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Director:
Writers:
Pete Hamill (story) and
Erin Dignam (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 November 2009 (Germany) See more »
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Discover the power of love. See more »
Plot:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

William Hurt ... Brett Hanson

Maria Bello ... May

Kristen Stewart ... Martine

Eddie Redmayne ... Gordy

Kaori Momoi ... Motel Owner
Emmanuel Cohn ... Male Doctor (as Emanuel K. Cohn)
Nurith Cohn ... Female Nurse
Veronica Russell ... Pregnant Warden

Grover Coulson ... Farnsworth
Lisha Brock ... Waitress

Lucy Faust ... Snotty Girl (as Lucy Adair Faust)

John Gregory Willard ... Blonde
Rebecca Newman ... Ilene

Ross Britz ... Friend
Marshall Cain ... Ferry Driver

Aimee Spring Fortier ... Teenage Mother (as Aimee Fortier)

Ross Francis ... Boyfriend

Douglas M. Griffin ... Policeman

Jeff Galpin ... Policeman #2

Ashlynn Ross ... Deliver Girl

Tanner Gill ... Man in Rain

Eric F. Adams ... Bank Assesor (as Eric Adams)
Shayne Tingle ... Ferry Driver #2 (as Shane Tingle)
Michael D. Kennedy ... Tony Freckles (as Michael Kennedy)
Paige Pareti ... Girl in Video
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Balentine ... Grocery Store Customer (uncredited)
Victor Brunette ... Chippy White (uncredited)

Joshua Davis ... Boy Walking (uncredited)

Chris J. Fanguy ... Wildlife Enforcement Officer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Bus Patron (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Bus Patron (uncredited)
R.O. Mackey ... Oil Rig Worker on Helicopter (uncredited)
Bello Nock ... Himself (uncredited)

Holly O'Quin ... Female Nurse (uncredited)
Lawanda Smith ... Driver / Pedestian (uncredited)
Dawna Williams ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Udayan Prasad 
 
Writing credits
Pete Hamill (story)

Erin Dignam  screenplay

Produced by
Lillian Birnbaum .... executive producer
Arthur Cohn .... producer
Jeannette Eckenstein .... associate producer (as Jeannine Eckenstein)
Samuel Falk .... associate producer
Esther Grether .... associate producer
Annetta Grisard .... associate producer
Beau Marks .... co-producer
Robert Ortiz .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Eef Barzelay 
Jack Livesey 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
 
Production Design by
Monroe Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Luci Leary 
 
Costume Design by
Caroline Eselin  (as Caroline Eselin-Schaefer)
 
Makeup Department
Sterfon Demings .... department head hair
Theresa A. Fleming .... key hair stylist
Bonni Flowers .... makeup department head
Darryl Lucas .... additional makeup artist
Ann Pala .... makeup artist: Ms. Bello (as Ann Pala Taylor)
Paige Reeves .... key makeup artist
Kent Richard .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Marjorie Ergas .... production supervisor
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
Robert Ortiz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Breton .... additional first assistant director
Danny Green .... second assistant director
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
James Roque .... second second assistant director (as James Roque Jr.)
Paul Uddo .... additional second assistant director (as Paul B. Uddo)
 
