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The Vow -- 4k Ultra HD version captured and mastered in 4k. Inspired by a true story, The Vow tells the tale of a husband (Channing Tatum) who must regain the love of his wife (Rachel McAdams) after a coma steals the past five years of her memories.
The Vow -- A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again -- though her memory dates back to when she was engaged to someone else.
The Vow -- A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.


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10 February 2012 (USA) See more »
Inspired by True Events
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
3 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Sweet but not exactly a romance in the traditional sense. See more (164 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rachel McAdams ... Paige

Channing Tatum ... Leo

Jessica Lange ... Rita Thornton

Sam Neill ... Bill Thornton

Jessica McNamee ... Gwen

Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Fishman

Tatiana Maslany ... Lily

Lucas Bryant ... Kyle

Scott Speedman ... Jeremy

Joey Klein ... Josh

Joe Cobden ... Jim

Jeananne Goossen ... Sonia

Dillon Casey ... Ryan

Shannon Barnett ... Carrie

Lindsay Ames ... Shana

Kristina Pesic ... Lizbet

Britt Irvin ... Lina

Sarah Carter ... Diane
Angela Vint ... Nurse

Rachel Skarsten ... Rose

Bill Turnbull ... Funky Clerk

Dharini Woollcombe ... Receptionist

Rosalba Martinni ... Bakery Lady
Jeff J.J. Authors ... Professor (as Jeff Authors)
Roland Rothchild ... DMV Worker
Jonathan Psaila ... Mikey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darlene Benigno ... Downtown Patron (uncredited)
Shannon Edwards ... Water Taxi Commuter (uncredited)
Kevin Kirkham ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Melissa Lem ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Samuel Meadows ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Chas Valencia ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Joe Vercillo ... Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Sucsy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jason Katims 
Abby Kohn  screenplay
Stuart Sender  story
Marc Silverstein  screenplay

