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Joshua -- The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
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Joshua -- Behind the scenes: Rockwell, Kogan, and baby
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Joshua -- The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.


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Release Date:
13 July 2007 (USA) See more »
The story of a perfect boy who had a perfect plan. See more »
The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
George Ratliff 
Writing credits
David Gilbert (written by) and
George Ratliff (written by)

Produced by
Johnathan Dorfman .... producer
Thomas Fatone .... associate producer
Temple Fennell .... executive producer
Dan O'Meara .... executive producer
George Paaswell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nico Muhly 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jacob Craycroft 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto  (as Patricia DiCerto)
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
Art Direction by
Katya DeBear 
Set Decoration by
Amanda Carroll 
Costume Design by
Astrid Brucker 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... head hair stylist
John Jack Curtin .... key hair stylist
Joseph Farulla .... assistant makeup artist (as Joe Farulla)
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist (as Sharon Ilson Burke)
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mia Lee .... post-production supervisor
Bergen Swanson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Patrick D. Gibbons .... second assistant director
Kim Thompson .... second second assistant director (as Kimberly Anne Thompson)
Art Department
Robert Antalocy .... carpenter
John Bjerklie .... scenic artist
Wendy Cohen .... product placement: and clearances
Michael Dickman .... set dresser
Stephen Finkin .... leadman
Shannon Finnerty .... on-set dresser
Yolan Fisher .... prop master
Bess Frelinghuysen .... prop consultant (as Bess Frelinghuysen Ratliff)
Joshua Higgason .... set dresser
Dan Kajeckas .... charge scenic
Christopher Kay .... scenic artist
Beth Kuhn .... scenic artist (as Mary Beth Kuhn)
Jason Miller .... art department coordinator
Nicholas J. Mongelli Jr. .... key construction grip (as Nick Mongelli Jr)
Erik Oberholtzer .... set dresser (as Eric Oberholtzer)
Ronnie Petagna .... carpenter
Andrew Rossig .... carpenter
Vincent Spencer .... drawings: Joshua's
Vincent Spencer .... storyboard artist
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator (as Richard Tenowitz)
Charity Thomas .... art department coordinator
Girolamo Tuzzolino .... construction grip
Adriano Valle .... art production assistant
Bentley Wood .... assistant prop master
Derek J.W. Wybourn .... set dresser
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
David Ellinwood .... dialogue editor (as Dave Ellinwood)
Anguibe Guindo .... additional boom operator
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Ken Ishii .... location sound mixer
John Moros .... adr engineer
James Nichols .... dolby sound consultant
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Craig Spencer .... foley editor
Craig Spencer .... foley engineer
Julie Wilde .... boom operator (as Julie Stalker-Wilde)
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... main titles designer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... grip
Aida Artieda .... company grip
Mark Beattie .... generator operator
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator
Luis Colon .... best boy grip
Caswell Cooke .... key grip
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... grip
David Epstein .... grip
Jess Fogel .... electrician
Dennis Green .... playback: 24 frame
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Ludovic Littee .... b camera operator
Ludovic Littee .... first assistant camera
Nick Maczka .... additional grip
Matthew Mendelson .... electrician
Sebastien Nicolet .... camera trainee
Jeff Niggemeyer .... company electric
Ray Richards .... additional electrician
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera
Randy Schwartz .... film loader
George Selden .... company electric
Yoshi Sonoda .... additional grip
Josh Taylor .... best boy electric
Sean Taylor .... company electric
Vance Tucker .... company grip
Jonathan Vendetti .... dolly grip (as Jon Vendetti)
Brett Walters .... second assistant camera
Trevor Watrous .... grip
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Yueni Zander .... film loader
Casting Department
Lois J. Drabkin .... casting associate
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Ali Merhi .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana J. Collins .... wardrobe supervisor
Michael Fisher .... set costumer
Jacci Fredenburg .... assistant costume designer
Lucia Lettini .... set costumer
Jan Finnell .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Niya Allen .... post-production assistant
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Danny DeVincent .... digital colorist (as Daniel DeVincent)
Matthew H. Giordano .... assistant editor (as Matt Giordano)
Janus O. Pilenyi .... optical negative supervisor
Ariel Enriquez Saulog .... digital supervisor
Michael Smollin .... final telecine master
Stan Sztaba .... negative cut
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Stephanie Wu .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Nate Braeuer .... location assistant (as Nathaniel Braeuer)
Trish Gray .... location scout
Abi Jackson .... location production assistant
Ryan Smith .... location manager
Marisa Vrooman .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Dan Bora .... music producer: and recordist
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
Esther Lee Kaplan .... piano teacher
Zoe Knight .... publishing officer
Nico Muhly .... conductor
Christian Rutledge .... studio manager: musician contractor
Mauricio Vazquez Salido .... assistant engineer (as Mauricio Vasquez)
Transportation Department
Mark Dolce .... driver
Robert T. Donovan .... driver
Michael Fennimore .... transportation captain (as Mike Fennimore)
Biyami Sak .... driver
Gabe Turiello .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Melissa O. Adeyemo .... office production assistant
Cory Azriliant .... racquetball consultant
Patrick Barile .... chef
Michael A. Becker .... production assistant
Peter Chadzynski .... unit production assistant
Betty Chin .... production coordinator
Amyjoy Clark .... first assistant accountant
Jeremy Crane .... assistant production coordinator
Joe Dapello .... legal services (as Joseph J. Dapello Esq)
Anne de la Gueronniere .... intern
Nora Demenus .... intern
Anne Marie Dentici .... set production assistant
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Marie Durkan .... assistant: to Mr. Dapello
Vadim Epstein .... key set production assistant
Cyrus Frelinghuysen .... provider: Egyptian photos
Leigh Friend .... craft service assistant
Kantarama Gahigiri .... intern
William Gilfillan .... accounting clerk
Sharoya Hall .... intern
Susan Humphrey .... animal trainer
Michelle Israel .... intern
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Louis A. Katz MD)
Rona Katz .... insurance
Jeffrey Longo .... office production assistant (as Jeff Longo)
Brent Lyman .... unit production assistant
Peter Madamba .... script clearance
Matt Maisto .... set production assistant
Ross Miller .... insurance
Sebastien Nicolet .... intern
Stanley Parham .... unit production assistant
Alex Paster .... intern
Morgan Patterson .... unit production assistant
Kevin Pazmino .... unit production assistant
Anthony Peart .... intern
Dan Pellar .... unit production assistant
Angel Pina .... chef (as Angelo Pina)
Alexandra Redorta-Gascon .... intern (as Alex Redotai-Gascon)
Ilana Rotenberg .... set production assistant
Traci Snyder .... intern
Natalie Swan .... stand-in: Vera Farmiga
José Tejada .... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Kathleen Truitt .... stand-in
Rhianon Visinisky .... craft service assistant (as Rhiannon Visinsky)
Noreen Ward .... production accountant
Sharon Watt .... script supervisor
Steven Weisz .... stand-in
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: Sam Rockwell
Amy Wolk .... on-set tutor
Innie Wong .... intern
Brian Wray .... set production assistant
Rose Zingale .... stand-in: Joshua
Ami Armstrong .... special thanks
Victoria Bader .... the producers wish to thank
Rachel Birdsall .... special thanks
Michael Bloomberg .... the producers wish to thank (as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
Coran Capshaw .... special thanks
John Clapp .... the producers wish to thank: Camers Service Center
Laura Danese .... the producers wish to thank: Eastern Effects
Patrick Devaney .... the producers wish to thank
Maureen Duffy .... special thanks
Glenn Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Ari Graynor .... special thanks
Mark Horowitz .... special thanks
Anne Hubbell .... the producers wish to thank: Eastman Kodak
Ruth Janson .... the producers wish to thank
Jonathan King .... special thanks
Dana Lambert .... special thanks
Dave Matthews .... special thanks (as David Matthews)
Dean McCann .... the producers wish to thank
Charlotte Mickie .... special thanks
Katherine Oliver .... thanks (as Katherine L. Oliver)
Karen Pals .... special thanks
Andy Reimer .... special thanks
Janine Small .... special thanks
Yul Vazquez .... special thanks
Mira Yong .... special thanks
Goldie Zlotnick .... the producers wish to thank
Nadine Zylstra .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Devil's Child" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for language and some disturbing behavior by a child
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ (2007) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Africa:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #43401)

