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In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold... See more »

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Troy
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Owen
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Bureau Chief
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Co-Worker
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Assistant Attorney
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Legal Assistant
Dion Graham ...
Defense Attorney
Fernando López ...
Defendant (as Fernando Lopez)
Brian Smiar ...
Judge
Paul Austin ...
Bartender
Allie Woods Jr. ...
Cab Driver (as Allie Woods)
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Walker
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Patricia
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Helen
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Chris Hammond, Aspiring Medical Student
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Intelligent Student
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Young Woman in Class
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Student Teacher
Barbara Andres ...
Neighbor
William Severs ...
Doctor
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Mover (as Joel Garland)
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Beatrice 'Bea'
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Dorrie
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Bea's Mother
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The Architect
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Neighborhood Boy
Robertson Carricart ...
Pastor
Joe Chappel ...
Choir Member
Phyllis Curran ...
Choir Member
Richard Erickson ...
Choir Member (Cantor) (as Richard Erickson, Cantor)
Julia Erickson ...
Choir Member
Kent K.B. Hanson ...
Choir Member
William Lutz ...
Choir Member
Jos Milton ...
Choir Member
Beth Shane ...
Choir Member
Tobin Schmuck ...
Choir Member
Dorothy Scholz ...
Choir Member
Emma-Jane Stokely ...
Choir Member
Yoshisuke Yamada ...
Choir Member
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Gene
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Richard 'Dick' Lacey
William Wise ...
Wade Bowman
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Mickey Wheeler (as Shawn Elliot)
Alex Burns ...
Ronald James 'Ronnie' English
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Lew Kincannon
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Del Strickland (as Richard E. Council)
Walt MacPherson ...
Donald
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Pete
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Glenn
Charlie Schroeder ...
Young Finance Manager
Robert Colston ...
Sales Manager
Gammy Singer ...
Gene's Secretary
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Del's Receptionist
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Ronnie's Roommate
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Freeloader
Victor Truro ...
Gus, Coffee Shop Counterman
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Public Defender
Phyllis Bash ...
Judge
Peter McCabe ...
Court Clerk
Christian Pabon ...
Teenager on Subway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Gibson ...
Alan Arkin Stand In (uncredited)
Alyxx Morgen ...
Mugged Woman (uncredited)
Cameron Stevens ...
Young Man in Courthouse (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jill Sprecher

Written by

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Karen Sprecher ... (written by) &
Jill Sprecher ... (written by)

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Beni Atoori ... producer
Sabrina Atoori ... co-producer
Colin Bates ... co-producer
James C.E. Burke ... executive producer (as James Burke)
Heidi Crane ... executive producer
Andrew Fierberg ... co-producer
Laurie Hansen ... associate producer
Amy Hobby ... co-producer
Doug Mankoff ... executive producer
Stacy Plavoukos ... line producer
Gina Resnick ... producer
Andrew Spaulding ... executive producer
Sandy Stern ... executive producer
Michael Stipe ... executive producer
Peter Wetherell ... executive producer

Music by

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Alex Wurman

Cinematography by

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Dick Pope ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stephen Mirrione

Editorial Department

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Kenny Becker ... color timer: DeLuxe
Erica Mireles Folsey ... assistant film editor (as Erica Mireles-Acevido)
Alana Greenfield ... negative cutter
Phyllis Hart ... negative cutter
Vivian Hengsteler ... negative cutter
Denise Marquez ... editorial production assistant (as Patricia Denise Marquez)
Brian Ufberg ... additional editor

Casting By

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Adrienne Stern

Production Design by

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Mark Ricker

Set Decoration by

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Carol Silverman

Costume Design by

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Kasia Walicka-Maimone ... (as Kasia Walicka Maimone)

