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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist, searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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Eric Roth (screenplay)
Jonathan Safran Foer (novel)
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Release Date:
20 January 2012 (USA) See more »
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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One of the best 9/11 dramas you'll see, this poignant and uplifting story is ultimately a reaffirming tale of resilience and reconciliation See more (316 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tom Hanks ... Thomas Schell

Thomas Horn ... Oskar Schell

Sandra Bullock ... Linda Schell

Zoe Caldwell ... Oskar's Grandmother
Dennis Hearn ... Minister

Paul Klementowicz ... Homeless Man

Julian Tepper ... Deli Waiter
Caleb Reynolds ... Schoolboy

John Goodman ... Stan the Doorman

Max von Sydow ... The Renter

Stephen Henderson ... Walt the Locksmith (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)

Lorna Pruce ... Locksmith Customer (as Lorna Guity Pruce)

Viola Davis ... Abby Black

Jeffrey Wright ... William Black

Hazelle Goodman ... Hazelle Black
Bernadette Drayton ... Prayer Group Woman
David Latham ... Prayer Group Man

Marty Krzywonos ... Piano Man

Jim Norton ... Old Mr. Black
Carmen M. Herlihy ... Denise Black
Ryka Dottavio ... Maris Black

Chloe Roe ... Stable Girl
Diane Cheng ... Fong Black

Gregory Korostishevsky ... Boris Black

Adrian Martinez ... Hector Black

Marco Verna ... E.S. Black
Brandon Jeffers ... Hamlet
Martin E. Brens ... Dick Black (as Martin Brens)
Gustavo Brens ... Richard Black

Brooke Bloom ... Astrid Black
Rene Ojeda ... Ramos Black (as René Ojeda)
Madison Arnold ... Alan Black
Henry Morales-Ballet ... Deli Customer #1
Bryse Gregory ... Deli Customer #2
William Youmans ... Bartender
Kit Flanagan ... Cassidy Black
Jenson Smith ... Aurelia Black

Ray Iannicelli ... Baz Black

Miguel Jarquin-Moreland ... B.G. Black
Benjamin McCracken ... Benjamin Black
Malachi Weir ... Malachi Black

John Joseph Gallagher ... Harlan Black
Sam K. Kaufman ... Minch (as Sam Kaufman)

Stephen Kunken ... Teacher
Kim Rideout ... Business Woman

Chloe Elaine Scharf ... Business Woman's Daughter

Eva Kaminsky ... Security Guard

Chris Hardwick ... Estate Sale Organizer (as Christopher Hardwick)
Kate Levy ... Woman At Estate Sale

Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Elaine Black

Catherine Curtin ... Leigh-Anne Black

Lola Pashalinski ... Mona Black

Clayton James Mackay ... Boy

Bailey Grey ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lee Cunningham ... Actress (uncredited)

Jaiden Kaine ... Business Man (uncredited)

Mark Morettini ... John Black (uncredited)

Francesca Murdoch ... Girl in the Street (uncredited)

Julian Murdoch ... Fit model for Ann Roth (uncredited)

John Quilty ... Beck Black (uncredited)

Bill Walters ... Homeless BG (uncredited)

Steven Weisz ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Simon H. Williams ... Friend in Central Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Daldry 
 
Writing credits
Eric Roth (screenplay)

Jonathan Safran Foer (novel)

Produced by
Eli Bush .... co-producer
Celia D. Costas .... executive producer (as Celia Costas)
Tarik Karam .... co-producer
Mark Roybal .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Nora Skinner .... executive producer
Marieke Spencer .... associate producer
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Claire Simpson 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Mele Nagler 
 
