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In the Bedroom ()


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A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

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Matt Fowler
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Ruth Fowler
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Frank Fowler
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Natalie Strout
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Richard Strout
William Wise ...
Willis Grinnel
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Katie Grinnel
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Marla Keyes
Frank T. Wells ...
Henry
W. Clapham Murray ...
Carl
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Tim Bryson
Terry A. Burgess ...
District Attorney
Jonathan Walsh ...
Father McCasslin
Diane E. Hamlin ...
Davis' Assistant
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Jason Strout
Christopher Adams ...
Duncan Strout
Henry Field ...
Young Frank / Rockland T-Ball
Deborah Derecktor ...
Janelle
Harriet Dawkins ...
Alma Adamson
Bill Dawkins ...
Elwyn Adamson
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Tim's Friend
Joseph Field ...
Judge (as The Honorable Joseph Field)
Harold Withee ...
Grocery Clerk
David Blair ...
Marlboro Man
Elisabeth McClure ...
Elderly Woman
Alida P. Field ...
Young Gymnast
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Waitress (as Andrea Walker)
John Campanello ...
Reporter
Robert Demkowicz ...
Reporter
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Minister on Television
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Red Sox Replay
Don Lewis ...
Bridge Operator
Doug Rich ...
Fork Lift Operator
Sara Armstrong ...
Chorus
Elly Barksdale ...
Chorus
Erin Barksdale ...
Chorus
Adah Holman ...
Chorus
Gwendolyn Gilchrist ...
Chorus
Shauneen Grout ...
Chorus
Jessie Lanoue ...
Chorus
Alicia Laplant ...
Chorus
Iris Leslie ...
Chorus
Erica Towle-Powers ...
Chorus
Nichole Wimbiscus ...
Chorus
Anna Winsor ...
Chorus
Evanne Weirich ...
The Newark, Vermont Balkan Girls Chorus Director
Robin Wimbiscus ...
Performance Coordinator
Lisa Carlton ...
Rockland T-Ball
Rebecca Benner ...
Rockland T-Ball
Francis Mazzeo ...
Rockland T-Ball
Tyler Shane Smith-Campbell ...
Rockland T-Ball
Brian Hagley ...
Rockland T-Ball
Sam Cousins ...
Rockland T-Ball
Jackie Hagley ...
Rockland T-Ball
Comenic Cuccinello III ...
Rockland T-Ball
Ronald Russell ...
Rockland T-Ball
Rachel Freeman ...
Rockland T-Ball
Dale Johnson ...
Rockland T-Ball
Daniel Hendricks ...
Rockland T-Ball
Parker Spear ...
Rockland T-Ball
Sam Johnson ...
Rockland T-Ball
Matthew Maxwell ...
Rockland T-Ball
Shyann Gauthier ...
Rockland T-Ball
Joshua Mills ...
Rockland T-Ball
Bethany Berry ...
Rockland T-Ball
Eric Rahkonen ...
Rockland T-Ball
Hope Berry ...
Rockland T-Ball
Natalie Russell ...
Rockland T-Ball
Chelsea Peasley ...
Rockland T-Ball
Misty Seekins ...
Rockland T-Ball
Daniel Baxter-Leahy ...
Rockland T-Ball
Philip Spearing ...
Rockland T-Ball
Brandon Carleton ...
Rockland T-Ball
Mackenzie Tucker ...
Rockland T-Ball
Owen Thompson ...
Rockland T-Ball
Ben Staples ...
Rockland T-Ball
Ryan Ecker ...
Rockland T-Ball
Jared Mekin ...
Rockland T-Ball
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Cumler ...
Father with daughters at picnic (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Jennifer Struk ...
Young Woman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Field

Written by

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Andre Dubus ... (story "Killings")
 
Robert Festinger ... (screenplay) (as Rob Festinger) and
Todd Field ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Stephen Dembitzer ... co-executive producer
Todd Field ... producer
Ted Hope ... executive producer
Ross Katz ... producer
Graham Leader ... producer
John Penotti ... executive producer
Penn Sicre ... co-executive producer (as PennSicre)
Tim Williams ... co-producer

