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Reign Over Me -- A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
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Reign Over Me -- A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Reign Over Me -- A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

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Writer (WGA):
Mike Binder (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 2007 (USA) See more »
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Let in the unexpected. See more »
Plot:
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Adam Sandler ... Charlie Fineman

Don Cheadle ... Alan Johnson

Jada Pinkett Smith ... Janeane Johnson

Liv Tyler ... Angela Oakhurst

Saffron Burrows ... Donna Remar

Donald Sutherland ... Judge Raines

Robert Klein ... Jonathan Timpleman

Melinda Dillon ... Ginger Timpleman

Mike Binder ... Bryan Sugarman

Jonathan Banks ... Stelter

Rae Allen ... Adell Modell

Paula Newsome ... Melanie

John de Lancie ... Nigel Pennington
Paul Butler ... George Johnson
Camille LaChe Smith ... Cherie Johnson (as Camille LaChe-Smith)

Imani Hakim ... Jocelyn Johnson

Denise Dowse ... Psychiatric Hospital Therapist

Anthony Chisholm ... William Johnson

B.J. Novak ... Mr. Fallon

Jessica Golden ... Night Club Comic

Ted Raimi ... Peter Savarino
Harris Peet ... Kemp

Molly Binder ... Becky Fishman

Tommy Nohilly ... Patty

Robert Harvey ... Dental Partner

Nick Taylor ... Taxi Driver

M.D. Walton ... New York Police Officer #1
Chad Brigockas ... New York Police Officer #2 (as Chad R. Brigockas)
Elizabeth Andrews ... Sugarman's Secretary
Neal Young ... New Dental Patient (as Neal Robert Young)

Lela Loren ... Dental Hygienist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gina Fricchione ... Dr. Johnson's Waiting Room Patient (uncredited)

Diana Gettinger ... Doreen Fineman (uncredited)

Karen Huie ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Amber Ingram ... Jenny Fineman (uncredited)
Lou Irizarry ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Andre M. Johnson ... New York Police Officer (uncredited)

Joey King ... Gina Fineman (uncredited)
Lester G. Reynolds ... Psyche Patient (uncredited)

Arick Salmea ... Rock Club Guy (uncredited)

Nick Vlassopoulos ... Examining Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Binder 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mike Binder (written by)

Produced by
Jack Binder .... producer
Jack Giarraputo .... executive producer
Michael Rotenberg .... producer
Lynwood Spinks .... executive producer
Jeff G. Waxman .... associate producer (as Jeff Waxman)
Rachel Zimmerman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook (director of photography) (as Russ Alsobrook)
 
Film Editing by
Steve Edwards 
Jeremy Roush 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
 
Production Design by
Christian Wintter  (as Pipo Wintter)
 
Art Direction by
Greg Berry  (as Gregory A. Berry)
 
Set Decoration by
Jon Danniells 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Lynn Scott  (as Deborah L. Scott)
 
Makeup Department
Rose Chatterton .... key hair stylist: New York
Victor DeNicola .... key hair stylist: New York (as Victor P. DeNicola Jr.)
Kathleen Freeman .... key makeup artist
Araxi Lindsey .... hair stylist: Mrs. Pinkett Smith
Ann Pala .... makeup department head (as Ann Pala Taylor)
Denise Paulson .... makeup artist
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
Nancy Tong .... key hair stylist (as Nanxy Tong-Heater)
Toy Van Lierop .... key makeup artist: New York (as Toy R. Van Lierop)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marlene Arvan .... first assistant director: second unit, New York
Melody Beam .... extra second assistant director
Thomas Coe .... second assistant director: Los Angeles (as Thomas D. Coe)
Louis Guerra .... second assistant director (as Louis J. Guerra)
Alexander James .... additional second assistant director: second unit
Deanna Leslie .... second assistant director: second unit (as Deanna Leslie Kelly)
Jamie Marshall .... first assistant director
Michael T. Meador .... second second assistant director: New York (as Michael Meador)
Shawn Pipkin .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
Kyle Rudolph .... second unit director: New York (as Kyle C. Rudolph)
 
