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House of Sand and Fog ()


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An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners.

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Kathy
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Behrani
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Lester
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Connie Walsh
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Carol Burdon
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Nadi
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Esmail
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Soraya
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Lt. Alvarez
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Ali
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Yasmin
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Little Soraya
Matthew Simonian ...
Little Esmail
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Wedding Guest (as Namrata S. Gurjal-Cooper)
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Wedding Guest (as Al Faris)
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Wedding Guest
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Mendez (as Marco Rodriguez)
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Torez
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Tran
Joyce Kurtz ...
Kathy's Mom
Scott N. Stevens ...
County Official
Ken Kerman ...
Locksmith
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Deputy Trainee
Tom Benick ...
Hotel Security
Samuel Hart ...
Elevator Man
Jackie Ahdout ...
Elevator Woman
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Auctioneer
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Gary
Isabelle James ...
Teenage Girl
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Motel Manager
David Carrera ...
Carpenter
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Carpenter
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Appraiser
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Courier
Dan Brinkle ...
Husband Buyer
Yan Lin ...
Wife Buyer
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Myers
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Nate
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Bethany (as Ashley Louise Edner)
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Frank
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Gas Station Worker
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Arresting Officer
Matthew Waite ...
Arresting Officer (as Matt Waite)
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Nurse
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Prison Guard (as Frank Gallego)
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Officer at End
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Sergei
Markus Baldwin ...
Young Husband
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Fat Man
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Doctor
Elton Ahi ...
Wedding Singer
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Wedding Singer
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Wedding Singer
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Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vadim Perelman

Written by

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Andre Dubus III ... (novel)
 
Vadim Perelman ... (screenplay) and
Shawn Lawrence Otto ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael London ... producer
Shawn Lawrence Otto ... co-producer
Vadim Perelman ... producer
Nina R. Sadowsky ... executive producer
Jeremiah Samuels ... co-producer
Chris Soldo ... associate producer
Stewart Till ... executive producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Roger Deakins

Film Editing by

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Lisa Zeno Churgin

Editorial Department

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Phillip J. Bartell ... assistant editor
Kenny Becker ... color timer
Mike Bellamy ... final colorist
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Martin Cohen ... post-production executive
Kevin Du Toit ... assistant post-production
Helen Hand ... first assistant editor
Jeffrey C. Price ... editorial production assistant
Shannyn Riba ... apprentice editor
Dana E. Glauberman ... additional editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Maia Javan

Art Direction by

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Drew Boughton

Set Decoration by

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Gene Serdena

Costume Design by

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Hala Bahmet

Makeup Department

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Judy Chin ... key makeup artist
Kris Evans ... makeup artist: Mr. Kingsley
Kathrine Gordon ... key hair stylist
Lori Rozman ... assistant hair stylist
Betty Lou Skinner ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Sven E. Fahlgren ... post-production supervisor
Gina Fortunato ... production supervisor
Jo Dee Freck ... post-production supervisor
Kevin Halloran ... production supervisor
Jeremiah Samuels ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Greg Hale ... second assistant director
Stephanie Kime ... second second assistant director
Cliff T.E. Roseman ... first assistant director
Chris Soldo ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ron Ashmore ... paint supervisor
Peter Bankins ... property master
Jay Dupuy ... plaster department head
Michael Glynn ... set dresser (as J. Michael Glynn)
Lance Gunnin ... general foreman
Steve A. Hagberg ... construction coordinator (as Steve Hagberg)
Sarah Harwich ... construction purchaser
Sean Lyons ... on-set paint
Jonah Markowitz ... art department
Gary Metzen ... laborer
Cheree Miller ... art department coordinator (as Cheree Welsh)
Thomas Moffitt ... Set Painter
Christopher Morente ... greensperson
Todd Morris ... on-set dresser
Dan Ondrejko ... greens coordinator
Stuart Rankine ... assistant property master
Grant Samson ... lead man
Nithya Shrinivasan ... assistant art director
Thomas Spencer ... set dresser
Robert Stover ... buyer
Rick C. Taplin ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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James Ashwill ... foley mixer
George Berndt ... adr supervisor
Colin Cooper ... adr recordist
Susan Dudeck ... sound editor
Christopher Eakins ... sound assistant
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
William B. Kaplan ... production sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan)
Tateum Kohut ... re-recording mixer
Greg LaPlante ... digital mastering
Skip Lievsay ... supervising sound editor
Peggy Names ... sound utility
Kevin O'Connell ... supervising sound mixer
Jeremy Peirson ... sound editor
Jerry Ross ... supervising sound editor
Greg P. Russell ... re-recording mixer
Dan Sharp ... sound re-recordist
Greg ten Bosch ... foley supervisor
Ron Vignone ... assistant sound editor
Cary Weitz ... boom operator
Susan Dawes ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lynn Garrido ... special effects technician
Richard O. Helmer ... special effects director
Michael Lantieri ... special effects coordinator
Brandon K. McLaughlin ... special effects
Christopher A. Suarez ... special effects technician
Douglas D. Ziegler ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Ozzie Carmona ... digital compositor
Brad Kalinoski ... digital compositor
Greg Rodin ... scan/record operator