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Thomas Newman

Cinematography by

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Antonio Calvache

Film Editing by

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Frank Reynolds

Editorial Department

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Mia Goldman ... editorial consultant
Chris Regan ... color timer (as Christopher Regan)
Betsy Wyeth ... editor: "The Wyeths" (as Betsy James Wyeth)
Heidi Zellner ... negative cutter: West Coast Editorial

Casting By

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Randi Hiller
Belinda Monte

Art Direction by

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Shannon Hart ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Josh Outerbridge ... (as Joshua Outerbridge)

Costume Design by

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Melissa Economy

Makeup Department

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Bob Harper ... additional makeup artist
Sally J. Harper ... hair stylist (as Sally Harper)
Terri Harper ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Mary Feuer ... production supervisor
Per Melita ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Victoria Lang ... second second assistant director
Aida Rodgers ... assistant director
Amanda Slater ... assistant director
Daniel M. Stillman ... first assistant director (as Dan Stillman)
Eric Yellin ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Laurie Anne Gardner ... property assistant
Kirsten Gilg ... set dresser
Terry Goodhue ... construction
Shannon Hart ... sets
Cameron Matheson ... set dresser
Martin Merritt ... scenic
Matthew Nagle ... set dresser
Meghan Nichols ... art department assistant
Wilder Oaks ... scenic
Tim Payson ... property master
Tyris Smith ... lead man
Kenneth Weinberg ... set dresser
Harmony Gosbee ... set dresser (uncredited)
Ray Harvie ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Alexander 'Sandy' Nesbitt ... prop maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bruce Greenspan ... additional dialogue editor
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Frank A. Montaño ... re-recording mixer (as Frank Montano)
Mark Narramore ... sound recordist
Will Riley ... supervising sound editor
John Roesch ... foley artist: Warner Hollywood
Caleb Snyder ... boom operator
Edward Tise ... sound recordist
Lisa Varetakis ... sound editor

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Brian Ricci ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Ben Apley ... digital effects coordinator
Rod Basham ... digital effects composite artist
Clyde Beamer ... digital effects supervisor
Jonathan Bradstreet ... rendering artist
Keith Bryant ... digital effects producer
Kyle Cooper ... supporting digital effects artist
Peter Frankfurt ... supporting digital effects artist
Ray Harvie ... rendering artist (as Raymond Harvie)
Chip Houghton ... supporting digital effects artist
Jonathan Morse ... rendering artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Althoff ... dolly grip (as John S. Althoff III)
Woody Bell ... key grip
Jason Bowen ... camera grip
Evans Brown ... gaffer
Dave Cambria ... best boy
Rick Cardillo ... electrician (as Richard Cardillo)
Robert Clark ... electrician
John Clifford ... still photographer
Erica Colegrove ... camera assistant
Robert Colman ... camera grip
Brant S. Fagan ... steadicam operator (as Brant Fagan)
Rachelle Fankhauser ... electrician (as Rachelle Frankhauser)
Bill Floyd ... focus puller
Michael Genne ... camera operator (as Michael A. Genne) / cinematographer: second unit (as Michael A. Genne)
Michael Hadley ... camera grip
Sean Hadley ... camera grip
Amanda Hannan ... camera grip
Scott Hering ... camera grip (as Scott Herring)
Deborah Lipman ... camera assistant
Jenn Mears ... electrician (as Jennifer Mears)
Tim Metivier ... camera assistant
Chris Nickerson ... electrician
Anthony Norton ... electrician (as Anthony D. Norton)
Brian A. Pitts ... rigging gaffer (as Brian Pitts)
Shane Reilly ... camera grip
Michael Rudolph ... camera grip (as Mike Rudolph)
Janice Stone ... still photographer: Katie's snapshots
Greg Wimer ... camera assistant (as Greg Wilmer)
Todd Field ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Lambiase ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rachel Carey ... casting assistant
Debra Lord Cooke ... extras casting (as Dee Cooke)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shana Schoepke ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Keith Crofford ... location consultant
Sandy Shapiro ... location manager
Kathryn E. Smith ... location manager (as Kathryn Smith)
Tom Yeager ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bill Bernstein ... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov ... music preparation
Jordan Corngold ... assistant music editor (as Jordon Corngold)
Joe Gaswirt ... music mastering
Marcy Gensic ... music contractor
Joel Iwataki ... music scoring mixer
Ohkee Kim ... assistant music scoring mixer (as Okhee Kim)
Leslie Morris ... music contractor
Thomas Pasatieri ... orchestrator: strings
Sean M. Hickey ... music preparation (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin ... bass (uncredited) / musician (uncredited)
Sharon Smith ... music editor: temp music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Bob Carnes ... transportation captain
Allan Macdonald ... driver
George Smith ... driver