Production Design by
K.K. Barrett 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Rogness 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics
Chris Clark .... key hair stylist
Marjorie Durand .... key makeup artist (as Margie Durand)
Louise McCarthy .... makeup department head
Jerry Popolis .... hair department head
Ivana Primorac .... hair designer
Ivana Primorac .... makeup designer
Janine Rath .... hair stylist: Ms. Bullock (as Janine Rath-Thompson)
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist: Sandra Bullock
Erika Abberton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Diane Dixon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Linda Kaufman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker: Sandra Bullock (uncredited)
Joanna McCarthy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Deb Dyer .... unit production manager
Claire Kirk .... production supervisor: second unit
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Kate McCaslin .... production supervisor: second unit
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive in charge of production
Afnahn Khan .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Bowers .... second assistant director: second unit
Catherine Feeny .... second assistant director: second unit
Catherine Feeny .... second second assistant director
Tarik Karam .... second unit director
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director
Travis Rehwaldt .... second second assistant director
Jamie Sheridan .... first assistant director: second unit (as James E. Sheridan)
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
Christopher Swartout .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Derrick Alford .... construction coordinator
Tommy Allen .... property master
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... assistant art director
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... illustrator
Michael Auszura .... assistant art director
Kevin Brink .... set dresser
Lauren Buckley .... art department coordinator
Dan DeTitta .... set dresser (as Daniel C. DeTitta)
Gerald DeTitta .... leadman (as Gerald A. DeTitta)
Lauren DeTitta .... assistant set decorator
Nicholas DeTitta .... on-set dresser
Christopher Doogan .... scenic foreman
Ann Edgeworth .... assistant property master (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Adam Goodnoff-Cernese .... on-set dresser
Jay Hendrickx .... charge scenic
James Hoff .... stand-by scenic (as H. James Hoff)
Gay Howard .... art department coordinator: set decoration department (as G.A. Howard)
Teddy Janicki .... scenic industrial
Timothy Joliat .... set dresser
Derrick Kardos .... graphic artist
Erika S. Katz .... set dresser
Clifford Klatt .... set dresser (as Cliff Klatt)
Hugh Landwehr .... assistant art director
Joanna Leavens .... art department assistant
Emmett Jack Peugh Lundberg .... staff assistant (as Emma L.P. Lundberg)
Richard Nelson .... set dresser (as Rick Nelson)
Sean O'Connell .... set dresser
Jaime Reyes .... scenic shopman
Brien Sauchelli .... construction grip
Jolie Scherberger .... set dresser (as Johanna Ruhe)
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master
Wendy Brown .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mary Citarella .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Czaja .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Miguel De Jesus .... industrial shop person (uncredited)
Paul George Divone .... key shop craftsman (uncredited)
Michael T. Galvin .... set dressing foreman (uncredited)
Judy Gurr .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Samantha Higgins .... set dresser (uncredited)
George Kousoulides .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Todd Lichtenstein .... shop electric (uncredited)
Todd MacNicholl .... key construction grip (uncredited)
John Mazzoni .... best boy construction grip (uncredited)
Susan Pitocchi .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Bobby Roelofs .... set dresser (uncredited)
Katherine Rondeau .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Dylan Sheridan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ioannis Zaptis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Chris Zizzo .... key shop electric (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer: second unit
Krissopher Chevannes .... sound mix technician
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Robert Fernandez .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Roberto Fernandez)
David Flynch .... foley editor (as Dave B. Flynch)
Brian Gallagher .... adr mixer
Dror Gescheit .... sound mix technician
Heather Gross .... sound effects editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Gregg Landaker .... additional sound re-recording mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Blake Leyh .... supervising sound editor
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Tony Martinez .... adr editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Igor Nikolic .... first assistant sound editor
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Eliza Paley .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Michael Rivera .... adr mixer
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Kira Smith .... boom operator
Julian Townsend .... cable (as Julian L. Townsend)
Paul Urmson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
Lawrence Zipf .... assistant sound editor (as Larry Zipf)
Matthew Zipkin .... adr recordist
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Daniel McIntosh .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Linda Murphy .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bruce Pross .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Larry Provost .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Peter Schneider .... additional production sound mixer (uncredited)
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Angie Yesson .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Hawker .... special effects: "Falling Man"
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor (as Steve Kirshoff)
Roy Savoy .... special effects coordinator (as Roy J. Savoy)
Ken Goodstein .... special effects (uncredited)
Devin Ladd .... special effects (uncredited)
