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Nights in Rodanthe -- Two strangers meet at an inn, each planning to deal with troubling circumstances in their lives. Sparks fly and a relationship begins that may open up new possibilities for both.
Nights in Rodanthe -- This is the second trailer for Nights in Rodanthe, directed by George C. Wolfe.
Nights in Rodanthe -- Clip: Who writes letters like this anymore?
Nights in Rodanthe -- Interview: Richard Gere "On Paul's path through the film"
Nights in Rodanthe -- Nights in Rodanthe Theatrical Trailer


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Writers (WGA):
Ann Peacock (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
26 September 2008 (USA) See more »
It's never too late for a second chance
A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Gere ... Dr. Paul Flanner

Diane Lane ... Adrienne Willis

Christopher Meloni ... Jack Willis

Viola Davis ... Jean

Becky Ann Baker ... Dot

Scott Glenn ... Robert Torrelson
Linda Molloy ... Jill Torrelson

Pablo Schreiber ... Charlie Torrelson

Mae Whitman ... Amanda Willis

Charlie Tahan ... Danny Willis

Carolyn McCormick ... Jenny

Ted Manson ... Old Gus

Ato Essandoh ... Jean's Lover
Terri Denise Johnson ... Medical Resident
Jessica Lucas ... Admiring Nurse
Marisela Ramirez ... Ecuadorian Patient
Kimberly Sauls ... Pregnant Woman

Irene Ziegler ... Real Estate Woman
Dihedry Aguilar ... Bus Passenger
William D. Hooper ... Fisherman
Hal Scarborough ... Ferry Boat Captain
Candy Dennis ... Ferry Woman
Gail Lane ... Ferry Woman
Chookie Ramsey ... Ferry Woman
Betsy Duke ... Ferry Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patryk Andrzejczak ... Boy in a Boat (uncredited)

Jess Barbour ... Nurse (uncredited)

Mia Clarke ... Young Adrienne Willis (uncredited)

Chevy Lamont Cofield ... Fishermen (uncredited)
Colin Conners ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tyler Lee Davis ... Basketball Kid (uncredited)

James Franco ... Mark Flanner (uncredited)

Carrie Anne Hunt ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
John Lewis III ... Medical Intern (uncredited)
Armin Nasseri ... Medical Intern (uncredited)

John Peebles ... Surgeon (uncredited)
Dawn Swartz ... Nurse (uncredited)
Huyen Thi ... Nurse (uncredited)
Nina Voltaire ... Surgery Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
George C. Wolfe 
Writing credits
Ann Peacock (screenplay) and
John Romano (screenplay)