Other crew

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Roy Allen ... consultant: lobster
Jane Bartelme ... crew: GreeneStreet Films
Mark L. Beigelman ... production counsel (as Mark Beigelman P.C.)
Casey Block ... post-production accounting assistant
Paul Bremer ... film runner
Francie Brown ... dialect coach
Adam Carroll ... production assistant
Brian Collins ... crew: GreeneStreet Films
Gwendolyn Cooper ... production assistant
Cathi Dicocco ... caterer
Shannon Dilloway ... production assistant (as Shanon Dilloway)
Jeb Dubus ... defender of the faith
Suzanne Dubus ... defender of the faith (as Suzanne Andre III)
Maureen Duffy ... completion bond: Film Finances
Caitlin Feeley ... production assistant
John B. Finn ... post-production accountant (as John Finn)
Jake Fleming ... production assistant
Greg Gadbury ... film commissioner: Maine
Lea Girardin ... film commissioner: Maine
Jamie Gordon ... crew: GreeneStreet Films
Shawn Hamilton ... post-production accounting assistant
Bill Hansard Jr. ... process effects (as William Hansard Jr.)
Bill Hansard ... process effects (as William Hansard)
Bobby Kerr ... consultant: lobster
Walter Kerr ... consultant: lobster (as Dr. Walter Kerr)
Sig Libowitz ... production executive
Annie Lukowski ... production assistant (as Annie Lynch)
Rodney Lynch ... Willis' war memorabilia
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion bond: Film Finances (as Paula Schmit)
Andrew Marcus ... assistant: Mr. Penotti
Glen Mathias ... assistant to director (as Glenn Mathias)
Virginia McCarthy ... script supervisor (as Virginia Saenz McCarthy)
Peter McDonald ... production assistant
Elaine McFarland ... production assistant
Zachary Miner ... production assistant
Mike Misner ... craft service
Gregg Molander ... production assistant
Nat Mundel ... film runner (as Nathaniel Mundel)
Anne Nevin ... production coordinator
Tanoa Parks ... production accountant
Susan T. Parsons ... assistant production coordinator (as Susan Parsons)
Courtney Potts ... crew: GreeneStreet Films
Ned Price ... technical consultant
Serena Rathbun ... special consultant
Sebastian Salomo ... production assistant
Mark Schoen ... assistant: Ms. Spacek
Fisher Stevens ... crew: GreeneStreet Films
Charles Stone Jr. ... consultant: lobster
Ivan Stone ... ATV
William Suhr ... process effects
Tiffany Thomas ... accounting assistant
Melinka Thompson-Godoy ... assistant: Mr. Hope
Leon Vitali ... technical consultant
Eleda Wacker ... production assistant
Soso R. Whaley ... deer trainer
T. Michael Wickersham ... production counsel
Betsy Wyeth ... courtesy of: "The Wyeths" by N.C. Wyeth (as Betsy James Wyeth)
Bradley Yonover ... crew: GreeneStreet Films
Julia Ziegler-Haynes ... assistant: Mr. Wilkinson / production assistant
Dylan Verrechia ... assistant to producer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ann Marie Almeida ... acknowledgment: Camden Amphitheatre
Louis Bacon ... grateful acknowledgment: GreeneStreet Films
Hannah Baldwin ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Joel Baldwin ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Jonathan Brand ... acknowledgment: Ship Street House
Monica Brand ... acknowledgment: Ship Street House
Julie Bryer ... acknowledgment: Trevette Country Store
George Carrol ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Clifford Christensen ... acknowledgment: Mace's
Marcella Christensen ... acknowledgment: Mace's
Lester Dembitzer ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Greg Dorr ... acknowledgment: City of Rockland city attorney
Andre Dubus ... dedicatee
Michael Garfinkle ... grateful acknowledgment: GreeneStreet Films
Robert Gasper ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Gordon Goldstein ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Tom Hall ... acknowledgment: City of Rockland town manager
James Harmon ... acknowledgment: Old Orchard Beach
Richard Harrison ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Chip Highfield ... acknowledgment: Crockett's Beach
Frances Holdgate ... acknowledgment: Market on Main
Patricia Hubbard ... acknowledgment: Lincoln Street Center for the Arts
Jimmy Kalloch ... acknowledgment: The Woods
David Ladik ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Jeff Lewis ... acknowledgment: Trevette Country Store
Carolyn May ... acknowledgment: The GrassHopper Shop
Kimberly McLain ... acknowledgment: Trevette Country Store
Roger Moody ... acknowledgment: City of Camden town manager
Ellen Myers ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Frank O'Hara ... acknowledgment: Boat House
Joanne Parsons ... acknowledgment: Stinson Seafood/Cannery
Friederike Penberg ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Mitchell Penberg ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Simon Pentecost ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Christopher Pia ... grateful acknowledgment: GreeneStreet Films (as Chris Pia)
Mary Spitzer ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Philip Spitzer ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Johanna Strassberg ... acknowledgment: The GrassHopper Shop
Janette Sulides ... acknowledgment: Ginn's Point
John Sutin ... grateful acknowledgments: Graham Leader
Kevin Taylor ... acknowledgment: The Landings
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorced mother Natalie who is several years his senior, but Frank's father Matt, the town doctor, doesn't see a problem. While Frank considers holding off his future for Natalie, her jilted husband causes them all problems until an unthinkable tragedy shakes the community to its very core. Written by Bryan Way