John Stifanich .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Allen .... visual effects: Method Studios
Cynthia Angel .... visual effects production manager
John Bair .... visual effects: Phosphene
Renuka Ballal .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects: Phosphene
Matt Dessero .... visual effects: Method Studios
Mitchell Ferm .... visual effects producer
Marci Ichimura .... visual effects: Phosphene
Tram Le .... visual effects: Method Studios
Kevin Scott Mack .... visual effects supervisor (as Kevin Mack)
Vance Miller .... visual effects: Phosphene
Steve Morris .... visual effects: Company 3
Jared Pollack .... visual effects: Company 3
Aaron Raff .... visual effects: Phosphene
Heather Saunders .... visual effects: Company 3
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Matt Anderson .... visual effects coordinator: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Sean Araki .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Igor Boshoer .... pipeline technical director: Method Studios (uncredited)
Cara Buckley .... head of production: Method Studios NYC (uncredited)
Craig Crawford .... digital compositor: (uncredited )
Robert Nicholas Dauphinais .... digital compositor: Method Studios NYC (uncredited)
Eran Dinour .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... digital compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Wendy Garfinkle .... visual effects producer: main & end titles (uncredited)
Matthew Hackett .... previsual animation supervisor: Method NYC (uncredited)
Robert Henry .... digital compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Yoshiko Hirata .... flame artist: Company 3 (uncredited)
Tara Marie Jacobson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Alice Kahn .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios (uncredited)
Ryan Leonard .... digital compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Justin Maynard .... matchmove (uncredited)
Alejandro Monzon .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Eddie Offermann .... software (uncredited)
David Piombino .... digital compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Jonathan Podwil .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Eddie Porter .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kevin Quinlan .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Greg Radcliffe .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects (uncredited)
Adam Schwartz .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tomoko Shin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Christina Sidoti .... previsualization artist (uncredited)
Jesse Spielman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Laszlo L. Ujvari .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Tim Van Horn .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Winston .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tom Zils .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Scott Burik .... stunt performer
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
John Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
Victor Chan .... stunt performer
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
Wade Eastwood .... stunt coordinator
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt performer
Don Hewitt .... stunt performer (as Don Hewitt Sr.)
Jason Northgard .... stunt performer
Thomas Place .... stunt coordinator
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Keith Siglinger .... stunt performer
Daniel Stevens .... stunt performer
Jake Swallow .... stunt performer
Adam Wood .... stunt performer
Chris Barnes .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Randy Beckman .... stunt rigging coordinator (uncredited)
Arturo Dickey .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Arturo Dickey .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Stevens .... stunt double: Tom Hanks (uncredited)
Jake Swallow .... stunt double: Tom Hanks (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Bass .... digital camera loader
Hilary Benas .... additional second assistant camera
Maceo Bishop .... camera operator: "b" camera
Maceo Bishop .... steadicam operator
Peter Bulavinetz .... key grip: second unit
Sasha Burdett .... digital imaging technician: second unit
Patrick Capone .... director of photography: second unit
David M. Carr .... best boy rigging grip
Elizabeth Casinelli .... additional loader
Andrew Cavagnet .... video assist (as Andrew R. Cavagnet)
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Budapest (as Alisa Colley)
Jason Cortazzo .... libra head technician
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Kevin Flynn .... rigging key grip (as Kevin W. Flynn)
Casey Ford .... best boy rigging gaffer
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer
Joseph Grimaldi .... assistant chief lighting technician
Andrew Harris .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Joel Holland .... key video assist
Matt Howard .... digital loader
Chris Kilduff .... best boy grip
Scott Kincaid .... electrician
John Krause .... dolly grip
Jody Lee Lipes .... director of photography: second unit
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
Rob Mabin .... electrician
Brendon Malone .... dolly grip
Chris Menges .... camera operator: "a" camera
John J. Moers .... additional documentary cinematography
Richard Nagle .... digital imaging technician: second unit
Bill O'Leary .... chief lighting technician (as William O'Leary)
Michael J. Prate .... grip
Tom Prate .... key grip (as Tommy Prate)
K.C. Roballo .... rigging grip
Gregor Tavenner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph Trammell .... 24-frame video assist (as Joe Trammell)
Rebecca Venezia .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Vuolo .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Aurelia Winborn .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Aurelia J. Winborn)
Sebastián Almeida .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Cesar Baptista .... dolly grip: second unit (uncredited)
Cesar Baptista .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Thomas Calandrillo .... super techno crane operator (uncredited)
Michael Cambria .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Mariusz Cichon .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Don Cornett .... phantom camera technician (uncredited)
