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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Dave Callaham (screenplay)
Edgar Allan Poe (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
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Release Date:
31 December 2009 (Greece) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Truth Lies a Heartbeat Away. See more »
Plot:
A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
There were many Tell Tale signs that this was a turkey See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Josh Lucas ... Terry Bernard

Lena Headey ... Elizabeth Clemson

Brian Cox ... Phillip Van Doren

Beatrice Miller ... Angela Bernard

Jamie Harrold ... Kevin Stanovich

Michael K. Williams ... Acherton (as Michael Kenneth Williams)

Pablo Schreiber ... Bernard Cochius

Tom Riis Farrell ... Legethon

Ulrich Thomsen ... Doctor Lethe

Dallas Roberts ... The Surgeon

Cassandre Fiering ... Frances Vieillard
Peg Holzemer ... Elderly Woman In Wheelchair (as Peg Saurman Holzemer)
Scott Winters ... Doctor Averman
Kara Lund ... Nurse
John Timothy Botka ... Police Officer
Allison Alexander ... Newscaster

Tom Kemp ... Detective Hatzis

Julia Ryan ... Museum Docent
Emilio Cuesta ... Smarty Pants (as Emilio Christopher Cuesta)
Matthew E. Chausse ... Cochius Family Member (as Matthew Chausse)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Becker-Gray ... Pedestrian Witness of River Murder (uncredited)

Emily Boisseau ... The Babysitter (uncredited)
Gail Bruno ... Nurse (uncredited)

Seth Chitwood ... Boy with Dog (uncredited)
Desiree April Connolly ... Nurse (uncredited)
D.W. Cormier ... Orderlie (uncredited)
Roger Dillingham Jr. ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Vincent J. Earnshaw ... Vinnie the Bartender (uncredited)

Susan Farese ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Keith Fluker ... OR Surgeon (uncredited)
Victor Franko ... Mourner (uncredited)

Albert Gornie ... Organ Transport Doctor (uncredited)
Patrick Mel Hayes ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Michael Kelly ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Andrea Leon ... (uncredited)
Paul Locke ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Kristi Lynn ... Nurse (uncredited)

Dan Marshall ... Pedestrian Witness of River Murder (uncredited)
Robert Masiello ... Detective (uncredited)
Adam Masnyk ... Grandson (uncredited)
Todd Mello ... Orderly (uncredited)

Martin Montana ... Mourner (uncredited)

Sabe Schoeneg ... Father of Schoolgirls (uncredited)
Kevin M. Simon ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Ben Skinner ... Orderly (uncredited)

Rich Skinner ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
David Struffolino ... Doctor (uncredited)

Darya Zabinski ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Cuesta 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham)

Edgar Allan Poe (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart") (as Edgar Allen Poe)

Produced by
John Baca .... executive producer
Dave Callaham .... executive producer
Matthew E. Chausse .... executive producer
Michael Costigan .... producer
Michael Ellenberg .... executive producer
Malcolm Reeve .... executive producer
Robert Salerno .... executive producer
Ridley Scott .... producer
Tony Scott .... producer
Martin Shore .... producer
Gordon Steel .... executive producer
Christopher Tuffin .... producer
Patrick Wabl .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
David Buckley 
 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kane Platt 
Billy Rich 
 
