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An investigation of college student's missing becomes a quite strange when his girlfriend statements that she see him periodically.

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Katie Burke
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Wade Handler
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Embry Larkin
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Samantha Harper
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Lieutenant Bill Stayton
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Robert Hanson
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Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
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Professor Jergensen
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Harrison Hobart
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August
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Amanda Luttrell
Greg Kramer ...
Andre
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Susan
Barry Julien ...
Ted
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Dr. David Schaffer
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Jed
Vanessa Petch ...
Young Katie
Victoria Petch ...
Young Katie
Kevin Ryder ...
Regular Guy
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Eager Beaver
Paul Lemelin ...
Eager Beaver
Simon Peacock ...
Tech Recruiter
Howard Bilerman ...
Venture Capitalist
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Detective Rigney
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Detective Kanter
Robert Burns ...
Archivist (as Rob Burns)
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Female Interviewee
Alicia Westelman ...
Girl Singer
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Girl Singer
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Waitress
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Student on Cell Phone
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Campus Security Officer
Jay Lavalley ...
Campus Security Officer (as Jay LaVallée)
Arthur Holden ...
Frank Peabody
Brett Watson ...
Recovering Alcoholic College Student
Noel Burton ...
Bill
Bill Rowat ...
Harrison Hobart Sr.
Liz MacRae ...
Mrs. Harrison Hobart (as Liz Mac Rae)
Richard McConomy ...
Cabbie
Bill Corday ...
Homeless Guy
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Research Assistant (as Gian Paolo Venuta)
Sheena Larkin ...
Female Mogul
Ivan Smith ...
Professor
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Russian Bear
Samir Mallal ...
Indian Guy
David Gow ...
Passerby Outside Plum
Tim Petch ...
Katie's Father
Ryan Wilner ...
Student in Cafeteria
Charles S. Doucet ...
Recovering Alcoholic Member (as Charles Doucet)
Charles Papasoff ...
Recovering Alcoholic Member
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Recovering Alcoholic Member
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Recovering Alcoholic Member
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Trip Hop Inferno: Virgil
Ryan Kennedy ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Tortured Soul
Philip Le Maistre ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Tortured Soul
Giancarlo Caltabiano ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Dante
Joseph Baugniet ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Performer
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Trip Hop Inferno: Mime
Daniel Lee ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Wolf
Malcolm Travis ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Minos
Bryanne Hastings ...
Trip Hop Inferno: Performer
Joan McBride ...
Library Assistant
Aaron Baril ...
Student choir
David Benson ...
Student choir
Chris Burrage ...
Student choir
Jonathan Davis ...
Student choir
Jon Day ...
Member - Student Choir
Benjamin Kwong ...
Student choir (as Ben Kwong)
Kris Epps ...
Student choir
Owen Meyers ...
Student choir
Nathaniel Misri ...
Student choir
Dantonio Pisano ...
Student choir
David Podgorski ...
Student choir
Mark Barter ...
Student choir
Mark Biunno ...
Student choir
Padraig Buttner-Schnirer ...
Student choir
Chris Forbes ...
Student choir
Fred Issid ...
Student choir
Andrew Mangal ...
Student choir
Nick Roy ...
Student choir
Jonathan Stewart ...
Student choir
Si-Wai Francis Zih ...
Student choir (as Si-Wai 'Francis' Zih)
Ahad Sianati ...
Student choir
Raffael Cavaliere ...
Student choir
Marika Anthony-Shaw ...
Student choir
Annesley Black ...
Student choir
Marie Claude Harvey ...
Student choir
Amelia McMahon ...
Student choir
Tobie Miller ...
Student choir
Anne-Lise Nadeau ...
Student choir
Julie Paquet ...
Student choir
Martine Poirier ...
Student choir
Fanny Quenneville ...
Student choir
Sahra Ucar ...
Student choir
Shannon Simpson ...
Student choir
Wing-Chan 'Emily' Chung ...
Student choir
Marie-Noel Daignault ...
Student choir
Nancy Duncan ...
Student choir
Doherty Caitlin ...
Student choir
Talya Grumberg ...
Student choir
Rachel Moody ...
Student choir
Jessica Muirhead ...
Student choir
Bohdanna Novak ...
Student choir
Gael O'Shaughnessy ...
Student choir
Iwan Edwards ...
Choir Conductor
Shannon Cohen ...
Pirates of Penzance
Zosia Bornik ...
Pirates of Penzance
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Pirates of Penzance
Erica Danya Goldblatt ...
Pirates of Penzance
Daniel Murphy ...
Pirates of Penzance
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Pirates of Penzance
Christopher Dyson ...
Pirates of Penzance
Eric Biunno ...
Pirates of Penzance
Andrea Shuster ...
Pirates of Penzance
Edward Lafferty ...
Pirates of Penzance
Sherry O'Connell ...
Pirates of Penzance
Nathalie Beaudoin ...
Pirates of Penzance
Emily Lamarche ...
Pirates of Penzance
Andrew Burr ...
Pirates of Penzance
Mark Hauser ...
Pirates of Penzance
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Pirates of Penzance
Sacha Medine ...
Pirates of Penzance
Eli Udell ...
Pirates of Penzance
John Gilbert ...
Pirates of Penzance
Bombyx Du Murier ...
Pirates of Penzance
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SKI Mask Guy (uncredited)
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Susan Bunwell (uncredited)
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Grieving Student (uncredited)
Abby Tenenbaum ...
Student (uncredited)
Camille Wainwright ...
Ellie Watson (uncredited)
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Mrs. Burke (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Gaghan