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Taglines A young man. An older woman. Her ex-husband. Things are about to explode... See more »
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Also Known As
  • En la habitación (Spain)
  • Yatak odasinda (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • A hálószobában (Hungary)
  • В спалнята (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Crimen imperdonable (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $93,972, 25 Nov 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $43,368,779, 12 Oct 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia There were 15 takes of Sissy Spacek slapping Marisa Tomei. The final version of the film used the first take. See more »
Goofs In several scenes, the Fowlers are drinking Moxie soda, a brand most people think disappeared in the 1950s. It still exists in Maine and a few other locations around northern New England. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best Films of 2001 (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Zeni Me, Mamo See more »
Crazy Credits This film is dedicated to Andre Dubus and is based on his short story "Killings". See more »
Quotes Matt: You wanna know why our son is dead? You really wanna know? He was with her not because of me. He went there because of you. Yes he did, because you are so... controlling, so... overbearing... so angry... that he was it! That he was our only one!
Ruth: That is not true!
Matt: Oh, yes it is. Yes it is. Even when he was a kid, you were telling him how, how he was always wrong. Oh! I remember. Uh... one time you yanked him out of a Little League game. And sent him home. For throwing his, his glove in the dirt. He was what? Nine years old.
[long pause]
Matt: Everything he did... was wrong. Well, what was wrong with him, Ruth?
[long pause]
Matt: You're... you're so... unforgiving. You are. That's what he said. And you're pulling the same shit with me. And that's a horrible way to be, it's horrible. You're bitter, Ruth. And you can point your finger at me all you like, but you better take a damn good look at yourself.
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