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Powder Blue -- Lives intersect on Christmas eve in this trailer for the drama film
Powder Blue -- Clip: Charlie
Powder Blue -- Interview: Forest Whitaker "On Charlie"
Powder Blue -- Trailer for this film about 4 strangers connected by loss
Powder Blue -- Clip: Sit down for a minute

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Release Date:
15 October 2009 (Kazakhstan) See more »
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Every life has a breaking point See more »
Plot:
Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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In need of a miracle... See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jessica Biel ... Rose-Johnny

Eddie Redmayne ... Qwerty Doolittle

Forest Whitaker ... Charlie

Ray Liotta ... Jack Doheny

Lisa Kudrow ... Sally

Patrick Swayze ... Velvet Larry

Kris Kristofferson ... Randall

Alejandro Romero ... Lexus

Sanaa Lathan ... Diana

Chandler Canterbury ... Billy

Jeffery A. Baker ... Slim (as Jeffrey Adam Baker)

Navid Negahban ... Doctor Brooks

Ravi Patel ... Sanjay

Billy Wirth ... David

Don Swayze ... Bouncer

Ben Bray ... Security

Joe Holt ... Resident Doctor

L. Scott Caldwell ... Nurse Gomez

Mandy June Turpin ... Nurse Jenkins
Armando Cosio ... Jose

Riki Lindhome ... Nicole

Jesse Henecke ... Loan Manager

Ana Berry ... Female Host
Leyna Nguyen ... Newscast Reporter
Chad Christopher ... Undercover Security

Soledad Campos ... Catholic Nun

Clent Bowers ... Bus Driver #1

Danvy Pham ... Velvet Larry's Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Alfa ... Tranny Hooker (uncredited)

Sala Baker ... Thug #1 (uncredited)
Sarah Bastian ... Sarah (uncredited)

Dre Bowie ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Greg Brown ... Drag Queen (uncredited)

François Chau ... Butcher (uncredited)

Karina Colon ... Molly's Sister (uncredited)
Rico Devereaux ... Bouncer #2 (uncredited)

Stella Doyle ... Woman in Church (uncredited)
Sahara Dawn Ealy ... Mary (uncredited)

Jeffrey Hallman ... Young Jack (uncredited)

Sonia Laszlo ... Happy Girl in Sky Blue Dress (uncredited)
Tracie Leaphart ... Go-go dancer (uncredited)

Anthony Ledesma ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Lock Lee ... Pallbearer / Blond Drag Queen (uncredited)

Michelle Lenhardt ... Angel In Love (uncredited)

Lena Milan ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Cory Patt ... (uncredited)

Diana Prince ... Stripper (uncredited)

Mark Rayner ... EMT (uncredited)

Tami Ross ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gary Sievers ... Homeless Man with Dog (uncredited)

Kaliya Skye ... Young Rose (uncredited)
Mike Su ... Pallbearer (uncredited)
David M. Tran ... Comic Store Guy (uncredited)

Phong Tran ... Pallbearer (uncredited)
Yoda Ushery ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jeff Wolfe ... Ray - Thug (uncredited)
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Directed by
Timothy Linh Bui 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Timothy Linh Bui  story
Timothy Linh Bui  writer
Stephane Gauger  story

Produced by
Bill Block .... executive producer
Timothy Linh Bui .... producer
David Chang .... executive producer
Tim Chun .... executive producer
Christopher J. Corabi .... associate producer
Ross M. Dinerstein .... producer
Kimberly Fox .... executive producer
Jeff Golenberg .... executive producer
Ron Hartenbaum .... co-executive producer
Paul Hellerman .... co-producer
Michael Horn .... co-executive producer
Aaron Kaufman .... executive producer
Douglas Kuber .... co-executive producer
Rick Lashbrook .... executive producer
Shaun Redick .... executive producer
Scott Saldana .... co-executive producer
Bobby Schwartz .... producer
Alison Semenza .... co-executive producer
Tracee Stanley .... producer
Geoff Stults .... co-executive producer
Forest Whitaker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Didier Rachou  (as Didier Lean Rachou)
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Sela 
 
