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Writers (WGA):
Will Fetters (screenplay)
Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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20 April 2012 (USA) See more »
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A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Sparks only a little (at best) See more (92 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Zac Efron ... Logan

Taylor Schilling ... Beth

Blythe Danner ... Ellie

Riley Thomas Stewart ... Ben

Jay R. Ferguson ... Keith Clayton

Adam LeFevre ... Judge Clayton

Robert Hayes ... Victor (as Robert Terrell Hayes)

Joe Chrest ... Deputy Moore

Russell Durham Comegys ... Roger Lyle (as Russ Comegys)

Sharon Conley ... Principal Miller (as Sharon Morris)

Ann McKenzie ... Charlotte Clayton

Kendal Tuttle ... Aces

Cameron Banfield ... Younger Marine

Ritchie Montgomery ... Cottage Owner

Courtney J. Clark ... Logan's Sister

Trey Burvant ... Logan's Brother in Law

Gavin Reyna ... Logan's Nephew

Matthew Michaud ... Logan's Nephew
Dustin Bergene ... Pastor (as Reverend Dustin Bergene)

Ned Yousef ... Iraqi Translator
Naim Alherimi ... Cursing Old Man

Jillian Batherson ... Amanda

Dorian Davis ... Teasing Boy (as Dorian Jamal Davis)

Cole Jackson ... Teasing Boy

Douglas M. Griffin ... Bartender
Donna Heckel-Reno ... Dog Owner

Hunter Reno ... Dog Owner's Son
Amanda Fetters ... Grace
Calvin Quatroy ... Hamden Fisherman
Marcie Antony Courtney ... Choir Member
Michael A. Cowan ... Choir Member
Deborah Denise Graves ... Choir Member
Gary Harris ... Choir Member
Melba Marie Harris ... Choir Member
Consuella Johnson Lumas ... Choir Member
Tina Marie Lumas ... Choir Member
Gregory J. Probst ... Choir Member
Valerie Diane Vaughn ... Choir Member
Mayfield ... Rock Band
Zigg West ... Rock Band
Sam Knight ... Rock Band
Jett ... Rock Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Monica Rene'e Anderson ... Carpool Mom (uncredited)

Gustavo I. Ortiz ... Wealthy Party Attendee (uncredited)

Bailey Celeste Sacco ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
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Directed by
Scott Hicks 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Will Fetters (screenplay)

Nicholas Sparks (novel)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Denise Di Novi .... producer
Alison Greenspan .... executive producer
Kerry Heysen .... co-producer
Kevin McCormick .... producer
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Hal Lindes 
 
Cinematography by
Alar Kivilo 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Gray 
 
Casting by
Ronna Kress 
 
Production Design by
Barbara Ling 
 
Art Direction by
Paul D. Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathy Lucas 
 
