assistant (uncredited)
Laura M. Guzik .... office production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Laura M. Guzik .... production secretary: re-shoots (uncredited)
Carolyn Hufstetler .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Z. Kemp .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexander Lasseigne III .... production assistant (uncredited)
Barrett J. Leigh .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Dave McComb .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Lori C. Miller .... title designer (uncredited)
Matthew D. Miller .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Nathan Parker .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Hirotatsu Taniguchi .... set production intern (uncredited)
Denise Templeton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact (uncredited)
Jason Vowell .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kathleen Blanco .... special thanks: state of Louisiana (as Governor Kathleen Blanco)
Michelle Guish .... thanks
Peter Loop II .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material
Runtime:
104 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Czech Republic:15 | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | Taiwan:R-12 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41757) | USA:R (original rating)

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Trivia:
The swamp behind the Devereaux house was created with CGI effects. The actual house used in the film, Felicity Plantation, is situated inland in St. James Parish and is surrounded by farmland. The fictional Devereaux house was situated in Terrebonne Parish, which is coastal and swampy.See more »
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Caroline makes a 911 call, she gives the street address of the house and says it's "in Terrebone Parish." Parishes are like counties in that they are composed of many, many different small towns and cities. She would have to give a specific city/town name in order for emergency vehicles to get there. However, because the house isn't located in any particular town (but rather out in the swampland), it is more likely that the address given to 911 by Caroline IS the full address, and that what is supposed to be a street name is actually just a name of a very scarcely settled small town with no particular streets. Thus, an address consisting of just a town name and house number would be legitimate.See more »
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Caroline Ellis:[reading from Treasure Island] I lost no time, of course, in telling my mother all that I knew, and we saw ourselves at once in a difficult and dangerous position. Something must speedily be resolved upon, and it occurred to us at last to go forth together and seek help in the neighboring hamlet...
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FAQ

Why didn't they just take Caroline's body without all the foofaraw?
Why did Luke and Caroline allow the paramedics to take Ben and Violet to the hospital?
What is Hoodoo?
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45 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
"You see things... in the mirrors." - Violet Devereaux, 16 August 2005
Author: Michael Margetis (pmargetis@cox.net) from United States

The latest psychological thriller, 'The Skeleton Key', follows a young hospice nurse taking care of a disturbed patient in the creepy and swampy bayous of Louisana. Kate Hudson plays the hospice nurse, Caroline. Caroline is a kind, brave but very curious caretaker which gets her into trouble sometimes. When her previous patient passes away, Caroline is sent for to live in a spooky farmhouse in the bayou, and take care of an old senile man, Ben Devereaux (John Hurt - Owning Mahoney) who is pretty much paralyzed from a stroke he recently had. Caroline lives in the house with Ben and his typical old Southern housewife, Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands - Hysterical Blindness). Everything seems to be going fine until some freaky stuff starts to happen that isn't easily explained. Violet later tells Caroline the house is haunted with the spirits of slave voodoo enthusiasts. And so starts the creepy tale that is the 'Skeleton Key' with great acting, cool visuals but a lagging screenplay.

'The Skeleton Key' starts off very slow, then towards the middle picks up pace, then it's slow again, then it concludes with a fantastic and unpredictable ending. Part of the reason I'm giving 'The Skeleton Key' a good review, is because the ending makes up for the constant dragging of the film. It's not so much that the screenplay is bad, it's actually quite intriguing, it's just that a lot of time could have been shaved off of the final cut of 'The Skeleton Key' and it could have made as much sense and ultimately flow a hell of a lot more smoothly. I was expecting a scary movie out of 'The Skeleton Key', and got a movie that was just kind of creepy. If you want to see crazy and terrifying ghost visuals and blood 'The Skeleton Key' is definitely going to disappoint you, but if you want a film with more psychological terror then you'll enjoy 'The Skeleton Key'. Kate Hudson gives a solid performance as the lead Caroline. Gena Rowlands is fantastic as the o'le southern housewife, and John Hurt is great as the gorked out husband, who really only has one or two lines. The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard in a near-riveting performance as the small town's estate lawyer, who Kate Hudson becomes attracted to. The four leads work great together, and nobody in the film seems out of place.

If you see 'The Skeleton Key' don't be expecting this year's 'Sixth Sense' because it's no where near that caliber. I think the less you expect out of 'The Skeleton Key' prior to seeing it, the more you will get out of it. Try not to fall asleep during the more tedious parts of the film, because you need to really pay close attention to the film to get the ending. Really, if it wasn't for the shock ending I wouldn't recommend 'The Skeleton Key', and with the shock ending I loosely recommend it for theaters. Grade: B- (screened at AMC Deer Valley 30, Phoenix, Arizona, 8/15/05)

my ratings guide - A+ (absolutley flawless); A (a masterpiece, near-perfect); A- (excellent); B+ (great); B (very good); B- (good); C+ (a mixed bag); C (average); C- (disappointing); D+ (bad); D (very bad); D- (absolutley horrendous); F (not one redeeming quality in this hunk of Hollywood feces).

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