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A Thousand Words -- A Bodhi tree sprouts up on the property of literary agent Jack McCall after he stretches the truth on a book deal with a guru. Seeing that a leaf from the tree falls to the ground with each word he speaks, Jack must learn the power of the spoken word or suffer the consequences.
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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Steve Koren (written by)
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Release Date:
9 March 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He only has 1000 words left to discover what matters the most. See more »
Plot:
After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What's Up With the Negative Reviews?? See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Eddie Murphy ... Jack McCall

Kerry Washington ... Caroline McCall
Emanuel Ragsdale ... Tyler McCall

Jill Basey ... Woman in Starbucks

Greg Collins ... Construction Worker

Robert LeQuang ... Starbucks Customer

Michael G. Wilkinson ... Starbucks Customer

Lyndsey Nelson ... Starbucks Customer
Michael Cody Gilbert ... Starbucks Customer

Lou Saliba ... Shrink

John Gatins ... Valet

Clark Duke ... Aaron Wiseberger

Cliff Curtis ... Dr. Sinja

Mitchell Fink ... Male Agent

Edi Patterson ... Young Female Agent

Allison Janney ... Samantha Davis

Emily A. Burton ... Crying Student (as Emily Burton)

Tracy Mulholland ... Young Student
Brad Keimach ... Sinja Aide
Dilip Jha ... Sinja Aide
Jorge A. Alvarez ... Mariachi Band Leader

Ruby Dee ... Annie McCall

Kayla Blake ... Emily

Leonard Earl Howze ... Orderly
Winston J. Rocha ... Gaudencio (as Winston Rocha)

Jack McBrayer ... Starbuck's Barista

John Witherspoon ... Blind Man
Bethany Dwyer ... Mary

Alain Chabat ... Christian Léger de la Touffe
Thierry Segall ... French Businessman
Noel Courteblenche ... French Businessman

Sara Holden ... Hostess

Lennie Loftin ... Robert Gilmore

David Burke ... Gil Reed

Jeff Kahn ... Waiter

Matt Winston ... Kid Space Teacher

Daniel Hepner ... Sensitive Dad #1
Eric Archibald ... Sensitive Dad #2

Philip Pavel ... Overly Enthused Dad

Raquel Bell ... Kid Space Mom

Phil Reeves ... Don Parker

Kamala Jones ... Hotel Employee

K. Harrison Sweeney ... Rotund Man (as Kharrison Sweeney)
Brian Gallivan ... Tony
Steven M. Gagnon ... Ira
Katheryn Cain ... Katie
Daniel Saltos ... Gaudencio's Assistant

Lauren Schuchman ... Waitress
Ted Kennedy ... Homeless Man
Jane Bartelme ... Nun

Darcy Rose Byrnes ... 10 Year Old Girl

Eshaya Draper ... Young Jack

Sarah Scott Davis ... Young Annie

Skip Crank ... Ice Cream Vendor
Justin Robbins ... Boy (as Justin Soul Robbins)
Miles Robbins ... Boy (as Miles David Robbins)
Floyd Levine ... Man on Pier

Bunny Levine ... Woman on Pier

Brian R. Norris ... Steven (as Brian Norris)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adalia Braydon ... Co-Worker (uncredited)
Mark E. Clason ... Jazz Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Andy B. Dardaine ... Co-Worker (uncredited)

Gina Fricchione ... Literary Agent (uncredited)
Zachary Junt ... Concert Guest (uncredited)
Patrick McSherry ... Office Co Worker (uncredited)

Michela Rietdijk ... Nun (uncredited)

Ariel Winter ... Lila (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brian Robbins 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steve Koren (written by)

Produced by
Jane Bartelme .... executive producer
Caroline Bresard .... associate producer
Sharla S. Bridgett .... producer (as Sharla Sumpter)
Nicolas Cage .... producer
Alain Chabat .... producer
Stephanie Danan .... producer
Nicolas Giraudi .... associate producer
Norman Golightly .... producer
Steve Koren .... executive producer
Brian Robbins .... producer
Lars P. Winther .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Clark Mathis 
 
Film Editing by
Ned Bastille 
 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Seth Yanklewitz 
 
