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Henry Poole Is Here -- Ron Irizarry's music video for the Luke Wilson Film HENRY POOLE IS HERE directed by veteran music video director Mark Pellington (Pearl Jam, U2, Bruce Springsteen).
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29 August 2008 (South Africa) See more »
Changing his attitude will take a miracle.
Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Luke Wilson ... Henry Poole

Radha Mitchell ... Dawn Stupek

Adriana Barraza ... Esperanza Martinez

George Lopez ... Father Salazar

Cheryl Hines ... Meg Wyatt

Richard Benjamin ... Dr. Fancher

Morgan Lily ... Millie Stupek

Rachel Seiferth ... Patience

Beth Grant ... Josie
Dan Callahan ... Hospital Young Doctor

Earl Carroll ... Mr. Lawrence

Noah Dahl ... Young Henry

Gloria Garayua ... Female Worshipper

Molly Hagan ... Pediatrician

Michelle Krusiec ... Young Nurse
Stephanie Mace ... Stripper #1
Kate Mulligan ... Waitress

Andrew Santino ... Hospital Orderly

Donnie Smith ... Supermarket Man Shopper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Dash ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Gizza Elizondo ... Cancer Survivor (uncredited)

Elaine Anne Furst ... Supermarket Shopper (uncredited)

Sam Jaeger ... Lance (uncredited)
Marcus Maria Jung ... Mortician (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Pellington 
Writing credits
Albert Torres (written by)

