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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Rod Lurie (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Everyone Has a Breaking Point See more »
Plot:
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Marsden ... David Sumner

Kate Bosworth ... Amy Sumner

Alexander Skarsgård ... Charlie

James Woods ... Tom Heddon

Dominic Purcell ... Jeremy Niles

Rhys Coiro ... Norman

Billy Lush ... Chris

Laz Alonso ... John Burke

Willa Holland ... Janice Heddon

Walton Goggins ... Daniel Niles

Anson Mount ... Coach Milkens

Drew Powell ... Bic

Kristen Shaw ... Abby
Megan Adelle ... Melissa
Jessica Dockrey ... Helen (as Jessica Cook)

Randall Newsome ... Blackie

Tim J. Smith ... Larry (as Tim Smith)
Richard Folmer ... Pastor

Wanetah Walmsley ... Kristen
Clyde Heun ... Referee

Rod Lurie ... Logger #1

Kelly Holleman ... Beauty Queen
Grayson Capps ... Band Member #1
Tommy MacLuckie ... Band Member #2
Josh Kerin ... Band Member #3
John Milham ... Band Member #4
Kristin Kelly ... Teenager at BBQ
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlotte Biggs ... Stadium Patron (uncredited)

Kara Riann Brown ... Fan (uncredited)

Kimberly Lynn Campbell ... Fan (uncredited)
Tracy Chappell ... Extra (uncredited)

M Charlotte Cheatham ... Extra (uncredited)
Marian Drey ... Football fan (uncredited)
Timothy Hoffman ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Jessie Jalee ... Fan (uncredited)
Jeremy John's ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Sara Kenley ... Blackwater Cheerleader / Janice's Friend (uncredited)
Rick LaCour ... Road Crew Supervisor (uncredited)
Tiffany Lang ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Billy Leo ... #1 Football Fan (uncredited)

James Paul ... Football Patron (uncredited)
Jeffrey Stirl ... Football fan (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Kelly (uncredited)
Shane Tucker ... Fight Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Rod Lurie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rod Lurie (screenplay)

David Zelag Goodman (earlier screenplay) and
Sam Peckinpah (earlier screenplay)

Gordon Williams (novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm")

Produced by
Gilbert Dumontet .... executive producer
George Flynn .... associate producer
Marc Frydman .... producer
Beau Marks .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Groupé 
 
Cinematography by
Alik Sakharov 
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Boyd 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Sherry Thomas 
 
Production Design by
Tony Fanning 
 
Art Direction by
John P. Goldsmith 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristin Bicksler 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Falconer 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... key makeup artist
Gloria Belz .... makeup artist
Rose Librizzi .... makeup department head (as Rose Librizzi-Davis)
Chrissy Morris .... makeup artist
Lotus Seki .... key hair stylist
Tommie Strawther .... hair stylist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects supervisor
Larry Waggoner .... hair department head
Amy Wood .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Beau Marks .... unit production manager
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bott .... first assistant director: second unit
Benjamin T. Brammeier .... second second assistant director
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Tommy Martin .... additional second assistant director (as Tom Martin)
Mic Rodgers .... second unit director
James Roque .... second assistant director (as James Roque Jr.)
Paul Uddo .... second second assistant director (as Paul B. Uddo)
 
