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Interviews with leading authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of the Law of Attraction. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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the nay-sayers aren't wrong, but they aren't right either - movie is a good start, worth seeing, but not the whole story See more (166 total) »


  (in credits order)
Bob Proctor ... Himself - Philosopher
Joe Vitale ... Himself - Metaphysician (as Dr. Joe Vitale MSC.D.)
John Assaraf ... Himself - Entrepreneur
Loral Langemeier ... Herself - Financial Strategist
Marie Diamond ... Herself - Feng Shui Consultant
Michael Beckwith ... Himself - Visionary (as Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith D.D.)
Jack Canfield ... Himself - Author
Bob Doyle ... Himself - Author
Mike Dooley ... Himself - Writer
Lisa Nichols ... Herself - Author
Bill Harris ... Himself - Therapist
John Hagelin ... Himself - Quantum Physicist (as Dr. John Hagelin Ph.D A.B. M.A.)
John Demartini ... Himself - Philosopher (as Dr. John F. Demartini D.C. Bsc)
Fred Alan Wolf ... Himself - Quantum Physicist (as Fred Alan Wolf Ph.D.)
Denis Waitley ... Himself - Psychologist (as Dr. Denis Waitley Ph. D)
Marci Shimoff ... Herself - Author (as Marci Shimoff MBA)

Ben Johnson ... Himself - Physician (as Dr. Ben Johnson M.D. N.M.D. D.O.)
James Arthur Ray ... Himself - Philosopher
David Schirmer ... Himself - Investment Trainer
John Gray ... Himself - Psychologist (as John Gray Ph.D.)
Lee Brower ... Himself - Teacher
Cathy Goodman ... Herself
Morris E. Goodman ... Himself - 'The Miracle Man'
Hale Dwoskin ... Himself - Author
Neale Donald Walsch ... Himself - Author
Peter Byrne ... Quote Narrator
Antonio K. ... Young Egyptian (as Antonio K)
Davoodi ... Old Egyptian
Peter Davenport ... Crusader / Knight
John Sadler ... Count Saint Germain (as John Saddler)
Marc Goldenfein ... Cardinal Marc
Peter Lucas ... Charles Haanel
Jason Shepherd ... Genie
Napoleon Garcia ... Aladdin
Jesse Edwards ... Bike Boy (as Jessie Edwards)
Francis McMahon ... Gay Comedian (as Francis Mcmahon)

Justin Kennedy ... Car Driver

Natalie Walker ... Jewellery Girl
Nadja Kostich ... Unhappy Wife
David Cormick ... Unhappy Husband

Leni Mex ... Good Day Girl / Bad Day Girl
Ron Kamien ... BBQ Ocker (as Ron Kamoen)
Michael Morley ... Broke Bloke
Michael Norman ... Complainer
Kerry Secombe ... Lonely Girl
Peter Stefanou ... Art Director
Robina Rogan ... Marie Diamond
John Jenkins ... Young Morris
Andrew Smith ... Demartini
Greg Costaras ... Assaraf
Jing Smith ... Cathy Goodman
David Miller Randle ... Cathy's Husband
Gary Pollard ... Jack Canfield
Beate Tierney ... Freelance Journalist / Dream Soul Mate
Kirk Westwood ... Doctor

Anita Marelic ... Nurse
Tom Booth ... Heckling Man
Patrick Daniels ... South African Man
Jarrad Daniels ... South African Boy
John Gearon ... John Assaraf
Gabriel Hanvey ... John Assaraf's Son
Jurgen Loos ... Lee Brower
Ivan Zubcic ... Mike Dooley / Shirmer's Friend
Lisa Fineberg ... Mother To Be
Dan Purdey ... Father To Be
Anthony Baron ... Waiter
Sophie Angelle ... Volleyball Woman
James A. Taylor ... Volleyball Man
Clint Heyler ... Volleyball Man
Harry Takker ... Mirror Man
Imelda Wootton ... Lawn Bowler #1
Daffney Russell ... Lawn Bowler #2
Andrew Mildenhall ... Man Partner
Alan Stone ... Grandpa
Ashleigh Millo ... Young Linda
Lyn Semmler ... Laughing Lady (as Lyn Semler)
Amy Franz ... Reporter
Zanthea Zanas ... Make Up Girl #1
Belinda Osborne ... Make Up Girl #2
Jody McLeod ... Make Up Girl #3 (as Jodie Mcleod)
Archie Ilias ... Break Dancer
Mark Robinson ... Male Clubber #1
Tim Smith ... Male Clubber #2
Steve Moore ... Male Clubber #3
Andrew Gilmour ... Elderly Male
Laura Cvetkovski ... Girl #1
Bianca Costible ... Girl #2
Sally Klopper ... Girl #3
Panos Evripdou ... Boy #1
Lex Richards ... Boy #2
Anthony Mandarano ... Boy #3

Patrick Constantinou ... Midas
John Keogh ... Roman Philosopher
Chris Wallace ... Greek Philosopher

