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Mozart and the Whale (2005)

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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

Director:

Petter Næss

Writer:

Ronald Bass (as Ron Bass)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Donald Morton
Radha Mitchell ... Isabelle Sorenson
Gary Cole ... Wallace
Sheila Kelley ... Janice
Erica Leerhsen ... Bronwin
John Carroll Lynch ... Gregory
Nate Mooney ... Roger
Rusty Schwimmer ... Gracie
Robert Wisdom ... Blume
Allen Evangelista ... Skeets
Kelly B. Eviston ... Dr. Trask (as Kelly Eviston)
Jhon Goodwin Jhon Goodwin ... Rodney
Christa Campbell ... Therapist
Jeffrey Brandle Jeffrey Brandle ... Ten-year-old Kid
Hollis Higgins Hollis Higgins ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

A dramatic-comedy, inspired by the lives of two people with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, whose emotional dysfunctions threaten to sabotage their budding romance. Donald is a good-natured but hapless taxi driver with a love of birds and a superhuman knack for numbers. Like many people with AS, he likes patterns and routines. But when the beautiful but complicated Isabel joins the autism support group he leads, his life - and his heart - are turned upside down. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They don't fit in. Except together.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Mozart & the Whale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,610, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$36,006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,447
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The screenplay was written by Ronald Bass, who also wrote Rain Man (1988), a movie about an individual with autism. Bass is said to have been inspired by a 1995 article in the Los Angeles Times. See more »

Goofs

In the first group scene, Donald talks about numbers as he stares at the microwave oven countdown. When the camera cuts away from the digital readout, the one/second beep of the microwave can still be heard but when the camera returns to the readout, fewer seconds elapse than beeps heard. See more »

Quotes

Donald Morton: Excuse me. Do you know when the next bus, uh 217, runs?
Man at bus stop: Sorry.
Donald Morton: I'm chasing someone.
Man at bus stop: By bus?
Donald Morton: Well, it's important.
Man at bus stop: Important enough to take the bus?
Donald Morton: Yeah. My girlfriend left me because I wanted to get married and she wanted to stay just friends.
Man at bus stop: Ah. The slower this chase, the better.
Donald Morton: Yeah.
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Connections

References Animaniacs (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Cocktail Lullaby
Written and Performed by Stephen Edwards
Published by Source in Sync and Engine (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Very satisfying
16 June 2006 | by john_mace58See all my reviews

I have just watched this movie and loved it. It is the sort of movie that if you get involved from a technical point you will be disappointed and miss the point, I believe this movie needs to be watched at least twice so that you can savour every emotional moment and enjoy this immensely satisfying story. I enjoyed the performance of both the lead actors, and felt there was a chemistry between Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell that made the story even better and think that the support cast gave a fine performance in so far as depicting people with handicaps. This movie has a good musical score which adds to its attraction for me and is visually stimulating


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