Art Department
Michael Arena .... greens gang boss
Steve Arnold .... set designer
David Keith Broome .... lead greensman
Kathy Brunswick .... construction buyer
Patrick Calabrese .... set dresser
Wade Easley .... assistant property master
Jaime Fernandez .... on-set dresser
Stephen Finders .... assistant property master
Austin Grehan .... scenic artist
Claire Hassig .... scenic/signwriter
Jerry G. Henery .... construction coordinator
Scott Herbertson .... set designer
Mike Herriage .... greensman
Eric Herzog .... props
Jason Glenn Jimes .... paint gang boss
Joey Kent .... set dresser
Steven Kerlagon .... scenic charge
Andree Lago .... scenic foreman
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Robert Larriviere .... art department coordinator
Daniel A. Maes .... set dresser
David Myers .... painter
Danny Nick .... set dresser
William Nutt .... on-set greensman
Gordon Lorne Peck Jr. .... on-set painter (as Gordon Peck Jr.)
Jared Pendergrass .... second assistant props
Pavel Pesta .... paint gangboss
Chad Simpson .... paint foreman
Gary Damian Thomas .... storyboard artist (as Gary Thomas)
Andrew Wert .... property master
Randall D. Wilkins .... set designer: pre-visualization
Eric Wolfe .... construction gangboss
Michael Wynn .... painter
Michael Bergeron .... props (uncredited)
Jessica Navran .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... production sound mixer
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Arthur Farkas .... foley supervisor
Marc Glassman .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Grody .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Grody .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Susan Ham .... assistant sound editor
Nicholas James .... dialogue editor (as Nick James)
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Chris Main .... boom operator
Dana McCommon .... adr recording
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Jared Watt .... sound utility
Fred Peck III .... mix technician (uncredited)
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jason Babin .... special effects technician
Michael H. Clark .... special effects technician
Blake Le Vasseur .... special effects technician
Jack Lynch .... special effects coordinator (as John J. Lynch)
Richard E. Perry .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... digital compositor
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... digital compositor
Arthur Argote .... compositor (as Arthor Argote)
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Bijay Awale .... visual effects artist
Graeme Baitz .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... digital effects supervisor
Suzette Barnett .... compositor
Chris Barsamian .... animator
Chris Barsamian .... computer graphics artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Joey Bonander .... visual effects coordinator
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Phillip Broste .... compositor
Chris Christman .... visual effects artist
Andrew G. Cox .... visual effects coordinator
Ravi Deula .... senior paint and rotoscope artist: visual effects
Syd Dutton .... matte painting supervisor
Ristra Fajarwaty .... roto/paint artist
Joel Fletcher .... animator
Paul Ghezzo .... computer graphics supervisor
Adrian Gray .... computer graphics artist
Graham Herbster .... matchmove artist
Shun Imaizumi .... visual effects artist
Travis Wade Ivy .... digital compositor (as Wade Ivy)
Chris John Jones .... compositing supervisor (as Christopher Jones)
Fumi Mashimo .... compositor
Sallyanne Massimini .... computer graphics artist
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Sujeen Nepali .... visual effects artist
Nathan Overstrom .... digital compositor
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Justin Ray .... compositor
Justin Ray .... compositor: Zoic
Steven Joseph Rogers .... visual effects artist (as Steve Rogers)
Scott Rosekrans .... CG artist
Mark Stetson .... senior visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Eric Withee .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Rob Geddes .... roto artist (uncredited)
Nicholas Lambert .... roto artist (uncredited)
James Pina .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Clay Cullen .... stunts
Thirl Haston .... stunt driver
Amber Dawn Landrum .... stunt double: Kate Bosworth
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt double: Alexander Skarsgard/Rhys Coiro (as Shawn Lane)
Don Lee .... stunt double
Eric Orr .... stunt performer
Mic Rodgers .... stunt coordinator
Wesley Scott .... stunts
Richard C. Taylor .... stunts
Jermaine Williams .... stunt double
McIver Williams .... stunt double
Courtney Shay Young .... stunt double: Kate Boseworth
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator: second unit
Bob Bates .... gaffer
Patrick Bensimmon .... second assistant camera: a camera
Jacob Bynum .... additional second assistant camera
J. Christopher Campbell .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Christopher Campbell)
Luke Cauthern .... grip
Jeffrey N. Civa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Oswald Colunga .... rigging electric
Brandon Dauzat .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nicholas Davidoff .... additional camera operator
Bryan DeLorenzo .... first assistant additional camera: second unit
Steve Dietl .... still photographer
Larry Dorsey Jr. .... rigging gaffer
David Easley .... grip
John Gregory Edwards .... electrician
Eli Everhard .... lighting technician
Robert Foster .... camera operator
Robert Foster .... director of photography: second unit
Dan Furst .... video assist operator
Hilton Garrett .... grip
Andre Green .... rigging electric best boy
Tonja Greenfield .... film loader
Brad 'Mo' Gremillion .... rigging best electric
Thirl Haston .... camera car
Richard T. Hoover .... rigging grip
Franklin Jones II .... grip
Ryosuke Kawanaka .... film loader
Eric Leach .... camera operator
Kevin Lippincott .... lighting technician
Tommy Lohmann .... additional camera operator
Scott Luttrell .... electrician
Scott Luttrell .... grip: second unit
Bradley Martin .... lighting technician
Jim Mayo .... technocrane operator
Lee McLemore .... best boy grip: second unit
Eric Meisner .... lighting technician: additional
Ray Milazzo .... first assistant camera
Adam Mitchell .... lighting technician
Blake Mitchell .... additional grip
Jamie Moreno .... lighting technician
Robert Morrison .... grip: rigging grip
Brent Swampy Mullins .... lighting technician
Brent Swampy Mullins .... rigging grip
Robert Owen .... lighting technician
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... rigging electrician
Myron Parran .... second assistant camera
Max Patrucco .... rigging grip
Richard Porter .... lighting technician: additional
Richard Porter .... rigging grip
Juan Rocha .... grip (additional)
Mike Satterfield .... best boy rigging grip
Armand J. Saucier .... grip
Armand J. Saucier .... rigging grip
Kevin Stevenson .... video assist: second unit
Brandon Swain .... lighting technician
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera
Henry Tirl .... steadicam operator
Chris Trosclair .... lighting technician
Tedd Underwood .... best boy electric
Art Villasenor .... technocrane technician
Marvin Wright .... rigging electrician
 
