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Release Date:
15 November 2007 (Israel) See more »
To find the truth, you have to find who's hiding it.
On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner, his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending a recital... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Joaquin Phoenix ... Ethan Learner

Elle Fanning ... Emma

Jennifer Connelly ... Grace Learner

Sean Curley ... Josh
Samuel Ryan Finn ... Cello Player

Eddie Alderson ... Lucas

Mark Ruffalo ... Dwight Arno
Susan Powell ... Elegant Parent
Cordell Clyde ... Jimmy McBride (as Cordell Clyde Lochin)

Antoni Corone ... Sergeant Burke
Kevin Herbst ... Driving Trooper

Mira Sorvino ... Ruth Wheldon

Gary Kohn ... Norris Wheldon

John Slattery ... Steve Cutter
Nora Ferrari ... Nora Fannelli

Linda Dano ... Grandmother

John Rothman ... Minister
Geisha Otero ... Blanca

Brett Haley ... Brett
Sinead Daly ... American Girl

Armin Amiri ... Rashid

Johnathan Tchaikovsky ... Jock (as Johnny Tchaikovsky)
Lee Goffin-Bonenfant ... Student
Americk Lewis ... African American Student
Danny Johnson ... Investigating Trooper

Bill Camp ... Desk Trooper
Stephanie Weyman ... Cheryl

Raum-Aron ... Gerry
Debra Robinson ... Parent
Michael Anzalone ... Dwight's Neighbor

David Anzuelo ... Raul
Julián Rebolledo ... News Announcer (voice)

Peter Pamela Rose ... News Announcer (voice)
Kathryn Markey ... News Announcer (voice)
Ross Klavan ... News Announcer (voice) (as Ross Klaven)

Sean Oliver ... Podcast (voice)

Blanca Camacho ... Podcast (voice)

Jason Harris ... Podcast (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Albanese ... Father (uncredited)

David Boston ... Motorist (uncredited)

Mary Kate Malat ... Child in Recital (uncredited)
Eric Minor ... Amusement Park Worker (uncredited)
Robert Nardi ... Amusement Park Parent (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry George 
Writing credits
John Burnham Schwartz (screenplay) and
Terry George (screenplay)

John Burnham Schwartz (novel)