Costume Design by
Dayna Pink 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... key makeup artist
Sean Flanigan .... hair department head
Adam Gaeta .... hair stylist
Courtney Lether .... additional makeup artist
Tania McComas .... makeup department head
Remi Savva .... makeup artist
Seanne Simon .... additional makeup artist
Tony Ward .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bill Daly .... post-production executive
Bob Dohrmann .... unit production manager (as Robert J. Dohrmann)
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive in charge of production
Sylvia Walker-Wilson .... post-production supervisor
Afnahn Khan .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerson Paz .... second second assistant director
Steven Ritzi .... second unit director (as Steve Ritzi)
David Sardi .... first assistant director
Hirotatsu Taniguchi .... additional second assistant director
Hirotatsu Taniguchi .... first assistant director: second unit
Paul Uddo .... second assistant director
Paul Uddo .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Pedro Barquin .... greens coordinator
Abraham Beechy .... prop maker
Scott C. Bivona .... greensman
Scott C. Bivona .... greensmen
John Blanchard .... general foreman
Chris Britt .... set dresser
Timothy Burgard .... production illustrator (as Tim Burgard)
Gus Coto .... on-set dresser
Jeffrey DeBell .... greens coordinator
Ryan Martin Dwyer .... on-set dresser
Jack Flynn .... construction buyer
Susanna Glattly .... charge scenic artist
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... assistant art director
Caleb Guillotte .... art department coordinator (as Caleb V Guillotte)
Molly Harrison .... props
Anthony J. Henderson .... lead sculptor
William Hickey .... prop maker (as Bill Hickey)
Jeff Hinds .... props
Amanda Hunter .... graphic designer
Rob Joy .... on-set greensman
Mara LePere-Schloop .... assistant art director
Douglas T. Madison .... property master
Wright McFarland .... set designer
Marco Montalvo .... art department production assistant
Sidney J. Montz III .... set dresser
Danny Nick .... leadman
Michael Panevics .... assistant property master
Michael Panevics .... key armorer
Eric Patrick .... draftsperson
Pavel Pesta .... scenic artist
Andrew Preen .... set dresser
Dale Robertson .... prop maker
George Sanchez .... plasterer
Mike Scherschel .... props
Ember Soberman .... scenic artist
Brent Stewart .... location foreman
Chuck Stringer .... construction coordinator (as George Stringer III)
Charles Tatum .... construction utility
Markus Wittman .... set dresser
Markus Wittman .... swing gang
Stephanie Wittmann .... set decoration assistant
 
Sound Department
Chad Algarin .... mix technician
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator (as Richard Bullock)
Johnna Chism .... first assistant sound editor
Pud Cusack .... sound mixer
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Betsy Lindell .... sound utility
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Kira Roessler .... dialogue editor (as Kira)
Curt Schulkey .... supervising sound editor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Katy Wood .... dialogue editor
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects consultant
Josh M. Butler .... sculptor
Mark Hava .... special effects technician
Anthony J. Henderson .... lead sculptor
Donald M. Jones .... sculptor
Edward Joubert .... special effects technician
Brad Manis .... special effects technician
David K. Nami .... special effects coordinator (as David Khalil Nami)
 
Visual Effects by
Kate Butler .... DI producer
Mark Holman Harris .... visual effects artist
Marty Pepper .... digital intermediate colourist
Marty Pepper .... visual effects supervisor
Kevin Russell .... visual effects artist
David Smith .... visual effects artist
Ron South .... visual effects editor
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Andy Abele .... stunt performer
Tom Akos .... utility stunts
Stanton Barrett .... utility stunts
Hunter Baxley .... utility stunts
Emily Brobst .... stunt double
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt rigger
Lex D. Geddings .... stunt rigger
Raion Hill .... stunts
Christopher Place .... stunt double: Jay R. Ferguson
Alec Rayme .... stunts
Christine Craft Regusa .... precision driver
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Ross Morgan Ruben .... stunt double: Zac Efron
Eric R Salas .... stunt rigger
Eric R Salas .... water safety
Greg Sproles .... stunts
Rudolf Weber .... stunt player (as Rudy Weber)
Joe Williams .... stunts (as Joe Nin Williams)
John Zimmerman .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Baird .... b camera first assistant
Patrick Barnes .... technocrane technician
Gary Cadow .... rigging grip
Chip Carey .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dan Furst .... video assist operator
Carter Lee Garrett .... lighting technician
Joe Graham .... key rigging grip
Keith Gruchala .... camera operator: second unit
Joseph Guerino .... rigging gaffer
Lisa Guerriero .... a camera second assistant
Christian Hardy .... grip
Penelope Helmer .... b camera second assistant
Zachary Holmes .... playback operator: 24 frame
Stan Hoyt .... grip
Andrew Johnson .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Johnson .... b camera operator
Andrew Johnson .... cinematographer: second unit
Larron Rome Julian .... camera loader
Michael Kenner .... key grip
Jay Levy .... a camera first assistant (as Jay S Levy)
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Bradley Martin .... lighting technician
Jamie Moreno .... lighting technician
John Morris .... best boy grip (as John P Morris)
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Ahmad Big Thirsty Powell .... grip
Monty Rowan .... a camera operator
Declan Ryan .... balloon light technician
Jacob Sauerbrey .... electrician
Tiffani L. Stephenson .... second assistant camera
Kevin Stevenson .... digital video operator
C. Ashley Sudge .... dolly grip
Rick Thomas .... chief lighting technician
Daniel Tkaczyk .... rigging electric best boy
Remi Tournois .... additional camera operator
Robb W. Turner .... lighting technician
Chad Vanko .... balloon light technician
Amanda Warning .... rigging electrician
Chris Weaver .... lighting technician
Kristopher Weaver .... lighting technician
Scott Wells .... best boy rigging grip
Jordan Whaley .... additional rigging electrician
Alex Willson .... balloon light technician
 
