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After two decades in prison for murder, a man is released on parole and returns to his hometown seeking redemption.

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Manuel Jordan
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Miles Evans
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Adele Easley
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Sofia Mellinger
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Senor Aguilar
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Abner Easley
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Young Abner Easley
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Mackie Whittaker
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Claire Mellinger
Billoah Greene ...
Don
Sadiki Burke ...
Sadiki
Abede Burke ...
Abede
Diego Abella ...
Raul
Brent Rogers ...
Ty
Cordell Clyde ...
Cleve
Fabio Lopez ...
Samuel
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Waffle Boy
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Woman #1 on Parole Board
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Man on Parole Board
Sheena Larkin ...
Woman #2 on Parole Board
Greg Shamie ...
Club Employee
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Cab Driver
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Agent Collier
Danny Blanco Hall ...
Agent Pross
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Ripple
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Young Manuel
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Young Roundabout (as James Wood)
David Acer ...
Comedian
Omar Falcon ...
Genie Tucker
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Commuter
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Clubgoer #1
Kerwin Jackson ...
Clubgoer #2
Jennifer Rae Westley ...
Clubgoer #3
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Clubgoer #4
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Clubgoer #5 (as Tod Fennel)
Philip Le Maistre ...
Clubgoer #6 (as Philip Lemaistre)
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Clubgoer #7
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Clubgoer #8
Brett Watson ...
Clubgoer #9
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Payette ...
Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ed Solomon

Written by

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Ed Solomon ... (written by)

Produced by

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James C.E. Burke ... executive producer (as James Burke)
Morgan Freeman ... executive producer
Richard N. Gladstein ... producer
Irene Litinsky ... co-producer
Doug Mankoff ... executive producer
Lori McCreary ... executive producer
Adam Merims ... producer (as Adam J. Merims)
Fred Schepisi ... executive producer
Ed Solomon ... producer
Andrew Spaulding ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Roger Deakins

Film Editing by

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Pietro Scalia

Editorial Department

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Ned Bastille ... additional editor
Kenny Becker ... color timer
Robert Drwila ... assistant editor (as Bob Drwila)
Elissa Lewis ... post-production coordinator: Canada
Mike Milliken ... color timer
Brigitte Rabazo ... assistant editor (as Brigette Ragazo Lopez)
Billy Rich ... assistant editor
Chisako Yokoyama ... first assistant editor

Production Design by

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François Séguin

Art Direction by

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Pierre Perrault

Set Decoration by

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Patrice Bengle
Michel Clément
Daniéle Rouleau ... (as Daniele Rouleau)

Costume Design by

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Marie-Sylvie Deveau

Makeup Department

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Deena Adair ... hair stylist: Mr. Freeman
Louis-Michel Bertrand ... makeup assistant
Sandro Di Gioacchino ... additional hairdresser
Lynne K. Eagan ... makeup artist: Mr. Thornton (as Lynn Eagan)
Francine Gagnon ... key makeup artist
Emilie Gauthier ... makeup assistant (as Emile Gauthier)
Corald Giroux ... key hair stylist
Nancy Hancock ... makeup artist: Mr. Freeman (as Nancy Worthen-Hancock)
Catherine Lahaye ... makeup artist (as Catherine La Haye)
Gaétan Landry ... additional hairdresser (as Gaetan Landry)
Gérard Royer ... hair stylist
Nicole Veillette ... makeup assistant (as Nicole Veíllette)
Joani Yarbrough ... hair stylist: Mr. Thornton
Hanna Yee ... additional hairdresser

Production Management

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Michel Chauvin ... production manager
Francis Choquette ... unit manager
Teresa Kelly ... post-production supervisor
Denis Lemieux ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Daniel Bouthillette ... additional third assistant director
Yanick DiVito ... additional third assistant director (as Yanick Di Vito)
Tyler Gillard ... trainee assistant director
Brigitte Goulet ... second assistant director
Roxanna Macedo ... second second assistant director
Laurence Mercier ... second second assistant director
Natalie Plante ... third assistant director (as Nathalie Plante)
Michael A. Williams ... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)