Produced by
Michael Aguilar .... executive producer
Beth DePatie .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
David Kern .... co-producer
Tom Lassally .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... producer
Mark Pellington .... executive producer
Eric Reid .... executive producer
Norman Reiss .... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Richard S. Wright .... producer (as Richard Wright)
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
Eric Schmidt 
Film Editing by
Lisa Zeno Churgin 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Jennifer L. Smith 
Tricia Wood 
Production Design by
Richard Hoover 
Art Direction by
Karen Steward 
Set Decoration by
Susan Lynch 
Costume Design by
Wendy Chuck 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Veronica Lorenz .... makeup artist
Deborah Rutherford .... supervising makeup artist (as Deborah Patino)
Don Rutherford .... makeup artist
Colette Slattery .... hair stylist
Solina Tabrizi .... supervising hair stylist
Elizabeth Villamarin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Campbell .... production supervisor
Beth DePatie .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... assistant director
James McQuaide .... second unit director
Jenny Nolan .... second second assistant director
Tracey Poirier .... second assistant director
Art Department
Aaron Becker .... main title design: prologue
Brian S. Childs .... propmaker
Randy L. Childs .... co-construction coordinator
David Corral .... greensman
Guillaume DeLouche .... property master
Justin Fisher .... leadperson
John Fox .... storyboard artist
Ursula Glaviano .... set dresser
Rachel Hicks .... standby painter
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator
Mike Horn .... set dresser
Steven Kissick .... general foreman
James P. Meehan .... assistant property master
Nancy Nathan .... buyer
Catherine Pryor .... swing
Eric Rood .... key on-set dresser
Abigail Sheiner .... art coordinator
Hans Soto .... greensmen
Nandor Szilagy .... set dresser (2008)
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Michael Voelker .... set dresser
Shelley A. Wallace .... set designer
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound designer
Michael Babcock .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Babcock .... supervising sound editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
Onnalee Blank .... sound designer: temp
Richard Bullock Jr. .... utility sound
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... assistant sound editor
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
David Farmer .... additional sound effects designer
Tim Gedemer .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Ian Herzon .... sound effects editor
Bryan Jerden .... sound effects editor
Brian Magerkurth .... sound mix technician
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Thomas O'Connell)
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley recordist
Frank Smathers .... co-supervising sound editor
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Lars Bjerre .... dialogue denoising (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects coordinator
Robert Sturgis .... special effects technician
Jake Valdez .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Alexandre Cancado .... digital effects artist: Luma Pictures
John Cassella .... senior fx animator: Luma Pictures
Vincent Cirelli .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Mike Clark .... animator
Robert Coquia Jr. .... i/o vfx
Daniel Craemer .... visual effects
Shiv Dholakia .... effects animator: Luma Pictures
A. Michael Dobbs .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
Anthony Grant .... modeler
Steve Griffith .... visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
John R. Hazzard .... technical director: Luma Pictures
Justin Johnson .... digital effects supervisor
Thomas Kernan .... digital modeler
Erik LaPlant .... vfx coordinator: luma pictures
David Lingenfelser .... executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
Jason Locke .... matchmover
James McQuaide .... visual effects supervisor
Juan Melendez .... visual effects coordinator
Ben Neall .... lead texture artist: Luma Pictures
Gary Oldroyd .... visual effects coordinator
Brett Reyenger .... matchmove td: Luma Pictures
Marcos Romero .... animator: Luma Pictures
Christopher Sage .... environment supervisor: Luma Pictures
Chris Serenil .... computer services manager
Mark Shoaf .... CG supervisor: Furious FX
Payam Shohadai .... executive visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Joey Sila .... digital effects artist: Luma Pictures
Jared Simeth .... visual effects: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... character technical director: Luma Pictures
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects producer: Furious FX
Safari Sosebee .... digital artist
Tracy Takahashi .... visual effects producer: Furious FX
Alexander Vegh .... previs supervisor: Proof, Inc.
James Waterson .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Cary Welton .... digital restoration artist: R!OT
Shane Christopher Wicklund .... junior compositor: Luma Pictures
Elaine Wu .... animator: Luma Pictures
Jimmy Wu .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Michael Boggs .... digital scanning supervisor (uncredited)
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt double: Rhada Mitchell
Richard Bucher .... stunt double: Luke Wilson
Jimmy Hart .... utility stunts
Kanin Howell .... stunt double
Kanin Howell .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Tigran Aguasaryan .... grip
Jake Barsha .... second assistant camera
Ryan Bradley .... grip
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician
Alan Caudillo .... director of photography: second unit
Ted Chu .... second director of photography
Craig Cooper .... grip
Julie Donovan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Charlie Edwards .... dolly grip
Theodore Carl Flood .... lighting technician (as Carl Flood)
Erin Franklyn .... additional grip
Mary Funsten .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Gillis .... lighting technician
Bryan G. Haigh .... key second assistant camera
Robert Head .... grip
Greg Karamov .... key grip
Kyle Klutz .... loader
Robert Leverett .... lighting technician
Tommy Lohmann .... a camera/steadicam operator
Julian Samuel Lopez .... grip (as Julian Lopez)
Robert Lowe .... electrician
Dominic Mainl .... additional first assistant camera
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... additional second assistant camera
Tom Petrushevich .... rigging grip
Conrad Sigurdson .... best boy electric
Taj J. Teffaha .... additional camera operator
Bela Trutz .... additional steadicam operator
Rick Uva .... best boy grip
Laura Vella .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Woolaway .... gaffer
Animation Department
Pimentel A. Raphael .... animation supervisor
Casting Department
Samantha Finkler .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carrie Grace .... costumer
Kim M. Holly .... costume supervisor
Linda Thayer .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate editor
Jay Bodnar .... digital intermediate technologist
Don Broida .... associate editor
Pete Conlin .... post production
Siggy Ferstl .... digital intermediate colorist
Jordan Fox .... di colorist assist
Brent Greer .... colorist: dailies
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Nathaniel Park .... editor: main title sequence
Chris Regan .... color timer
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate producer
Ian Turpen .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
Music Department
Pavel Ciboch .... music preparation
Eric Craig .... music supervisor
Jerome Leroy .... orchestra recording supervisor
Brian McNelis .... music supervisor
Curt Sobel .... preview music editor
Frederik Wiedmann .... score mixer
Rick Winquest .... score mixer
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... music editor
Hyesu Yang .... orchestrator
Laurent Ziliani .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Mike Belt .... mechanic
Neil Chisholm .... driver: production van
Mark Dobkousky .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes .... driver
Kirk Huston .... transportation captain
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Hardy Ophuls .... transportation co-captain
Marty Osborne .... picture car coordinator
John Pellegrino .... transportation
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation co-captain
John F. Teeple .... driver
Jay E. Vigil .... transportation co-captain
John Yarbrough .... driver: cast
Other crew
John Albrecht .... first assistant accountant
Joseph Ardery .... assistant: Mark Pellington
Thomas Beatty .... assistant: Richard Wright
Kandice Billingsley .... key assistant location manager
Jennifer Campbell .... production supervisor
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: designer
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
Jane E. Graves .... key assistant location manager
Scott Herbst .... assistant: Gary Lucchesi
Michelle Hulan .... production assistant
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor: day player
Seth Kleinberg .... producer: main titles
Ashley Kravitz .... rights clearances
Jennifer Levine .... rigging medic
Jon Lipman .... production assistant
Debbie Merritt .... assistant office production coordinator
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager
Tatjana Najdanovic .... assistant: Miss Radha Mitchell
James Notari .... production assistant
Sandra Ohlfest .... set medic
Jeffrey Raines .... studio teacher
Jess W. Royall .... production assistant
Kelly Ryan .... stand-in
Kate Schriver .... assistant: Tom Rosenberg
Michael James 'Scotty' Scott .... post-production accountant
Max Smerling .... assistant: Eric Reid
Peter Tolle .... production accountant
Michael Umble .... unit publicist
Derek Jan Vermaas .... production coordinator
Alexis Whistler .... assistant to producers
Zoe Aimee Zaitzeff .... set production assistant
Tami Zamberg .... production secretary
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Kee Kee Buckley .... thanks (as Christine Buckley)
Toby Midgen .... thanks

