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Stone (2010)

A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path.

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Madylyn
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Young Madylyn
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Greg Trzaskoma ...
Guard Peters
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Warden (as Peter Lewis)
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Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleas for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack by himself, Stone arranges for his wife, Lucetta (Milla Jovovich), to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception. Written by The Massie Twins

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Some People Tell Lies. Others Live Them.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La revelación  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,766 (USA) (8 October 2010)

Gross:

$1,796,024 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Trivia

Angus MacLachlan originally wrote this as a play. It was performed once in 2003 as a staged reading. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Madylyn: Look at me.
Young Jack: Hmm?
Young Madylyn: I'm not standing for this.
Young Jack: Say what?
Young Madylyn: You keep my soul in a dungeon. I'm leaving.
Young Jack: [runs up the stairs, grabs his daughter out of bed, and holds her out the window] If you leave me, I'll throw her.
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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: No Strings Attached (2011) See more »

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Fonograaf
Written by Rutger Zuydervelt (BUMA / STEMRA / CEDAR)
Performed by Machinefabriek
Courtesy of Machinefabriek
By Arrangement with Rutger Zuydervelt
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Someone dropped the ball....
12 January 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

De Niro , Norton and Jovovich . Quite the cast I'd say , but thats all there is to it .

The start is really interesting , both De Niro and Norton giving top notch performances . But then everything is lost as the movie looses focus and struggles to define itself . What starts of as a thriller goes nowhere trying to answer existential questions . No character is developed enough , the background stories clumsy and incomplete and thats in my opinion what killed this movie . No cohesion and a weak ending is the coup de grace .

Edward Norton is one of my favorite actors , so is De Niro . Im so disappointed that this didn't work out .


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