Written by

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Stephen Gaghan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Gary Barber ... producer
Roger Birnbaum ... producer
Shannon Burke ... co-producer
Elizabeth Joan Hooper ... co-producer
Lynda Obst ... producer
Richard Vane ... executive producer
Edward Zwick ... producer

Music by

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Clint Mansell

Cinematography by

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Matthew Libatique

Film Editing by

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Mark Warner

Editorial Department

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Donald Freeman ... colorist
Laura Krumholz ... apprentice editor
Paul Murphy ... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson Duerrstein)
Pascale Paroissien ... assistant editor: Canada
Chris Regan ... color timer
Antoine Saito ... assistant editor: Canada

Casting By

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Juel Bestrop
Rosina Bucci
Kathleen Chopin
Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Gideon Ponte

Art Direction by

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Pierre Perrault

Set Decoration by

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Suzanne Cloutier
Anne Galéa
Dominique Gosselin
Daniéle Rouleau

Costume Design by

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Louise Frogley

Makeup Department

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Robert Allicock ... hair stylist
Marie-France Cardinal ... key hair stylist
Julie Chabot ... makeup artist
Annick Chartier ... makeup department head
Julie Delaney ... hair stylist: Ms. Holmes
Dario Lapointe ... hair stylist
Nathalie Trépanier ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Christina Kontos ... unit production manager
Jim Kontos ... unit manager (as Jimmy Kontos)
Marie Portelance ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anne Alloucherie ... second assistant director
Michelle Benoit ... third assistant director
Paul Drouin ... third assistant director
Mathew Dunne ... first assistant director: US
John Hepworth ... third assistant director
Bethan Mowat ... assistant director: second unit
Simon-Édouard Pilon ... second second assistant director
Anthony Taitt ... third assistant director
Michael A. Williams ... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)
Jason Stone ... additional third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Elisabeth Bastien-Siry ... assistant property master
Robert Bourdeau ... scenic artist
Alain Brochu ... construction coordinator / head carpenter
Michel Brochu ... construction supervisor
Eric Brunet ... lead man (as Gabriel Eric Brunet)
Real Capuano ... scenic technician
Odette Gauvreau ... scenic artist
Dominique Gosselin ... assistant decorator
Erik Gosselin ... special props
Lubo Hristov ... art director: Cinesite
Marie-Hélène Labrecque ... assistant decorator
Suzanne Labrecque ... art department coordinator
Raymond Larose ... set designer
Ian Lavoie ... set property master
Fireball Tim Lawrence ... storyboard artist (as Tim Lawrence)
Paul Le Maire ... set dresser
Carl Lessard ... graphic designer
Julie-Agnès Morin ... assistant decorator
Lise Pharand ... property master
Guy Pigeon ... set designer
Eric Ramsey ... storyboard artist
Benoit Robert ... set dresser
Benoit Robitaille ... set dresser
François Sénécal ... assistant art director
Lucie Thibeault ... assistant decorator (as Lucie Thibault)
Tim Walton ... set property master (as Timothy Karl Walter)
Tim Winchester ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Bob Baron ... adr mixer
Pierre Blain ... production sound mixer
Ed Callahan ... sound editor
John Cannon ... first assistant sound ediotr
Kerry Carmean-Williams ... sound effects editor (as Kerry Ann Carmean)
Scott Curtis ... foley editor
Zack Davis ... adr supervisor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Martin Desmarais ... boom operator
Dino Dimuro ... sound effects editor (as Dino R. DiMuro)
Roger Fearing ... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing ... adr editor
Julie Feiner ... adr editor
Christopher Flick ... foley supervisor
David E. Fluhr ... re-recording mixer
Galen Goodpaster ... assistant sound editor
Laura Graham ... adr editor
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Claude Hazanavicius ... sound mixer
Marc Hazanavicius ... cable person
Susan Kurtz ... dialog editor / sound editor
Tony Lamberti ... supervising sound editor
Ron Meredith ... assistant sound editor
Christian P. Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Magic A. Moreno ... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Mark Narramore ... sound recordist
Nathalie Piche ... boom operator
Vic Radulich ... dialogue editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer ... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small ... foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Frank Smathers ... dialogue editor