Eric Dvorsky .... aerial camera technician (uncredited)
Bob Gambardella .... electrician (uncredited)
Keith Gordon .... grip (uncredited)
Elizabeth Hedges .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ryan Heide .... digital imaging technician: second unit (uncredited)
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician (uncredited)
Gabe Kolodny .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Eric Lichtenstein .... camera staff assistant (uncredited)
Clint Litton .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Brendan Malone .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Maurer .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Kevin Meegan .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Mellon .... dolly grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jeff Muhlstock .... camera operator (uncredited)
Xavier Munoz .... grip (uncredited)
John Nijhawan .... grip (uncredited)
Steven R. Paquette .... grip (uncredited)
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Marialuisa Ramirez .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Stuart Rogers .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Rudolph .... electrician (uncredited)
Darren Ryan .... video assist (uncredited)
Pierson Silver .... libra head operator (uncredited)
Robert Stevers .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Bob Van Heek .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Matthew Maisto .... casting assistant
Meghan Rafferty .... casting associate
Christina Wright .... casting associate
Veronika Lee Daddona .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Jamie Jacobson .... child extras casting (uncredited)
Nicah Lowry Nossaman .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting director (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Megan Asbee .... set costumer
Susan Bakula .... head costume tailor
Jonathan Clay .... costume production assistant
Lucy Cobbs .... costume staff assistant
David Davenport .... costume supervisor
Kevin Draves .... wardrobe supervisor (as J. Kevin Draves)
Colleen Ehrlich .... costume administrator
Kortney Lawlor .... costumer: Mr. Hanks
Fionnuala M. Lynch .... costumer: Ms. Bullock (as Fionnuala Lynch)
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Jonathan Schwartz .... costume assistant
Martha Smith .... set costumer (as Martha L. Smith)
Jason Adam V. .... costumer
Natalie Abreu .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Scott T. Coppock .... ager/dyer (uncredited)
Malik Summers .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leslie Bautsch .... post-production coordinator
Leslie Blevins .... post-production coordinator
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Pete Conlin .... post production
Melinda Garrett .... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Kevin Krout .... assistant colorist: dailies
Victoria Lang .... first assistant editor
James Lesage .... apprentice editor (as James LeSage)
Jack Lewars .... colorist: dailies
Paloma Mele .... second assistant editor
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jay Rabinowitz .... additional editor
David A. Smith .... associate editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... colorist
Jay Tilin .... digital conform editor
Matt Breitenbach .... assistant conform editor (uncredited)
Marika D. Litz .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Paress .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Chad Schermerhorn .... digital dailies assistant (uncredited)
Seth Weinman .... post-production technician: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pascal Beintus .... orchestrator
Nicolas Charron .... orchestrator
Peter Cobbin .... music mixer
Peter Cobbin .... music recordist
Alexandre Desplat .... conductor
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrator
Mark Graham .... music preparation
Joel Iwataki .... music recordist
Ryan Kelly .... pro tools operator
Dominique LeMonnier .... music producer
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Katherine Gordon Miller .... music editor (as Katherine Miller)
Lewis Morison .... music programmer
Sylvain Morizet .... orchestrator
Eric Pfeifer .... pro tools operator
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Chad E. Smith .... musician
Jean-Yves Thibaudet .... musician: piano solo
Kirsty Whalley .... score editor
Philip James Katrandjian .... musician (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Tim Starnes .... additional music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Fanning .... transportation captain
John Hicks .... transportation co-captain (as John M. Hicks)
Bryan Place .... transportation coordinator
Frank Beggins .... driver (uncredited)
Bill Curry Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Sean Heilig .... driver (uncredited)
Tom Heilig .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Damian Holton .... driver (uncredited)
Bernie Martin .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Michael Murphy .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Edward Paustian .... driver (uncredited)
Francis Whalen .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dionne Audain .... stand in: Viola Davis
Maggie Biggar .... assistant: Ms. Bullock
David E. Bisson .... production secretary (as David Bisson)
Catherine Brelet .... assistant: Mr.von Sydow (as Catherine von Sydow)
Steven Cardwell .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jacquelyn Carr .... studio production team
Marlo Carroll .... production staff assistant
Janelle Coleman .... additional production assistant
William Conacher .... dialogue supervisor
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor: second unit
Theo Cusick .... production staff assistant: second unit
Kyle Davis .... production staff assistant
Sam Day .... office staff assistant
Allison Diamond .... assistant: Mr. Hanks
Kat Donahue .... assistant location manager
Bryant Donohue .... production staff assistant: second unit
Jen Dougherty .... assistant accountant (as Jennifer Dougherty)
Katie Ennis .... production assistant
Steve Faughnan .... location administrator
Kathleen Fellegara .... set medic (as Kathy Fellegara)
Rich Fellegara .... set medic