Art Department

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Alec Anderson ... construction coordinator
Renée Belley ... scenic painter (as Irenee Belley)
Jean-Sébastien Bernard ... scenic technician (as Jean Sebastien Bernard)
Jacques Bertrand ... assistant scenic painter
François Blanchard ... daily scenic technician
Benjamin Boisvert ... daily scenic technician
Robert Bourdeau ... scenic painter
Cecile Braemer ... art department coordinator
Walter Byrns ... daily scenic technician (as Walter Byms)
André Bédard ... scenic technician
Denis Caspar ... graphic artist
Jocelyn Charbonneau ... scenic technician
Marc Chicoine ... assistant decorator
Emmanuel Cote ... daily scenic technician
Denis Daneauult ... daily scenic technician (as Denis Daneault)
Jean-Pierre David ... scenic technician
Marc Chaussegros De Léry ... key property master (as Marc Chaussegros de Léry)
Jean Dufresne ... scenic painter
Martin Dupré ... additional assistant set props
Jeevan Fortier ... scenic painter
J.F. Garcia ... head carpenter (as J F Garcia)
François Gascon ... assistant set props
Odette Gauvreau ... scenic painter
François Gosselin ... scenic technician
Jean-Pierre Gosselin ... scenic technician
Daniel Huysmans ... set property master
Nick Kerridge ... head carpenter
Terry Lalos ... on-set dresser
Jacynthe Leclair ... assistant scenic painter
Darcy McLeod ... foreman (as Darcy MacLeod)
David Mongeau ... buyer
Julie-Agnès Morin ... assistant decorator (as Julie-Agnes Morin)
Régis Pelletier ... scenic painter (as Regis Pelletier)
Guy Pigeon ... draftsman
Larry Taman ... art department runner
Raymond Larose ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Ash ... re-recording mixer
David Dean ... sound intern
Susan Dudeck ... sound editor
Maxime Ferland ... boom operator
Donald Flick ... sound editor
Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Jamie Hardt ... assistant sound designer
William Jacobs ... sound editor
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Ryan Juggler ... sound editor
Sowjanya Kudva ... sound intern
Claude La Haye ... sound mixer
Philippe Lavigne ... sound trainee
Patricio A. Libenson ... sound effects recordist (as Patricio Libenson)
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Charles Maynes ... sound effects recordist
Jon Mete ... sound editor (as Jon I. Mete)
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Katie Rowe ... foley artist
Unsun Song ... sound recordist
Greg ten Bosch ... sound editor
Drew Webster ... re-recording mixer
Ben Wilkins ... sound editor
Daniel Fontaine-Bégin ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Patrick Knup ... assistant adr recordist (uncredited)
Michael Paterson ... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
Daniel Pinder ... technical sound assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jacques Langlois ... mechanical effects coordinator
Louis Craig ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Blondel Aidoo ... executive producer: Asylum
Lindsay Hallett ... visual effects producer: Asylum (as Lindsay Burnett)
Michael Hemschoot ... animator: Asylum (as Michael 'Ffish' Hemschoot)
Emma McGuinness ... executive producer: Asylum
Nathan McGuinness ... visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Alex G. Ortoll ... inferno artist: Asylum (as Alex Ortoll)
Candice Scott ... inferno artist: Asylum (as Scott Candace)
Toby Wilkins ... additional visual effects: The Studio at New Wave Entertainment
Mario Rachiele ... visual effects supervisor: Montreal (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ben Gauthier ... stunts (as Benoit Gauthier)
Nathalie Girard ... stunts
Johnny Goar ... stunts (as John Goar)
David McKeown ... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
Minor Mustain ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jean-François Abran ... electrician
Yves Arseneau ... additional electrician (as Yves Arsenault)
Sylvain Bernier ... gaffer
Jerome Bouchard ... additional electrician
Jocelyn Bourcier ... grip
Mario Brabant ... grip
Carla Clarke ... additional first assistant camera
Simon Corneau ... additional electrician
François Daignault ... Steadicam operator
Alexandre De Ernsted ... additional grip
Jean-Maurice de Ernsted ... key grip
Roger Deakins ... camera operator
Mathieu-Félix Drouin ... clapper loader (as Mathieu-Felix Drouin)
Bertrand Dupuis ... key rigging grip
Michel Durocher ... rigging grip
Sebastien Duval ... grip
Jean Décane ... generator operator
Ysabelle Fugère ... additional electrician (as Isabelle Fugere)
Massimo Gallizzi ... additional electrician (as Massimo Galizzi)
Antoine Grenier ... additional electrician
Christian Grenier ... rigging gaffer
Bruce Hamme ... dolly grip
Andy Harris ... first assistant camera
Laurence Labas ... still photographer
Thierry Lacombe ... rigging gaffer
Denis Lamothe ... rigging gaffer
Christian Lanctôt ... rigging grip (as Christian Lanctot)
Martine Leclerc ... additional first assistant camera
Eric Legendre ... additional grip
Marion Mailhot ... best boy
Alfonso Maiorana ... additional camera operator
Julien Maisonneuve ... rigging gaffer
Daniel Moise ... video assist operator
Alexis Paguay-De-Plater ... rigging gaffer (as Alexi Paguay De Plater)
Charles Proulx ... additional electrician
Yves Renaud ... still photographer
Ted William Ross ... electrician (as Ted W. Ross)
Benjamin Sales ... rigging gaffer
Geoffroy St-Hilaire ... second assistant camera
Marie-France Taillon ... additional electrician
Stephane Tanguay ... electrician (as Stéphane Tanguay)
Marc-André Thibault ... rigging gaffer
Marco Venditto ... best boy electric
Jonathan Wenk ... still photographer
Daniel Chrétien Jr. ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Alfonso Maiorana ... director of photography: 2nd unit (uncredited)
Benjamin Sales ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kerry Barden ... casting: New York
Mark Bennett ... casting: New York
Julie Breton ... extras casting
Robin D. Cook ... casting assistant (as Robin Cook)
Suzanne Crowley ... casting: New York
Nicole Hilliard-Forde ... casting associate: Toronto (as Nicole Hilliard Forde)
Billy Hopkins ... casting: New York
Andrea Kenyon ... casting: Montréal
Shari Libman ... casting assistant
Shawn Roberts ... casting assistant
Georgia Simon ... adr voice casting
Randi Wells ... casting associate: Montreal

