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Joseph Fiennes ... Paul Thompson

Samantha Sherman ... Katie

Pell James ... Amy Thompson

Justin Kirk ... Jeff Kane

Elizabeth Reaser ... Liz Clark

Amy Hargreaves ... Sarah Kane
Martin Shakar ... Boatyard Owner

Avery Glymph ... Fisherman #1
Chad Brigockas ... Fisherman #2

Tom O'Rourke ... Dock Man #1
John Rue ... Dock Man #2
Douglas Odell ... Dock Man #3
Seth Kanor ... Officer Lefurgy

Mary Tyler Moore ... Liz' Mom

Constance Barron ... Aunt Karen

Michelle Trachtenberg ... Suzanne

Nimo Gandhi ... Pasthule
Maggie Brown ... Little Girl on Waterfront
Perry Callahan ... Older Girl on Waterfront

Directed by
Peter Callahan 
Writing credits
Peter Callahan (written by)

Produced by
Miranda Bailey .... executive producer
Wouter Barendrecht .... co-producer
Richard Bever .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Gray .... executive producer
Charlie Hofheimer .... associate producer
Tamer Howard .... co-executive producer
Matthew Leutwyler .... executive producer
Edith Mehiel .... associate producer
Zachary Mortensen .... co-executive producer
Andrea Roa .... line producer
Mary Jane Skalski .... producer
Michael J. Werner .... co-producer
Joshua Zeman .... producer
Original Music by
Anton Sanko (music by)
Cinematography by
Sean Kirby (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Taylor 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Suzanne Crowley 
Billy Hopkins 
Production Design by
Tommaso Ortino 
Art Direction by
Miles Michael 
Set Decoration by
Helen Fitzgerald 
Meg Vinson 
Costume Design by
Annie Yun 
Production Management
Kim Koby .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Brown .... second unit director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director
Amanda Hannan .... second second assistant director
Zachary May .... second assistant director
Art Department
Susan Evans .... set dresser
Adam Sober .... property master
Sound Department
Ryan Baker .... boom operator
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... supervising sound editor
Eric Gitelson .... dialogue editor
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Amanda Jacques .... additional boom operator
Thomas W. Jordan .... additional sound mixer
Nicholas Montgomery .... re-recording mixer
Jeff Seelye .... assistant sound editor
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double: Pell James
Camera and Electrical Department
Danya Abt .... additional grip
Michael Arisohn .... additional electrician
Lisa Carville .... still photographer
Freddy Cintron .... grip
Christopher Heikel .... electrician
Matt Klammer .... second assistant camera: underwater unit
Kate Larose .... first assistant camera
Dane Lawing .... cinematographer: additional photography
Dane Lawing .... underwater camera operator
Christian May .... rigging gaffer
Jim McGibbon .... additional grip
Megan Nole .... grip
Roberto A. Quezada .... electrician
Ari Robbins .... Steadicam operator
Jeremy Rodriguez .... key grip
Ryan Samul .... cinematographer: additional photography
Brandon Sumner .... first assistant camera: underwater unit
Stavros Toumanidis .... second assistant camera
Richard P. Ulivella .... gaffer
Michael Yetter .... best boy: electric
Casting Department
Jennifer Halpern .... extras casting director
Jessica Kelly .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kiersten Ronning .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Louise Ford .... assistant editor
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailies
Scot Olive .... colorist
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
Location Management
Michele Baker .... location manager
Heather Harwood .... location scout
Amy Williams .... location scout: second unit
Music Department
Paul Brill .... composer: additional music
Tracy McKnight .... music consultant
Joel Thompson .... musician: clarinet, flute
Joel Thompson .... score mixer
Colby Trane .... music coordinator (as T. Colby Trane)
Other crew
Maura Anderson .... assistant production office coordinator
Ben Botwick .... production assistant (as Benjamin Botwick)
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Sabrina Chemloul .... additional script supervisor
Brian David Culp .... assistant to producers
Heath Grant .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Paul Kahil .... production assistant
Robert Kearns .... set medic
Jordan Ledy .... post production coordinator
Maria Elena Lopez-Frank .... theatrical coordinator
Giovanni Peroni .... additional script supervisor
Anna Marie Pitman .... production coordinator
Lenny Speregen .... safety diver: marine unit
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Moses .... film runner (uncredited)
Holly Malekian .... very special thanks
Ira Schreck .... special thanks
Hilary Stabb .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
98 min | Germany:99 min (European Film Market)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:R (certificate #46422)

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Jeff Kane:We are looking to buy a boat.
Boatyard Owner:You sure can't have one for free... Ha-ha-ha
[laughter, slowing turning into hysterical cough; also declining any help offer with a hand-sign. All shocked, cough lasts for about 20-25 seconds, and at the end, he spits out, saying:]
Boatyard Owner:What kinda boat?
Jeff Kane:[totally confused] What?
Boatyard Owner:What kind of boat you're looking for?
Jeff Kane:Oh... aah... smallest one you got...
Boatyard Owner:Like a canoe?
[laughing, accompanied with small, scary cough]
Paul Thompson:A motor-boat... with a weak motor...
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depth and connection in life, 25 July 2012
Author: scottfab from Washington, US

What a great movie. Look for it. Look for the symbolism. Mary Tyler Moore has a brief but significant role. Her comment when she sees the two coming out of the bedroom is priceless. Evaluate the human condition sadness can bring. Who wouldn't consider ending it all if facing the loss of your family. So many actually face this in real life. I hope to see these relatively unknown actors again.

The intrigue is great. The acting impeccable. What does life hold for any of us. Great entertainment. The intimate scenes are in good taste. The ending meaningful. It's a meaningful statement about society today.

See this movie. See it with your family.

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