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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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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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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

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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19 June 2008 (Germany)  »

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Camino a la redención  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,269 (USA) (19 October 2007)

Gross:

$101,440 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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The gas station where the family stops is actually the Olde Blue Bird Inn in Easton, CT. 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 »

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Dwight Arno: [Lucas watching the video tape] I just want you to remember these last days that we had together, and how wonderful they were. And I feel like I've been able to be the father to you that you really deserve. I guess what I'm just trying to say, is that I'm sorry...
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Referenced in I'm Still Here (2010) See more »

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Red River Valley
Traditional
Performed by David Tolegian and Heather Levin
Produced by Jay Ferguson
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Very Good
29 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't know much about RR when I grabbed it off the shelf at my local video store, but I was enticed by the cast so I decided to take it for a spin. It really ended up surprising me because I hadn't heard anything about it and wasn't really expecting too much out of it. In the end though, I ended up liking the movie a lot. There were parts where I was very very moved and it was just too hard to not be on the side of Joaquin, and then moments later you flash to Mark Ruffalo and I understood in a way what he was going through. Throughout the movie my feelings for Ruffalo changed greatly. At first, of course, it was immediate hatred for him, but as I got to know him I started to feel for him before again being completely sickened by him in the end. Most movies can't take you on a ride the way that I was taken for this one, I was really moved at parts and completely sickened at others. These days you don't get many movies that take you on this kind of a journey, and I salute any film that doesn't just stick with a simple cookie cutter plot that I can predict before it starts. Sometimes we need something like this to remind us what good movies really are. For me the acting was superb and the plot kept you thinking. This is definitely one that I think you should go out and watch.


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