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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

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Dan
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Connie
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Sarah
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Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Stewart Goodman
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Dr. Briar
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George's Doctor
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Susan
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Connie's Daughter
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Storyline

Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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19 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,851,136, 21 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,951,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,168,201
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Trivia

Mike Tyson claimed in his autobiography he took one of his call girl girlfriends to see the film. Years later, Mike served alongside Will Smith and Lennox Lewis as a pallbearer at the funeral of Muhammad Ali. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Emily are driving in his car with the dog in the back, the back window is open and the dog puts his head out of the window, but its mouth does not move. If they were really driving, the dog's mouth would move because of the wind. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
911 Operator: 911 emergency...
Ben Thomas: I need an ambulance.
911 Operator: I have you at 9212 West Third Street in Los Angeles.
Ben Thomas: That's room number 2.
911 Operator: What's the emergency?
Ben Thomas: There's been a suicide.
911 Operator: Who's the victim?
Ben Thomas: I am.
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Referenced in Miss Representation (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Know
Written by Brook Benton and Bobby Stevenson
Performed by Ruth Brown
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Shakespeare of today.
18 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

If this movie doesn't touch every sentimental nerve in your body and reach to the core of your soul, you are not human. This movie will touch your heart in places you never knew existed. Each of us has seen those movies that reach deep within and cause the light tear to seep out of corner of our eyes and we quickly wipe it away and hope no one sees us. You will indeed be seen crying on this one. You will need a box of tissues. I do not know how or what the so called self critics are seeing, but I don't think it's the same movie I just finished watching. Yes it's a little slow, but its real…. This is a human in tune with what he wants and doesn't let ANYTHING stop him from completing what he started. It's a Shakespeare tragedy in today's society. A movie you should definitely see. 9 out of 10.


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