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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jamie Linden (screenplay)
Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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Release Date:
5 February 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Is Duty enough reason to live a lie ? See more »
Plot:
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Compelling and endearing, though some things definitely just don't click at times... See more (173 total) »

Cast

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Channing Tatum ... John Tyree

Amanda Seyfried ... Savannah Curtis

Richard Jenkins ... Mr. Tyree

Henry Thomas ... Tim

D.J. Cotrona ... Noodles
Cullen Moss ... Rooster (Dan Rooney)
Gavin McCulley ... Starks
Jose Lucena Jr. ... Berry (as Jose Lucena)

Keith Robinson ... Captain Stone

Scott Porter ... Randy

Leslea Fisher ... Susan

William Howard Bowman ... Daniels (as William Howard)

David Andrews ... Mr. Curtis

Mary Rachel Dudley ... Mrs. Curtis
Bryce Hayes ... Yellow Shirt
R. Braeden Reed ... 6 Years Old Alan

Luke Benward ... 14 Years Old Alan
Tom Stearns ... Coin Dealer #1

Michael Harding ... Coin Dealer #2

Brett Rice ... Pastor

David Dwyer ... Steve the Owner
Anthony Osment ... Other Surfer
Jim Wenthe ... Professor
Matt Blue ... Doctor
Lauree Bradway ... Party Guest #1
Glenn M. Tatum ... Party Guest #2
Martin Coleman Bowen ... Party Guest #3

Maxx Hennard ... Berg
Jay Phillips ... Young Beret

Steven O'Connor ... Colonel Kittrick
Jessica Lucas ... Nurse (as Jessica M. Lucas)

Teresa Smith ... Tim's Nurse

Bryce Hogarth ... 7 Years Old John (as Bryce Hogarth Armendariz)

Amanda Garsys ... Gawky Girl at Party

Ron Shelley ... Airport Security Guard (as Shelley Reid)
Cenk Otay ... Screaming Man
Russell A. Turner ... Adams
Lisa Burrascano ... Woman In Park
Mary Fischer ... Helpful Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amber Dawn Fox ... Airport Patron (uncredited)

Matthew M. Anderson ... Surfer (uncredited)
Sasha Azevedo ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Mellie Boozer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Brett Lee Clark ... Party Guest #4 (uncredited)

Cricket Ellis ... Passenger (uncredited)

Nick Errato ... Afghani (uncredited)

Moses D. Gardner III ... Congolese Soldier (uncredited)
Anthony Garner ... Frequent Flyer (uncredited)
Blake Garris ... Fisherman (uncredited)

J.J. Gentry ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Pam Hays ... Air Traveler (uncredited)
Malia Herrick ... Volleyball Player (uncredited)

Paul D. Hunt ... Tim (uncredited)

Jim Keisler ... Curtis Party Guest (uncredited)

Lawrence Laravela ... Coin Inspector (uncredited)

Victor A. Lawrence ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

June Letourneau ... Airport Official (uncredited)
Tannisha Mon'ee ... Girl (uncredited)

Gabriella Mullis ... Child (uncredited)
Selena V. Raffaele ... Afgahn (uncredited)
Ernest Rogers Sr. ... Airport Patron (uncredited)

Tommy Scott ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lasse Hallström 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jamie Linden (screenplay)

Nicholas Sparks (novel)

Produced by
Marty Bowen .... producer
Michael Disco .... associate producer
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
Wyck Godfrey .... producer
Ken Halsband .... co-producer (as Kenneth Halsband)
Ryan Kavanaugh .... producer
Jamie Linden .... co-producer
Jeremiah Samuels .... executive producer
Tucker Tooley .... executive producer
Michele Weiss .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Deborah Lurie 
 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey 
 
Film Editing by
Kristina Boden 
 
Casting by
Joanna Colbert 
Mark Fincannon 
Rich Mento  (as Richard Mento)
 
Production Design by
Kara Lindstrom 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Garner 
 