Animation Department
Simon Clarke .... animator
 
Casting Department
Jamie Schulman .... casting associate: New York
Wendy Talazac .... extras casting
Caitlin Well .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristin Adams Achtmeyer .... costume assistant
Kurt J. Blackwell .... costumer
Lauren Bott .... key costumer
Amy Brownson .... costumer
Meghan Cornay .... costumer
Samantha Dewey-Gartner .... costume assistant
Ashley Heathcock .... seamstress
S. Aimee Helms .... key set costumer
Logan Howcott .... costume assistant
Shannon Jantz .... set costumer (as Shannon B Jantz)
Kelly A. Jones .... costumer
Vanessa Lacy .... costumer
Meagan McLaughlin .... key costumer
Bob Morgan .... costume supervisor
Gali Noy .... costumer
Laura Faye Sirkin-Brown .... assistant ager/dyer
Ivory Stanton .... head ager/dyer
Timothy Wegman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ceinwen Berry .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Christine Kim .... second assistant editor
Phillip Kimsey .... assistant editor
Landon Lott .... editorial assistant
Sam Matthews .... digital intermediate assistant
Ron South .... first assistant editor
Salvatore Valone .... post-production assistant
Tim Weyers .... post-production coordinator
Lee Wimer .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Bissell .... music supervisor
Monica Ciafardini .... music clearances
Richard Ford .... music editor
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Tom Hardisty .... music scoring recordist
Oliver Hug .... music editor
Jollaine .... music coach: piano
Joe Matzzie .... midi transcriptions
Mike Nowak .... orchestra conductor
Tyler Parkinson .... pre-recording engineer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... score recording & mixing
Nan Schwartz .... orchestrator
Joe Shirley .... music assistant
Clifford J. Tasner .... orchestrator
Jay Weigel .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Virgil Bienemy .... driver
Donald Burdett .... driver
Pablo Cardone .... security driver: Zac Efron
David Neil Enfinger .... picture car coordinator
Lionel C. Johnson .... driver
Brian Kay .... transportation captain
Danny Mortenson .... transportation coordinator
Kandace Mortenson .... transportation dispatcher
Albert Samson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Josh Adams .... co-key craft service
Josh Adams .... craft service assistant
Christian Agypt .... production secretary
David Allsberry .... dog trainer
Mac Alsfeld .... assistant: Mr. Hicks and Ms Heysen
Mac Alsfeld .... location liaison
Erik Andreasen .... production executive
Heather Babineaux .... key craft service
Natalie Borlaug .... assistant: Ms Di Novi
Erin Brennan .... production assistant
Jennifer Brown .... medic
Jennifer Brown .... set medic
Pablo Cardone .... security: Zac Efron
Jason Chandler .... set production assistant
James D. Dever .... technical advisor: military
Meg Dudley .... stand-in
Rebecca Dungey .... accounts officer
Zack Earl Edwards .... additional set production assistant
Anne Fader .... office production assistant
Maureen Poon Fear .... assistant: Ms Di Novi
Christian Feldhaus .... assistant accountant
Lucien Fernandez .... production assistant
Matthew Ferrante .... assistant: Mr. Mehta
Heather Fielding .... studio teacher
Matthew Ford .... rigging medic
Charlie French .... locations
Jeff Galpin .... alligator wrangler
Bryan Gardiner .... travel coordinator
Timothy Giessauf .... production assistant (as Tim Giessauf)
Bass Hampton .... location scout
Mark Harden .... dog trainer
Andrew Harrington .... office production assistant
Thirl Haston .... marine coordinator
Scott Heysen .... data management
Zachary Holmes .... computer/video playback
Matthew Logan Hood .... training instructor
Ann Horton .... assistant accountant
Ann Horton .... second assistant accountant
Elston Howard .... location manager (as Elston James Howard)
Chris Jones .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Jones .... production assistant
Christina Killelea .... script supervisor: second unit
Daryl C. Lefever .... production accountant (as Daryl LeFever)
Landon Lott .... production assistant
Brad Dirk Martin .... boat captain
Michael C. McCullough II .... stand-in
Marco Antonio Montalvo .... production assistant
Daniel Mortenson III .... assistant: Ms Danner
Boone Narr .... lead animal trainer
Holly O'Quin .... rigging medic
Chantel Passantino .... assistant accountant
Chantel Passantino .... key second assistant accountant (as Chantel Forest)
Rachel Pruyn .... second unit craft services
Brie Puneky .... assistant: Ms Schilling
Claire Raskind .... unit publicist
Jennifer Ray .... production coordinator
Adam Ryan .... paramedic coordinator
George Ryan .... assistant: Mr. Hicks and Ms Heysen
Micah Sampson .... production assistant
Deven Schruff .... assistant location manager (as Deven M Schruff)
Joanie Selden .... assistant accountant
Michael Simkin .... assistant: Mr. Efron
Danielle Sisk .... assistant: Mr. Hicks and Ms Heysen
Desiree Stevenson .... key set production assistant
Hirotatsu Taniguchi .... set production assistant
Alex Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Mehta
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... script supervisor
Quay Terry .... military advisor
Lauren Thomas .... photo double
Spencer Tracy .... stand-in
Shannon Trosclair .... stand-in
Jimmy Uddo .... production assistant (as James Uddo)
Marc Uddo .... additional set production assistant
Salvatore Valone .... production assistant (as Salvatore J Valone)
Lauren Von Huene .... assistant production coordinator
Jonathan M. Warren .... set production assistant
Aaron V. Williamson .... military advisor
 