Beth Sterner ... sound editor
Jon Title ... sound designer
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Chuck Michael ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mike Szakmeister ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ryal Cosgrove ... special effects coordinator
Marc Fiquet ... special effects technician
Guillaume Murray ... special effects
Marc Reichel ... special effects technician
Tim Winchester ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Matthew Adams ... rotoscope supervisor
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski ... motion & tracking supervisor: Cinesite
Lynn Basas ... digital artist
Brigitte Bourque ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Scott Dougherty ... executive producer: Cinesite
Steven Fagerquist ... digital compositing artist
Lindsay Hallett ... visual effects producer: main title sequence, ASYLUM (as Lindsay Burnett)
Dennis Hoffman ... head of production: Cinesite
Paul Howarth ... visual effects editor
Fred Jimenez ... data operator
Christopher Lance ... digital compositor (as Chris Lance)
Krystine Lankenau ... rotoscope artist (as Kristine Lankenau)
Vincent Lavares ... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects
Michael J. McAlister ... visual effects supervisor
Kama Moiha ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Serena Rainbow Naramore ... digital compositor (as Serena Naramore)
Jason Piccioni ... digital effects supervisor
Dante Quintana ... digital artist
Sean Rourke ... digital editor: Cinesite
Kevin Schwab ... digital imaging operator: Cinesite
Kino Scialabba ... senior matte painter
Tiffany Smith ... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Arthur Sutherland ... 3D artist
Tracy Takahashi ... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
Renée Tymn ... digital compositor (as Renee Chamblin)
Purnanand D. Wagle ... data technical assistant: Cinesite (as Purnanand Wagle)
Wally Chin ... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. ... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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François Gauthier ... stunts
Nathalie Girard ... stunts
Karine Lemieux ... stunt double
Michael Scherer ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Benoît Alarie ... grip
Claude Beauchamp ... first assistant camera: second camera
Peter Berglund ... underwater camera assistant
Ann Berrie ... camera loader
Christian Bertrand ... grip
Jocelyn Bertrand ... second company rigging grip
Mikey Bertrand ... first company grip (as Michel Bertrand)
Marc Bonin ... electrician
André Bélaieff ... generator operator
Jean-Philippe Bérubé ... playback/graphics manager
Frédéric Chabot ... electrician (as Frédérick Chabot)
François Daignault ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: second camera
Frédéric Demers ... electrician
Benoit Descary ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Desgroseillers ... lighting technician
Pierre Fournier ... second assistant camera: second camera
Eames Gagnon ... assistant chief lighting technician
Gilbert Gagnon ... electrician
Stéphanie Girard-Hamelin ... video assist operator (as Stephanie Girard Hamelin)
René Guillard ... rigging gaffer
Andy C. Huber ... gaffer: plate shots, Los Angeles
Keith Kerr ... first company rigging grip
François Legris ... daily electrician
Jacques Levesque ... lighting board operator
John Lewin ... chief lighting technician
Matthew Libatique ... camera operator
Roger Lèpine ... grip
Steven Mann ... first assistant camera (as Steven 'Manny' Mann)
Jeff Nichol ... second company grip
Cynthia Pusheck ... underwater camera operator
Patrick Rainville ... electrician
Jesse Read ... grip
Ted William Ross ... daily electrician
Jeff Scott ... electrician
Carlo Secchiaroli ... dolly grip
Martin Vaillancourt ... grip
Jonathan Wenk ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Julie Breton ... extras casting
Blythe Cappello ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Jennifer Saxon ... casting assistant: Canada
Nadia Lubbe Simon ... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
John Srednicki ... casting assistant
Eric Zuckerman ... casting associate: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Amyot ... additional extras dresser
Henri Aubertin ... key dresser
Blanche-Danielle Boileau ... wardrobe coordinator (as Blanche Boileau)
Julie Côté ... wardrobe coordinator
Françoise Labelle ... costumer
Mathilde Lemaire-Barrette ... costumer (as Mathilde Lemaire-Barette)
Emilie Perrault ... costumer
Lizz Wolf ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Christian Biron ... assistant location manager
Mélanie Côté ... assistant location manager
Céline Daignault ... location supervisor
Josée Francis ... assistant location manager
Jennifer Brandon King ... location manager: plate unit
Antoinette Levine ... location scout
Denis Paquette ... location manager
Joshua Silverman ... location manager (as Josh Silverman)

