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Writer (WGA):
Randy Feldman (written by)
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Release Date:
November 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Come in. Sit down. Change your life.
Plot:
Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Movie Trailer: Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room
 (From Slash Film. 23 September 2010, 8:00 AM, PDT)

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The reading Room Is A Showcase for Mr Jones Consummate Acting Abilities See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

James Earl Jones ... William

Joanna Cassidy ... Diana

Douglas Spain ... Javier

Keith Robinson ... Darrel

Monique Coleman ... Leesha

Kathryne Dora Brown ... Jillian
Gabby Soleil ... Majoli
Idris Muhammed ... Stephen

Austin Marques ... Edgar (as Austin Noah Marques)

Jessica Szohr ... Dayva (as Jessica Karen Szohr)
Spencir Bridges ... Lamont

Tim Reid ... Douglas

Georg Stanford Brown ... Rahim

Christian Monzon ... Omar

Mike Gomez ... Keeley

Jim Jansen ... Dr. Miller
Adam Crosby ... Nick

Jeanne Sakata ... Martha

Sonya Eddy ... Mrs. Carr

Miguel Nájera ... Mr. Samuels
Yomi Perry ... Emelda
Jim Ishida ... Resident

Cristos ... Victor Hernandez
Lynne Moody ... Helen

Franc Ross ... Man
Rossano Flores ... Car Jacker

Omar J. Dorsey ... Ned (as Omar Dorsey)

Brad Blumenthal ... Computer Tech
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Eric Billings ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Michael Didriksson ... Gangster #1 (uncredited)
Alexander Haney ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
David Rasner ... Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Georg Stanford Brown 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Randy Feldman (written by)

Produced by
Albert T. Dickerson III .... producer (as Albert T. Dickerson)
Amy Goldberg .... co-executive producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Jeff Kloss .... producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Nick Lombardo .... co-executive producer
Peter A. Marshall .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
 
Cinematography by
James W. Wrenn (director of photography) (as James Wrenn)
 
Film Editing by
Craig Bassett 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Amy Beth Reece  (as Amy Reece)
Amy Roscoe 
 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco 
 
Art Direction by
Nathan Ogilvie 
 
Set Decoration by
Beth Wooke  (as Elizabeth Wooke)
 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor  (as Tammy Moore)
 
Makeup Department
Art Anthony .... makeup assistant
Gerald Brown .... key hair stylist
Jessica Gorchow .... makeup assistant
Starr Jones .... key makeup artist
Heidi Light .... hair assistant
Justin Apone .... assistant to makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Albert T. Dickerson III .... unit production manager (as Albert T. Dickerson)
Jeff Kloss .... unit production manager
Tony Roman .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glenn Fields .... second second assistant director
Michael D. Gillis .... first assistant director (as Michael Gillis)
Steven E. Simon .... second second assistant director
Jon-Paul Velasquez .... second assistant director (as Jon Paul Velasquez)
 
Art Department
Luciano Bilbao .... swing
Sarah Birnes .... shopper
Michael Butorac .... swing
Chuck Dutrow .... assistant props
Joseph Fedo .... scenic
Dianna Freas .... shopper
Javier Garcia .... swing
Jared D. Gillette .... swing
Kelly Hayes .... swing
Christopher Jones .... carpenter
Jesse Krank .... swing
Charles Leonard .... painter
Dana MacDuff .... prop master
Michael Maley .... swing
Donn Markel .... assistant props
George Maya .... swing
Chad McKnight .... leadman
Adam Mendes .... lead painter
David A. Novak .... on-set dresser
August R. Simien .... carpenter
Marcella Smith .... swing
Anitra Stevens .... swing
Terry Thorington .... swing
 