Stunts

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Greg Anthony ... stunt double: Esmail
Craig Branham ... stunts
Wendi Bromley ... stunt double: Jennifer Connelly
Bud Davis ... stunts
Jewel Donohue ... stunt double: Kathy
Diana R. Lupo ... stunt double: Jennifer Connelly (as Diana Lupo)
Chris Monberg ... stunts
Chris O'Hara ... stunts
David D. Renaud ... stunt double: Behrani (as David Renaud)
Russell Solberg ... stunts
Scott Sproule ... stunt coordinator
Sonny Tipton ... stunts
Jose Vasquez ... stunts (as Jose L. Vasquez)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrea 'Roo' Ruane Krout ... rigging grip (as Andi Ruane)
James Barrett ... electrician
Salim Bensrhir ... lighting technician (as Salim Benshir)
Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Josh Blakeslee ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Earl R. Cantrell ... electrician
Chad Cohlmia ... lighting technician
Julian de la Pena ... electrician
Will Dearborn ... camera loader
Seong Dilg ... dolly grip
Clinton Dougherty ... camera operator
Andrew Dumas ... additional second assistant camera
Nersi Elahi ... camera production assistant
Kenn Ferro ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Ken Ferro)
Chris Gordon ... dolly grip
Robert Gray ... key grip (as Bob Gray)
Quinn Grove ... best boy grip
Rick Grover ... grip
Bruce Hamme ... dolly grip
Jimmy Harritos ... rigging electrician
Paul Janossy ... first assistant camera: second unit
Jesse Kaplan ... video assistant
Jerry Kim ... grip
Mako Koiwai ... assistant camera: second unit
Ronald A. Miller ... rigging grip foreman
Allen Mizrahi ... assistant camera
Chris Napolitano ... chief lighting technician
David A. Parks ... best boy rigging electric
Matthew A. Petrosky ... assistant camera: time-lapse photography, second unit
Michael J. Schwartz ... lighting technician
Sean Smith ... electrician
David Stockton ... director of photography: second unit
Mike Stockton ... lighting technician
Chuck Weiss ... video assist operator
Scott C. Williman ... rigging
Jon Zarkos ... assistant camera
Robert Zullo ... rigging grip
Steve Zvorsky ... rigging electrician
Christian J. Killingsworth ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tracy Dixon ... extras casting
Jennifer L. Smith ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marisa Aboitiz ... assistant costume designer
Virginia Burton ... costume supervisor
Jill Korengold ... set costumer