Makeup Department

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Marion Geist ... key hair stylist
Gianna Sparacino ... key hair stylist
Martel Thompson ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Cyndi Brenner ... production supervisor
Beau J. Genot ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karen Kane ... second assistant director
Vince P. Maggio ... first assistant director (as Vince Maggio)
Beverley Self ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Greg Canicio ... set dresser
Emily Gaunt ... charge scenic
Brent Godek ... additional set dresser
Joanna Hartell ... lead man
Timothy Hollis ... art department production assistant
Akeo Ihara ... prop master
Victor Littlejohn ... assistant props
Celia Parker ... camera scenic artist
Sandra Shepherd ... additional set dresser
Debra Sugarman ... on-set dresser
Pierre Rovira ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Rosalie Russino ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rusty Amodeo ... sound transfer
Mark Coffey ... sound transfer
Ezra Dweck ... re-recording mixer
Aaron Glascock ... supervising sound editor
John Gutierrez ... boom operator (as John Guterrez)
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Cliff Latimer ... sound editor
Oscar Mitt ... assistant sound editor
Andy Potvin ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Katherine Rose ... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Reuben Simon ... sound editor
Thomas Varga ... production sound mixer (as Thomas Gregory Varga)
Marvin Walowitz ... sound editor
Andrew Edelman ... additional boom operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roy Farfel ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Daniel Beaman ... dolly grip
Chris Beattie ... dolly grip (as Christopher Beattie)
Felix Binder ... camera intern
Craig Burfeindt ... camera loader
Geb Byers ... first assistant camera
Peter Girolami ... gaffer
Michael N. Green ... third electrician
Pedro Hernández ... best boy grip (as Pedro Hernandez)
Gary Martone ... key grip
Thomas O'Connor ... best boy electric (as Tom O'Connor)
Alfred Padilla ... generator operator (as Al Padilla)
Daniel Rieser ... third grip (as Dan Reiser)
Larry Riley ... still photographer
Kory Salomone ... second assistant camera
Susan Starr ... camera operator
Sean Strong ... second assistant camera
Walter Thomson ... still photographer
Sam Chase ... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Drechsler ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Eivor Johansson ... extras casting
Eric Scott ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Natalya V. Aikens ... assistant costume designer (as Natalya Aikens)
Cara Borrelli ... co-costume supervisor (as Cara Czekanski)
Lisa Hokans ... costume production assistant (as Lisa K. Hokans)
Martin Lama Szymanski ... costume production assistant

Location Management

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David Brotsky ... location scout
Harry Tappan Heher ... location scout (as Tappan Hehrer)
Ronnie Kupferwasser ... location manager
Chris Marsh ... location scout
Stephen Molinaro ... location assistant
John Read ... assistant location manager (as John Reed)
Phil Schulz ... location scout (as Philip L. Shulz)
Adam Scott ... location scout
Andrew Slocum ... location scout
Gayle Vangrofsky ... location manager

Music Department

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Tom Calderaro ... orchestrator
Marcia Dickstein ... musician: harp (as Marsha Dickstein)
Richard Erickson ... music arranger: vocals
Ralph Grierson ... musician: piano (as Ralph Grieson)
Bernie Kirsch ... music recordist
Luyanda T. Kunene ... assistant to composer (as The Remarkable Luyanda T. Kunene)
Samuel Lehmer ... music mixer
Fred Selden ... musician: flute
Joann Turovsky ... musician: harp (as Joanne Turovsky)
Alex Wurman ... musician: piano / orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Jim Buckman ... transportation captain
Timothy Hollis ... driver: art department
George Holtzer ... driver (as George Holzer)
Joe Stapleton ... driver