Art Department
David Adams .... lead greens
Monique Champagne .... set decorator buyer
Mark Coble .... utility
Michael Dares .... set dresser (as Mike Dares)
Franco Georgianna .... construction coordinator
T. Austen Grehan .... utility
Robert Guillot .... prop maker
Lauren Hemard .... art department production assistant
Mara LePere-Schloop .... set designer
Austin T. LeValley .... set construction
Austin T. LeValley .... utility
Michael S. Martin .... property master (as Michael Martin)
Tim McCulloch .... painter (as Tim McCullough)
Danny Nick .... lead person
Joseph Nicolosi III .... utility
Jorin Ostroska .... assistant property master
Pavel Pesta .... paint gangboss
Pavel Pesta .... utility
Alixandra Petrovich .... set dresser
Ryan Reinike .... utility
Regis Scott .... painter
Robin Simmerly .... art department coordinator
Marcus Turchi .... construction foreman (as Marcus N. Turchi)
Randy Vinet .... prop maker
Steve Walters .... lead scenic artist
David Warburton .... on-set dresser
Bill Waters .... set dresser
Durel Yates .... set dresser (as Durel Yates Jr.)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Chad Birmingham .... foley editor
Gregory Black .... sound utility (as Gregory M. Black)
Frank Cadden .... adr mixer
William Chu .... sound intern
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Jeffrey Haupt .... sound mixer
Ruby C. Haupt .... boom operator
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Eric Hirsch .... sound re-recordist
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Frank Kern .... foley editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Reuben Simon .... supervising foley editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Sara Stern .... assistant sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor
Dana McCommon .... adr recording (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recording engineer (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry Barado .... special effects technician (as Lawrence Barado)
Stephen Bourgeois .... special effects foreman
Michael Nami Sr. .... special effects technician (as Michael Nami)
David K. Nami .... special effects coordinator
David Nash .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic (as Micheal Curtis)
Victor DiMichina .... visual effects technical production supervisor: Pixel Magic
Kevin Fisher .... rotoscope and paint artist: Pixel Magic
Patrick Flanagan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Jim Gorman .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
Kevin Kipper .... cg artist: Pixel Magic
George Macri .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor (as Raymond McIntyre Jr.)
Leslie McMinn .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
Reid Paul .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Ray Scalice .... visual effects general manager: Pixel Magic
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration (uncredited)
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration (uncredited)
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration (uncredited)
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Ashker .... stunts
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
Danny Cosmo .... stunts
Chris J. Fanguy .... stunts (as Chris Fanguy)
Chris J. Fanguy .... water safety
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Jim Henry .... stunts
Gary Hensen .... stunts
Ethan Jensen .... stunts
Eric Norris .... stunts
Haley Nott .... stunts
Rex Reddick .... stunts (as Rex Riddick)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
T.J. White .... stunts (as TJ White)
Elton LeBlanc .... precision driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Baker .... second company grip
Adam Beard .... grip
Victor Brunette .... video assist operator
Thomas Conra .... 24 frame playback operator
Will Dearborn .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Harry M. Dennis Jr. .... electrician (as Harry Dennis)
Cyr Eugene .... electrician (as Cyr V. Eugene)
Andre Green .... electrician (as Andre M. Green)
Chris Haarhoff .... steadicam operator
Renaldo Jackson .... electrician
Tom Jordan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Al LaVerde .... first company grip
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Chris Lombardi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Greg Lopez .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Gregory Lopez)
Steven Meizler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Menges .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mike Moad .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Meiklejohn Pate .... grip (as Littlejohn Pate)
Michael Robillard .... grip
Michaele Shapiro .... film loader
Kenneth G. Smith .... grip
Dyanna Taylor .... director of photography: second unit
Barry Williamson .... grip
Jerald L. Wilson .... chief rigging electrician (as Jerry Wilson)
Randy Woodside .... chief lighting technician
Sean Wright .... grip (as Sean R. Wright)
Gidon Zentner .... camera department production assistant
Nathan Borck .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephen Ciffone .... first assistant camera: aerials (uncredited)
Patrick Longman .... aerial cinematographer (uncredited)
Michael Pinkey .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jason Prowell .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Coulon .... casting director: louisiana (as Liz Coulon)
Charlotte N. Laihonen .... casting assistant (as Charlotte Laihonen)
Matthew Paul Spriggs .... casting assistant
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Malikka Coston .... costumer
Loretta Harper .... key set costumer
Ashley Martin .... costumer
Ashlie Philastre .... costumer (as Ashlie E. Philastre)
Gwen Sagona .... costume production assistant
Ann Walters .... costume supervisor
Lesley D. Wickham .... set costumer (as Lesley Wickham)
April Justin .... costumer: day check (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Paul Ensby .... digital intermediate colorist
Ann Gray .... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Sean Lawrence .... colorist: dailies
Jeremy Mohler .... editorial production assistant
Gregg Schaublin .... digital intermediate producer
John Sosnovski .... associate editor (as John Sosnovsky)
Sam Tirado .... colorist: dailies
Everette Webber .... digital conform and opticals (as Everette Jbob Webber)
Jacob Hamil .... editorial assistant (uncredited)
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer: London (uncredited)
Lance Spindler .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
The American Quartet .... musicians: featured orchestra
Erin Bradfield .... musician: cello
David Campbell .... arranger: strings
David Campbell .... conductor: strings
Nurith Cohn .... music consultant
Tony Crow .... musician: organ
Brian Deming .... music score mixer
Brian Deming .... score recordist
Jonathan Friedman .... music clearances
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Wolfram Koessel .... contractor: strings
Benjamin Martin .... musician: drums (as Ben Martin)
Mark Nevers .... musician: atmosphere
Terence Rosemore .... producer: music video
Mason Vickery .... musician: lap steel
Brooke Wentz .... music clearances