Film Editing by
Leo Trombetta 
 
Casting by
Michelle Levy 
Ronnie Yeskel 
 
Production Design by
Keith Neely 
 
Art Direction by
Dan Morski 
 
Costume Design by
Magali Guidasci 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Augustus .... key makeup artist (as Barbara Augustus-Johnson)
Miia Kovero .... hair department head
Margarita Pidgeon .... key hair stylist
Michael Ross .... prosthetics (as Mike Ross)
Gigi Williams .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morgan Elam .... second second assistant director
Stephane Gauger .... second unit director
Keith Jones .... second second assistant director
Colin McGreal .... second unit director
Jon Recher .... second assistant director
Joseph Suarez .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Alysia Allen .... art department coordinator
Thomas Betts .... set designer
Don 'Tex' Clark .... set dresser
Talia De Marco .... art department intern
Mark Finer .... on-set dresser
Donald S. Foster .... set dresser
Jeffery Goyer .... construction coordinator
J. Lauren Jackson .... art department intern (as Jacelyn Lauren Jackson)
Kay Kropp .... head painter
Kami Laprade .... assistant property master
Colin McGreal .... storyboard artist
Jason Mueller .... props
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Eli Presser .... puppet fabricator
Rodney Rosene .... set dresser
Michael Voelker .... assistant property master
Maret Wicken .... paint foreman
 
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Christopher Eakins .... sound effects editor
Andrew Edelman .... additional boom operator
David Esparza .... sound designer
David Esparza .... supervising sound editor
John Hays .... additional utility sound
David Parker .... sound mixer
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Lisa Varetakis .... supervising dialog editor
 
Special Effects by
Anthony Lee Henderson .... rain effects
Philip Henderson .... rain effects
Philip Neil Henderson .... rain effects assistant
Roger Kelton .... special effects technician
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Evan Ghigliotty .... digital compositor
Drew Johnson .... digital artist
Benjamin Martin .... digital compositor
Roger Mocenigo .... digital compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc.
Jeremy Oddo .... visual effects
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Eric Pham .... visual effects supervisor
Randy Polk .... simulation artist
Rebecca Rakoncay .... matte painter: Amalgamated Pixels
Francisco Ramos .... visual effects
Michael Roderick .... lead compositor
Daniel Solano .... visual effects
Tammy Sutton .... 2D supervisor: Amalgamated Pixels
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects supervisor
Johnathon Vought .... assistant visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Ward .... visual effects
Eric Barbour .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Charles Kohlmyer .... compositing trainee (uncredited)
 
Stunts
J.J. Dashnaw .... utility stunts
Steve Davidson .... stunt double: Jack
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator
Carrick O'Quinn .... utility stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double
Sala Baker .... stunt double: Forest Whitaker (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Anderson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Barry Berona .... camera operator
Barry Berona .... director of photography: second unit
Gary Bevans .... camera assistant
Richard W. Botchlet .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jeremie Brillant .... grip
Andrew Clarke .... lighting console programmer
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician
Daniel Cotroneo .... set lighting technician
David Erickson .... first assistant camera
Hiroyuki Fukuda .... first assistant additional camera: second unit
Erik Gonzales .... additional best boy electric
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Erik Gonzales .... lighting technician
Mark Hyde .... key grip
Steve Irvine .... lighting technician
Thomas McCarty .... lighting technician
Dustin Penrod .... electrician
Jay Pope .... grip
Hong Suwadji .... camera trainee
Maxwell Thorpe .... grip
Scott R. Todd .... chief lighting technician
Remi Tournois .... additional camera operator
Raul Vasquez .... grip
Craig Wadlin .... grip
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Eric Zucker .... a dolly grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yasmine Abraham .... costume supervisor
Tracie Leaphart .... assistant costume designer
Michelle Margolis .... set costumer
Emanuela Vincenzi .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jason Bretz .... assistant editor
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm
John Craig .... dailies colorist
Sue Gates .... digital intermediate colorist
David Marks .... assistant editor
Joel T. Pashby .... assistant editor
Christopher Wild Rogers .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Debra Baum .... music supervisor
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor
Braden Dick .... music coordinator
Roman Tobias Pettigrew .... assistant to composer
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Michael Stern .... music recording engineer
Aaron Zigman .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... transportation captain
Al Burton .... transportation coordinator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Brian D. Hall .... driver
Philip Henderson .... watertruck driver
Gary Jackson .... transportation
Zoa Keith .... transportation
Eli Lozano .... driver: honeywagon
Kim Magruder .... driver generator operator
Robert McKee .... picture car mechanic
Kelly Murphy .... driver
Harry Victor Schultz .... driver: Ray Liotta
Marilyn Shannon .... driver: set dressing
Eric Solmonson .... driver
 