Did You Know?

The role of Joshua's young sibling was played by the real-life newborn sibling of Jacob Kogan.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The video tape Joshua pulls from the drawer to watch is dated 2/29/1997. 1997 was not a leap year.See more »
[first lines]
Soccer Dad:You're playing like a bunch of little girls!
Brad Cairn:[signalling him to chill out]
Soccer Dad:You're playing like a little girl!
Brad Cairn:Good, good hustle. Good hustle!
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Movie Connections:
References Battleship Potemkin (1925)See more »
The FlySee more »


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19 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
when the apple's rotten..., 7 January 2008
Author: funnylookingmonkey from United States

completely mis-marketed as an Omen-type horror film, there's a lot more going on in this one than in most of the recent similar scary fare. first things first: there's no supernatural hoo-hah. (ah, so refreshing.) it's an unsettling, strangely plausible horror film... seemingly made especially for parents. a few plot elements bothered me, and i felt there was one misstep (involving a Dave Matthews song, btw!), but overall it was an effective chiller. Vera Farmiga as the increasingly imbalanced mother and Celia Weston as the holy-rolling but genuinely concerned mother-in-law are both excellent, and Sam Rockwell delivers another compelling and subtly idiosyncratic performance. George Ratliff, who directed the engrossing and discomfiting 2001 documentary, Hell House, shows promise as a narrative filmmaker.

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