Casting by
Beth Bowling 
Kim Miscia 
 
Production Design by
Patti Podesta 
 
Art Direction by
Jordan Jacobs 
 
Set Decoration by
Anuradha Mehta 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Barbosa .... head hair stylist
Kate Biscoe .... makeup department head
Cheryl Daniels .... key hair stylist
Paula Dion .... department head hair
Sarah Mays .... personal makeup artist: Josh Lucas
Jennie-kay Murphy .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Craig Ayers .... production supervisor
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan J. Fonseca .... first assistant director
Elizabeth MacSwan .... second second assistant director
Adam T. Weisinger .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kurt Bergeron .... painter
Stefan Couture .... key greens
Elizabeth Fisher .... set dresser
Zack Gorman .... set dressing gang boss
Tina Hamilton .... additional set decoration buyer
Hannah Rose Jabaley .... children's art
Bridget Keefe .... set dresser
Erik Malkovich .... set dresser
Jason Mayoh .... storyboard artist
Dawson Nolley .... art department coordinator
Christopher Plummer .... on-set dresser
David Rickson .... scenic artist
John Ryder .... set dresser
Michael Sabo .... property master
Meaghan E. Stone .... assistant property master
Amy R. Strong .... set decoration buyer
Ryan Sullivan .... art department production assistant
Wilfredo Usuga .... carpenter
Peter Wilcox .... general foreman
Jeremy Woodward .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Ryan Baker .... sound utility
Gioia Birkett-Foa .... boom operator
Drazen Bosnjak .... sound designer
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Christopher Eakins .... supervising dialogue & ADR editor
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Michael Geoghegan .... additional sound utility
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Jody Thomas .... foley artist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Adam Taylor .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Seb Caudron .... visual effects supervisor
Olivier Dumont .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Reece Ewing .... visual effects producer (as Larry Ewing)
Andrew Francis .... assistant colorist
Pierre La Querre .... digital compositor
Katrina Salicrup .... digital compositor
Chris Ward .... digital intermediate producer
 
Stunts
Heather Arthur .... stunt double: Lena Headey
Jonathan Arthur .... stunt double: Dallas Roberts
Scott Burik .... stunt double: Pablo Schreiber
Jared Burke .... stunt double: Josh Lucas
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Paul Marini .... stunt double
Jeff Medeiros .... stunt double
Carl Paoli .... stunt driver
Ava Lee Scott .... stunt performer (as Alba Albanese)
Jon Trosky .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Beattie .... rigging electrician
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Ryan Bradley .... grip
Jarrett Buba .... electrician
Chris Buchakjian .... best boy grip
Darryl Byrne .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Dominique Caron .... rigging electrician
Oliver Cary .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Coots .... best boy electric
Geoff Dann .... rigging gaffer
Michael Dynice .... key rigging grip
Jennifer Evans .... dolly grip
Joseph Giroux .... rigging grip
Jesse Goldberg .... electrician
Heath Grant .... grip
Lauren Haber .... film loader
David Hallas .... electrician
Amanda Hannan .... grip
Patrick R. Heffernan .... key grip
Laura Hudock .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Killian .... second assistant camera: "b" camera and Steadicam
Robert Knowles .... additional rigger
Eric Lee .... still photographer
JD Leedham .... key rigging grip: second unit
Branden James Maxham .... best boy rigging grip (as Brandon James Maxham)
Matthew Merola .... grip
Cory Ouellette .... grip
Georgia Pantazopoulos .... electrician
Matthew Pebler .... film loader
Dan Preiser .... grip
Jonathon Schermerhorn .... rigging grip
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Yoshi Sonoda .... lighting technician
Aaron Tyburski .... best boy rigging electric
 
Casting Department
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting associate (as Nadia Lubbe)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Bergkamp .... set costumer
Hillary Derby .... key costumer
Sheila Grover .... costume supervisor (as Sheila Gentile)
Fallon Masterson .... wardrobe assistant
Lara Quinlan .... set costumer
Carolyn Schnitzer .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... high definition coordinator
Zoe Bower .... post-production coordinator
Shane Deblasio .... assistant editor
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer: Hollywood Intermediate
Matthew J. McCue .... post-production coordinator
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
 
Music Department
Allison Wright Clark .... music supervisor
Abhay Manusmare .... assistant score mixer
Abhay Manusmare .... digital score recordist
Jason Ruder .... music editor
Martin Shore .... music supervisor
Bert Selen .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Scott Mundy .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... transportation captain
Stephen Silva .... driver
 
