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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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George's Doctor
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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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Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret. See more »

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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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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 994,645 (Canada) (21 December 2008)

Gross:

$69,951,824 (USA)
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Woody Harrelson plays Ezra Turner, a meat salesman. He played another meat salesman, Mickey Knox, in Natural Born Killers (1994). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Ben incorrectly states that God created the world in 7 days, but in fact the Bible says it was created in 6 not 7; 5 for creating the universe, 1 for creating man, and rested no the 7th. 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 Schmidt & Pocher: Episode #2.9 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Have No Fear
Written by Kathleen York (as Bird York) and Michael Becker
Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
Courtesy of Blissed Out Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Best Will Smith Drama Yet........truly moving!
25 December 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Great frigging film.

Let me put that more eloquently.....frigging fantastic.

I was really moved by this work.

It was touching on so many levels.

and the acting and performances were nuanced, layered and authentic.

from all players.

really, really great work that brought tears to my eyes...more than once.

I won't go into the plot of the film. Just see it. The less you know the better.

Will Smith's best work to date. The man has so truly grown and CONTINUES to grow as an artist (and human being) - that's the part that really amazes me.

Excellent work by Mr. Will Smith. (and Rosario and Woody Harrelson and Barry Pepper, et al...)


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