Nicholas Sparks (novel)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Doug Claybourne .... executive producer
Denise Di Novi .... producer
Dana Goldberg .... executive producer
Alison Greenspan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeanine Tesori 
Cinematography by
Affonso Beato 
Film Editing by
Brian A. Kates 
Casting by
Lisa Mae Fincannon 
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
Art Direction by
William G. Davis 
Thomas Minton 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr. 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
Makeup Department
Vivian Baker .... makeup artist: Ms. Lane
Wendy Bell .... makeup artist
LuAnn Claps .... makeup artist: Mr. Gere
Julie Delaney .... key hair stylist
Kari Delaney .... hair stylist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human Inc.
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... key makeup artist (as Sandra Orsolyak-Allen)
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist: Mr. Gere
Peter Tothpal .... hairstylist: Ms. Lane
Production Management
Marion Douglas .... production supervisor
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
Charlene Olson .... post-production supervisor
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Avery Galligan .... second second assistant director
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Michael G. Jefferson .... second assistant director
Traci M. Lewis .... second assistant director
Brian Niemczyk .... second second assistant director
Thomas Parris .... second second assistant director
Nancy L. Ventura .... second assistant director
Art Department
Susan Agnoff .... art department clearance coordinator
McLean Alley .... art department coordinator
Robert Beck .... property master
Ron Dick .... foreman
Thurston Edwards .... buyer
Jeffery Goyer .... construction coordinator: re-shoot
Stephanie Hagens .... art department assistant
Chris Holcombe .... set dresser
Margie McLamb Holowaty .... additional buyer
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Randy Kenan .... mill foreman
Alicia Lowe .... construction auditor
Alex McCarroll .... assistant to production designer
Nicholas E. McDonald .... utility
Paul Oliver .... charge scenic
James F. Oñate .... scenic gang boss
Missy Berent Ricker .... scenic artist (as Missy Berent)
Barbara Seinfeld .... stand-by painter
'Jungle Jim' Shaughnessy .... set dresser
Bob Smith .... chargehand dresser
Greg Spencer .... general foreman
Stephanie Waldron .... greens
Michael A. Wells .... propmaker
Helen Williams Ward .... storyboard artist
Jesse Williams .... carpenter
Michael Williamson .... set dresser (as Jason Williamson)
Sound Department
Jeff Babb .... sound mixer: second unit
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
David V. Butler .... dialogue editor
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator
Matt Fann .... sound utility
Cameron Frankley .... sound designer
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (as Jessica A. Dickson)
Jason W. Jennings .... sound effects editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Brian Magerkurth .... sound mix technician
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Susumu Tokunow .... sound mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Petra Bach .... dial editor (uncredited)
Ryan Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited temp mix)
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... special effects coordinator
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects coordinator
Cortney McLeod .... special effects technician
Matt Mizell .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Eric Durst .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Flanagan .... digital compositor
Greg Groenekamp .... digital compositor
Andreas Jablonka .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
Steven Lloyd .... Senior Compositor: Pixel Magic
George Macri .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
John R. McConnell .... digital compositor
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Mellitz .... compositor
Brad Moylan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double: Diane Lane
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
John Gilbert .... assistant stunt coordinator
G. Grant Jewett .... stunt double: James Franco
Donnie Saylor .... horse master
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Bartsch .... dolly grip
Jason Bellitto .... assistant camera
Logan R. Berkshire .... key grip
Neil Boone .... grip
Eddie Bowlin .... rigging gaffer
Kelly Clear .... chief lighting technician: additional photography
Carlos Doerr .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mason Donnahoe .... video assist operator
Rusty Edmonson .... best boy electric
Henry E. Ezzell III .... best boy grip
Benedict Fancy .... rigging grip
Morris Flam .... gaffer
Les Franck .... rigging grip best boy
Russell Hardee .... rigging key grip
Jay Hardie .... loader
Chris Jadick .... electrician
Chris Jadick .... rigging best boy
Brian Johnston .... grip
Chris Jones .... camera operator
Ritchie Nannini .... grip
David B. Nowell .... aerial director of photography
Terry O'Deen .... electrician
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Michelle Pizanis .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Felipe Reinheimer .... first assistant camera
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera: additional camera
Todd SanSone .... wireless imaging technician: aerial unit
James Selph .... rigging grip
Chris Shrider .... electrician
Lee J. Stone .... super technocrane operator
Michael Tackett .... still photographer
Greg Taylor .... electric
Paige Thomas .... additional camera operator
Kees Van Oostrum .... director of photography: second unit
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera
Sean Yaple .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Simon Carey .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ashli Bogart .... extras casting assistant
Chris Bustard .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Matt Kane .... casting associate
Kevin Kuffa .... casting associate
Jennifer Small .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy Boyer .... costumer: Mr. Gere
Christina Carter .... costumer
Rachel Leek .... assistant costume designer
Lynn Manock .... key costumer
Katrina Migliore .... costumer
Kelly Summers .... set costumer (as Kelly Southerland)
Beverley Woods .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Ernest Leif Boyd .... assistant editor
Ellen Hendrix .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Yvan Lucas .... colorist
Alan Z. McCurdy .... vfx assistant editor
Ali Muney .... first assistant editor
Amy Pawlowski .... digital intermediate editor
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer
Jonathan Spafford .... second assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
Jeff Babb .... music playback
Brandon J. Burton .... assistant music engineer
George Doering .... musician
Jonathan Duckett .... music engineer
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Buryl Red .... orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Robert Schaper .... scoring mixer
Robert Schaper .... supervising music editor
Peter Schwartz .... additional music production
Jeanine Tesori .... conductor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Transportation Department
Donald Binder .... driver
Edwin Bowden Jr. .... transportation captain
Debbie Lane Hewett .... driver: Richard Gere
E. Michael Hewett .... van driver
Jay Krueger .... driver
Randall Pickett .... driver
Scott Siler .... prop truck driver
Other crew
Missy Atkinson .... medical consultant
Daniel Baggett .... key construction medic
Ryan Bennett .... production assistant
Ashton J. Blessing .... accounting clerk
Heather Brannon .... co-coordinator
Clay Broaddus .... assistant: Mr. Claybourne
Christopher C. Courter .... production assistant
Elizabeth A. Dennis .... assistant production office coordinator: pre-production
John DeSarno .... chef
Jamie Dorfman .... production assistant
Stephen Elliott .... stand-in
Rebekah M. Erford .... production assistant
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Maureen Poon Fear .... assistant: Ms. Di Novi
Mathew Ferrante .... production coordinator: Warner Bros.
Matt Fink .... production assistant
Philippe Gallichet .... caterer
Reva Grantham .... craft service
Karol Griffiths .... script supervisor second unit (as Karol Siegel)
Matthew K. Hacker .... location assistant
Bass Hampton .... location manager
Debbie Lane Hewett .... assistant: Mr. Gere
Heath Howard .... production coordinator
Jason Huberman .... sr. estimator
Eric Johnson .... production assistant
Jessica D. Johnson .... rigging medic
Aakomon Jones .... choreographer
Eryn Jones .... production assistant
Alex Konowitz .... production assistant
Andrew L. Lanier .... location scout
John Lanier .... stand-in for Richard Gere
Meg Lansaw .... production assistant
Daryl C. Lefever .... production accountant
Vikki Lewis .... craft service
Elizabeth Maltese .... production assistant
Julia Margagliotta .... travel coordinator (as Julia Pluhowski)
Cari Moskow .... stand-in
Shaun O'Rourke .... production assistant
Tchaiko Omawale .... assistant: Mr. Wolfe
Jennifer Opresnick .... script supervisor
David Paris .... helicopter pilot
Thomas Parris .... location assistant
Hillary Pierce .... production assistant
Derek Pons .... production assistant
Jason Potash .... set production assistant
Charlotte Rapak .... production secretary: reshoots
Taffy Schweickhardt .... first assistant accountant
Joanie Selden .... payroll accountant
Nick Shaheen .... office staff assistant
Jennifer Small .... production assistant
Charles Stewart Jr. .... location assistant
Patricia Story .... unit publicist
Aaron Lee Syrett .... film commissioner (uncredited)
Sarah Templeton .... assistant: Ms. Lane
Mitch Urban .... adr voice
Stephanie Whallon .... second assistant accountant
Kenneth White .... medical consultant (as Dr. Kenneth White FACS)
Stephanie Yeager .... assistant: Ms. Di Novi