Produced by
A. Kitman Ho .... producer
Dean M. Leavitt .... executive producer
Gina Resnick .... executive producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
John Lindley 
Film Editing by
Naomi Geraghty 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
Production Design by
Ford Wheeler 
Art Direction by
Kim Jennings 
Set Decoration by
Chryss Hionis 
Costume Design by
Catherine George 
Makeup Department
Jerry DeCarlo .... department head hair (as Jerrold DeCarlo)
Lori Hicks .... department head makeup
Sandra Linn Koepper .... key makeup artist
Jackie Payne .... key hair stylist (as Jacqueline Payne)
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist
Production Management
Kelley Cribben .... post-production supervisor
David Gerson .... executive in charge of production
Lori Johnson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris DeAngelis .... second second assistant director
Eric Henriquez .... first assistant director: second unit
A. Kitman Ho .... second unit director
Eddie Micallef .... second assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
Xanthus Valan .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Robert Antalocy .... carpenter
Stephen Caldwell .... scenic artist
Shannon Canfield .... set dresser
William J. Canfield .... set dresser
Sarah Chase .... set dresser: additonal photography
Ray Fisher .... leadman
Yolan Fisher .... assistant props
Shelly Goldhar .... graphic artist
Theresa Gonzalez .... scenic industrial
Deborah Greene .... assistant set decorator
Mario Herrera .... charge scenic artist
Philip Kennedy .... camera scenic
David Kleinstein .... set dresser
Eric M. Metzger .... assistant property master
Marcus Migliore .... set dresser
John Millard .... on-set dresser
Dan Pemberton .... construction coordinator: additional photography
Ronnie Petagna .... carpenter
Ruben Rodas .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Rollins .... property master
Sam Rosedietcher .... set dresser
Kimberly Slosek .... assistant props
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator
Robert Zorella .... art department coordinator
Flo Frintzilas .... lead scenic (uncredited)
Saviel Rivera .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alper .... sound
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr engineer
Bob Chefalas .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Rick Chefalas .... first assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Suzanne Goldish .... sound intern
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Lawrence Herman .... sound re-recordist
Bret Johnson .... sound re-recordist
Craig Kyllonen .... adr recordist
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Allen Lau .... apprentice sound editor
Paloma Mele .... assistant adr editor
Tyler Parkinson .... pre-record engineer
Lenny Rabinowitz .... adr recording engineer
Bobby Roelofs .... additional sound utility
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Jason Stasium .... ProTools playback mixer
Jason Stasium .... sound utility
Paul Urmson .... sound
Steven Utt .... adr recordist
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Doug Coleman .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Christopher Ian Hayes .... digital effects artist
Ted Markovic .... digital effects artist
Robert Pik .... Flame operator
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
Tony Noel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator (as George Aquilar)
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Paul Marini .... stunts
Eddie Micallef .... stunts
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Bryan Farrell Wilson .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Anthony Molinari .... stunt double: Mark Ruffalo (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wesley Battle .... grip
James R. Belletier .... first assistant director: second unit (as Jim Belletier)
Fred Cohen .... electrician
Stephen Consentino .... Steadicam operator
Stephen Consentino .... camera operator: "a" camera
Craig DiBona .... camera operator: second unit
Craig DiBona .... director of photography: second unit
Glen Engels .... best boy grip
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip
Chris Henry .... electrician
Marc Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Petr Hlinomaz .... gaffer: second unit
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip
Christopher Koch .... grip
Sal Lanza .... key grip: second unit
Gus Limberis .... camera loader (as Constantine Limberis)
Manuel Agusto Lopez .... electrician
Brian C. Mackey .... loader: second unit (as Brian Mackey)
Chuck Maloney .... lamp operator
John Marcotte .... grip
Robert McGavin .... rigging gaffer (as Robert J. McGavin)
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Timothy Metivier)
Derek Murphy .... best boy electric
Macall B. Polay .... still photographer
Brent Poleski .... dolly grip
K. August Reinfried .... electrician
Lance Rieck .... remote camera technician
Daniel D. Sariano .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Danny Sariano)
John Schwartz .... first assistant camera
Joseph Sciretta .... gaffer
Pierson Silver .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Stetz .... Genny operator
John Tanzer .... gaffer: second unit
Alexis van Kersen Li .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Hall .... set grip (uncredited)
Chris Henry .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jarrod Kloiber .... set electrician (uncredited)
Dennis A. Livesey .... camera operator (uncredited)
Roy Nowlin .... electrician (uncredited)
Steven Search .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Craig Striano .... crane operator: Technocrane (uncredited)
Vance Tucker .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Jocelyn E. Thomas .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Anzalone .... costume supervisor
Cameron Dale .... costume production assistant (as Cameron Folan)
Erica Furey .... additional wardrobe (as Erika Furey)
Rebecca Hofherr .... assistant costume designer
Kathy Karbowski .... costume supervisor (as Katherine Karbowski)
Kate Quinlan .... key costumer
Lauren Valentine .... costume production assistant
Editorial Department
Gilbert Carreras .... film color timer
Chris Gennarelli .... dailies colorist
Gardner Gould .... post-production intern
Jennifer Lame .... apprentice editor
Jennifer Lilly .... assistant editor
Arturo Sosa .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Constance E. Barrett .... cello tutor: Sean Curley
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Budd Carr .... music supervisor
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor
Nora Felder .... music supervisor
Andrew Findon .... musician: clarinet solos (as Andy Findon)
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Mark Isham .... musician: piano solos
Cindy O'Connor .... orchestrator
John Orford .... musician: bassoon solos
Michael Perfitt .... producer: additional music
Michael Perfitt .... writer and performer: original song
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
D'Anne Rygg .... piano instructor: Elle Fanning
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
James Shearman .... conductor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Kathleen Theisen .... piano instructor: Elle Fanning
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Jonathan Williams .... musician: principal cello
Transportation Department
Edward Devereaux II .... transportation co-captain
Amber R. Kirsch .... transportation
Charles Spillane .... transportation captain
Timothy Stephens .... driver: honeywagon
John R. Dove .... fuel truck driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Mara Alcaly .... location production assistant
Taylor Black .... production secretary
Harrison Bohrman .... accounting clerk
Fallon Brooking .... adr loop group
Ellen Athena Catsikeas .... assistant location manager
James Crispino .... production assistant
David Crommett .... adr loop group
Connor Driscoll .... office production assistant
T.J. Federico .... set production assistant
Erica Fishman .... production assistant
Sarah Follett .... set location assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant
Steve Gilbaud .... production accountant
Orit Greenberg .... location scout
Matt Grimm .... assistant to producer
Gretely Hailyn .... photo-double: Elle Fanning
Gretely Hailyn .... stand-in: Elle Fanning
Brett Haley .... assistant to director
Kevin Holland .... adr loop group
Jonathan Hova .... adr loop group
Ashley Kravitz .... legal clearances
Antony Langdon .... assistant: Mr. Phoenix
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accountant
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor
Jennifer Madeloff .... assistant production office coordinator
Ernie Malik .... publicist
Sarah Manowitz .... production assistant
Rosa Mayer .... asset manager
Sean Mayo .... location assistant
Spike McClure .... adr loop group
Paul C. McKenna .... technician: Technocrane
Christie Moreau .... adr loop group
Len Murach .... location scout
Mario Nila .... production assistant
Izzy Palmieri .... adr loop group (as Isabella Palmieri)
Paul Pangman .... film runner
Joe Piasecki .... set production assistant
Michael A. Rizzo .... production assistant
Holly S. Rymon .... production office coordinator
Harry Sando Jr. .... additional set production assistant
Ben Schaeffer .... production assistant
William Sepulveda .... co-key craft service
Shayna Shaskin .... adr loop group
Missy Simms .... welfare/studio teacher
Eugene Stamos .... craft service
Rose Stockton .... adr loop group
Jonathan Sunderman .... production assistant
Miriam Tielmann .... additional production assistant
Christopher Tracy .... stand-in
Lou Ursone .... stand-in: Mark Ruffalo
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Sarah Wang .... production assistant
Thomas J. Whelan .... location manager
Bruce Winant .... adr loop group
Neil Winterlich .... research consultant
Zach Wolf .... production assistant
Jake Worden .... key production assistant: second unit
Jamie H. Zelermyer .... production executive
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Heli Soell .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Continuity: 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 »
Lucas:If a man stands in a forest, with no woman around, is he still wrong?
Brain 2:Yes!
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Movie Connections:
References Beaches (1988)See more »
AllegroSee more »


