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Cassandra's Dream (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 18 January 2008 (USA)
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The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies.

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Cast

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Ian
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Boat Owner (as Peter Hugo-Daly)
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Father
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Lucy (as Ashley Medekwe)
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Jerry
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Kate
Keith Smee ...
Terry's Track Mate
Stephen Noonan ...
Mel
Dan Carter ...
Fred
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Helen
Lee Whitlock ...
Mike
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Storyline

Two London brothers are hard-up for cash, and both have girls to look out for, too. When rich Uncle Howard comes to town and agrees to help them out, he admits his finances are under investigation, and he asks them to do him a favor and "take care of" an old business relation to keep his trouble under wraps - he says that they're family, and since he always takes care of them, the least they could do is help him out this once, as they're the only ones he can trust. The film follows their struggle with the immorality of this request and how each brother chooses to deal with it. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence | See all certifications »
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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Summer Project 2006  »

Box Office

Budget:

£13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$437,643 (USA) (18 January 2008)

Gross:

$971,561 (USA) (15 February 2008)
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Trivia

Colin Farrell said in an interview that he "think[s] [he] did as many takes for this whole film as I did for one scene in Miami Vice (2006)." See more »

Goofs

The ashtray and the cigarette pack keep appearing and disappearing on the table when Terry is eating with his whole family in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ian: Ah, she's a beauty! I mean, look her - she's not new, but she looks new. He said the engine needed work.
Terry: I could do the engine.
Ian: I can't believe he's asking so little. It's practically a steal.
Terry: John Anderson said we could keep it at his marina - free of charge - at least for a year till his son comes back.
Ian: Ah, here he comes. Don't show you're too eager or he won't budge on the price, all right?
Terry: Right.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Infectious
Written by Edgard Jaude (as Edgard E. Jaude), Sophia Kartadinata-Levy & Philip G. Levy
Performed by Sophia
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan/Heavy Hitters Music
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Woody Dostoyevsky
2 February 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Crime and punishment in a modern, anonymous London. Two perfectly matched, mismatched brothers. Yachts that cannot afford, dreams of Hotels in California and an everyday of losing and losing. An opportunity with a huge catch attached to it and, of course, the inexorable is waiting. Crisp, fast dialogue. Excellent performances by Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrel as the brothers, an outstanding bit by Clare Higgins as the mother and the ubiquitous Tom Wilkinson as the rich uncle from America. There is something endearing about the dimness of the two brothers and we follow their predicament appalled and entertained. The ending feels a bit rushed. I longed to be part of those final instants just to catch a glimpse of that ultimate decision. A morality tale from Woody Allen, what next?


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