Produced by
Gary Barber .... producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Tom Colbert .... associate producer
Susan Cooper .... executive producer
J. Miles Dale .... executive producer
Jonathan Glickman .... producer
Austin Hearst .... executive producer
Cassidy Lange .... co-producer
Rebekah Rudd .... co-producer
Paul Taublieb .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Brook 
Rachel Portman 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers 
Film Editing by
Melissa Kent 
Nancy Richardson 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich  (as Cathy Sandrich Gelfond)
Production Design by
Kalina Ivanov 
Art Direction by
Brandt Gordon 
Set Decoration by
Jaro Dick 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
Makeup Department
Michal Bigger .... makeup artist: Ms. McAdams
Teresa Buccione .... second assistant hair stylist
Amber Chase .... assistant makeup artist
Iantha Goldberg .... second assistant makeup artist
Liz Gruszka .... key makeup artist (as Elizabeth Gruszka)
Vivian Guzman .... assistant hair stylist: Chicago
Lisa Jelic .... key makeup artist: Chicago: as Lisa Jelic-Watson
Patricia Medina .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran .... key hair stylist (as Jennifer O'Halloran)
Vicki Vacca .... assistant hair stylist: Chicago
Anthony Veilleux .... tattoo design
Production Management
Dennis Chapman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... first assistant director
Senica Billingsley .... assistant director: second unit
Senica Billingsley .... second second assistant director
Jack Boem .... second assistant director
Divya D'Souza .... trainee assistant director
Jonathan Gajewski .... assistant director
Art Department
Paul V. Allen Sr. .... leadman (as Paul Allen)
Anthony Barracca .... lead man
David Best .... assistant art director
Rob Bonney .... assistant head carpenter
Cameron S. Brooke .... key scenic artist
Cameron S. Brooke .... sculptor
Robert C. Brooke .... lead scenic artist
Brenton Brown .... on-set dresser
Brian Cranstone .... on set carpenter
David DiCorpo .... assistant head carpenter
Tucker Doherty .... set designer
Robert Gau .... standby painter: Chicago
Chris Hanson .... key scenic laborer
Kyle Holden .... property master: Chicago
John Mackenzie .... construction coordinator
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Brenda McClennin .... property buyer
Victor 'Chikko' Quon .... assistant head painter
Vic Rigler .... property master
Dave Rosa .... head painter
John 'Butch' Rose .... set dresser (as John Rose)
Corinna Schmitt-Porsia .... assistant art director
Thomas Sedor .... assistant property master
Damien Segee .... leadman
Jamie Staples .... lead scenic labourer
Michael Tawton .... set dresser
Debra Toppel .... greens foreman: Chicago
Adrienne Trent .... assistant property master
Brian van de Valk .... head carpenter
Juan Vela .... gang boss: Chicago (as Juan M. Vela Jr.)
Jennifer Wood .... set decoration buyer
Colin Woods .... first assistant art director
Sound Department
Bob Beher .... foley editor
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Glen Gauthier .... sound mixer
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
John 'Wheels' Hurlbut .... on set Pro Tools operator
Nils C. Jensen .... sound effects editor
Jason Johnston .... boom operator: Chicago
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Jason King .... sound editor
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Nancy MacLeod .... sound editor
Jason McFarling .... second boom operator
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Jordan O'Neill .... datasat sound mastering engineer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joseph Tsai .... assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Clayton Weber .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Warren Appleby .... special effects coordinator
Tim Barraball .... special effects foreman
John MacGillivray .... special effects supervisor
Fiona MacPherson .... special effects shop coordinator
Don Parsons .... special effects coordinator: Chicago
Dieter Sturm .... special effects snowmaker
Yvonne Sturm .... snow maker
Visual Effects by
Keith Acheson .... visual effects artist
Sarah Barber .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Jamie Baxter .... visual effects
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects producer
Andrew Brooks .... digital compositor
Craig Calvert .... CG supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Wilson Cameron .... visual effects producer
Joseph Cheng Chen .... tracking / layout artist
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
James Cooper .... senior vfx artist
Anand Dorairaj .... digital compositor
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Andrew J. Farrell .... generalist
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects executive producer
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
Yaron Galula .... visual effects artist
Adam Gass .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Trey Harrell .... lighting td: Mr. X
Oliver Hearsey .... tracking supervisor: Mr. X inc.
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects producer
Eric Lacroix .... visual effects artist
Derick Loo .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Ken McCuen .... matte painter
Jackie Mills .... roto lead
Kelly Noordermeer .... visual effects editorial assistant: Mr. X Inc
Hojin Park .... digital compositor
Mitch Paulson .... supervising digital colorist
Kammie Rivera .... digital compositor
Milan Schere .... digital matte artist: Mr. X Inc.
Matt Schofield .... matte painting supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Cory Shaw .... main title designer & animator
Jim Su .... rigging supervisor
Brendan Taylor .... visual effects supervisor
Wojciech Zielinski .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Jose A. Alfonzo .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ron Bell .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt coordinator
John MacDonald .... stunt double: Channing Tatum
Camera and Electrical Department
Mongo Andrews .... key rigging grip
Max Armstrong .... assistant camera
Barrett Axford .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Pierre Berube .... best boy rigging electrician
Vincent Borg .... lighting technician
Sean Bourdeau .... assistant key grip
Russel Bowie .... a camera
Dawn Copeland .... electrician: Chicago
Jean Courteau .... chief lighting technician
Alex Dawes .... lead set wireman
Jaime Dawkins .... technocrane technician: Chicago unit
Byrd Dickens .... electrician
Tara Dixit .... second assistant camera
Richard Emerson .... key grip
Michael Fylyshtan .... Steadicam operator
Bob Gomez .... rigging grip best boy: Chicago
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Jamie Hodgson .... generator operator
Johnathan Holmes .... camera loader
Bill Hong .... camera car operator
Mark Karavite .... camera and steadicam operator: second unit
Mike Lubomski .... grip: Chicago
Anthony Nocera .... digital video assist operator
Dick Oakes .... gaffer: Chicago
Danny Piva .... electrician
Jonah Ravine .... key video assist: Chicago
Charlie Rhomberg .... dolly grip: Chicago
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Stephen Spurrell .... chief rigging gaffer
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera
Davidson Tate .... electrician
Richard Teodorczyk .... grip
Paul Thompson .... video assist operator
Timothy Troy .... grip: Chicago
Robert Vigus .... grip
Paul Vilchur .... camera trainee
Mark N. Woods .... technocrane operator: Chicago unit
Animation Department
Hanung Lee .... animator
Casting Department
Kate Caldwell .... casting associate
Jandiz Estrada .... casting associate
Alicia Faucher .... casting assistant
Jessica Gisin .... extras casting assistant (as Jess Gisin)
Jonathan Kinnas .... extras casting: Chicago
Jonathan Oliveira .... casting assistant
Akiko Shibata .... casting assistant
Jane Spencer .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... head costume buyer
Nancy Da Silva .... costume cutter (as Nancy Dasilva)
Renee Fontana .... costume buyer (as Renée Bravener)
Gerri Gillan .... assistant costume designer
Roslyn Hanchard .... costume buyer
Leslie Kavanagh .... costume set supervisor
Karen Lee .... costume supervisor
Stephanie Lees .... costume buyer
Susan Nycz .... assistant costume set supervisor
Editorial Department
Romy Barber .... assistant editor
Chris Blacklock .... dailies operator
Kacie Kane .... post production coordinator: Spyglass Entertainment
Sue Len Quon .... assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Trudy Yee .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... executive in charge of music
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Reid Carolin .... composer: additional music
Craig Conard .... music associate
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
James Curd .... composer: additional music
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Scott Hardkiss .... composer: additional music
Scott Hardkiss .... composer: theme music
Scott Hardkiss .... title song
Jeremy Murphy .... protools engineer
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Youki Yamamoto .... music associate
Chris Clad .... violin (uncredited)
Chris Dibble .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gord Bettles .... picture car mechanic
Bill Boyd .... picture vehicle coordinator
Michael R. Cairo .... driver
Shannon Edwards .... driver
Dana Howes .... transportation coordinator
Wayne Ireland .... transportation co-captain
Dave Kinnear .... rigging electric driver
John Lux Jr. .... driver
David Morales .... transportation
Joe S. Norris .... driver: cast (as Joe Norris Jr.)
Robert Wallace .... driver
Other crew
Gerry Alfonso .... payroll accountant
Desmond Barnes .... key craft service
Jessica Beiler .... production secretary: chicago unit
Stuart Berberich .... location assistant/scout
Jared Burton .... location production assistant
Dan Chin .... location assistant: Chicago
Jane Conway .... animal wrangler
Epluribus Cunningham .... accounting clerk: chicago unit
Matt Dunbar .... production assistant
Elise Edson .... body double & stand-in
Raul Esparza III .... assistant location manager: Chicago
Ian Gibson .... assistant to J. Miles Dale
Marie-Claude Harnois .... production coordinator
Nicole Iizuka .... assistant to Ms. Lange
Rick Jang .... location production assistant
Andre King .... production staff
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid
Ross L. Kulma .... set medic
Candace Kunderman .... second assistant accountant
Tiffany Magby .... set production assistant
Pamela Mars .... photo double: Rachel McAdams
Angela Mastronardi .... script supervisor
Mark Moore .... location scout
Louise Muskala .... assistant: Ms. McAdams
Steven Hugh Nelson .... photo double
Pete Nilson .... location support
Margaret J. Orlando .... production coordinator: chicago unit
Joshua Ramos .... location assistant
Daniel Rbibo .... insurance services
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal counsel
Michael Riley .... title designer
Michele Robertson .... publicist
Maria C. Roxas .... location manager: Chicago
Clare Sackler .... assistant: Mr. Sucsy
Dave Sauro .... production assistant (as Davide Sauro)
Lisa Shamata .... unit publicist
Heather Sharpe .... location coordinator
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Mark Soraparu .... assistant: Mr. Sucsy
Victor H. Soto .... production assistant: chicago unit
Adrienne Swan .... first assistant accountant: chicago unit
Emma Tamblyn .... production assistant
Justin Thaler .... assistant production coordinator: Chicago
Deborah Harpur .... production resources (uncredited)
Jeffery Liberman .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:IIA | India:U/A | Ireland:12 | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Netherlands:9 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46854)