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61 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Superbly crafted drama, but very sad, 19 October 2007
Author: Sue Basko ( from all day erry day

Astounding. Impeccably crafted drama. The story is sad and very serious, but this is one of the most perfect examples of the art of simple dramatic film-making that exists. This is film storytelling at its pinnacle. On a scale of four stars, this is a five star movie. It is mature, thoughtful and thought-provoking.

This is a story of regular people (regular, middle class white people, that is) who experience a personal tragedy. How do they each handle the tragedy? What do they become in its wake?

This is the role of a lifetime for Mark Ruffalo, and he shows us what dramatic acting is at its finest. The rest of the cast is superb, too- from the other leads to the bit players. Even the kid actors are incredibly good here. Joaquin Phoenix also gives a performance of a lifetime, Jennifer Connelly is superb, Elle Fanning is haunting. Every actor, down to the minor parts, does a fantastic job – which lets you know the director made this possible. So GREAT directing!

This movie also has a perfect script. It is a classic literary work, with all the right elements of cohesive story with bigger thoughts and themes, multidimensional characters with moral shading and growth, emotional fullness. The story and characters are deep, rich, fully realized. This must have been written by an English major or serious playwright, since it has all the elements of good dramatic writing.

The direction is also perfect and unobtrusive. This movie is directed so flawlessly that the viewer never notices a shot; it is so perfect that there is only this on-screen reality, no presence whatever of a camera or even of a movie. This directing was there to give the actors what they needed to fully realize their characters.

The editing is utterly astoundingly perfect. Again, this matches the simplicity and unobtrusiveness of the directing. The cinematography is simple and perfect, appears to be shot on high quality video. The music is also perfectly placed and matched to this film. This movie is so good that I imagine they had incredible gaffers and drivers and caterers.

We, the viewers, were thoroughly engrossed in the places and the people. The audience in the movie theater was silent, absolutely silent, from the start to finish of this movie. This is a story we will think about for days and weeks to come.

The only slight bad thing about this movie is the title. I had no idea what it was supposed to be about when I was going to see it. From the word "reservation," I thought maybe it was about an Indian reservation. The promo photos make it look like some sort of adventure flick. I think the name and the ads might keep people from seeing it, and for sure will confuse them about what it is.

I guess theis movie will be depending on word of mouth, so I am happy to say here – Go see it.

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