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Margaret Nagle (written by)
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30 April 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The greatest challenge FDR faced was the one we never saw.
Plot:
Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kenneth Branagh ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Cynthia Nixon ... Eleanor Roosevelt

David Paymer ... Louis Howe

Tim Blake Nelson ... Tom Loyless

Matt O'Leary ... Fred Botts (as Matthew O'Leary)

Matt Malloy ... Lionel Purdy

Andy Davoli ... Jake Perini (as Andrew Davoli)

Nelsan Ellis ... Roy Collier

Jane Alexander ... Sara Delano Roosevelt

Kathy Bates ... Helena Mahoney

Melissa Ponzio ... Lucy Mercer
Quint Von Canon ... Stephen Teller

Mike Pniewski ... Hastings, Party Leader
Grayce Spence ... League Member
Rand Hopkins ... Dr. Lovett

Brian F. Durkin ... Elliott Roosevelt (as Brian Durkin)
Carrie Adams ... Anna - Age 19
Georgia Miles ... Anna - Age 12

Devon Gearhart ... Elliot - Age 8 and 11
Tripp Hennington ... Franklin Junior - Age 9
Sam Frihart ... John - Age 7
Matthew Stanton ... Scoutmaster (as Matt Stanton)

Ron Clinton Smith ... Eugene
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Stanley

Jill Jane Clements ... Waitress

Dave Hager ... Pat Doyle

Felicia Day ... Eloise Hutchinson
Meggie Geisland ... Daisy

E. Roger Mitchell ... Pete Collier
Deborah Duke ... Aunt Sally (as Deborah Calloway Duke)
Bob Seel ... Cleburne Gregory, Reporter

Brian Beegle ... Benjamin Pendergrast

Steve Coulter ... Dr. Bissell

Marianne Fraulo ... Missy Lehand (as Marrianne Fraulo)

Jody Thompson ... Woodhall Busey

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Conductor

Lori Beth Sikes ... Mary Beth (as Lori Beth Sikes Edgeman)

Teal Sherer ... Chorus Girl #1
Margo G. Dietrich ... Chorus Girl #2 (as Margo Gathright-Dietrich)

Laurel Lawson ... Chorus Girl #3
Danny Nelson ... Farmer

Sharon Blackwood ... Farmer's Wife
Bart Hansard ... Stationmaster at Bullochsville

Terry Loughlin ... Dr. Peter Hebert
Marc McPherson ... Dr. Willis
J.L. Parker ... Helena's Driver

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Al Smith
Terrence Gibney ... Crony #1

David Silverman ... Crony #2 (as David Silverman)

Robert C. Treveiler ... Dan Reed (as Robert Trevelier)
Carl McIntyre ... Reporter

Greg Thompson ... Photographer
Ron Goss ... Convention Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Blanchard ... Conventioneer
John Collier ... Cafe Patron

Danny Connell ... The Piano Player
Dana Delappi ... Polio girl in restaurant
Ben Turner Dixon ... James Roosevelt (as Turner Dixon)

Justin Warren Downing ... Young Doctor
Michael Byrd Elliott ... Pushboy

Joey Goldman ... Boy Scout
Jordan Guzman ... Guiseppe
Dave Haney ... Reporter

Azel James ... Young Reporter
Seth Morris ... Student

Andy Rusk ... Page

Preston Thompson ... Boy Scout
Maxwell Bach ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Ted Boonthanakit ... Storyboard Artist (uncredited)
Joe Bosma ... Extra (uncredited)
Matthew Browning ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Luanne Byrd ... Politician's Wife (uncredited)

Dalton Cole ... Student (uncredited)
Clay Cranford ... Conventioneer (uncredited)
Jon Everry ... Young Doctor (uncredited)

Julie Guy ... Democratic Convention Attendee (uncredited)

Jyn Hall ... School Marm (uncredited)
Craig S. Harper ... Houston Police Officer (uncredited)

Robert Hatch ... Doctor (uncredited)
AmyKathryn Jones ... Conventioner (uncredited)
Missy Key ... Democratic Convention Attendee (uncredited)
David Lowe ... Houston Police Officer (uncredited)
Luke Morris ... Farmer's Son (uncredited)

