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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter Mitty
... Cheryl Melhoff
... Tim Naughton (as Jonathan C. Daly)
... Odessa Mitty
... Gary Mannheim
... Ted Hendricks
... Don Proctor
... Cheryl's Co-Worker
... Ted's Toner Box Associate
Amanda Naughton ... Female Editor
... Hernando
Nolan Carley ... Western Union Employee
... Retirement Home Administrator
... Edna Mitty
... Walter's Dad
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Storyline

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stop dreaming. Start living.


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Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

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La increíble vida de Walter Mitty  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,000,000, 27 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,236,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$188,133,322
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Trivia

In April 2010, Sacha Baron Cohen was attached to star in the lead role. Later that month, Steve Conrad was hired to write the screenplay, with Gore Verbinski announced as director in June 2010. In April 2011, it was announced that Ben Stiller had landed the lead role. In July 2011, it was announced that he was also due to direct the film, due to Verbinski's involvement with The Lone Ranger (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Walter jumps into the helicopter, we can see Cheryl on the ground still "playing" the guitar, as Space Oddity is heard on the soundtrack. Cheryl is clearly not playing the guitar, her fingers is not even touching the strings. See more »

Quotes

Trawler Captain: You have at least a minute before you freeze.
Walter Mitty: What?
Trawler Captain: You are safe.
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Crazy Credits

The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours. See more »

Connections

References The Outsiders (1983) See more »

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Step Out
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren
Performed by José González
Produced by George Drakoulias, Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren
José González performs courtesy of Imperial Recordings
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25 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

One really has to wonder what the professional reviewers are really thinking. We looked over the family movie list and barely decided to go to this one based on lackluster reviews. Six out of six of us REALLY liked it and found it deep and entertaining, and easy to watch. By all means, if you are looking to enjoy a movie, go see this one.

If you are looking for a connection to the original story, the connection happens during the first 45 minutes and then seems to go in its own direction. Big deal. The movie moves through characters development, plot lines, and geographies smoothly, and does not reveal its final hand until the end.


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