Other crew
Anthony Ambrosino .... production assistant
A.J. Asciolla .... office production assistant
Nicholas S. Biron .... location scout
Bailey Conway .... assistant to Mr. Tuffin
Sully Cortez .... production assistant (as Chris Cortez)
Mark Cross .... production coordinator
Joe Deingenis .... craft service
Nicholas Delmenico .... production assistant
Jodi Domanic-Riccio .... script supervisor
Trisha Dos Santos .... accounting clerk
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Elizabeth Fisher .... production assistant
Joe Gagnepain .... location scout
Rebecca Garland .... payroll accountant
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Patrick Mel Hayes .... production assistant
Morgan Howard .... first assistant accountant
Peter Hutchison .... production accountant
John Jabaley .... location manager
Todd Korody .... systems engineer
Eric Krangel .... production assistant
Alexander Lane .... assistant: Mr. Cuesta
Brinton MacFarland .... production assistant
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service
Jack McCullough .... key set medic
Kevin Mills .... legal and business affairs
Tom Moran .... executive assistant: Mr. Scott
Richard C. Morrow .... assistant location manager
Manny Padilla .... key assistant location manager: Providence
Brian Papworth .... key production assistant
Jason Quimby .... key set production assistant (stage )
Steven Robbins .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Kendra Robichaud .... production assistant
John Santilli .... assistant production coordinator
Antonio Caetano Santos .... assistant: Robert Salerno (as Antonio Caetano Dos Santos)
Jonathon Schermerhorn .... set production assistant
Claire Severance .... production assistant (as Clarie Severane)
Jason Sterman .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Kal Thompson .... production assistant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Jarik Van Sluijs .... titles
Donald Warnock .... stand-in: Brian Cox
Ali Sigman .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jacqueline Bosnjak .... special thanks
Scott Bulger .... the producers wish to thank
Jake Cinninger .... the producers wish to thank
Rick Farman .... the producers wish to thank
Steven Feinberg .... grateful acknowledgment
Harry Gregson-Williams .... the producers wish to thank
Hannah Rose Jabaley .... the producers wish to thank (as Hannah Jabaley)
Obed Marsh .... the producers wish to thank
Tammy Rosen .... the producers wish to thank
Robyn Shore .... the producers wish to thank
Jason Weinstock .... the producers wish to thank
Scott Wexler .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tell-Tale" - UK (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violent content, language and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (FotoKem)
Aspect Ratio:
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When lead character meets Acherton in bathroom his name-tag says Michael Acherton after he is called the detective refers to him as Paul Acherton.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Paramedic:[over radio] Dispatch this is Rescue 3. I have a 55 year old white male named Lyar, John. He has massive blunt trauma to the skull. Glasgow Coma Score is 1, Henry 3. Patient has ID in his wallet identifying him as an organ donor. Alert trauma and transport team.
Dispatcher:Copy that.
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22 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
There were many Tell Tale signs that this was a turkey, 29 January 2010
Author: bigdarvick from United States

It wasn't awful in the Ed Wood sense of the word awful. It just draaaagged-- as if the actors had taken some very strong downers. The dialog was unintentionally funny, because it was so predictable and not too well written--plus, the lead actor who played the single dad named Terry, had this "I'm scared" look on his face throughout at least 75% of this film. For the remaining 25% of the movie, he looked like as though he was always about to burst into tears.

Loosley (an understatement) based story on Poe's The Tell Tale Heart. This is a prime example of ruining a literary masterpiece of horror. Poe,(if alive)would've driven a stake through the screenwriter's heart, then buried him under the floor boards. The flick portrayed the story as kind of a horror, suspense, action mish mosh. Unfortunately, there was little of any horror, suspense or action. It had the overall feel of some "made for TV" mega flop. In the film, there was a surprise here and there, but no big deal. We've seen 'em before in other movies. Nothing seemed to gel here, it was like eating runny jello in it's early cooling stages before it firms up. It's all sloppy and difficult to get on a spoon to eat. Too frustrating and not worth the effort. Watch this movie only if you are on Quaaludes.

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