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Annemarie Aird ... additional extras dresser (as Anne Marie Aird)
Catherine Chagnon ... extras wardrobe mistress
Rosalie Clermont ... costume coordinator
Jessica Fasman ... costumer: Morgan Freeman
Sylvie Guillard ... assistant costume designer
Josée Philibert ... dresser
Ginette Régis ... key dresser (as Ginette Regis)
Chantal Simard ... additional extras dresser

Location Management

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Pierre Brunet ... location manager
Alana Cymerman ... assistant location manager
Dominique Leroutier ... assistant location manager
Louis-Martin Pepperall ... location scout
Maude Rondeau ... location scout

Music Department

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Ryan Boesch ... score recordist
Lori L. Eschler ... music editor (as Lori Eschler Frystak)
Jim Lang ... orchestra leader
Roy Prendergast ... music editor
Liza Richardson ... music supervisor
Jessica Catron ... cello soloist (uncredited)
Kevin Laffey ... music consultant (uncredited)
Alysia Oakley ... assistant to executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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James Ellis Deakins ... script supervisor (as James Ellis)

Transportation Department

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Anabelle Berkani ... driver: Ms. Hunter and Ms. Dunst (as Annabelle Berkani)
Peter Blascke ... driver (as Peter Blaschke)
René Brisson ... driver captain
Bertrand Calmeau ... driver: Mr. Thornton
Robert Gaskill ... driver: Mr. Freeman
Jean-Pierre Majeau ... driver
Simon Opasinski ... driver
Luc Poirier ... picture car coordinator
Clément Sasseville ... driver
Jean Simard ... driver
Jose Uria ... transportation coordinator (as José Uria)
Jean-François Martel ... driver: production office (uncredited)
Jerome Wheeler ... driver production assistant (uncredited) / driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Michael Annett ... first assistant production accountant
Chantal Boisclair ... additional production assistant (as Chantale Boisclair)
Andrea Callan ... assistant: Mr. Merims
Sylvain Caron ... additional production assistant
Roxanne Charbonneau ... production assistant
Stephane Comtois ... additional production assistant
Dany Curadeau ... additional production assistant
Geneviève Côté ... production secretary
Quentin DeBayser ... production assistant (as Quentin De Bayser)
Michel Deraps ... additional production assistant
Karim El Fassi ... key set production assistant
David Fulton ... assistant: Mr. Gladstein
Alessandro Gallizzi ... production assistant (as Alessandro Galizzi)
Michael Gendler ... legal counsel: Gendler & Kelly (as Michael S. Gendler)
Sandrine Gros d'Aillon ... production coordinator
Michael Hansen ... unit publicist: Eddie Michaels & Associates
Chantal Hebert ... medic
Leah Holmes ... post-production accountant: R.C. Baral & Company
Kristin Scott Irving ... assistant: Mr. Thornton (as Kristin Scott)
Alain Jolicoeur ... additional generator operator
Christian Labrie ... armorer
Mélia Lagacé ... production assistant
Marie-Éve Lamarche ... additional production assistant
Visant Le Guennre ... additional production assistant
Daniel Leclerc ... assistant accountant
Yanick Legrand ... additional production assistant
Alan Levine ... tutor
Charles Marcotte ... additional production assistant
Robyn Martin ... legal counsel: Gendler & Kelly
Kelly Mendelsohn ... assistant: Ms. McCreary
Kool G. Murder ... technical support specialist (as Koool G Murder)
Yves Nault ... additional generator operator
Cheryl Nelson ... production legal services: Wyman & Isaacs
Anjalika Mathur Nigam ... assistant: Mr. Merims
Brian O'Donnell ... additional production assistant (as Brain O'Donnell)
Yves Ouimet ... additional generator operator
Panos Partheniou ... production accountant
Quentin Pierre ... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Samantha Porteous ... assistant: Mr. Solomon
Eric Poudrette ... additional production assistant
Denis Proulx ... medic
Charles Prud'homme ... production assistant
Jocelyn Ravenelle ... additional production assistant
Carolyn Rioux ... assistant craft service
Jacquelin Rivet ... additional generator operator
Marcel Robidoux ... assistant craft service
Jordan Roter ... assistant: Mr. Gladstein
Lee Michael Searles ... film synchronization (as Lee Searles)
Bernard Sills ... production assistant
Normand Simpson ... additional generator operator
Julie-Anne Szabo ... receptionist
Mike Vaudrin ... craft service (as Michel Vaudrin)
Robert Wyman ... production legal services: Wyman & Isaacs (as Robert A. Wyman)
Diandra Yoselevitz ... talent coordinator
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Charles Heaphy ... production financing (uncredited)
Ryan O'Quinn ... adr voice (uncredited)