Joe Guest .... location manager (as Joe C. Guest)
Paul Hamill .... facilities manager
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Joyce Heftel .... script supervisor: pre-timing
Jessica Held .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Charles Howard II .... production assistant
Lamont Jackson .... security
Samson Jacobson .... office staff assistant
Spencer Jezewski .... production staff assistant
Matthew Kania .... assistant location manager
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Dr. Louis Katz)
Sherry Kecskes .... payroll accountant
David Kennedy .... executive assistant
Gayoung Kim .... assistant accountant
Alex Libby .... assistant: Mr. Daldry (as Alexander Libby)
Ginger Marley .... production staff assistant
Timothy Martin .... production staff assistant
Ellen Martinez .... production staff assistant
Kate McCaslin .... assistant: Ms. Costas
Kate McCaslin .... production supervisor: second unit
Peter McManus .... production accountant
B.T. McNicholl .... assistant: child acting
Joshua Mehr .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Mike Miller .... security
Sara Neuffer .... production staff assistant: second unit
Elizabeth Neveu .... production staff assistant
Leda Nornang .... production office coordinator
Victoria Northridge .... teacher
Nick Notte .... production staff assistant: second unit (as Nicholas Notte)
Timothy O'Malley .... assistant accountant
Rachel Parriot .... production staff assistant: second unit (as Rachel L. Parriott)
Jim Pellegrinelli .... assistant production office coordinator
Abdul Rashid .... security
Bill Richards .... helicopter pilot (as William Richards)
Dan Sarrow .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Delaney Schenker .... production assistant
Kelsey Schuyler .... assistant post-production accountant
Scott Sullens .... travel coordinator (as R. Scott Sullens)
Lygia Day Szelwach .... teacher (as Lygia Szelwach)
Laura Taylor .... assistant accountant
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... script supervisor
Mike Trainor .... additional office assistant
Mike Trainor .... location assistant
Cedric Brelet von Sydow .... documentarian (as Cedric von Sydow)
Lisa Wiggins .... assistant accountant
Constance Pierce Winters .... production staff assistant (as Connie Pierce-Winters)
Louis Zuppardi .... location manager: second unit
Jason Acevedo .... craft service (uncredited)
Fajer Al-Kaisi .... adr actor (uncredited)
Mara Alcaly .... location scout (uncredited)
Malcolm Alston .... location assistant (uncredited)
Giuseppe Ardizzone .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Arusha Baker .... set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Clayton Beisner .... production staff (uncredited)
Clayton Beisner .... stage manager (uncredited)
Adam Bennett .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Jason Berg .... post production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Lynn Berrios .... hand double for sandra bullock (uncredited)
Susan Bliss .... post script services (uncredited)
Nina Boesch .... interaction designer (uncredited)
George Brassey .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nathan Buffaloe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Victoria Carter .... location scout (uncredited)
Yara Caubet .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor second unit (uncredited)
Giovanni Clark .... production assistant (uncredited)
J. John Corbett .... title designer: main & end titles: Gravity (uncredited)
George Daratany .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Davidson .... location scout (uncredited)
Jon Donahue .... stand-in: Mr. Hanks (uncredited)
Pete Donohue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicole Evranian .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen Feder .... production staff (uncredited)
Ed Gately .... production secretary (uncredited)
Andrea Greer .... second unit script supervisor (uncredited)
Ryan Robert Howard .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Jodi Innerfield .... office production assistant: prep (uncredited)
Ben Katz .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Erin Kennedy .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Sung Min Kim .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tony Kost .... stand-in: John Goodman (uncredited)
Christopher LeStrange .... location scout (uncredited)
Brendan C. Lynch .... staff production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Liz Magee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Francesco Marchione .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Marschark .... craft service (uncredited)
Kenton McKinley .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
James McKnight .... stand-in: Jeffrey Wright (uncredited)
Lauren Mizenko .... stand-in (uncredited)
Steven M. Morales .... epk production manager (uncredited)
Jesse Newman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Noonan .... location scout (uncredited)
Eric Papa .... location scout (uncredited)
Jeffrey Penman .... technical assistance (uncredited)
Michael Perilstein .... adr actor (uncredited)
Phuong-Thuy Pham .... location scout (uncredited)
Jonathan Podwil .... paintings by (uncredited)
Darryl Prevost .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Reiersen .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Julian Ruhe .... location scout (uncredited)
Joe Russo .... epk producer (uncredited)
Mindy Silberman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marcus Slabine .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Sousa .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christian Vogeler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zach Warsavage .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Weireter .... security (uncredited)
Sally Winters .... adr actor (uncredited)
Rufus Wyer .... location scout (uncredited)
Ernie Zahn .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Argentina:13 | Austria:10 | Brazil:10 | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) | Denmark:11 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Netherlands:12 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | Spain:7 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47084)

