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Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama | 14 March 2007 (France)
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Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director:

Tim Kirkman

Writers:

Caitlin Dixon (story collaboration), Tim Kirkman
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kip Pardue ... Mark
Michael Kelly ... George
Tess Harper ... Elizabeth
Adrian Lee ... Linda
Tammy Arnold ... Patti
Chris Sarandon ... Robert
Bonnie Hunt ... Grace
Michael Esper ... Gill
Bill Ladd Bill Ladd ... Rick
Trevor Gagnon ... Julian
R. Adam Williams ... Hector (as Adam Williams)
Valerie Watkins Valerie Watkins ... Lola
Michael Learned ... Sheridan
Joanne Pankow ... Phyllis
Michael Harding ... Ray (as Mike Harding)
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Storyline

"Loggerheads" interweaves three separate but related stories that take place in different parts of North Carolina. On Mother's Day 1999, Mark, a young drifter with an interest in endangered loggerhead turtles, begins a relationship with motel handyman George. On Mother's Day 2000, Mark's adoptive mother Elizabeth wonders what has become of her estranged son. On Mother's Day 2001, Mark's birth mother Grace quits her job to begin a search for the child she gave up years before-a search that ultimately brings the stories together. Written by Eric Sorensen

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One son. Two mothers. Three endangered lives.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Soste ti helona See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,664, 14 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$115,314, 6 April 2006
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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

From the director's commentary, each of the three overlapping stories is filmed in its own color palette. Eden in red, Asheville in green, and Kure in blue. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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Silver Cord
Written by Kim Carnes & Hunter Davis
Performed by Kim Carnes
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Haunting and refreshing
12 June 2005 | by extrarhSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. The cinematography, direction, and acting are fantastic. The NC shoot is exquisite (particularly the scenes at the beach). Using three different story lines that ultimately converge is a great way of drawing the viewer into the story and making it much more intimate and meaningful. There is a certain level of shock at how antiquated adoption laws and mores have been (and still are).

The ending is uplifting without being a "Hollywood" saccharin sellout. The bittersweetness of the closure is a wonderful way of reminding one that we can always do a better job of being human to each other - even when we don't understand each other.


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