Thanks

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Steven Baker ... thanks
Craig Baumgarten ... thanks
Lauren Berman ... thanks
John Bissell ... thanks
Tracy Bonham ... thanks
Pat Boone ... special thanks: our guardian angel
Rob Carlson ... thanks
Jessica Carron ... thanks
Leonard Cohen ... thanks
Erin Davis ... thanks
Steve Dontanville ... thanks
Cassian Elwes ... thanks
Katherine Enns ... thanks
Michael Flynn ... thanks
John Fogelman ... thanks
Benedict Frinpepper ... thanks
Steve Gaghan ... thanks
Steve Gelon ... thanks
Michael Gendler ... thanks
Lauri Gladstein ... thanks
James A. Goins ... thanks (as Jim Goins)
Michael J. Harker ... thanks (as Michael Harker)
Jeff Hunter ... thanks
Eric Kranzler ... thanks
Kevin Laffey ... thanks
Deborah Lasky ... thanks
Duke Lim ... thanks
Steve Mangel ... thanks
Robyn Martin ... thanks
Sally Menke ... thanks
Michael Minkler ... thanks (as Mike Minkler)
Myokyo ... thanks
Myron Nettinga ... thanks
Aram Nigoghossian ... thanks
Dean Parisot ... thanks
Theresa Peters ... thanks
Daniel Pinder ... thanks (as Dan Pinder)
Michael Prupas ... thanks (as Mike Prupas)
Rena Ronson ... thanks
David Seltzer ... thanks
Stephane Sperry ... thanks
Smooth Summers ... thanks
Michael Tolkin ... thanks
Ronna B. Wallace ... thanks (as Ronna Wallace)
Joan Weidman ... thanks
Shinzen Young ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film discusses a philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to try to seek redemption. He ends up living and working at a community house run by a preacher, Miles Evans. The film is equipped with beautiful voice-overs about the meaning of life and different philosophies for getting redeemed. Manual also becomes friends with Adele Easley, his victim's sister, in an attempt to make up for what he did. While working at the home he has interactions with Sofia Mellinger, the druggie daughter of a famous singer, struggling with the lack of adult guidance in her life. Written by Dave Samuelson

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Also Known As
  • O 5º Passo (Brazil)
  • Раскаяние (Russia)
  • Forsoningens tid (Norway)
  • Le salut (Canada, French title)
  • Muz, který zabil (Czech Republic)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $30,599, 06 Apr 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ed Solomon wrote the screenplay over twenty years. See more »
Goofs While some have commented that Morgan Freeman's voice changes dramatically throughout the film, it is a major plot point that he is living a lie, living under an assumed identity and not particularly good at it. It is related to the theme of doing good, even though you may not be particularly good at it, nor be able to continue doing it for very long. It sounds unnatural for Morgan because it is unnatural for his character. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Ed Solomon (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Cool For Miles See more »
Crazy Credits Thanks to ... Terry & Siobhan ... Cynthia, Evan and Olivia ... See more »
Quotes Miles Evans: For pay, I got a room at a hundred dollars a month, which you can work down to nothing if you'll help with cleaning.
Manuel Jordan: What makes you think I need a room?
Miles Evans: God told me. You're carrying your damn suitcase, man.
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