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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Ken Hixon (written by)
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Release Date:
10 November 2010 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
You never know who's going to be your wake-up call
Plot:
On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Stewart and Gandolfini step outside their norm to deliver powerful performances in "Welcome to the Rileys" See more (52 total) »

Cast

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James Gandolfini ... Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley

Kristen Stewart ... Allison alias Mallory

Melissa Leo ... Lois Riley

Joe Chrest ... Jerry

Ally Sheedy ... Harriet

Tiffany Coty ... Tara

Eisa Davis ... Vivian

Lance E. Nichols ... Hamilton 'Ham' Watkins

Peggy Walton-Walker ... Brenda (as Peggy Walton Walker)

Sharon Landry ... Sharon

Kathy Lamkin ... Charlene

Kerry Cahill ... Waitress
Ken Hixon ... Danny

Elliott Grey ... Randy

David Jensen ... Ed

Greg Di Leo ... Ernie (as Greg DiLeo)

Deneen Tyler ... Parking Officer

Lara Grice ... Sales Clerk
Jack Moore ... Roger
George Eaton ... Desk Clerk
James Holbrook ... Driver
Chris Kuttruff ... Jay-Jay

Kim Collins ... Bondsman

Mark Adam ... Day Manager

Russell Steinberg ... Conventioneer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Second Liners (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Second Liners (uncredited)

Jay Oliver ... Customer at Vaughns Rest (uncredited)
Logan Douglas Smith ... Plumbing Salesman, Cocktail & Dinner Patron, Conventioneer (uncredited)
Terry Lee Smith ... Conventioneer (uncredited)

Michael Wozniak ... Plumber at Strip Club (uncredited)

Directed by
Jake Scott 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ken Hixon (written by)

Produced by
Giovanni Agnelli .... producer
Garrett Basch .... co-producer
Scott Bloom .... producer
Michael Costigan .... producer
Ken Hixon .... executive producer
Maresa Pullman .... co-producer
Malcolm Reeve .... co-producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
Tony Scott .... executive producer
Bergen Swanson .... line producer
Steven Zaillian .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Streitenfeld 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Soos 
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Gaster 
 
Casting by
Elizabeth Coulon 
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
Happy Massee 
 
Set Decoration by
Tim Cohn 
 
Costume Design by
Kim Bowen 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Mathews .... makeup department head
Paul Anthony Morris .... hair department head
Eden Orfanos .... key makeup artist
Remi Savva .... makeup artist
Amy Wood .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Danielle Blumstein .... production supervisor
Teresa Kelly .... post-production supervisor
Bergen Swanson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Lonano .... second assistant director
Jesse Nye .... first assistant director
Cali Pomes .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Dares .... set dresser
Ryan Martin Dwyer .... on-set dresser
Ashley Ebanks .... production assistant
Beau Harrison .... assistant property master
Molly Harrison .... props
Lawrence Heap .... set dresser
Elizabeth Herberg .... art department coordinator
Leonard Marchand .... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Danny Nick .... leadman
Michael O'Sullivan .... production assistant
Andrew Preen .... set dresser
Derek A. Schwebel .... props
Victoria St. Pierre .... lead scenic
Alexander B. Williams .... prop assistant
Durel Yates .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Robert C. Bigelow .... sound mixer (as Robert Bigelow)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Christopher Eakins .... adr editor
Scott Edelson .... boom operator
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor
Kyle Jenkins .... video assist
Goeun Lee .... foley editor
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Matthew Mika .... boom operator
Jason Miller .... post-production coordinator
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Leslie Shatz .... supervising sound editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Noah Timan .... sound mixer
Mandell Winter .... dialogue editor
Aaron Zeller .... sound utility
 
Special Effects by
Guy Clayton Jr. .... special effects coordinator
Mandy Dormann .... special effects
Kip Taylor .... special effects (as Kip M. Taylor)
 