Set Decoration by
Summer Eubanks 
 
Costume Design by
Dana Campbell 
Kathryn Langston 
 
Makeup Department
Deborah Ball .... hair stylist
John R. Bayless .... key makeup artist
Susan Buffington .... additional hair stylist
Gigi Collins .... assistant makeup artist (as Angela Rogers)
Whitney James .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Kelly E. Marlow .... key hair stylist (as Kelly E. Caldwell)
Mary L. Mastro .... hair stylist: Los Angeles (as Mary Mastro)
Patricia McAlhany Glasser .... hair department head
Jason Willis .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Billy Badalato .... unit production manager
Kaylene Carlson .... production supervisor
Shannon Gaulding .... executive in charge of production
Ken Halsband .... executive in charge of production
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Haley Sweet .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randall Balsmeyer .... additional second unit director
Charles Croughwell .... second unit director
Julie Cummings .... second second assistant director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director
Borjan Jovanovich .... second assistant director: second unit
John Tagamolila .... second assistant director
John M. Tyson .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Alexandria Andross .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Chris Bogart .... painter
Elizabeth Boller .... art department coordinator
Kenneth Bryant .... gang boss
Barret B. Burlage .... art department assistant
Richard M. Cole .... construction general foreman
D. Tobias Denney .... assistant property master
Greg Eddins .... propmaker
Elsie Eubanks .... buyer
Jonathan Fenin .... prop maker
Andrea Mae Fenton .... set decorator: additional photography
Jordan Foster .... set dresser
Patrick Fuhrman .... leadman
Jeremy A. Gibbs .... propmaker (as Jeremy Gibbs)
Joe Golz .... propmaker
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... assistant art director
Jane Gulick .... property master: Los Angeles
Kevin Hardison .... set designer
Frank J. Hart .... location foreman
Lillian Heyward .... graphic designer
Chris Holcombe .... assistant property master: second unit
Chris Holcombe .... prop assistant
Alexandra Hopkins .... art department assistant
Scott Johnson .... on-set dresser
Steven Kerlagon .... scenic charge
Richard Krish .... set dresser
Christopher Kuder .... propmaker
Andree Lago .... scenic foreman
Bill MacSems .... property master
Drayton McClellan .... propmaker
Jonathan S. Morgan .... scenic
Thomas A. Morris Jr. .... construction coordinator
William Scot Noonan .... toolman
Katherine Parker .... painter
Gregg Perez .... set dresser
Frank Ponce .... production assistant
Michael Poplin .... prop assistant
John Pundt .... graphic artist
F. Auguste Rahmberg .... art department researcher
William Rampey .... propmaker
Gregory Schmitz .... paint foreman
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser
Grant Shaffer .... storyboard artist
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser
Debi Shirk Tagliaferro .... art department co-ordinator
Thomas R. Wagner .... on-set property master/armorer
Scott D. Warner .... mill foreman
 
Sound Department
Douglas Axtell .... sound mixer: Los Angeles unit
Timothy Cargioli .... boom operator
Rachel Chancey .... foley supervisor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Dan Edelstein .... adr editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jonathan Gaynor .... sound mixer
Jonathan Gaynor .... sound
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Heather Gross .... sound effects editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Igor Nikolic .... first assistant sound editor
Dave Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Paterson .... supervising sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Michael Perricone .... adr mixer
James Peterson .... boom operator
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Jack Rametta .... adr mixer
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor
Vance Walden .... adr recordist
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
 
Special Effects by
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer
Katie Clinebelle .... special effects assistant
David Hill .... special effects technician
Michael J. Hudson .... special effects foreman
Morgan McMath Rogers .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Gelles .... visual effects executive producer: & Company
David Isyomin .... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Eric Leverenz .... digital imaging
David Piombino .... visual effects artist
Kevin Vale .... digital imaging
 
