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Cold Mountain (2003)

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In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Charles Frazier (book), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Inman
Nicole Kidman ... Ada Monroe
Renée Zellweger ... Ruby Thewes
Eileen Atkins ... Maddy
Brendan Gleeson ... Stobrod Thewes
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Reverend Veasey
Natalie Portman ... Sara
Giovanni Ribisi ... Junior
Donald Sutherland ... Reverend Monroe
Ray Winstone ... Teague
Kathy Baker ... Sally Swanger
James Gammon ... Esco Swanger
Charlie Hunnam ... Bosie
Jack White ... Georgia
Ethan Suplee ... Pangle
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This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war - both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith. Written by Quickflix

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If hate sends men to war, then it must be love that brings them home. ( Moviepix Canada) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The book was written similarly to how this movie was shot. In the book, alternating chapters are spent following Inman's journey and Ruby and Ada's plight. This movie does the same, switching back and forth between two compelling storylines, each significant stories in its own right. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the scene outside of the church when the men are celebrating "we have a war," Teague tells the crowd that he is the Captain of the Home Guard for Avery County. However, Avery County was not established until 1911 - it was the last county created by North Carolina. The correct location for Cold Mountain is Haywood County, which did exist in 1861. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ada: [voiceover] Dear Mr. Inman, I began by counting the days, then the months. I don't count on anything anymore except the hope that you will return, and the silent fear that in the years since we saw each other, this war, this awful war, will have changed us both beyond all reckoning.
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Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Charlie Hunnam (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonaparte's Retreat
Traditional
Arranged by Anthony Minghella and T Bone Burnett (as Henry Burnett)
Performed by Brendan Gleeson
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My brief review of the film
8 December 2004 | by sol-See all my reviews

A strongly acted and always interesting portrait of the hardships that came with the American Civil War, not only for soldiers but for those who did not fight too. The times are portrayed well, with sets and costumes that cannot be faulted. What can be flawed in the film however is the central romance, which is without much spark or realism. But all the action surrounding the romance is great, with some good-natured humorous touches, wonderful supporting characters and the perfect picture overall of life during the American Civil War. The cast is superb, with Zellweger in particular undergoing a superb transformation from her typical roles. The film is generally well written and well directed by Minghella, so that in spite of a lackluster romance, the film is still a captivating and entertaining watch.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,500,000, 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$95,636,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,013,509
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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