Other crew
Erik Bright .... publicist
Christopher J. Corabi .... production legal counsel
Celeste Den .... assistant: Ms. Stanley-Newell
Braden Dick .... assistant: Ms. Baum
Fizaa Dosani .... assistant to producer
Tim Farrands .... crafts service assistant
Philip Hoang .... assistant: Mr. Linh Bui
John Robert Johnson .... location scout
Jina Kim .... assistant production coordinator
Peter Lawani .... stand in for mr.whitaker
Tanya Leal Soto .... assistant: Mr. Whitaker (as Tanya Leal)
Richard Lilly .... set production assistant
Raymond Mansfield .... sales representative
Ella Marcus .... key craft service
Jenny Napier .... assistant: Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Dinerstein
Karma Neff .... choreographer
Navia Nguyen .... creative consultant: Mr. Linh Bui
Monika Petrillo .... script supervisor
Corinna Pieloch .... publicist
Eli Presser .... puppetry consultant
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Joey Rivera .... craft service
Michael Salamon .... creative consultant: Mr. Linh Bui (as Michael 'Serp' Salamon)
Yoni Tabac .... production coordinator
Gregory Tapscott .... key assistant location manager
Marcus Taylor .... key set production assistant
Karla Torres .... production coordinator
Michael Weathersby .... stand-in: Forest Whitaker
Allen Wong .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Lori Johnson .... thanks
Raymond Mansfield .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
Runtime:
106 min | Germany:115 min (European Film Market)
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Trivia:
The film was shot on location in Los Angeles.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The visible part of Jack's neck tattoo changes from a roundish, spider web-looking design, to what appears to the the tips of a flying creature's wings.See more »
Quotes:
Velvet Larry:But on Christmas Eve, I'm gonna have a lot of very lonely people out of my club. Some even thinking about killing themselves. And they come here looking for companionship. They're looking for a little bit of love. They are looking for a little bit of hope.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Paris, Texas (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Right Here, Right NowSee more »

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42 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
In need of a miracle..., 12 May 2009
Author: Masatoshi Ishizaki from Romania

I rented this movie although many people crucified this movie as being a Crash sequel or just a blurred copy of The Air I Breathe.. Being a great fan of the existential dramas, where destinies cross each other only to emphasize the true value of life and most important the heart mending result of doing something right, (even it is too late) i decided to watch this movie in hope of seeing something equally thrilling to Crash. In fact, Powder Blue has some similarities to Crash or The Air I Breathe, but director Tim Bui manages to underline the most important idea of human destiny: the miracle. Here we see the miracle of destiny that incorporates the miracle of love (Rose and Qwerty), the miracle of divine intervention and hope (Charlie and the trans gender prostitute) and the miracle of sacrifice. (Jack for his daughter Rose)

In conclusion this movie is not to be compared to Crash, even it is based on the same destinies-cross-each other-structure. And of course the soundtrack which is surprisingly good, with featured artists like Bliss or Imogen Heap.

I recommend this movie 8,5/10

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