Casting Department
Andrei Constantinescu .... extras casting assistant
Jay DeFelice .... extras casting associate
Gohar Gazazyan .... casting assistant
Ryan Glorioso .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myeshea Baker .... set costumer
Doré Cermak .... additional costumer
Andree Fortier .... key costumer
Rachel Greene .... wardrobe supervisor
S. Aimee Helms .... set costumer
Frances Jacques-LeCompte .... seamstress (as Frances LeCompte)
Frances Jacques-LeCompte .... tailor (as Frances LeCompte)
Shannon Jantz .... costumer
Dena Matranga .... key set costumer
Lexi Price .... additional costumer
Susan Thomas .... key costumer
Rachel A. Walker .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Harry Muller .... color timer
Christopher Oakes .... assistant editor
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Benjamin Sutor .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
David P Hebert .... assistant location manager
Jeremy N. Hernandez .... location assistant
Kendrick Hudson .... assistant location manager
F. Stanley Pearse Jr. .... location manager
Steven Russell .... location production assistant
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music clearance
Bruno Coon .... music editor
Mark Denis .... composer: Trailer Music
Bruce Donnelly .... orchestrator
Larry Groupé .... orchestrator
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator
Phil McGowan .... score mix assistant
Nick Murray .... composer: Trailer Music
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor (as Steven Saltzman)
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Jerrin Comeaux .... driver
Dennis W. Cook Jr. .... picture car wrangler
Bart Figueiredo .... driver
Jeffrey Gowing .... transportation
Gerald Hardy .... driver
Russell Hicks .... driver: production van
Gary L. Horton .... driver
David Jennings .... driver
Buddy Pine .... driver: honeywagon
Beverly Reeves .... driver: cast
Doug Wilson .... driver
Charlie Wright .... transportation captain
James Yeates .... driver
Christy Zeller .... transportation dispatcher
 
Other crew
Akemi Abe .... main title
Jason Ament .... stand-in for mr. marsden
Barbara Babb .... set production assistant
Mary Bean .... set production assistant
Jennifer Benton .... stand-in
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Broome .... set medic
Brandon e Buck .... craft service
Dottie Buck .... craft service
Korey Budd .... production secretary
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach: Mr. Skarsgard
Sarah Carragher .... unit publicist
Grant Case .... photo supplier
Melissa Caudle .... assistant: Mr. Marks
Melissa Caudle .... travel coordinator (as Dr. Melissa Caudle)
Ashton Couch .... extras wrangler
Parker Dash .... stand-in: Billy Lush
Lindsey Dean .... accounting clerk
Christopher Dickerson .... production assistant
Trena Edwards .... production assistant
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
George Goodwin .... second assistant accountant
Sean Gowrie .... production coordinator
Will Greenfield .... assistant production coordinator
Kurt Greufe .... production accountant
Bo Harris .... production assistant
Letitia Hoaas .... set teacher
Holly Jordan .... key office assistant
Margaret Lancaster .... craft service assistant
Liz Landers .... key craft service
Jamie Lieberman .... assistant: Glenn S. Gainor
Mokym Major .... stand-in
Christian Malouf .... payroll accountant
Renee Marsella .... production assistant
David Midgen .... titles producer
Ian D. Navran .... production assistant
Slaid Parker .... production assistant
Ashley Gwen Patrick .... set production assistant
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant
Nick Phillips .... production executive
Nancy Piraquive .... production assistant
Johnny Renaudo .... second assistant accountant (as Johnny S. Renaudo II)
Ryan Robison .... office production assistant
Rebecca Rogers .... production assistant
Sarah Soape .... production staff
Jenni Steck .... dialect coach
Tara N. Talley-Brown .... second assistant location manager (as Tara T. Miller)
Michelle Tonjes .... assistant: Ms. Bosworth (as Michelle Tonjes Lott)
Matt Varosky .... assistant: Mr. Frydman
Darius Wadia .... assistant: Mr. Lurie
Jennifer Williamson .... set production assistant
Courtney Shay Young .... stand-in: kate boseworth
Daulton Brewer .... stand-in: drew powell (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alessandra Carlino .... special thanks (as Alessa Carlino)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language
Runtime:
110 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:18A (Ontario) (re-rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | Germany:16 | India:UA | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45864)

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Trivia:
This is the second film in which James Marsden and Kate Bosworth play a couple together - the first was Superman Returns (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When David is in the bar after having his tire changed, the level of the foam in his beer glass changes.See more »
Quotes:
David Sumner:[to Amy] Get your daddy's gun and shoot anyone that's not me.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Star-Spangled BannerSee more »

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188 out of 308 people found the following review useful.
bad bad bad, 23 June 2011
Author: (winner55) from United States

An embarrassing attempted 'remake' of a great piece of film making, by a cast and crew who evidently have no idea what the original was all about.

Peckinpah's original raised questions - you left the theater feeling awkward, self-conscious, asking the same question the lead character was asking himself - 'how do I find my way home now?' This pseudo-remake leaves you wondering, "Is it over yet? Why did I waste money on this? Won't this be show up on DVD soon?"

Because that's all it is, a poorly made routine B movie - part domestic melodrama, part crime shocker, aimed at the DVD market.

Wholly forgettable, with blasé cinematography, second rate photography - utterly forgetful.

See the original - a strange, uncomfortable and difficult but insightful film that holds its own after 4 decades.

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