Music Department

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Bruce Babcock ... conductor / orchestrator
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Glen Caplin ... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Joanie Diener ... music editor: temp music
George Doering ... musician
Melissa Deanne Ferguson ... additional music editor
Robert Fernandez ... score mixer / scoring mixer
Marc Mann ... additional orchestrator
Marina Manukian ... musician
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Joshua Winget ... music editor
Richard Ziegler ... music editor

Transportation Department

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John Bober ... transportation captain
Eric Chatelain ... production driver
Réal Hamel ... picture car coordinator
Julie Marion ... driver: cast
Daniel Matthews ... transportation coordinator
Manon Rufer ... driver
Spiro Tsovras ... driver: Mr. Gaghan

Other crew

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Marie Beaulieu ... script supervisor
J.B. Benna ... production assistant
Alexandre Bertrand ... production assistant
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe ... legal services
Justin Blampied ... title designer
Kim Buttlar ... executive coordinator: Mr. Barber
Simon Cassels ... title designer
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Sean Desmond ... suggested by the book "Adam's Fall" by
Chantal Dubois ... production assistant
Bram Eisenthal ... unit publicist
Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
Vladimir Fuentes ... assistant accountant
Carole J. Guignard ... office assistant
Melanie Guimont ... production assistant
Patricia Johnson ... unit publicist
Robert Bruce Johnson ... assistant: Ms. Obst
Frederik Joly ... production assistant
Sotos Katakos ... paymaster
Nancy Klein ... assistant accountant
Sylvie Martin ... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Matthews ... production assistant
Ayana O'Shun ... stand-in (as Tetchena Bellange)
Nadia Paine ... assistant: Mr. Vane
Johanne Pelletier ... production coordinator
Jess Platt ... dialect coach: Charlie Hunnam
Regina Sabat-Dhouib ... assistant: Mr. Obst
Lane Shadgett ... assistant: Mr. Gaghan
Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner ... production auditor (as Ramona Díaz Sánchez)
Rick Tropasso ... first assistant auditor
Denis Verrette ... production assistant
James William Visconti III ... production assistant
Margie Balter ... piano coach: Charlie Hunnam (uncredited)
Katia Belas ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin ... acting coach (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year, unexplained absence. Written by Lane Shadgett

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Taglines Watch who you leave behind. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Abandoned (United States)
  • Abandon - Ein mörderisches Spiel (Germany)
  • La desaparición de Embry (Spain)
  • Porzucona (Poland)
  • Regressão (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,064,077, 20 Oct 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $12,302,219

Did You Know?

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Trivia Stephen Gaghan wrote the part of Katie Burke with Katie Holmes in mind. See more »
Goofs When sitting around the table with her friends, the book Katie is holding changes between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Film Geek (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Get Down On It See more »
Quotes Samantha Harper: Please, I'll have a double order of escape fantasy and a side order of running away.
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