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer
Gary Cunningham .... sound mixer (as Garry Cunningham)
Victoria S. Cunningham .... boom (as Victoria Cunningham)
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer (as Roberto Dominguez)
Robert Fitzgerald .... adr supervisor
Robert Fitzgerald .... dialogue editor
Carrie Layne .... studio coordinator
Carrie Layne .... studio director
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound supervisor
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Ken S. Polk .... re-recording mixer (as Ken Polk)
Michael Sable .... sound engineer (as Michael Sabbel)
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
Jake Eberle .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Carlos Sanches .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Donn Markel .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Anderson .... electrician
James 'Slim Jim' Ballard .... key grip (as James Ballard)
William Ballard .... gaffer
Glen Bondoc .... electrician (as Glendel R. Bondoc)
Glendel R. Bondoc .... electrician
David Erickson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Foodman .... electrician (as Michael Foodman)
Nick Franco .... Steadicam operator
Michael Brian Hart .... Steadicam operator (as Michael B. Hart)
Trish Herremans .... electrician
Sean 'Fingers' Hourihan .... electrician (as Sean Hourihan)
Don Humer .... dolly grip
Rex Kenney .... best boy grip
Denisse Kindl .... camera loader
Wisnick Luberice .... electrician
Steve Mansour .... electrician
Eric McCandless .... still photographer
David C. Negrin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Daved C. Negrin)
David Ortkiese .... electrician
David H. Parkin .... assistant camera
Janis Rutmanis .... electrician
Jessica Spuehler .... grip
Daniel St. Pierre .... grip
Gregory White .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Greg White)
Gregory White .... director of photography: "b" unit (as Greg White)
William S. White .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as William White)
Chris Wilton .... grip
Gavin Wynn .... loader
David Zera .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jose Elias Felix .... additional grip (uncredited)
Eric Felland .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Christopher Goss .... camera operator (uncredited)
Angie Hill .... camera intern (uncredited)
Leo Ibanez .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Piekutowski .... grip (uncredited)
Sean Piper .... best boy electric (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Christine Babayans .... casting associate
Brooke Davis .... casting assistant
Jeff Olan .... extras casting (as Jeff Olan Casting)
Dominika Posserén .... casting associate (as Domenica Posseren)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
P.J. Chu .... on-set costumer (as PJ Chu)
Marianna Gose .... costume production assistant
Malia Miyashiro .... on-set costumer
Rina Ramon .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Elijah Dylan Costa .... assistant editor
Pete Fausone .... on-line editor (as Peter Fausone)
Kevin Gieseking .... post-production office coordinator
David Hayes .... colorist: dailies
Nona Khodai .... assistant editor
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator
Michael Volland .... colorist (as Mike Volland)
Gael Farr .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Matt Shelton .... music editor (as Matthew Shelton)
John Whynot .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Greg Allen .... driver
Mario Garcia .... driver: cast
Jon Gearhart .... transportation coordinator (as John Gearhart)
Josh Hauser .... driver
Larry Leming .... driver
Hector Perez .... driver
Frank Porras .... driver: honeywagon
Sean Quinn .... transportation captain
Kirk Roberts .... driver
Michael Scott .... driver
Javier Serafin .... driver
Ricker Slaven .... driver
Larry Smith .... driver
Mark Timpe .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Ralph Acosta .... security
Harvey Allen .... studio teacher
Paul Balelo .... business affairs
Phillip Berrey .... set production assistant
Sam Berrini .... set production assistant
Luis Cabrera .... chef assistant (as Luis Ramon Cabrera)
Amy Chance .... staff production supervisor
Adam Chrysler .... set production assistant
Nate Cohen .... assistant production coordinator
Divi Crockett .... production coordinator
Jonathan Cushing .... set production assistant
John Dickenson .... security (as John B. Dickenson)
Bud Eastman .... security
Leo Fialho .... location assistant (as Leo Fialo)
Matt Fitzsimons .... production associate
Lisa Gallegos .... security
Mario Garcia .... set production assistant
Rudolph Garcia .... security
Melissa Gill Calderon .... studio teacher (as Melissa Gill)
Amy Goldberg .... development executive
Freddie Gomez .... security
Jeremy Jed Hammel .... office production assistant (as Jed Hammel)
Robert Heredia .... security
Herman Hernandez .... craft service
Bill Jacks .... business affairs associate
Rodney Jennings .... security
Christine Kim .... set production assistant
Kelly Kroells .... scheduler
Greg Krutilek .... business affairs
Scott D. Lemons .... motor cop (as Scott De Lemons)
Hugo Maldonado .... chef assistant
Maeve Mannion .... accountant
Jamie McGilvray .... set medic
Indra Newlight .... office production assistant
Amanda Phillips Atkins .... staff assistant (as Amanda Phillips)
Judy Rachel .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Raines .... studio teacher
Akiza M. Ramos .... assistant accountant (as Aliza Ramos)
Jaime Ramírez Guerrero .... cook assist (as Jaime Ramirez)
Genaro Rodriguez .... cast and crew catering
Genaro Rodriguez .... caterer
Carlos Rodríguez .... chef (as Carlos Rodriguez)
Roy A. Ruiz Jr. .... security (as Roy Ruiz Jr.)
Wallace Sarver .... motor cop
Matthew Segal .... set production assistant (as Matt Segal)
Jeff Stanford .... location manager
Greg Uberuaga .... set production assistant
Elaine Walrath .... office production assistant
Steven Weigle .... development assistant
Ed Baran .... publicist (uncredited)
Mario Garcia .... assistant: James Earl Jones (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Herb Cheyette .... special thanks
Paola Fernandez .... special thanks
Sylvia Flanagan .... special thanks
Sheri Gal .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some violence, thematic elements and mild language
Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | USA:PG

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The reading Room Is A Showcase for Mr Jones Consummate Acting Abilities, 27 November 2005
Author: daffydougmagicman from United States

The Reading Room, with James Earl Jones in the lead role, is a fine example of why Mr Jones is one of the finest actors alive.

As a wealthy widower who is bringing to fruition his deceased wife's wishes that their personal library be transformed into a public "reading room", the actor, best known for his voice over talents as the ominous Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga, here displays a very believable portrayal of a man whose compassion for others leads him into some new albeit unexpected ground.

The aspect of his portrayal that I find most appealing here, is his fine ability for underplaying the role. This is "perfect" acting, and very few pull it off as well as James Earl Jones.

Never over the top in his portrayal, one gets the feeling in viewing this movie, that underneath that exterior, deep down he really loves those children and the thugs who make a shambles of his reading room. In fact, one WANTS to believe that, and Jones does not disappoint.

Amazingly, he does it without any outright displays of affection, such as hugging and such, rather he brings out this quality through simple things, such as a gesture, a subtle facial expression, etc.

Superb acting is replete with these almost subliminal subtleties, and James Earl Jones here does it with fine style and finesse.

This movie is a must see if only for his acting abilities. In fact, I would go so far as to say that this film may some day be remembered as the crowning artistic achievement in Mr. Jones long, distinguished career.

However there are many more qualities apparent in this film, bringing it to the level of fine art, beyond the scope of this breviloquent review, which will make it highly worth your viewing time.

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