Art Department
Todd Bennett .... plaster foreman
Jeff Butcher .... property master: New York
Matthew Cavaliero .... property master
Denise Ciarcia .... assistant property master
Danielle Clemenza .... art assistant
Randy Culberhouse .... general foreman
Nella Davies .... decoration coordinator
John R. Elliott .... construction coordinator
Tim Fassino .... set dresser: Los Angeles/New York
Brian Feola .... construction foreman
Adam Goodnoff-Cernese .... assistant property master: New York
Alex Gorodetsky .... charge scenic artist
Gina Herold .... art department coordinator: New York
Chryss Hionis .... set decorator: New York
Robert Kropfl .... carpenter
Allan Lane .... swing
Roger Lundeen .... set designer
Bobby Mara .... propmaker foreman
Mike Medina .... construction foreman
Fred O'Connor .... propmaker
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... props: New York
Julio Palma .... set dresser
Portia Perry .... painter
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... set dresser
Shane Reed .... leadman
Michael Ruby .... supervising signwriter
Kyle Salvatore .... on-set dresser: New York
Nick Stanton .... assistant property master
David Swayze .... art director: New York
Sondra Thorpe .... buyer
Kathleen Walker .... art department coordinator: Los Angeles
Jim Wallis .... set designer
 
Sound Department
David Bach .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Brian John Gardner .... foley editor (as Brian J. Gardner)
Marc Glassman .... sound effects editor
Laura Graham .... dialogue editor
Matthew P. Hanson .... assistant sound editor (as Matt Hanson)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Richard Kite .... sound utility
Howard London .... adr mixer
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
Clayton Weber .... supervising foley editor
Elmo Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
Elmo Weber .... supervising sound editor
Gary Raymond .... Pro Tools music playback and recording (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects foreman: New York
Jason Dodd .... special effects technician
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Alexandre Cancado .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Vincent Cirelli .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Chad Dombrova .... technical director: Luma Pictures
H Haden Hammond .... compositor: Luma Pictures
John R. Hazzard .... animator: Luma Pictures (as John Hazzard)
Brent Hensarling .... senior systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Justin Johnson .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Ntana Key .... second digital colorist: EFILM
Jason Locke .... matchmover
Valy Lungoccia .... visual effects
Glenn Morris .... visual effects producer
Ashok Nayar .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Pimentel A. Raphael .... animator: Luma Pictures (as Raphael Pimentel)
Steven J. Scott .... supervising digital colorist: EFilm
Gabe Shedd .... visual effects staff
Payam Shohadai .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Joey Sila .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Chris Barnes .... stunts
Tim Buchanan .... stunts
Jared Burke .... stunt double: Adam Sandler
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver
John Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George B. Colucci)
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt driver
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt driver
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt double
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts
Joanne Lamstein .... stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Don Cheadle
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger
Brian Smyj .... stunts
Erik Solky .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven A. Adelson .... Steadicam operator
Steven A. Adelson .... camera operator
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Curtis Bradford .... gaffer: Los Angeles and New York
Betty Chow .... second assistant camera
Tim Collins .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Howard J. Cournoyer .... electrician
Julian J. Delacruz .... assistant camera: second unit, New York
Daryl Didier .... set lighting technician: Los Angeles
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... a-camera second assistant: NYC
Jason Garcia .... first assistant camera
Jeffrey M. Hall .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Jay M. Huntoon .... digital video assist operator: Los Angeles
Nils Johnson .... digital video assist operator: New York
Scott Koche .... camera production assistant
Jennifer Koestler .... second assistant camera
Eric R. Laudadio .... additional first assistant camera
Cameron Lee Michael .... electrician
Ryan Quinlan .... best boy
Patrick Quinn .... assistant camera: New York
Sam Rosedietcher .... electrician
Kyle Rudolph .... director of photography: second unit, New York (as Kyle C. Rudolph)
Rigney Sackley .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Satin .... digital imaging technician: New York
T. Daniel Scaringi .... key grip: Los Angeles
Aaron Schulte .... electrician
Richard Stevens .... camera operator
Jason Young .... rigging best boy electric
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting
Kathy Kaplan .... casting assistant
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting associate
Judith Sunga .... casting associate
Joanna Vanadia .... extras casting assistant
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Brown .... costumer: Mr. Sandler
Nancy Collini .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Helsley .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Michael Nouryeh .... first assistant editor
Steven J. Scott .... digital film colorist
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
 