Production Design by
Clay A. Griffith 
 
Art Direction by
Jay Pelissier 
Angela Stauffer 
 
Set Decoration by
Wayne Shepherd 
 
Costume Design by
Mary E. Vogt 
 
Makeup Department
Debra Coleman .... key makeup artist
Camille Friend .... department head hair
Cynthia Hernandez .... makeup artist
Melanie Hughes .... department head makeup
Jason James .... dental technician
Lori McCoy-Bell .... key hair stylist
Kelley Mitchell .... makeup artist
Vera Steimberg Moder .... personal makeup artist
Susan Stepanian .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tina Anderson .... post-production supervisor
Mary Kane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Crotty .... second second assistant director
Eugene Davis .... additional second assistant director
Stephen W. Moore .... second second assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second assistant director
Lars P. Winther .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ronald S. Baratie .... greens foreman
Jaime Beebe .... set dresser
Richard J. Bell .... head greens coordinator
Mark Brooks .... set dresser
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Michael D'Imperio .... props
Mathias Fain .... on-set dresser
Alyssa Feener .... art department coordinator
Alex Hill .... storyboard artist (as Alex Hillkurtz)
Patrick Janicke .... digital illustrator
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Charles Kern .... camera scenic
Mark Kudra .... set dresser
Spencer Lord .... special photography props
John Hammer Maxwell .... on-set dresser
Bryan McBrien .... greens stand-by
Frank McEldowney .... greens foreman
Douglas McKay .... gang boss
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Randy Molique .... set dresser
James Rothwell .... animatic
James Rothwell .... pre-visualization
Michael Ruby .... graphic designer
Angela Stauffer .... assistant art director
Mike Villarino .... construction coordinator: additional photography
Margaret Wall .... art production assistant
Nic Weethee .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Mike Chock .... sound effects editor
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Buster Flaws .... adr mixer
Ron Fremstad .... ProTools operator
Ron Fremstad .... second boom operator
David Goldsmith .... video assist
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Elliott Koretz .... sound designer
Elliott Koretz .... supervising sound editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Nelson .... sound editor
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist
Jason Oliver .... sound recordist
Ralph Osborn .... supervising dialogue editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Kira Roessler .... adr supervisor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Victor DiMichina .... production supervisor: Pixel Magic
TJ Falls .... visual effects consultant
Patrick Flanagan .... digital compositor
Phillip Giles .... digital artist
Jim Gorman .... digital compositor
Craig Hilditch .... digital compositor
Steven Lloyd .... digital artist
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Brad Moylan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Iva Petkova .... previsualisation
David Ridlen .... CG supervisor: Pixel Magic
Michael Saz .... digital retouching
Linda Schubell-Sundlin .... visual effects editor
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Norie Varga .... digital artist
Norie Varga .... visual effects artist
Nathan Warner .... previs supervisor: Proof, Inc.
Dione Wood .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic FX
 
Stunts
Sean Christopher .... stunt rigger
Sean Christopher .... utility stunts
Danny Epper .... stunt bus driver
Conrade Gamble .... stunt double
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Andy Gill .... stunt coordinator
Horace Knight .... stunt double
David McSweeney .... stunt double
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alexonis .... key grip
Noah Bishop .... technocrane operator
Robert Branam .... video utility
Rod Calarco .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Nelson A. Castillo .... rigger
Jonathan Clark .... film loader
Clayton Daily .... additional film loader
Michael Kennedy .... lighting technician
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera
Bob Leitelt .... rigging key grip
Marc Marino .... rigging gaffer
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
James M. McClure .... key dimmer board operator
Craig Molsberry .... best boy electric
John S. Moyer .... Steadicam operator
John S. Moyer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jason Newton .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Brian S. Osmond .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Rauch .... grip
Jonathan Shier .... camera
Charles Smith .... rigging grip best boy
Tim Speed .... electrician
C. Ashley Sudge .... dolly grip (as Ashley Sudge)
Andrew Taylor .... best boy grip
Daniel Tkaczyk .... lighting technician
Nicole Turegano .... film loader
John Vecchio .... gaffer
Eric Wheeler .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Kate Caldwell .... casting associate
Valerie Magoon .... casting assistant
Katie Taylor .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Valentina Aulisi .... set costumer
Joshua Coleman .... costumer
Fetteroff Colen .... costumer: Mr. Murphy
Erin Fisher .... costume assistant
Katie Gavin .... set costumer
Mary-Kate Killilea .... assistant costume designer
Bob Moore Jr. .... set costumer
Peri Richards .... wardrobe production assistant
Julie Shack .... set costumer
Daisy Alexandra Sylbert-Torres .... additional set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tony Bacigalupi .... first assistant editor
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist
Trevor St. John David .... post-production assistant
Evan Henke .... first assistant editor
Jennifer Lee .... digital edit assist
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Sachen .... colorist
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Jeff Carson .... music editor: Score
Brad Dechter .... supervising orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Kevin Kaska .... orchestrator
Helena Lea .... music editor
Michael Mishaw .... score musician: vocalist
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Michael Stern .... music recording engineer
Madonna Wade-Reed .... music supervisor
Mike Watts .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Rich Bennetti .... parking coordinator
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Glenn Coopersmith .... transportation
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Jim Petti .... transportation captain
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver: re-shoots
Chris Raines .... transportation
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation coordinator
Sarah Lynn Schmitt .... driver
Paul E. Stroh .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Paul Tumber .... transportation co-captain
Jeff Verdick .... transportation coordinator
Chad Wadsworth .... production van driver: basecamp
 