Bettie Ross .... supervising music copyist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Daryle Bartney .... driver
Emanuel Brown .... driver
David Bullard .... driver (as Dave Bullard)
Brian Callahan .... driver
Carlo Caralantotto .... driver
Cleveland Carter Jr. .... driver
Rafford Caston .... driver
Herbert Colar .... driver
Donald Dibartolo .... driver
Edward Dorsey III .... driver
Martin Dumas .... picture vehicles: London
Anthony Forester .... picture car coordinator
Bobby E. James Jr. .... driver
Carlie M. Kahn .... driver (as Carlie Kahn)
Junior Kelly .... driver
Bruce Lane .... driver
Dave Long .... driver
Gregory Mason .... driver (as Greg Mason)
Poland Perkins .... transportation coordinator
Gwendalane Ramos .... transportation secretary
Al Sens .... transportation captain
Glenn Snyder .... driver (as Glen P. Snyder)
Willie C. Stringer Jr. .... driver (as Willie Stringer Jr.)
Dan Sumner .... driver
Richard Brown .... picture car wrangler (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leonard Alsfeld .... production consultant: Louisiana (as Leonard L. Alsfeld)
Jillian Amburgey .... script supervisor
Paul Barth .... aerial coordinator
Paul Barth .... pilot
David E. Burke .... assistant: Mr. Hurt
Michael Buster .... dialect coach
Jennifer M. Byrne .... post-production accountant: Rice Gorton Pictures (as Jennifer Byrne)
Sam Cespedes .... office production assistant
Elizabeth Chambers .... travel coordinator
Batou Chandler .... location manager
Ernesto Chincgillas .... first assistant chef (as Ernesto Chinchillas)
Wendy Cohen .... clearance coordinator
Lisa Maria Daliet .... assistant location manager (as Lisa M. Daliet)
Kristina Dubin .... production consultant
Ashley Ebanks .... production assistant
Jon E. Edwards .... production assistant
Travis Elkins .... stand-in
Montague Fendt .... electronic press kit
Stacy Fortenberry .... location production assistant
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor
Bryan Gardiner .... cast assistant
David Goodin .... second assistant accountant (as Dave Goodin)
Rebecca Hall .... assistant: Ms. Bello
Jacob Hamil .... office production assistant (as Jacob L. Hamil)
Jim Hartz .... studio teacher
James Herbert .... stand-in
Melody Korenbrot .... unit publicist
Lauren Leach .... production secretary
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Kevin Lorio .... set production assistant
Kathleen Lynch .... craft service (as Kathleen Duren)
Michael Miller .... first assistant accountant
Luis Montenegro .... head chef
Kimberly Murphy .... assistant to producers
Kara Parker .... production assistant
Shannon Parker .... production assistant
Katie Powers .... stand-in: Kristen Stewart
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal services
Jennifer Ray .... assistant production coordinator
Jessica Renzi-Bailey .... location production assistant
Win Riley .... assistant location manager
Terence Rosemore .... assistant: Mr. Prasad
Anthony Rossi III .... production coordinator
Adam Ryan .... set medic
Valerie Ryan .... craft service
Jorge Santos .... second assistant chef
Devon Schruff .... craft service assistant (as Deven Schruff)
Gary Sommerstein .... legal services
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Shayne Tingle .... stand-in (as Shane Tingle)
Jimmy Trotter .... location scout
Robert Vega .... title designer: Nina Saxon Design
Aaron Walrod .... payroll accountant
Derrick Bentley Wells .... production assistant
John M. White .... production assistant (as John White)
Kim Starr Wise .... cast assistant
Naomi Cohn Zentner .... script consultant
Jennifer Brown .... set medic: day player (uncredited)
Chris J. Fanguy .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Jeff Galpin .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Sofia Hujabre .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pamela Kay .... stand-in (uncredited)
George Landrum .... photo double: William Hurt (uncredited)
Rick Lipton .... dialogue coach: Eddie Redmayne (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lynch .... stand-in (uncredited)
Kristal McManigal .... production assistant (uncredited)
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Bettie Ross .... supervising copyist (uncredited)
Nina Saxon .... title designer (uncredited)
Courtney Shay Young .... photo double: Ms. Bello (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Leonard Alsfeld .... grateful acknowledgment
Sarah Bellwood .... special thanks
John Farahi .... the producer owes special thanks to
Patricia Glaser .... the producer owes special thanks to (as Patricia L. Glaser)
Norris Henderson .... the producers wish to thank (as Mr. Norris Henderson)
Andrea Huesing .... the producer owes special thanks to
Dr. Rudolf Mosimann .... the producer owes special thanks to
The Osage Nation .... the producers wish to thank
Gregory Schramel .... the producers wish to thank (as Mr. Gregory Schramel)
Andrea Weidmann .... the producer owes special thanks to
Yôji Yamada .... the producer owes special thanks to
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some violence, language and thematic elements
Runtime:
USA:102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #43903)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
To prepare for the role, William Hurt spent a night in Louisiana State Penitentiary - better known as Angola.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, after Brett enters the shop he request a beer. The woman brings him the beverage she pour into the glass and leaves the bottle on the table. A few shots later the bottle disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Brett Hanson:Look at it this way, it can always get worse.
Martine:Yeah well, I don't really think so.
Brett Hanson:Give it time.
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Movie Connections:
Remake of The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Coming HomeSee more »

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69 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
When slow is good, and actors shine, 19 January 2008
Author: ken_eisner from United States

A perfect crescendo. During an admittedly slow first half of the film, the audience is drawn in to the actors and the cajun background, its lush greenery and its languid place in Americana.

The actors hold up brilliantly at this pace -- William Hurt is a standout and a more-than-worthwhile Oscar candidate as the sullen, "ghost"-like ex-con and Eddie Redmayne jumps to the fore as a bizarre, overgrown child. The scenery and the pull of post-Katrina New Orleans is powerful, forcing personal choices and sticking in the back of our minds.

Then, when the action turns, and the plot suddenly speeds forward for the latter half of the movie, the viewer has already been drawn so deep inside these rich, pained characters and the twisted swampland that its emotional force, punctuated by minute changes in Hurt's eyes, knowingly elicits empathy and sympathy.

The force of the movie is the slowness, the languid pace that draws the viewer in, and the acting, as good an ensemble as anything that I've viewed this year. It is slow, but slow can be good, good as a cajun conversation.

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