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
Ross DeRoche .... music copyist
George Doering .... musician
Shawyne Fisher .... choir coordinator
Trevor Gilchrist .... music programmer: score
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Chet Leonard .... music playback
Dan Savant .... music contractor
Nick South .... music editor
Greg Townley .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver
Gary Schamber .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Carlos A. Acosta .... unit location assistant
Edward Allen .... production accountant
Monica Barraza .... assistant production coordinator
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist
Phil Besa .... accounting clerk: Los Angeles
Bryan Binder .... assistant: Mr. M. Binder
Jeremy T. Black .... production assistant (as Jeremy Thomas Black)
Deon Boyce .... production assistant
Lauren Brezner .... assistant: Mr. M. Binder
Adam Butera .... production assistant
Daniel Cabeza .... production assistant
Chris Camuto .... accounting clerk
Nick Carr .... location assistant: New York
Barbara Casner .... assistant production coordinator
Frank Cattano .... assistant location manager: New York
Ricky Cuevas .... first assistant accountant
Roberto De Jesus .... production assistant: New York
Jacques Derosena .... photo double
John DeSimone .... production coordinator: New York
Nat Dinga .... assistant: Mr. J. Binder
James R. Dunham .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Lichelle D. Ebner .... stand-in: Rae Allen
Lauren E. Enfield .... production assistant
Shayla Freeman .... production assistant: second unit
Sean P. Galvin .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Timothy Goldberg .... location assistant: New York
Joe Guest .... location manager: second unit
Ronald E. Hairston .... key craft service
Melanie Hall .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (as Melanie Sheerer)
Elizabeth Hannah .... production intern: New York
Paul Hargrave .... location manager
James Hinton .... assistant accountant
Robert S. Hoffman .... set production assistant (as Rob Hoffman)
Robert Hume .... production coordinator
Michael B. Johnson .... production accountant: New York
Patrice Karavas .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Nancy Karlin .... script supervisor
Ket Lamb .... stand-in: Los Angeles
Nicole Lederman .... production assistant: New York (as Nicole Diane Lederman)
James D. Lee .... location manager: New York
James Lesage .... production assistant
Jonathan Loughran .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Faya Madrid .... production assistant
Nicole Mandich .... stand-in
Rosemary Morgan .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Fisher Pence .... assistant: Mr. Rotenberg
Jennifer Perkins .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Bronwyn Preston .... unit publicist
Shane Ralston .... stand-in: Adam Sandler
Nicole Real .... assistant set production assistant
Johnny Renaudo .... post assistant accountant (as Johnny S. Renaudo II)
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician: New York
Ulises Rodriguez .... production secretary: New York
Rick Roesch .... payroll accountant
Loriel Samaras .... set production assistant
Elyse Sams .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
V.W. Scheich .... production coordinator
Michael James 'Scotty' Scott .... second assistant accountant
Maurice Sessoms .... key set production assistant: New York
Daryl Sledge .... production assistant
Jason Sugars .... assistant: Mr. Cheadle
Nick Theodorakis .... digital imaging engineer: Los Angeles
Scott Trimble .... key assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Scott Trimble .... location scout: Los Angeles
Paul Wielunski .... production assistant
Matthew H. Wiesner .... location assistant
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... set medic: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Johann Benét .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual references
Runtime:
124 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Ireland:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:TV-PG | USA:R (certificate #42006)

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Trivia:
The scooter itself is just powerful enough to make it technically illegal in New York City, which permits electric scooters but has banned engine-powered ones like Charlie's. He's a bit of an outlaw.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Donna enters the courtroom while Dr. Oakhurst is on the stand. Dr. Oakhurst is also seated in the gallery as Donna moves towards her seat.See more »
Quotes:
Judge Raines:What's that man's name?
George Johnson:Brian Sugarman
Judge Raines:...I'll see you Monday morning, DON'T BRING SUGARMAN!
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Soundtrack:
PaybackSee more »

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298 out of 339 people found the following review useful.
Powerful when it's being original, 13 March 2007
Author: tyler-92 from United States

I just got back from a screening a couple of hours ago, and I was very happy with the movie when I left it. It's very intense, and the closest I've come to crying in a movie in quite some time. That is a credit to Adam Sandler, who delivers a magnificent performance on many levels, and who probably deserves an Oscar nom for it, were it not coming out so early in the year. Don Cheadle gives his usual superb performance playing the straight man to Adam's disturbed.

There is some humor, but most of it is really only funny in comparison to the tearjerking moments, as Adam deals with his loss and Don struggles to help him. Adam plays two levels very well... when he is mentally stable he is funny and likable, but when he is, well, less stable he's powerful and dark.

I recommend it for anyone who likes intense mental dramas about difficult friendship and loss.

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