Stunts
Mike Brady .... stunt player
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator
Joshua Croughwell .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt player
Anthony Osment .... stunt surfer
Mark Rayner .... stunt double: Channing Tatum
Brett Rodriguez .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William 'Bill' Allanson II .... electrician
Benjamin Baggott .... additional electrician
Jamie Baglio .... best boy electric
Will Barker .... additional rigging electrician
Robby Baumgartner .... camera operator (as Robert Baumgartner)
Chrys Blackstone .... electrician
Warren Brace .... additional second assistant camera
Warren Brace .... camera intern
Chris Cotterman .... grip: additional photography
Ben Davidson .... electrician
Rick Davidson .... camera operator: "b" camera operator/Steadicam
Keith B. Davis .... key first assistant camera
Jason Dunn .... rigging grip
Colin Duran .... additional second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jerome Fauci .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Jerome Fauci .... additional steadicam operator
Les Franck .... best boy grip
Scott Garfield .... still photographer
Zsolt P. Haraszti .... camera loader
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Patrick R. Heffernan .... key grip: additional
Geoff Herbert .... key grip: second unit
Adam Hinson .... rigging electrician
Robert Hoelen .... grip
Adam Horne .... rigging best boy electrician
Blake H. Hughes .... rigging grip
Robert Ikeda .... grip: additional photography
Christian Kessler .... second assistant camera
Brian Knox .... grip
Charles Laughon .... tv playback operator
Jamie A. Marlowe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jack McCollum .... lighting balloon technician
Mark C. McManus .... video assist operator
James M. Muro .... director of photography: second unit (as Jimmy Muro)
Alan Newcomb .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Josh Quick .... electrician (as Joshua Quick)
Francesco Sauta .... additional film loader
David Shakibanasab .... rigging electrician
Darrell B. Sheldon .... dolly grip
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Derek Smith .... additional first assistant camera
Jeff Sterner .... set lighting
Tommy Ray Sullivan Jr. .... day player: grip/electrician (as Tommy Sullivan Jr.)
Zach Tharp .... rigging electrician
Derek E. Tindall .... rigging electrician
Dan Turek .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Wallace .... electrician
Bo Webb .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dennis Zoppe .... key grip
Peter Zuccarini .... underwater director of photography
Barret B. Burlage .... epk camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Cody Chandler .... extras casting assistant
Christine Colvin .... casting assistant (as Christine Schaefer)
Tona B. Dahlquist .... extras casting
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Jason Looney .... casting production assistant
John McAlary .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Teresa Beach .... additional costumer
Shawna-Nova Foley .... set costumer
Terri Helms .... seamstress
Karen Keyes .... additional set costumer
Keva Keyes .... key costumer
Ginger Knussmann .... costumer
Kate Sawyer .... costume assistant
Keith Taylor .... key costumer
Natalie Tyler .... costume production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
Jessica Elvin .... digital intermediate editor
Abbi Jutkowitz .... additional assistant editor
Victoria Lang .... first assistant editor
Paloma Mele .... apprentice editor: film
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Pascal Vaguelsy .... post-production coordinator
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Jeffrey Wolf .... additional editor
Jim Passon .... color timer: DeLuxe (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Tim Davies .... conductor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Season Kent .... music supervisor
Abraham Libbos .... orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Zack Ryan .... additional arrangements
Peter Seibert .... additional arrangements
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Chris Westlake .... additional arrangements
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Bart Samolis .... musician (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Beverly Ballzigler .... driver
Kenneth Bennett .... driver: camera truck
C. Benny Dietz .... picture car coordinator
Fred Farrington .... driver
Perry Hickman .... driver
Joshua J. Hobson .... driver
McCullen Lewis .... driver
Dennis Love .... driver
Todd Luckey .... production van operator
Jack Munn .... driver
Frankie Padgett .... driver
Joey Ricker .... driver
Corey Simon .... driver
Susan Simpson .... driver
Lance Sudano .... driver
Doug Wright .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Tristan Adamczuk .... stand-in
T.J. Amato .... assistant: Kenneth L. Halsband
Jordan Anderson .... production intern
Libby Anderson .... production secretary
Neil Andrea .... marine department
Cua-Cua Apey .... boat captain
Amber Asaro .... assistant: mr. kavanaugh
Amanda Austin .... stand-in
Kirk Bair .... set production assistant
Joan Baker .... adr artist
Greg Bator .... production assistant
Linda Benjamin .... executive vice president: Relativity Media
Gregory Bishop .... project officer: department of defense
Phil Blevins .... autism consultant
Michael T. Brady .... marine coordinator
Bridget Briley .... production legal counsel
Lisa Burrascano .... assistant: Amanda Seyfried
Daniel Cabeza .... assistant: Tucker Tooley (as Danny Cabeza)
Alex Capaldi .... assistant: Kenneth Halsband
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Dama Claire .... production consultant
Paul O. Davis .... second unit supervisor
Chris Drake .... location assistant
Justin Dybowski .... set production assistant
Karen Eisenstadt .... production accountant
Danny Elhaj .... post -production assistant
Philip Elway .... executive vice president: Business Affairs
Harald Galinski .... accounting clerk: wrap
Harald Galinski .... additional production secretary
Philippe Gallichet .... chef
Vanessa Garsys .... assistant: Lasse Hallström
Vanessa Garsys .... production secretary
Karman Graham Franck .... production accounting assistant
Adrienne L. Graves .... second assistant accountant
Todd Hergott .... armorer
Daniel Herther .... executive assistant: Eyan Kavanaugh
Cindi Hobgood .... location manager
Elizabeth Elliott Hopkins .... production counsel
Maria Hyde .... assistant: Lasse Hallström
Daniel Hydrick III .... livestock coordinator (as Daniel E. Hydrick)
Ashley Janusek .... assistant: Kenneth Halsband
Spencer Jarvis .... production assistant
Cindy King .... production assistant: reshoots
Isaac Klausner .... assistant: Wyck Godfrey
Kevin Knotts .... helicopter ground safety (uncredited)
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator
Erik Anders Lang .... epk producer
Scott Levine .... unit publicist
Michael Lippman .... assistant: Tucker Tooley
Thomas Loftus .... senior vice president of business and legal affairs
Adam C. Londy .... assistant: Marty Bowen (as Adam Londy)
Dustin Major .... livestock wrangler
Rachaelle McCorkle .... production legal counsel
Gavin McCulley .... military consultant (as Capt. Gavin McCulley)
Rebecca Merle .... assistant: Lasse Hallström
Debbie Merritt .... assistant production office coordinator
Tara Erica Moore .... production assistant
Sean Murphy .... additional assistant accountant
Vicente C. Ogilvie .... Department of Defense liaison officer
Harley Pasternak .... fitness trainer
Eva Quiroz .... vice president of operations
Judson Ragsdale .... production assistant
Jonathan Randell Silver .... adr loop group
Mark Rayner .... surf instructor
Marlaine Reiner .... executive assistant: Ryan Kavanaugh
Tracy Remmereid .... travel coordinator
Michele Robertson .... publicist
Brett Rodriguez .... assistant: Channing Tatum
David M. Rodriguez .... post production accountant
J. William Russell .... livestock wrangler
Keegan Sacko .... set production assistant
Mel Sanftner .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Martin R. Scarbrough .... medic
George Schoendorfer .... set medic
David Thornsberry .... additional location manager
Brian Marshall Turner .... medical coordinator
Tom Vick .... stand-in
Melissa Voyagis .... epk field producer
Melissa Wallace .... production secretary
Townson Wells .... production assistant
Jerri Whiteman .... first assist accountant
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. .... set production assistant
Joshua Benedict .... production assistant (uncredited)
Douglas I. Schwartz .... office production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Michael Roy Scott .... stand-in: Henry Thomas (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
Runtime:
108 min
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Trivia:
The Swedish flag can be seen flying over John's camp in Afghanistan. This is an homage to director Lasse Hallström's home country of Sweden.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: John's rank throughout the movie is that of an E-5 (SGT), yet all of the letters use the rank of E-6 (SSG). It isn't until he returns home after his father suffers a stroke is he an E-6.See more »
Quotes:
Savannah Curtis:The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all.See more »
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40 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Compelling and endearing, though some things definitely just don't click at times..., 5 February 2010
Author: Dragoneyed363 from United States

