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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 ... See full summary »

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Samuel Ryan Finn ...
Cello Player
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Susan Powell ...
Elegant Parent
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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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Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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19 June 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Camino a la redenciĆ³n  »

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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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Johnny Damon is seen batting when Lucas takes a call from his mom. As Dwight (Mark Ruffalo) speaks with her on the phone a crack of the bat is heard. The crowd stands up and watches as Manny Ramirez rounds the bases, presumably after hitting a home run. Johnny Damon is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Lucas: If a man stands in a forest, with no woman around, is he still wrong?
Brain 2: Yes!
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Red River Valley
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Performed by David Tolegian and Heather Levin
Produced by Jay Ferguson
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be prepared to be touched and saddened
30 March 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a grieving family dealing with the loss of their son after a hit and run accident.

The plot is very strong, It shows the driver's guilt and shame, the unrelenting pursuit of the father trying to find the driver, and a grieving mother who wants to move on. The powerful performances are remarkably touching, especially of Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly. The added twist in the complicated relationship between Dwight and Ethan is engagingly presented, and adds more melancholy and tension to the whole film.

"Reservation Road" is a surprising gem. It is almost scary that a split second decision can have such profound impact on oneself and others. be prepared to be touched and saddened by "Reservation Road".


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