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Director Stephen Daldry hoped the film would be completed for the fall of 2011 so that it coincided with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It wasn't.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Oskar and his mother are recounting the people Oskar visited, after they discuss Leigh-Anne Black, both clearly refer to "Lona Black" (at 01:49:58 and 01:50:02) as she is shown in flashbacks and the subtitles show both saying Lona Black as well, but the end credits (in order of appearance) list Mona Black after Leigh-Anne Black and do not list Lona Black. Since no one named Mona Black is mentioned in the film, it is an error in the end credits.See more »
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Oskar Schell:There are more people alive now than have died in all of human history, but the number of dead people is increasing. One day, there isn't going to be any room to bury anyone anymore. So, what about skyscrapers for dead people, that are built down. They could be underneath the skyscrapers for living people, that are built up. We could bury people 100 floors down. And a whole dead world could be underneath the living one.
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26 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
One of the best 9/11 dramas you'll see, this poignant and uplifting story is ultimately a reaffirming tale of resilience and reconciliation, 22 February 2012
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

A fair warning before you step into this 9/11 drama based on the acclaimed novel by Johnathan Safran Foer- the protagonist, a nine-year- old boy living in New York City, isn't someone you'll embrace easily, even though the fact that he had lost his father in the Twin Towers should win much sympathy. Indeed, while we may accept a certain degree of immaturity from the kid due to his age, it's appalling to hear him say that his dad- whose body like the thousands who perished was never found- might just be 'dog faeces' in Central Park, or that he wished it was his mother who had lost her life instead.

