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The Giving Tree ()


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Nine former schoolmates are invited to a cabin for a reunion, but their hostess commits suicide. They all try to find out the reason why.

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Emily
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T.J.
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James
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Alex (as Moon Zappa)
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Penelope
Tiffany Salerno ...
Zoey
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Sara
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Vanilla / Paula
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Jules
Brad Harrison ...
Harrison
Stephen Lisk ...
Zack
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Mr. Forrester
Judee Morton ...
Mrs. Forrester (as Judith Fraser)
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Kyle
Alan Marshall ...
Tate
Gina Salerno ...
Checker
Tim Puntillo ...
Hippy Man
Jennifer Daly ...
Hippy Girl
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Harrison's Mom
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Man in Bed
Jock MacDonald ...
Sheriff
Harold Green ...
Cop #1
Scott Carr ...
Cop #2
Cheney Ray ...
Little Emily
Heidi Annalisa Kieppinski ...
Baby Emily

Directed by

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Cameron Thor

Written by

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Tiffany Salerno ... (story) &
Tim Puntillo ... (story) (as Timothy Puntillo)
 
Tim Puntillo ... (written by) (as Timothy Puntillo)

Produced by

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Jennifer Daly ... producer
Joe Lemmon ... associate producer
Carmen M. Miller ... producer
Tim Puntillo ... producer (as Timothy Puntillo)
Tiffany Salerno ... producer
Richard Salvatore ... executive producer
Marc Sferrazza ... associate producer

Music by

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Barry Coffing

Cinematography by

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Jacek Laskus

Film Editing by

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Seth Casriel
Will Wuorinen

Production Design by

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Joe Lemmon

Art Direction by

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Jackie Hudson

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer McCullouch ... decorator

Costume Design by

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Lexi Nikitas

Makeup Department

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Lucy Fleetwood ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Karen Toole-Rentrop ... hair stylist (as Karen Toole) / makeup artist (as Karen Toole)

Production Management

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Rich Cowan ... unit production manager
Ian Kennedy ... production supervisor
Victor J. Pancerev ... production manager

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Sherie Giehtbrock ... second assistant director
Marina Hamaoui ... second assistant director
Juan Mas ... assistant director (as Juan A. Mas)
W. Scott Peake ... second second assistant director
David Snedeker ... first assistant director
Joey Travolta ... second unit director
Seth Lee Williams ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jason Addy ... art department liaison
Dwight A. Gabbert ... on-set decorator (as Dwight Gabbert)
Katie Mau ... property master
Sergio Muñoz ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Rex Morris ... sound mixer
Tom Taylor ... boom operator
Gabe Verger ... adr recordist

Stunts

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Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi ... stunt performer (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Joe Cofer ... stunt performer
Kimberly Cossette ... stunt performer (as Kim Cossette)
Al Goto ... stunt coordinator
Johnny Martin ... stunt coordinator
Patrick J. Statham ... stunt performer (as Pat Statham)
Warren A. Stevens ... stunt performer (as Warren Stevens)
Nancy Thurston ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Douglas Cheney ... loader (as Doug Cheney)
Marcis Cole ... steadicam operator (as Marcus Cole)
Brian Cox ... director of photography: second unit
Tim Cunningham ... grip
Steve Glines ... grip
Doug Hostetter ... electrician
Eric Jennings ... first assistant camera
Pete Johnson ... key grip
Paul La Fontaine ... still photographer
Lance Odell ... electrician (as Lance O'Dell)
Joe Schiavello ... grip
Adam Teichman ... key gaffer
Michael Watson ... second assistant camera
Kieran Waugh ... best boy electric

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elise Boyle ... set costumer

Location Management

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Conrad L. Ricketts ... location manager (as Conrad Ricketts)

Music Department

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Ilene 'RC' Arciaga ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Joseph E. Jones ... transportation coordinator
Knut Kielpinski ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Tony Berns ... key production assistant
Rich Cowan ... production coordinator
Paula Hunziker ... script supervisor (as Paula Dussman)
Zana Ross ... assistant: Carmen M. Miller

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of their 10th friend. Written by matt-282

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Taglines Best Friends, Dark Secrets See more »
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Also Known As
  • Shaded Places (United States)
  • Brutal Truth (United States)
  • Giving Tree (World-wide, English title)
  • The Brutal Truth (Canada, English title)
  • Brutal Truth (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs When the guests go into the house for the first time...there is a bandage on Molly Ringwald's foot as she heads up the stairs. Inside the house...when the piano is uncovered...no bandage is present. See more »
Soundtracks Shaded Places See more »

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