Visual Effects by
Dick Edwards .... visual effects supervisor: Invisible Effects
 
Stunts
Kaily Alissano .... stunts
Danny Cosmo .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Terra Grant .... stunt double
Terra Grant .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Grayson Austin .... steadicam operator
Skip Bolen .... still photographer
Giovanni Bommarito .... electrician
Jacob Borck .... electrician
Gary Cadow .... rigging grip
Scott Calcagno .... rigging grip
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip
Michael Charbonnet .... first assistant camera (as Gilly Charbonnet)
Larry Clement .... best boy rigging grip
Larry Dorsey Jr. .... rigging gaffer
David Edwards .... second assistant a-camera (as David 'Cupcake' Edwards)
Rowland Egerton .... rigging grip
Andre Green .... rigging best boy electrician
Kyle Jenkins .... digital video assist operator
Franklin D. Jones III .... rigging key grip
Chad W. Landry .... grip
Joe Lotuaco .... grip
Scott Luttrell .... grip
Mike McLaughlin .... gaffer (as Michael B. McLaughlin)
Lee McLemore .... best boy grip
Erskin Mitchell .... best boy electric
Scott Morrison .... electrician
Mike Pappas .... electrician
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Luke Porterfield .... grip
Jonathan E. Robinson .... second assistant camera
Trey Shaneyfelt .... lighting technician
Lynda Vincent .... camera loader
Kristopher Weaver .... lighting technician
Jeremy Webre .... "b" dolly grip
Jeremy Webre .... grip
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Coulon .... extras casting
Lois J. Drabkin .... casting associate: New york
James Landry Hébert .... casting associate (as James Hébert)
James Landry Hébert .... extras casting assistant
Charlotte N. Laihonen .... casting assistant
Matthew Paul Spriggs .... casting associate
Matthew Paul Spriggs .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christy Hebert Crouch .... key costumer
Julie Ebel .... key costumer
Kirsten Ida Johnson .... costume pa
Kirsten Ida Johnson .... wardrobe production assistant
Kim Martínez .... costume supervisor
Delphine Tandonnet .... assistant costume designer (as Delphine Tandonnet-Blanche)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Drwila .... assistant editor (as Bob Drwila)
Kim Gaster .... assembly editor
Kathleen Latlip .... first assistant editor
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate producer
Santiago Padilla .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Allison Wright Clark .... music supervisor
Jessica Dolinger .... music clearances
Greg Hayes .... music scoring mixer
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Del Spiva .... music editor
Andrew Synowiec .... musician: guitar
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
 
Transportation Department
Samuel Wayne Beitz .... driver
Samuel Wayne Beitz .... driver: honeywagon
Virgil Bienemy .... driver
Bruce Billings .... driver
Carlo J. Catalanotto .... driver
Edward Dorsey III .... driver
Jerry Everett .... transportation captain
Anthony Forester .... picture car coordinator
Janet Galpin .... driver
Jackie Gondrella .... driver (as Jacklyn Gondrella)
Danny Mortenson .... transportation coordinator
Reginald Smith .... driver
Rodney Smith .... driver
Willie C. Stringer Jr. .... driver
June Wischler .... driver
 
Other crew
Kimberly Bailey .... voiceover actor
Kelley Baker .... production accountant
Shelly Bancroft .... acquisition consultant: Premiere Picture
Mike Barnard .... assistant to james gandolfini
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor
Samuel Birdsong .... assistant to melissa leo
James Brooke .... production services
Gregory Cassin .... production assistant
Amy Chaffee .... dialect coach
Gabrielle Chapin .... choreographer
Gregory Chestnut .... production staff
Dwight Coulon .... stand-in
Arvid Cristina .... assistant production coordinator
Delma Cupit .... production assistant
Michael Dittmar .... location assistant
John Fahrendorf .... assistant to kristen stewart
Scott Fahrendorf .... production assistant
Amy Ficken .... assistant to steve zaillian
Matthew Ford .... set medic
Paul Fraser .... key medic
Jason Garrett .... financier
Keith Gaudin .... assistant accountant
Laurent Gougneau .... chef
Carter Hall .... assistant to giovanni agnelli and scott bloom
Dana A. Hanby .... location manager
Sam Hixon .... assistant to writer
Ruth Kesler .... production coordinator
Fiona Kihlstrom .... financier
Mickey Lambert .... assistant location manager
Wilfredo Leon .... assistant chef
Mike Leonard .... additional set production assistant
Don Lincoln .... stand-in
Kevin Lorio .... set production assistant
Kathleen Lynch .... craft service head
Abbe Ertel Magid .... assistant: Jake Scott
Paul Marashlian .... argonaut production executive
Maggie Martin .... payroll accountant
Brian Mathews .... set production assistant
Rachael Meadow .... production secretary
Tom Moran .... executive assistant: Tony Scott
Nadia Naguib .... financier
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
Jonathan Porter .... location assistant
Maresa Pullman .... film executive
Miguel Reyes .... assistant to michael costigan
Steven Robbins .... assistant: Tony Scott
Adam Roberts .... chef assistant
Ashlynn Ross .... stand-in
Joan Scheckel .... workshopped with
Gary Schruff .... craft service
Derek A. Schwebel .... craft service
Marcus Searancke .... financier
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Steve Sims .... argonaut production executive
Aaron J. Stone .... additional set production assistant
Christopher Tricarico .... legal services
John M. White .... production assistant
Derek Yip .... production consultant
Darry Young .... assistant craft service
Anthony Yuse .... set production assistant
Preston Trahan .... uncredited
 
