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Safe Haven (2013)

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A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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Jon Kohler ...
Bus Station Clerk
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Bus Station Worker
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Giulia Pagano ...
Pushy Bus Woman
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Jr. Detective Ramirez (as Juan Carlos Piedrahita)
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Robin Mullins ...
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Bus Boy
Tora Hallström ...
Ivan's Waitress
Wendy Wilmot ...
Realtor
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When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and ... Written by Nicholas Sparks

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un lugar donde refugiarse  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

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PHP 5,144,939 (Philippines) (17 February 2013)

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$71,349,120 (USA)
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Trivia

Carey Mulligan was rumored for the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin Tierney drives away from the 4th of July Parade roadblock, the car has a front license plate as it begins to turn around. In the next shot of the front of the car there is no front license plate. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Grab a book!
Lexie: Yeah, they'e really good books.
Alex: How do you know, you didn't read any of them.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.24 (2013) See more »

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Say Anything
Written by Tristan Prettyman, David Hodges and Steven S. Miller
Performed by Tristan Prettyman
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Amazing story
19 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched Safe Haven knowing that Nicholas Sparks wrote the story, and not having read the book. This movie completely exceeded my expectations. As I write this, the tears are drying on my face. I believed the chemistry was there with the actors and the romance had a good build-up (not rushed). I like that the story was easy to follow. The actions scenes were well-directed and realistic. I like how the story incorporates action, suspense, drama, and romance, all in one. What really moved (shocked) me was the ending. It was so beautiful and I just started bawling. It was so moving. As a whole, I really enjoyed this movie.


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