Paul Dawber ... Mathematician
Mick Alldis ... Adventurer
Kate Elizabeth Jean ... Girl Assistant (as Kate Hateley)
Chris Gaffney ... Scientist
Montana ... Barry's Dog
Poncho ... Wally's Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johann Benét ... Himself - Musician (uncredited)
Rhonda Byrne ... Herself (uncredited)

Antonio Cupo ... Kevin Reece (uncredited)

Jimmy Taylor ... Volley Ball Man (uncredited)

Michael Vice ... Athlete (uncredited)

Directed by
Drew Heriot 
Sean Byrne (additional director)
Marc Goldenfein (additional director)
Damian McLindon (additional director) (as Damien Mclindon)
Writing credits
Rhonda Byrne (original concept)

Produced by
Glenda Bell .... co-producer
Jodea Bloomfield .... segment producer
Rhonda Byrne .... executive producer
Marc Goldenfein .... associate producer
Paul Harrington .... producer
John McAvoy .... executive producer: The Nine Network
Cinematography by
John Hall 
Noel Jones 
Matt Koopmans 
Film Editing by
Damian Corboy 
Daniel Kerr 
Casting by
Cam Harris 
Art Direction by
Bridget Haylock 
Colin Robertson 
Jayne Russell 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Anthony .... makeup artist: documentary crew
Allison Gackenbach .... makeup artist: documentary crew
Julian Jones .... hair stylist
Julian Jones .... makeup artist
Jihyun Kim .... key hair stylist
Jihyun Kim .... key makeup artist
Eliza Langdon .... makeup assistant
Michael Longhitano .... hair stylist
Michael Longhitano .... makeup artist
Minna Nissnen .... makeup assistant (as Minna Nissinen)
Jan Ping .... makeup artist: documentary crew
Alis Thate .... makeup artist: documentary crew (as Ali Thate)
Lisa Trunda .... makeup artist: documentary crew
Production Management
Glenda Bell .... production manager
Lindsay Martin .... unit manager
Nino Negrin .... unit manager
Annie Venables .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Agnew .... second assistant director
Rod Beaumont .... first assistant director
Katy Nagle .... first assistant director (as Kat Nagle)
Chris Odgers .... first assistant director
Mario Setyana .... second assistant director
Steve Wyld .... first assistant director
Art Department
Cameron Boyle .... graphic artist
Nic George .... graphic artist
Shamus Hoare .... graphic designer
Hannah Knowlton .... art department assistant
Jo Lehman .... art department assistant
Andy Lewis .... graphic designer
Charlie O'Brien .... art department assistant
Lachlan Snell .... stand-by props
Stephen Travers .... art department assistant (as Steve Travers)
Annalisa Unkuri .... additional artist
Richard Wenzel .... art department assistant
Rubidium Wu .... graphic artist
Sound Department
John Adderley .... sound: documentary crew
Tyler Bender .... sound: documentary crew
Justin Feenstra .... sound recordist
Justin Feenstra .... sound: documentary crew
Phillip Koch .... sound: documentary crew
Justin Lloyd .... dialogue editor
Ian MacWilliams .... sound studio manager (as Ian Mcwilliams)
Kevin Padden .... sound: documentary crew
Chris Riselvato .... sound: documentary crew
Jordan Robbins .... sound recordist
Todd Shattock .... sound effects editor
Riz Story .... sound recordist
Colin Swan .... sound: documentary crew
Gerrard Wilson .... sound recordist
Jonathon Wilson .... sound recordist (as Jonathan Wilson)
Jonathon Wilson .... sound: documentary crew (as Jonathan Wilson)
Steve Witherow .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stephen Witherow)
Visual Effects by
James Armstrong .... director of visual effects
Shamus Hoare .... visual effects
Andy Lewis .... visual effects
Steve Nicholson .... 3D artist
Rainey Carah .... safety supervisor
Stephanie Carey .... stunt double
Wally Dalton .... safety supervisor
Philip Reilley .... safety supervisor (as Phil Reilley)
Arch Roberts .... safety supervisor (as Arch Robert)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Butcher .... gaffer
Cameron Dunn .... camera assistant
Gilles Fortier .... rigging gaffer
Alice Glen .... still photographer
John Hall .... director of photography: documentary crew
Daniel King .... best boy
Adam Lee .... best boy
Adam Lee .... camera assistant
Andrew Lock .... gaffer
Chris Loveday .... gaffer
Lex Martin .... gaffer
Michael Middleton .... camera assistant
Chris Parkinson .... best boy
Roy Pritchett .... generator operator
Richard Turton .... gaffer
Jeff Watts .... additional camera: documentary crew
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loren Bell .... wardrobe assistant
Tors Innes .... wardrobe assistant
Kya Moore .... wardrobe assistant
Kate Seeley .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Skye Byrne .... production assistant: post-production
Damien Cole .... assistant editor
Alistair Cossar .... on-line editor (as Al Cossar)
Emma Franz .... post-production coordinator
Adrian Hauser .... color grader: Complete Post
Sean Lander .... on-line editor
Sam Lemann .... assistant editor
Kathryn Lumicisi .... assistant editor
Leni Mex .... production assistant: post-production
Karen Ng .... assistant editor
Tim Patterson .... additional editor: post-production
Denes Ujvari .... on-line editor
Brian Q. Kelley .... additional editor (uncredited)
Other crew
David Cameron .... creative consultant
Barbara Datson .... medical advisor
Lisa Downs .... production assistant
Jon Fothergill .... production runner
Michael Gaffney .... location manager
John Greene .... location manager
Nathan Hart .... production runner
Miklos Janek .... production assistant
Joan Kaufman .... accountant
Sandy Kaye .... researcher: archival footage
Jenny Kent .... dialogue coach: American
Bryce Menzies .... legal services
Shaun Miller .... legal services
Jess Oldfield .... production assistant (as Jessie Oldfield)
Jess Oldfield .... production intern: post-production (as Jessie Oldfield)
Bob Rainone .... chief executive officer: The Secret Corporation
Stephen Saks .... additional interviewer: documentary crew
Chris Stansen .... location manager
John Stellar .... original film publicist (as John Stellar)
Kate Thomson .... production coordinator
Stanley Tucci .... financial services
Craig Winter .... medical advisor (as Mr Craig Winter)
Donald Zyck .... chief financial officer: The Secret Corporation (as Donald Zyck)
Esther Hicks .... special thanks
Jerry Hicks .... special thanks
Andrea Keir .... special thanks
Kate Romero .... thanks (as Kate Romero)
John Stellar .... the producers wish to thank