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-3 | Germany:6 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:7 (DVD rating) | USA:PG (certificate #44201)
Filming Locations:

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Continuity: About half way through the movie, Henry walks into the backyard with a drink in his hand which he spills to about 1/4 beverage left in the glass. In the next scene, while he is still in the backyard, his glass is now 3/4 full again.See more »
Henry Poole:[Henry is the target of a surprise water balloon attack] I surrender. You win. I surrender.See more »
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Henry Poole Is here, 16 May 2009
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

From time to time I had wondered how I would react if some doctor was to tell me I have X- number of days left to live. One plan I have is to quit the job, sell off everything, pack some essentials into a backpack, and hit the road to travel round the world, even though I know at some point I would probably succumb to whatever's sapping my life away, and at some unknown place, but man, imagine the adventure where risk is but a word in the dictionary.

Or I could opt for what Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) did, buying a house with whatever available cash, binge on vodka and pizza, and live life like a recluse with doors shut and heavy curtains drawn. He's been told that his lifespan is expiring soon, and tries unsuccessfully to buy the house he grew up in, settling instead for a substitute a few blocks down, and shutting himself away from the world as much as he can while waiting for the Grim Reaper to knock on the door. Except that the knocks come from curious neighbours who cannot fathom why this young man is living as he does.

It's somewhat similar to Half Nelson where the protagonist is being numb to life, and couldn't care less if his neighbourhood's burning to the ground. Luke Wilson, often overshadowed by his more illustrious brother Owen, carries the weight of this film on his shoulders with nonchalant ease as the titular Henry Poole. He's mean to everyone, in a stage of denial and has this immense rage against the world, despite neighbours such as elderly and religious lady Esperanza (Adriana Barraza), single mother Dawn (Radha Mitchell) and daughter Millie (the cute Morgan Lily who had her 1 minute cut at fame with He's Just Not That Into You), and grocery store checkout girl Patience (Rachel Seiferth) trying their best to connect a little with him and bring him out of his shell.

The crux of the story here centers around the mysterious, well, coincidental appearance of a water stain on the wall of his house, and to Esperanza, it looks like the image of Christ. So begins the mad tussle for his sanity when he has to spurn all Esperanza and her friends' advances into his property to pay homage to their God. And to compound matters, miracles start to happen all around Henry on the people he knows, thus challenging his very core beliefs through doubt.

Religious allegory aside, the theme here is primarily of hope and not giving up. I still feel a Plan A type as mentioned in my first paragraph, an optimistic, fear none, gung-ho spirit to take the bull by the horns, would be the best way forward. Sitting around moping and wasting away isn't a solution. Something like attempting and completing your bucket list before you call it a day. is. It's also a reminder that one shouldn't be too proud to admit the need for help, and to seek it. After all, the old man up there helps those who help themselves, and we must be the one who knock, so that it can be answered. Watching this modestly pace film allows you ample time to ponder over what you would do, if you were in Henry's exact same situation.

Well rounded great acting by the ensemble cast makes this one man journey toward redemption pretty engaging to watch. And having an excellent soundtrack helps to, even though it's just to accompany slow-motion, drama-mam visuals usually with Henry in deep thought, wondering what to do next with the limited time granted to him. Some may not like the cop-out ending, but I felt that it served its purpose in fulfilling its thematic exploration and reminding one and all that nothing's ever hopeless, unless you allow it to.

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