Oskar Schell (played by newcomer Thomas Horn) is rather the abrasive kid who is both precocious and socially awkward- though test results on Asperger's syndrome turned out inconclusive. One year after that fateful day, Oskar steps inside his father's closet and finds a key inside an envelope with the name 'Black' scrawled on the front. Thinking that it might be one of his father, Thomas' (Tom Hanks), elaborate puzzles he used to concoct in order to force his son to interact with people, Oskar sets off on a personal quest to track down the source of the key.

Equipped with a backpack of essentials- including an Israeli gas mask, 'A Brief History of Time' by Stephen Hawkings, and a tambourine that he uses to calm himself amid the din and bustle of the city- Oskar traverses by foot through the five boroughs of New York knocking on the doors of everyone with the last name 'Black' he can locate in the phone book. Some of the people he meets include a married couple (Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright) on the verge of divorce, a religious woman who offers up Oskar's mission to God, and a transsexual with a lifestyle too wild for Oskar's comfort- it takes all sorts to make the world, and if each of these attempts turn out futile, it at least fulfils his father's hope that Oskar will learn to be more sociable.

Each encounter is also an affirmation of the collective tragedy that was 9/11, as Oskar's story moves those he meets to concern and compassion be they survivors or mourners. The unanimous display of empathy is poignant, reaffirming humanity's ability to unite behind grief and loss. But screenwriter Eric Roth makes this journey as much about the mutual heroism of New Yorkers trying to make sense and come to terms with the senselessness and devastation as it is about an individual family's struggle to recover from the very disaster.

Just as affecting therefore is the examination of the effect that Thomas' death has on the dynamics of the family- the mother Linda (Sandra Bullock) coping with her husband's passing while trying her best to win the understanding and love of her son; and the grandmother (Zoe Caldwell) thrust into an uneasy position as Oskar's confidant even as he rebuffs his mother. Oskar also forms a connection with a certain mysterious Renter (Max von Sydow) living in his grandmother's apartment, whose willingness to accompany Oskar on his trips belies a painful secret and a deeper personal motivation.

No stranger to heavy-handed dramas, director Stephen Daldry (his fourth feature after the critically acclaimed 'Billy Elliot', 'The Hours' and 'The Reader') handles the potentially histrionic proceedings with surprising deftness. Especially heartrending is Linda's predicament- a scene where she breaks down from hearing Oskar say the words 'I love you' just outside the main door after he leaves in a huff is particularly touching; while a plot twist late into the movie that shows the extent of a mother's love for her son will leave only the hardest of hearts unmoved. Bullock is uncharacteristically low-key but very effective in the role, her heartbreak keenly felt through her grimaces and tears.

Daldry also gets an excellent performance from von Sydow- with wordless shrugs and sighs, he effortlessly conveys his character's troubled past, one so traumatising that he has chosen to remain silent and relate to others with a simple 'yes' on one palm and 'no' on the other. And at the heart of it all is Thomas Horn's mesmerising turn, the 'Kids Jeopardy' winner utterly captivating as the bright but socially inept kid trying desperately to cling onto the one thing that he thinks will help him remain connected to his deceased father.

Appropriately then, the film has been nominated for Best Picture honours- though amongst the nine nominees this year, this is probably the lowest rated overall by critics. Many have criticised Daldry's mawkish sentimentality for undermining the material, but in truth, we thought there was much restraint and nuance in his method. In fact, Daldry deserves praise for preserving both the poignancy and pathos of his source novel, delicately portraying both the effect of 9/11 on a sensitive boy and his family as well as that of the larger community around him. True it takes some time to get to understand Oskar on his level, but the very fact that Daldry has retained the inherent eccentrics of his key character is the surest sign that this is not your typical maudlin 9/11 drama. It is stimulating to say the least, extremely tender and incredibly uplifting.

- www.moviexclusive.com

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