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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Will Fetters (screenplay)
Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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Release Date:
20 April 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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It could have been better. See more (96 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 James Clark ... Logan's Sister (as Courtney J. Clark)

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)

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

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

Trivia:
Theaters on military installations were given an advanced showing of the film.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 »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Jesus On The MainlineSee more »

FAQ

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31 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
It could have been better., 21 April 2012
Author: tabathahaskett75 from United States

This was the first Nicholas Sparks book I read and I loved it, so I had high hopes for the movie. Like usual the movies are never as good as the books are. For some reason they changed a lot of basic info. Like location. Why change the state? Any way the love making scenes were very good so if you are just going for the romance you won't be disappointed. I think that Zack played Logan well. He had a depth that I didn't expect as an actor even though he didn't have much to work with. It wasn't my favorite movie but it wasn't that bad either. Maybe if you didn't read the book first you might like it better. And for those who haven't read it but liked the movie, you should read it. You will love it.

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