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality
97 min
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Marks the third film in which these two actors, Diane Lane and Richard Gere, have worked together. Previous films were Unfaithful and The Cotton Club.See more »
Factual errors: Before the hurricane made landfall, Adrienne said that the US Coast guard issued a hurricane warning for their area of the North Carolina coast. The US Coast guard cannot issue weather related warnings. It would have been the National Hurricane center that issued the warning.See more »
Dr. Paul Flanner:What keeps you safe?
Adrienne Willis:Well, you fall in love with someone, you know... and you make a family... and you become what you think you're supposed to be. And you change and you give up certain things. Then they look at what you've got left and you wish you... I don't know, you just think maybe you shouldn't have.
Dr. Paul Flanner:Don't.
Dr. Paul Flanner:Just don't do it anymore.
Adrienne Willis:...Huh.
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55 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Thank you, Ms Lane, 1 October 2008
Author: aharmas from United States

Oh yes! Hollywood does remember how to use the good old formula, and when lightning hits, it's a rather wonderful feeling. Rarely Hollywood creates a masterpiece because lately, there seems to be more concern with hurrying up and getting the most rewards in a hurried manner, or there is the matter of too many cooks in the mix. Usually good screenplays are the result of a talented writer who is in full control of his/her property, understand his material and is a good writer. Then, there is a little important part, often neglected by the marketing geniuses that so often lack creativity and vision: a good actor.

A good actor can make the difference between a mediocre, half-cooked try, and a fully realized film that might not be an important and relevant movie, but one that contributes to its genre and might eventually become a classic of its type. We get very few romantic comedies, and we are people who are starved for them. Buried in the sexy humor of "Sex in the City" is the romantic, yet stormy relationship of Big and Carrie, and people flocked to "Mamma Mia" because it had some romance, skillfully played by Streep and Brossnam. It could have a silly musical, but it did touch us because it was played with intensity and conviction. "Nights" offers us more of it, with the amazing talents of a woman who does magnificent work in romantic films, Ms. Diane Lane. Ever since her days as a child actor, we could appreciate how her talent, combined with her appreciative soul allowed us to see into the hearts of the story's protagonists. A few years back, she teamed up with Mr. Gere, giving us a tormented, romantic, and sexy performance as the wife who is not too sure of her actions' consequences in "Unfaithful", work that should have garnered her at least an Academy Award. She is back, doing more formidable work in this romantic gem as a woman who has given up on her romantic prospects, and suddenly she realizes there might be another chance around the corner.

Ms. Lane makes this film pulsate with intelligence and passion. Her facial expressions communicate volumes about the different emotions her character undergoes. We can read frustrations, yearnings, desperation, anger, hope, loss, and a range that is way out reach for a lot of the marketable types that Hollywood constantly push down our throats. Here is a mature performer who has the gift to project real emotions and allows us to connect with the material in such a way that we are moved as we become part of the experience.

Ms. Lane is such a triumphant joy to watch as she goes through transformations from the first scenes of the film until the very end. Her discoveries become ours as we celebrate with her the power of hope and love. She is able to bring back the unsurpassed joy of a person in love, much like a teenager does, and yet she never lets you think of her character as silly or irresponsible. Her eyes are expressive gems that can move even the cynical in the audience. She is one of the stars that can do wonders with just one look. In her the classic feel of those grand movies of yesterday are back. Her work recalls the passionate and intelligent work of Hepburn, Davis, Garson, women who played everyday types and made them memorable because they created complete characters.

We admire those superb actresses who recreate real life legends and are rewarded for it. Half their work is done by the mystique of the figures they impersonate; however as much as anyone might make you think, it is the roles such as Lane's in this movie that are a more impressive achievement because they are created from scratch, given a personal imprint and are able achieve heights without any previous theatrical material support, such as plays, and the background of a famous legend whose life is paid tribute on the silver screen. Lane's character is one woman whose experiences could be any of us. She represents our dreams and emotions with much quality, class, and just the right amount of sentiment. It is quite a remarkable achievement, and we should be grateful that we are still able to find such a remarkable performance nowadays.

There are a few adjectives I could use to pay tribute to her work, but I can only say that in my humble opinion every single frame of her work in this film is testament to one of the greatest performances ever put on celluloid by a living performer. Thank you, Ms. Lane.

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