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The Sunset Limited -- Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men – a deeply religious black ex-con (Samuel L. Jackson) who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor (Tommy Lee Jones) who tried to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, The Sunset Limited.

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Cormac McCarthy (written by)
Cormac McCarthy (play)
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Release Date:
12 February 2011 (USA) See more »
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Nothing is ever black or white.
Plot:
Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A shining example of story telling See more (72 total) »

Cast

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Samuel L. Jackson ... Black

Tommy Lee Jones ... White
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Directed by
Tommy Lee Jones 
 
Writing credits
Cormac McCarthy (written by)

Cormac McCarthy (play)

Produced by
Barbara A. Hall .... producer
Tommy Lee Jones .... executive producer
Wesley A. Oliver .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Larry Madaras (co-editor)
Roberto Silvi 
 
Production Design by
Merideth Boswell 
 
Set Decoration by
Wendy Ozols-Barnes 
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo (designer for Samuel L. Jackson)
 
Makeup Department
Adam Brandy .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Barbara A. Hall .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director
Katie Pruitt .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
RA Arancio-Parrain .... Leadman
Marisa Frantz .... set designer
Linda R. Gore .... set dresser
Virginia Hopkins .... lead painter
Sarah Robinson .... on-set painter
Keith Walters .... property master
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator
Colin Zaug .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Bach .... sound re-recording mixer
David Bach .... supervising sound editor
Phil Barrie .... sound effects editor
Thadd Day .... boom operator
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Purcell .... dubbing recordist
Edwardo Santiago .... boom operator
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Margaret Johnson .... special effects foreman
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Gregory Oehler .... visual effects supervisor (as Greg Oehler)
Mitch Paulson .... digital colorist: EFilm
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Ball .... key grip
Adam Barth .... key video assist
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David A. Canning .... digital imaging technician
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Harland Espeset .... a camera: dolly grip
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ian Hanna .... b dolly grip
Dawn Jones .... stills photographer
Kurt Kornemann .... best boy grip
Charles C. Lee .... set lighting
Lynn Lockwood .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dave Midthunder .... rigging grip
Charlie Newberry .... second assistant camera
Christopher Norris .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brooks Robinson .... steadicam operator
John Stearns .... best boy electric
Mark Steinig .... key rigging grip
George Stephenson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Dwayne Willis .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Chapman .... seamstress (as Debra Fraedo Chapman)
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Emily Fenster .... post-production coordinator
Justin Geoffroy .... assistant editor
Marc Lulkin .... digital color assist
Mitch Paulson .... digital intermediate colorist
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer (as Chris Prejza)
 
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Mark Graham .... music preparation
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
John Kurlander .... music recording mixer: orchestral
John Kurlander .... music recordist: strings
Janet Lopez .... music coordinator
Peter Rotter .... musician contractor
Buck Sanders .... score co-producer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... driver
Brian Kay .... transportation captain
Michael B. Russell .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kaylee Carson .... set intern
Brother Eden Douglas .... stand in: Samuel L. Jackson
Windy Earls .... assistant production coordinator
Ami Francis .... production accountant
Joshua Fritel .... key set production assistant
Alina Gatti .... set production assistant
Joel Ides .... title designer
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... payroll accountant (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
Karen Jones .... assistant: Mr. Jones
Richard Andrew Jones .... assistant: Mr. Jones (as Richard Jones)
Frans Laimbock .... office production assistant
Volney McFarlin .... assistant: Mr. Jackson (as Volney Edward McFarlin III)
Kerry Newberry .... first assistant accountant (as Kerry Yancheski)
Sara Scarritt .... production coordinator
Quinn Tivey .... assistant: Ms. Hall
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor
Lisa Vanallen .... craft service
Jeff J. Williams .... security: Mr. Jones, Los Angeles
 

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91 min
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Trivia:
In terms of IMDb profile identification numbers, Tommy Lee Jones (169) comes right after Samuel L. Jackson (168).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Black (Samuel L. Jackson) sits down in the middle of the couch and puts his arms across the back. In the next shot, he's a little more to one side with one arm resting on the side of the couch. In a shot after that, he's back sitting in the middle of the couch. 1:13-1:14See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Black:So what am I supposed to do with you, Professor?
White:Why are you supposed to do anything?
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Soundtrack:
Wants to Be in Heaven When the First Trumpet SoundsSee more »

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45 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
A shining example of story telling, 21 February 2011
Author: Charlie Alejandro from United States

This movie with Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones transcends us back to a time when movies relied on the deepness of story lines and not on special effects or loud soundtracks. This movie takes us to the extreme test of our faith, in what we believe about the seen and unseen. It also reminds us that at times we are so busy trying to save others we forget to save ourselves, and sometimes almost become lost in the process. The acting talent of Mr. Jones and Mr. Jackson makes for a powerful movie and leaves us evaluating what we ourselves believe. Tommy Lee Jones' directing style makes you feel as if you are a third person in the room being an observer to the debate that transpired between both characters. If you need to be amused by bells and whistles, this is not the film for you, but if you enjoy film making at its purest form, with deep plot lines and dialogue this movie is a must see as these characters will haunt you long after the lights come back on.

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