Location Management

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Martin Allen ... location scout
Derek Avila ... location scout
Carrie Cantore ... assistant location manager
Judy Heinzen Culotta ... key assistant location manager (as Judy Heinzen)
Timothy Falconer ... location manager (as Tim Falconer)
Robert Foulkes ... co-location manager
Andrew C. Keeter ... location manager (as Andy Keeter)
Emre Sonmez ... location scout
Gail Stempler ... location scout: San Francisco
Pavel Sterba ... key assistant location manager
Leif Tilden ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Elton Ahi ... composer: songs
Ramiro Belgardt ... music editor
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Jim Henrikson ... supervising music editor
Todd Homme ... executive music supervisor
James Horner ... conductor / orchestrator
Joe Lisanti ... music editor: temp music
Jason Lloyd ... scoring assistant
Andy Madadian ... song music
Julyce Monbleaux ... music supervisor
Jen Monnar ... assistant music editor
Simon Rhodes ... music scoring mixer
Shani Rigsbee ... song music
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Jay Selvester ... scoring assistant
Julie Butchko ... music clearance (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Randy Burke ... driver
Daniel Davis ... driver: base camp generator
John Lybrand ... transportation
Bill McCance ... driver
Chad Moore ... production driver
Jack Jay Reece ... driver (as Jay Reece)
Don Violett ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Luke Bishop ... assistant: Mr. Kingsley
Tien Brunelle ... assistant: Mr. Samuels (as Tien Nguyen)
Jean Costello ... assistant production coordinator
Maria DeVane ... post-production accountant
Marty Elfalan ... assistant accountant (as Martin Elfalan)
Arash Esfandi ... production assistant
Jesec Griffin ... production assistant
Jill Hahn ... payroll accountant
Marc W. Havener ... set production assistant
Doris Hellmann ... production accountant
Travis Hills ... set production assistant
Jay Johnson ... main title design
Jay Y. Lee ... production assistant
Steven Maines ... stand-in
Lisa Markou ... digital coordinator
Randy McKenney ... stand-in
Matthew Michaud ... assistant: Mr. Perelman
Steven R. Molen ... production executive
Jennifer Monroe ... assistant: Mr. London (as Jennifer Hilton)
Shelly Morita ... assistant: Ms. Connelly
Olivier Mouroux ... field publicist
Scott Peterson ... script supervisor
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Jim Roberts ... medic
Peter Gamble Robinson ... assistant: Mr. Perelman (as Peter Robinson)
Chad Saxton ... set production assistant
Sara Scarritt ... production coordinator (as Sarah Scarritt)
Yovel Schwartz ... production assistant: San Francisco
Christina Sibul ... production executive
Louise Spencer ... unit publicist
Jack Stern ... studio teacher
Val Tasso ... stand-in: Jonathan Ahdout
Gerald A. Vitatoe Jr. ... second assistant accountant
Will Youngblood ... assistant to executive producer
Steven Jetton ... layout board (uncredited)
Cynthia Megna ... craftservice (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An emotionally broken woman, Kathy, suddenly finds herself homeless after her house is wrongly repossessed and auctioned. Seeking respite from his marriage, Lester, a sympathetic sheriff's deputy comes to the aid of Kathy and becomes intimately involved in her situation. Soon, Behrani, a proud emigrant Iranian and his family move into the house only to find their new lives burdened by harassment from Lester and Kathy as they attempt to reclaim her former home. The once prosperous colonel denies Kathy's pleas for he knows his recent purchase promises a profitable return and a better future for his adolescent son and his wife. But latent consequences lie beneath Behrani's well intentioned plan as Kathy's emotions spiral out of control and her actions spark a tragic chain of events that will leave no resident unscathed in the House of Sand and Fog. Written by Tiler Faisal

Plot Keywords
Taglines Some dreams can't be shared. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Haus aus Sand und Nebel (Germany)
  • Casa de arena y niebla (Spain)
  • Къщата от пясък и мъгла (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Hisa iz peska in megle (Slovenia)
  • Spiti apo ammo kai omihli (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $45,572, 21 Dec 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Author Andre Dubus III received more than one hundred offers from movie studios who wanted to make his book into a movie. See more »
Goofs The county may have the right to attach property to satisfy a business tax lien, but the process is nothing like in the movie. First, the lien is bought by an investor who is paid interest from repayment of the lien or sale of the property. This usually takes many months or years. If the property is sold, the money remaining after the lien is paid goes to the property owner or estate - it is certainly not kept by the county. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King/Stuck on You/House of Sand and Fog (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Shokoufeh See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Officer at End: Are you Kathy Nicolo?
Kathy: Yeah.
Officer at End: Is this your house?
Kathy: No, it's not my house.
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