Other crew

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Brian Bell ... assistant to producers
Joshua A. Bell ... first assistant accountant (as Josh Bell)
Evan Casey ... office production assistant / product placement
Jared Cauliffe ... set production assistant
Don Egan ... set production assistant
Louise Fenton ... product placement
Marc Fishman ... customer satisfaction: DeLuxe
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa ... post-production accountant (as Cynthia A. Fujikawa)
Jennifer Halpern ... assistant production coordinator
Jaime Hernandez ... assistant: Mr. Atoori
Lara Jones ... production secretary
Nancy J. Kaimowitz ... script supervisor
Simone Lageoles ... script supervisor (as Simone M. Lageoles)
David Low ... contractor
Richard Mancuso ... production accountant (as Rich Mancuso)
Dan Messinger ... set production assistant
Alina Mogollon ... set production assistant
Jason Mottley ... craft service
Elmo Ortiz ... intern
Michael Roban ... legal consultant: Kaufman & Roban
Andre Robles ... key set production assistant
Patty Stitson ... office production assistant / product placement
Clayton Thomas ... parking coordinator
Eric Ulrich ... set production assistant
Stacey Wechsler-Manasco ... publicist (as Stacey Wechsler)
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Russell Gibson ... stand-in (uncredited)
Philip J. Strina ... post-production legal services (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bill Abranowicz ... special thanks
Albertine Anderson ... special thanks: New York City Transit Authority (as Alberteen Anderson)
Randy Atkins ... special thanks
Craig Bernstein ... special thanks
Susan H. Bodine ... special thanks
Giulana Bruno ... special thanks (as Giuliana Bruno)
John C. Chaney ... special thanks (as John Chaney)
Cassian Elwes ... special thanks
Craig A. Emanuel ... special thanks (as Craig Emanuel)
Janine Giaime ... special thanks
Paul Goldowitz ... special thanks
Tom Gorai ... special thanks
Gus Gustawes ... special thanks
A. Kitman Ho ... special thanks
Beth Holden-Garland ... special thanks
Myrna Jacoby ... special thanks
Robert C. Janiszewski ... special thanks: Hudson County executive
Estelle Lasher ... special thanks
Jeanne McCarthy ... special thanks
Gaby Morgerman ... special thanks
Kevin Morris ... special thanks
Marvin Putman ... special thanks
Adam Richman ... special thanks
Tony Risabi ... special thanks
Rena Ronson ... special thanks
Michael Ruscio ... special thanks
Brian Schwartz ... special thanks (as Dr. Brian Schwartz)
Jenny Schweitzer ... special thanks
Denise Shaw ... special thanks
Paul Alan Smith ... special thanks
Jeffrey Sprecher ... special thanks (as Jeff Sprecher)
Peter Sprecher ... special thanks
Phyllis Sprecher ... special thanks
Kathryn Taylor ... special thanks
William Velardi ... special thanks: New York City Transit Authority
Bart Walker ... special thanks
Farley Ziegler ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A physics professor approaching middle age decides to change his life with unexpected results. A rising young prosecuting attorney's plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single careless act while distracted. A woman reluctantly faces her husband's infidelity. An envious insurance claims manager with family problems seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker, but has second thoughts. And an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle, only to have her faith shaken by a traumatic event. These ordinary people all find themselves asking the fundamental question philosophers have pondered throughout history: What is happiness, and how does one achieve it? Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Ask yourself if you're really happy. See more »
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Also Known As
  • 13 Conversations (United States)
  • 13 Conversations About One Thing (United States)
  • Vidas contadas (Spain)
  • Bonheur es-tu là? (Canada, French title)
  • Vidas contadas (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $89,499, 27 May 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $418,488

Did You Know?

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Trivia The films story is inspired by two different head injuries that director Jill Sprecher endured. See more »
Goofs The character played by Matthew McConaughey has a cut on the left side of his forehead until he is admitted to the hospital toward the end of the film and then suddenly the cut is on the right side of his forehead. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best Films of 2002 (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Wohl denen die da Wandeln See more »
Crazy Credits Shawn Elliott is correctly spelled in the first set of credits, but is spelled as 'Shawn Elliot" in the end credits. See more »
Quotes Richard 'Dick' Lacey: I wish, I wish we could see into the future sometimes.
Richard 'Dick' Lacey: That's the problem, isn't it?
Richard 'Dick' Lacey: I mean, life - it only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
Richard 'Dick' Lacey: Too bad we gotta live it forwards.
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