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Reservation Road (2007)

The lives of two families change forever after a fatal tragedy takes place on Reservation Road.

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Cast

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Josh
Samuel Ryan Finn ...
Cello Player
Eddie Alderson ...
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Susan Powell ...
Elegant Parent
Cordell Clyde ...
Jimmy McBride (as Cordell Clyde Lochin)
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Kevin Herbst ...
Driving Trooper
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Norris Wheldon
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Steve Cutter
Nora Ferrari ...
Nora Fannelli
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Storyline

On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner, his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending a recital. Their 10-year-old son Josh is playing cello - beautifully, as usual. His younger sister looks up to him, and his parents are proud of their son. On the way home, they all stop at a gas station on Reservation Road. There, in one terrible instant, he is taken from them forever. On a warm September evening, law associate Dwight Arno and his 11-year-old son Lucas are attending a baseball game. Their favorite team, the Red Sox, is playing - and, hopefully, heading for the World Series. Dwight cherishes his time spent with Lucas. Driving his son back to his ex-wife, Lucas' mother Ruth Wheldon, Dwight heads towards his fateful encounter at Reservation Road. The accident happens so fast that Lucas is all but unaware, while Ethan - the only witness - is all too aware, as a panicked Dwight speeds away. The police are called, and an investigation begins. Haunted by the ... Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

To find the truth, you have to find who's hiding it.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Camino a la redención  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,269, 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$121,994, 1 November 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,783,000, 31 December 2007
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Trivia

The movie features two actors who became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Mark Ruffalo played Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Incredible Hulk, meanwhile John Slattery played Howard Stark (Tony Stark's father). Joaquin Phoenix was rumored to play Doctor Strange in Doctor Strange (2016), but he turned down the role. Jennifer Connelly also appeared in Hulk (2003), though this is not part of the MCU. See more »

Goofs

At 1:21-1:22, when Ethan is in Luke's room and sees a picture of Luke and Dwight it is a horizontal picture. Yet when he picks it up, it is a vertical picture. There is only that one horizontal picture on the dresser. See more »

Quotes

Lucas: [as Brain #2] If a man speaks in the middle of the forest with no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?
Brain #1: Yes!
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Connections

Referenced in I'm Still Here (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Thou My Vision
Traditional - Irish
Arranged by Constance E. Barrett, DMA
Produced by Lou Brown and Constance E. Barrett, DMA
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greatly acted, terribly said but unremarkable on the whole
29 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Begins as a sensitive and involving drama guilt but ends up degenerating into a corny story; the cast is good enough but the story gets more and more clichéd. It starts telling the difficulty in coping with a terribly tragic event and describing the fragility of all the characters, that is really felt. The actors bring an intensity to the characters that is really deep. Phoenix and Ruffalo, as well as Connelly, offer a strong emotional foundation that makes them real and genuinely painful. The thing is that coincidences and links between the events are in the end too many and everything risks of falling to pieces, a real pity because the plot was initially very promising.


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