Did You Know?

Loosely based on the story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Carpenters liked the movie but were disappointed by its omission of their faith in Christianity which was an important factor in their resilience.See more »
Continuity: Early in the film, Paige is sculpting clay. After she pushes the table away in frustration, her hands are perfectly clean.See more »
Paige:Thank you.
Leo:I didn't do anything.
Paige:You did everything. You accepted me for who I am, and not for what you wanted me to be.
Leo:I just wanted you to be happy. That's all.
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sweet but not exactly a romance in the traditional sense., 18 December 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

While reading up on "The Vow", I learned that professional reviewers didn't particularly care for this film. The same can be said for many of the IMDb reviews. While I would disagree, since I really enjoyed the film, I can certainly understand some of the dislike. For folks wanting a traditional romantic film, "The Vow" isn't exactly a date movie. A traditional date film has a formula--including a happy ending. And, oddly, the film ends on a hopeful but vague note--disappointing those needing the happy finale.

In addition to reading up on the reviews, I also looked into the story of Kimand Krickitt Carpenter--the couple whose real life story inspired this film. I say inspires because so much of the film is fictional and the religious faith of the Carpenters was omitted in "The Vow". It's sad, as although you don't want a preachy film, it's odd how in films today there is NO reference to God or almost none and this might have been an interesting addition to the movie.

Now on to the film. The story, if you don't know, is about a newly married couple who are in a terrible traffic accident. Leo (Channing Tatum) is okay but his wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams) is left in a coma. Oddly, when she awakens, she has a strange sort of amnesia where the most recent portion of her life is missing. This means she has no idea who her husband is and their time together is, naturally, quite uncomfortable and awkward. At the same time, Paige's no longer existent relationship with her parents is suddenly given a second chance and they work hard to recapture her love and make her the girl she used to be. What will become of poor Leo?

The two leads, McAdams and Tatum were quite good in the film and easy to watch. The script rather clever and enjoyable. And, overall I have very little negative to say about the film. Well worth seeing--just be forewarned that although there is a lot of romance in the film, it is not at all traditional or what you might expect from such a movie.

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