I had mixed expectations when I was going in to see Dear John. I had never really given any thought about how good or bad it might be, because it was a night out with friends and I was unconcerned at the moment. Eventually, we started to watch the movie. At first, it was just dull. I mean, I know it was trying to build up the characters and establish a good story line, but I was a tad bit uninterested, just because the characters were so plain at the time. Though it does set up things rather well, it lacks in any really high appeal from the moment it comes on the screen, if that makes sense.

Anyway, on to the rest of the movie. Though there were times when I was very interested, it just overall was nothing special. The performances by each individual actor were extremely questionable. For instance, Channing Tatum was unable to display any real sense of emotion except for maybe two scenes in the entire movie, and Amanda Seyfried seemed like it was just too big of a role for her to play. While they both didn't do so hot separately, I have to say the chemistry between them when they were on set together was believable, intense and undeniably noteworthy; Certainly the best thing about the movie, in my opinion.

I do give Dear John a decent and satisfactory rating for it really strived to be a poignant and strong film, even though it fell a little short, and I was moved at times by the feelings Channing and Amanda expressed into their characters, though all together their performances were eh. It was interesting and entertaining, and I enjoyed it... lightly. With all that said, it again falls short of being rewatchable with it's extreme dullness throughout and lack of powerful, independent, likable performances. Not anything special, but certainly not anything bad, and I recommend you don't watch it with high expectations, because you'll be very disappointed, but if you're not an extreme critic and you're just looking to blow some time, or are extremely hard up for Channing Tatum shirtless, you can and will enjoy this in some way.

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