Thanks
Kenneth A. Hawes .... special thanks
Jason Johns .... special thanks
Vicente C. Ogilvie .... special thanks (as Vincent C Ogilvie)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence
Runtime:
101 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The role of Logan Thibault was written with Ryan Gosling in mind.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Beth's piano, which was covered-up and apparently not used for a long time, was absolutely perfectly in tune when Logan plays it. Pianos do not hold their tune like this.See more »
Quotes:
Logan:You should be kissed every day, every hour, every minute.See more »
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Soundtrack:
This Wasted LifeSee more »

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17 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Sparks only a little (at best), 31 July 2012
Author: kosmasp

I haven't read the source novel, but I also hadn't read the "Notebook" either. And I really think the latter is one of the best romantic movies that are out there. Considering the novel at hand here (the source so to speak) comes from the same man as the Notebook, you'd be forgiven to expect something similar.

While I think Zac Efron might be underrated by many as an actor (although he still has to prove himself), he doesn't help his case in this one. Puppy eyes and a character that is thinner than a piece of paper do not bode him well. Although according to the female fans attending at the cinema, they wouldn't want him any other way. Which brings me to the one point this movie really excels. It's the reactions you get from the crowd. Believe me, if you didn't watch it at a cinema you lost quite an experience! It was a hoot. I wouldn't be surprised if they got the title wrong and refer to the female lead as the "Lucky One". Just saying.

Apart from those hilarious moments, most of this is longing looks, desires held back and other stuff, that will either "excite" you or leave you cold. Predictable and boring to the point, where even a sudden change of character (why?) towards the end of the movie does not help at all

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