Thanks
Mike Bloom .... special thanks
Rick Fox .... special thanks
Stormy Hebrew .... special thanks
Patricia Ann Hoffman .... special thanks
Jenelle Kunz .... special thanks
Daniel Lewis .... thanks
Karim Mashouf .... special thanks
Michele Ramsey and Family .... special thanks
Peter Rossano .... special thanks
Joan Scheckel .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, brief drug use and pervasive language involving a teenager
Runtime:
USA:110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Netherlands:12 | Norway:11 (self applied) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R (certificate #46100)
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Trivia:
In preparation for her role Kristen Stewart learned how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep, chain-smoked, and ate mostly junk food. As a result Stewart's body and legs were covered with bruises, her skin was blemished, and she constantly looked tired. Director Jake Scott praised Stewart's dedication because she was so willing to allow herself to subordinate her physical appearance for the role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Allison is in the car counting her money she burns her fingers on the butt of her cigarette. In the following scene she is seen with a barely smoked cigarette.See more »
Quotes:
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley:[written inside birthday card] To Viv, from the "waffle man." Happy birthday, xo.See more »
Soundtrack:
Dr. ASee more »

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67 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
Stewart and Gandolfini step outside their norm to deliver powerful performances in "Welcome to the Rileys", 28 October 2010
Author: MovieManMenzel from United States

Ever since it's initial premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in January of this year, "Welcome to the Rileys" has always been on my must see list. Unlike other film critics and journalists, I unfortunately, do not currently have a career in film journalism. I currently do it as a hobby/part time job. What does this mean? Well I don't get to hit all the festivals I would like to, but only a few per year. In the near future, I would hope to have a career in film journalism and be able to attend at least 20 festivals a year. Thankfully, I did have the opportunity to catch a screening of "Welcome to the Rileys" at the 19th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival this year.

"Welcome to the Rileys" tells the tale of Doug (James Gandolfini), a man who seems to have lost all desire for life. He lives at home with his depressed wife Lois (Melissa Leo) who hasn't left the house in several years. On top of this, he seems to have grown tired of his job as well as his marriage. One day on a business trip, Doug runs into Mallory (Kristen Stewart) who is both troubled and lost. This is when Doug realizes that he can help improve her life and seeks salvation by taking care of Mallory. This is where the underlying details of Doug's life begin to unravel...

The best part of "Welcome to the Rileys" hands down are the performances. I have been following Kristen Stewart as an actress for several years now ever since I first saw her in "Panic Room." Many people seem to have a love/hate relationship with her thanks to her unemotional and stiff role as Bella in the "Twilight" franchise. I would love to convince people to give her a shot as an actress but people seem to be rather set in their ways on her. For Stewart, it's hard not being the typical hot young actress. She's a rather unique actress with a non-typical Hollywood look and that's what I like about her. As for her performance in "Welcome to the Rileys," she is both raw and risqué. The amount of bad language and how dirty Stewart looks in the film would make a sailor look clean. Stewart's performance is by far the best one in the film. She is a lost soul with very little self respect in the film. She plays a stripper, which is a role I never thought I would ever see her play but just plays it perfectly. This is without a doubt Stewart's best role to date and even tops her performance as Joan Jett in "The Runaways." I would even argue that Stewart deserves an Oscar for her performance here, that's how good I felt she was in the film.

Besides Stewart, James Gandolfini gives an Oscar worthy performance here as well. I like the fact that Gandolfini decided to step out of his typical tough guy role to play a character who had a lot of heart and emotion was nice to see. This was a real turn for him. Many people know Gandolfini from "The Sopranos" and I am happy to say this role is a complete opposite from that. In this role, he is a very troubled character with a complex background. His performance is very dramatic, heartfelt, and powerful. When he argues with either Stewart or Leo in the film, you truly believe the raw emotion that is being displayed. Stewart and Gandolfini play off one another like pros in the film. They have great chemistry. As for Melissa Leo, she was also great in the film, she did a great job playing a wife who was damaged. When Stewart and Leo were together on screen their chemistry was amazing. As I said earlier in the review, the three lead roles were terrific! Director Jake Scott did a great job on this film. This was his first film since 1999 and he really hit this one out of the park. He captured the raw emotion and the suffering of all these characters, not to mention the fact he captured the grunginess of New Orleans. The direction of the film was great and there are several memorable scenes in this film including one scene with Melissa Leo's character Lois trying to drive her car for the first time in several years.

Ken Hixon was in charge of writing the screenplay for "Rileys" and I have to give him some credit points here. Some might say the the dialog was too over the top for him but I think that really shows how uneducated and the lack of respect Stewart's character had. I think it made it much more believable to a way that someone who had that background would speak. I also think the character development in the script was on point. The characters had the perfect amount of background to not make them interesting and not clichéd.

At the end of the day, "Welcome to the Rileys" almost lived up to all the hype surrounding it. I basically went to see the film for the performance by Stewart and Gandolfini and those definitely did not disappoint. The film, itself had good character development, good performances, was raw and gritty, and had a decent storyline. The ending wasn't perfect but it fit the bill in order to not be a typical clichéd movie. Its definitely holding a spot on my top 10 of the year even though it isn't near the top. The film is worthy of admission and I can definitely see this film getting some attention come Oscar season for the performances. If you are a fan of Stewart or of Gandolfini, this is a definitely a must see as well as those who appreciate a realistic dramatic film.

MovieManMenzel's final rating for "Welcome to the Rileys" is a solid 8 out of 10.

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