Other crew
John Bartnicki .... production assistant
Irina Beil .... third assistant accountant
Cody Birdwell .... set production assistant
Kristen Boulé .... additional set production assistant
Jenny Lynn Burnett .... post-production accountant
Paulette Dauber .... unit publicist
Victor DiMichina .... technical production supervisor
Bree Elise .... stand-in (as Brianna Canillas)
Richie Elson .... additional set production assistant
Patrick Falls .... adr loop group
Ashley Fardys .... production secretary
Jenny Fumarolo .... assistant to executive producer
Vicki Goldsmith .... additional set production assistant
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher
Zak Grausam .... second assistant accountant
Marc Haimes .... studio executive
Amanda Harrington .... assistant location manager
Richard Itskovich .... production assistant
Lauren Iverson .... assistant: director
Zachary Junt .... production assistant
Zachary Kahn .... key assistant location manager
Brad Keimach .... yoga and music consultant
Ket Lamb .... stand-in: Rakefet Abergel
Joyce Lasley .... stand-in
Jerry Lee .... construction accountant
Scott Levine .... set production assistant
Brandon Linville .... first assistant accountant
Scotch Ellis Loring .... adr actor
David B. Lyons .... key assistant location manager
Matthew McArdle .... production assistant
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Diana P. Mejia .... assistant accountant: reshoots
Tricia Miles .... post executive
Michael W. Miliotti .... cat trainer
Mark Moseley .... adr voice match
Heidi Brook Myers .... adr loop group
Carrie A. Oyer .... assistant production coordinator
John Panzarella .... location manager
Erin Sahlstrom .... production coordinator
Edgar Sardarian .... production assistant
Carter Schmitt .... key assistant location manager
Matt Schulman .... production assistant
Jed Smith .... remix producer
Kelly A. Snyder .... production accountant (as Kelly Snyder)
Rachel Spenst .... production assistant
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager
Katie Taylor .... production secretary
Nate Taylor .... key assistant location manager
Donna Tegan .... staff set production assistant
Leslie Thorson .... key assistant location manager
Lora Umphress .... payroll accountant
Randy Webster .... personal assistant to Eddie Murphy
Richard W. Welch .... key production assistant
Anthony Woods .... production medic
Garson Yu .... main titles
Jesse Heiman .... stand-in (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor
Runtime:
91 min
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Language:
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:PG-13 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45551)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Filmed in 2008, not released until 2012.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the restaurant when Jack and Dr Sinja are talking, the woman behind the Dr, her hair changes from untied to tied and back to untied again throughout the shot.See more »
Quotes:
Aaron Wiseberger:I went to community college, and that was only because my grandma was sleeping with the dean.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I Idolize YouSee more »

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38 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
What's Up With the Negative Reviews??, 17 June 2012
Author: Shawn from Australia

I cannot understand why someone would rate this so poorly and call it "an abomination" of a film. These people must like to watch depressing or utter brain dead movies, over heart warming, feel good movies.

Granted this film is not perfect, there are definitely some unnecessary and quite stupid scenes, but this does not detract from the overall moral of the story which makes a powerful philosophical point - a point we must all contemplate.

Eddie Murphy is his funny usual self and the rest of the cast do a great job. Also the cinematography is excellent with some remarkable scenes.

I highly recommend this movie for anyone looking for a meaningful movie. A must watch for all who are positive.

Peace.

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