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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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Henry Poole Is Here -- Clip: Henry meets Esperanza
Henry Poole Is Here -- Interview: Radha Mitchell "On her character Dawn"
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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:
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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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Factual errors: Patience's glasses were extremely thick, indicating they had a lot of power in them, further evidenced by how little she could see without them; however, they displayed little to no magnification effect, which means they in fact had no or very little power.See more »
Patience:Imagine that there was something wrong with you, Mr. Poole. And you did this seemingly meaningless thing, put your hand on a wall, and you were healed.See more »
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85 out of 109 people found the following review useful.
Faith in Sundance?, 21 January 2008
Author: wmjaho from Park City

Saw this tonight at Sundance and was torn between two notions: Notion 1: This is a classic Sundance movie. Starring Luke Wilson (now tell me that doesn't just ooze Sundanceness! Dialogue driven. No special effects. Low budget.

Notion 2: This is a real departure for Sundance. Gee, it seems to be religious, albeit in a weird sort of way. There are all these undertones of faith and hope and the priest doesn't come across as an idiot. When was the last time you saw that at Sundance? And I guess I agree with both. Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) is depressed, and for good reason. So he buys a house to get away. But a perceived image of Christ in a stain on the side of his house soon attracts the attention of a neighbor, who quickly invades his life. And then there's his other neighbor, a cute little girl with an even cuter (and divorced) mom (Rhada Mitchell) and he can't seem to get any peace, although that's probably good for him.

This is a very deliberately-paced drama with an occasional laugh and more than a little tension. Wilson seems to enjoy his role, and the quiet, loner type fits well within his standard range. Mitchell (Melinda and Melinda, Mozart and the Whale) is wonderful and lovely, as always, and George Lopez takes a little role as a Catholic priest. But veteran Mexican actress Adriana Barraza steals the show as the deeply religious and well-intentioned neighbor, Esperanza (meaning "hope" in Spanish, which is only slightly more subtle than the grocery checkout girl whose name is Patience, or the Rhada Mitchell character named Dawn).

If you don't mind slow movies, Henry Poole will reward you with a story that celebrates simple virtues, and suggests that there is plenty of room in this world for kindness and charity and faith and hope. Not bad for Sundance.

Sundance Moment: This looks like the first thing screenwriter Albert Torres has done in movies, and he seemed thrilled to be at Sundance. And while Luke Wilson was very quiet, George Lopez was a clown. Lopez said he and Wilson became friends on the shoot and recently joined with Samuel L. Jackson to win a pro-am golf tournament.

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