Eric Packham ... Push Boy (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Disabled Dignitary (uncredited)
J.T. Seidler ... Pushboy / Lifeguard (uncredited)

Spencer Showalter ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Robert Paul Smith ... Roosevelt Supporter (uncredited)
Brian Spencer ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Syvonne ... Kitchen Aide (uncredited)

Terrance Thomas ... Farmer's Son (uncredited)
Jason Von Stein ... Extra (uncredited)
Jerry L. Wallace ... Doctor (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... 1920 Convention Speaker (uncredited)
Nathan Wright ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Kenneth L. Zirkman ... Samuel Mills (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph Sargent 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Margaret Nagle (written by)

Produced by
Celia D. Costas .... executive producer
Juanita F. Diana .... associate producer
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
Chrisann Verges .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown 
 
Casting by
Shay Griffin 
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Sarah Knowles 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas Minton 
Scott Ritenour 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Galline 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Davis .... key hair stylist
Jim Knell .... production photographer: Captive Audience Productions
Taylor Knight .... hair department head
Mark Nieman .... silicone prosthetic technician
Donna M. Premick .... key makeup artist
Scott H. Reeder .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Santiago .... assistant hair stylist
Brian Sipe .... special makeup supervisor
Linda Thompson .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Tunnell .... makeup artist
Keith VanderLaan .... special makeup effects creator: Captive Audience Productions
Carla White .... makeup department head
Mary Kim .... makeup effects production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carl Clifford .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Camille Cellucci .... second unit director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Rhonda Guthrie .... second second assistant director
Michael Helfand .... second assistant director
Mark Trapenberg .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paige Adair .... art department assistant: graphics
Daniel Boxer .... property master
Taryn Chilivis .... construction auditor
Christopher Didiot .... on-set dresser
Karen A. Felix .... on-set dresser
Daniel B. Foster .... leadman
Roland Heart .... props
Michelle Ihnot .... set dresser
Dierdre Kane .... assistant property master
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator
Johnny Land .... scenic foreman
Drew Meyers .... set dresser
David H. Nash .... location foreman
Mark Nave .... carpenter
Robert Tate Nichols .... set dresser
Kelly Richardson .... art department coordinator
Lisa 'Pike' Rincon .... props
Windi Robinson .... greensman
Ann Stacy .... camera scenic
Lance Totten .... set dresser
William Harvey Wallace II .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... re-recording mixer
James Bailey .... foley artist (as Jim Bailey)
David Beadle .... sound editor
John Benson .... foley artist
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Jane Boegel .... sound editor (as Jane Boegle)
Mark Cookson .... sound editor
Russell DeWolf .... sound editor (as Russ DeWolf)
Juanita F. Diana .... sound editor (as Juanita Diana)
Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (as Jesse K-D. Dodd)
Andrew Ellerd .... sound editor
Mary H. Ellis .... production sound mixer (as Mary Ellis)
Thomas Giordano .... production sound technician: additional photography Los Angeles
Jeff Gunn .... foley artist
Sonya Henry .... dialogue editor
Patrick Hogan .... sound editor
Eileen Horta .... sound editor
Adam Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Jason Lezama .... sound editor
Colt Logan .... sound utility
Stuart Martin .... sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Todd Murakami .... sound editor
Ryan Murphy .... sound mix technician
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound editor
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Robert Ramirez .... sound editor (as Robert Arturo Ramirez)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Hampton .... special effects technician
Matt Neel .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital opticals colorist
Kirk Cadrette .... computer graphics supervisor
Camille Cellucci .... visual effects producer
Jacqueline Cooper .... digital compositor
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
Thomas F. Ford IV .... visual effects producer: Radium
Todd Hemsley .... Inferno artist
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Mark Intravartolo .... digital effects artist
Julie Jang .... Inferno artist
Jessica Dara Westbrook .... visual effects coordinator
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Jeffrey Louie .... Inferno senior production engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunt double: Kenneth Branagh
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Andrews .... rigging electrician
Chris Antignane .... electrician
Monica Barronton .... second assistant camera
Brent Bazinski .... rigging electrician
Pete Bowman .... grip
J. Christopher Campbell .... grip (as Christopher Campbell)
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
David Ellis .... electrician
Eddie Evans .... key grip
Robert K. Feldmann .... grip
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Jos'h Hancher .... assistant camera
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Keith Jordan .... camera operator
Levi Loy .... grip
David McLean .... electrician
Mark Miller .... electrician
Greg Morse .... video assist
Harrison Palmer .... electrician
Robert Robinson .... assistant camera
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Fred Thomas .... assistant camera
Troy Toebben .... electrician
Mike Torino .... film loader
Rick Tschudin .... assistant camera
Mike Tyson .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting assistant
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting supervisor
John Fitzgerald Page .... casting associate
Jaime Rembo .... casting associate
Eleanor Seigler .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Bland .... costumer
Jane Blank .... seamstress
Layne Brightwell .... key set costumer
Sekinah Brown .... costumer
Katherine Dover .... key costumer
K. Drew Fuller .... costumer
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor
Zandra Harding .... costumer
Keith G. Lewis .... costume supervisor
Nan McCulloch .... set costumer
Gertrude Moore .... seamstress
Iliana Sanchez .... costumer
Barbara Vazquez .... costumer
Joulles Wright .... set costumer
Amanda Zenil .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
J. Christopher Campbell .... assistant editor (as Christopher Campbell)
Jason Neese .... post-production assistant
Jim Passon .... color timer
Lori Taffet .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Belinda Broughton .... concertmaster
Bruce Broughton .... conductor
Bruce Broughton .... orchestrator
Ray Espinola Jr. .... associate music supervisor
Carl Fortina .... orchestra manager
Ed Kalnins .... music editor
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
Armin Steiner .... score recordist
Tim Rodier .... music preparation (uncredited)
Philip Tallman .... music editor: temp (uncredited)
Ido Waksman .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Brubaker .... driver
Dale Combs .... driver: production van
Chuck Graydon .... driver
Chris Haynes .... driver
Jalyn Henton .... driver
Mike Robinson .... art driver
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... transportation
Oranz Walker .... driver
David Carlton White .... grip: truck driver
 