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Rhonda Byrne:A year ago, my life had collapsed around me. I'd worked myself into exhaustion. My father died suddenly, and my relationships were in turmoil. Little did I know at the time, out of my greatest despair was to come the greatest gift. I'd been given a glimpse of a great Secret.
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136 out of 238 people found the following review useful.
the nay-sayers aren't wrong, but they aren't right either - movie is a good start, worth seeing, but not the whole story, 18 December 2006
Author: shadude from the universe

I'm glad I saw the movie *before* I read all these comments.

I greatly appreciate the words of GreySphinx, japonaliya, alunde-1, robschmidt, and the like. I have read comments of the "haters" very closely, and their tone is so acerbic that leads me to ask them the following: who hurt you? The irony is that I don't have a problem with what they said, it doesn't bother me they reject the message of the movie - however, I do believe their critical words make the best case for the premise of the movie.

I consider myself an intelligent man with better than average critical thinking skills (and I know my employer does as well); and I do not believe that this movie insulted my intelligence. But if you believe that this movie was suppose to tell you *everything* you need to know about how to transform their life in 90 minutes, then I completely understand the source of your upset. But consider the following: this movie is only the "tip of the iceberg" (I intentionally chose that that metaphor because the tip of the iceberg only shows one about 10% of itself above the surface – I'll leave it to you to figure out how much of this philosophy is left for the interested party to discover ;-) ). Hence I respectfully disagree with vuduzombie – I believe one of the points of this movie is to inspire intellectual evolution.

I also respectfully disagree with OnlyPassingBy's assessment that this movie promotes "victim-blaming." I believe it's quite the opposite. I believe that the movie is asking the viewer to consider the radical concept that one is 100% responsible for anything that happens in their life. So if we are 100% responsible, then by definition we cannot blame anyone else. And from there we have the opportunity to realize that we are solely responsible to change whatever it is we want, if for no other reason than the fact that we are not wasting any of our precious time/energy/effort blaming someone else, not even 1%. (Even though I wholly believe in the principle of "100% responsibility," I wish I could say that I were talented enough to accomplish it all the time, but I do stumble and find myself "partially" blaming someone else. At least now I realize when I'm stumbling and that gives me the opportunity to right myself.)

What I find interested about hazzard_hotel's beer-theory is that he is so close to "getting" the Law of Attraction. Unfortunately I believe he is confusing the Law of Attraction with the Magic of Manifestation. Consider that the point of the Law of Attraction is that before you can have something, you must want it first. So yes, if you want a cold beer, you "imagine" having a cold beer (and where does one "imagine" but in their mind). And then you do what it takes to get yourself a cold beer – go to a bar, go the fridge, go to the store, whatever it takes (even asking someone to get it for you)…and voilà, you've got yourself the cold beer that you wanted – in other words, "thoughts become things." And yes, if you have ever listened to Bill Gates talk about his life before Microsoft, he has said "I imagined myself being rich." But then he follows up with "And this is what I did to make that happen." (Consider that JFK's "positive thinking" in fact did put a rocket on the moon and that this weekend there are 32 men, who as boys, imagined themselves as NFL starting quarterbacks. Of course there was a lot of hard work between the initial desire and the final achievement.)

So I get how to some this movie can be seen as a tease. The movie does not tell you in precise words that the road to what you imagine is paved with action. Ultimately it's up to you to do and realize the remaining 90% of the iceberg…but that's just "common sense," right? Actually, no, this level of sense is not common – if it were, then Dr.Phil would be out of a job. Even the smartest of us need help and occasional reminders (especially me).

I believe this movie is intended to be provocative, and the "haters" demonstrate that the movie meets its intent. If one thinks that this movie will be a one shot panacea, then you're in for a big disappointment. But if one is ready to do the rigorous work and take personal responsibility to do what it takes to transform their lives, then by all means see this movie.

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