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect coach
Patrick Andrews .... location manager
Gloria Winship Ayon .... head animal trainer
Shane Ayon .... head horse wrangler
Neill Calabro .... photo double: David Paymer
Philip Covin .... stand-in: Kenneth Branagh
David Doerman .... video production assistant
Derrick Doose .... set production assistant
Deb Dyer .... production accountant
John Findley .... location scout (as John Findley III)
Larry Gilbert .... police security
George 'Skip' Henfling .... first assistant production accountant
Jalyn Henton .... assistant production office coordinator
Tony Holley .... location assistant
Nancy Honeycutt .... production coordinator: additional photography
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Mark Jacyszyn .... production coordinator: Captive Audience Prod.
Lori A. Lopes .... second assistant accountant
Paul Lowe .... medic
Harvey Lowry .... director of operations: Captive Audience Productions
Kamisha McCullough .... accounting clerk
Lori C. Miller .... title designer
Kathryn Moïse .... assistant: Ms. Costas
Winifred Murungi .... production secretary
Tom Oastler .... payroll accountant
Rosemary Orlando .... assistant production coordinator
John Fitzgerald Page .... production assistant
John Fitzgerald Page .... stand-in: Andy Davoli, Brian Beegle, Brian Durkin, Carrie Adams, Dave Hager, David Paymer, Devon Gearhart, E. Roger Mitchell, Jane Alexander, Jody Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Matt Malloy, Matt O'Leary, Nelsan Ellis, Tim Blake Nelson
Mike Riley .... location manager
Douglas Scott .... choreographer: "I Won't Dance"
Rozanne Stark .... set teacher
Heather Swain .... stand-in: Kathy Bates (as Heather Greenich)
Katie Taylor .... assistant: Ms. Verges
Jeremy Thomas .... production assistant
Mike Thompson .... stand-in: Kenneth Branagh
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Kelly Tippens .... stand-in: Cynthia Nixon
Nadia Venesse .... dialect coach
Teresa M. Yarbrough .... production coordinator
Seth Zimmerman .... production assistant
Joe Bosma .... stand-in (uncredited)
Franklin D. Roosevelt .... voice-over: closing credits (uncredited) (archive footage)
 

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USA:121 min | Argentina:121 min
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Trivia:
The swimming pool that Kenneth Branagh and the actors who play the Warm Springs patients swim in is the actual pool that Franklin D. Roosevelt and the real patients swam in, and the water is the same mineral water that was used in the pool. The pool was especially refurbished for the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After FDR met with the Boy Scouts for a photo shoot, Louie shows Eleanor a newspaper article about the event; but neither of the photos in the newspaper corresponds to the poses that were portrayed.See more »
Quotes:
Helena Mahoney:I feel like I've been brought here under false pretenses.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt:Join the club.
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Soundtrack:
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30 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
F.D.R., the man, 16 May 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

This is a film that only Joseph Sargent could have directed. Mr. Sargent's work has been basically seen on television. This HBO film deals directly with Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio. As written by Margaret Nagle, the film is rewarding in that one sees an aspect of this great man in human terms.

Mr. Roosevelt was a man that came from wealth and privilege. The Roosevelts and the Delanos were involved in politics most of their lives. When we first meet F.D.R. and his family, we find then living under the influence of his bossy mother, Sara Delano. His wife Eleanor is no fool, she soon realizes her husband is having affairs with other women. Eleanor's mother-in-law quickly takes command of things as she reminds the younger woman that some great men have mistresses outside the home, but that it shouldn't be a cause for a divorce, something that wouldn't have been Franklin's political death, at the time.

We watch in horror how Mr. Roosevelt is stricken with polio. In spite of his political savvy, Franklin is not ready to accept what has befallen him. With the reluctant aid of Eleanor, he answers an invitation to go to rural Georgia, to Warm Springs, where the owner has written him, some progress has been seen on people with suffering polio.

Warm Springs is more backward than what the Roosevelts expected. Franklin is determined to make a go of it. Helped by Tom Loyless, the man in charge of the springs, Mr. Roosevelt begins to see some progress. At the same time, he and other polio sufferers, are the target of some disdain and bigotry by people that have used Warm Springs for other afflictions. The arrival of a physical therapist, Helena Mahoney, works wonders for Franklin and the patients staying in the spa. Mr. Roosevelt ends up buying the place and turns it into a treatment center for people with polio.

We also watch how Eleanor, guided by the Roosevelt's loyal friend, Louis Howe, gets her involved in the political arena. She champions the cause for women to get into social issues, something she would pursue until the end of her days. Mrs. Roosevelt rises to the occasion when Franklin is taught how to walk and in an emotional finale, we see him appearing before a Democratic convention. Ironically, he would be elected on the next election and win three other terms as president of the country, in spite of his physical condition, that took a back seat to the reality of running the country.

If anyone seems to have been born to play Franklin Roosevelt, it is Kenneth Branagh. This actor bears an uncanny resemblance with the younger Roosevelt. Mr. Branagh makes an excellent characterization of the iconic man that still cast a strong shadow with the legacy he left behind. As Eleanor, Cynthia Nixon, is equally Mr. Branagh's match. With a prosthesis to change the look of her teeth, Ms. Nixon is extremely appealing as Mrs. Roosevelt.

The supporting players do amazing performances. Tim Blake Nelson who plays the kind Tom Loyless is a joy to watch, as in everything this actor does. David Paymer is the loyal friend Louis Howe. Kathy Bates is Ms. Mahoney, the therapist that is instrumental in teaching F.D.R. how to walk. Jane Alexander is also good as Sara Delano, a woman with an iron will.

"Warm Springs" takes us into the life of the man who battled infirmity with an amazing courage. Joseph Sargent is to be commended for his direction and the way he got good acting all around from his distinguished cast.

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