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A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can ... See full summary »

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Lodge Kerrigan

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Lodge Kerrigan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Lewis ... William Keane
Abigail Breslin ... Kira Bedik
Amy Ryan ... Lynn Bedik
Liza Colón-Zayas ... 1st Ticket Agent
John Tormey ... 2nd Ticket Agent
Brenda Denmark Brenda Denmark ... Commuter
Ed Wheeler ... 1st Bus Driver / Ticket Taker
Christopher Evan Welch ... Motel Clerk
Yvette Mercedes Yvette Mercedes ... Woman in Department Store
Chris Bauer ... Bartender
Lev Gorn ... Drug Dealer
Frank Wood ... Assaulted Commuter
Alexander Robert Scott Alexander Robert Scott ... 1st Cab Driver
Phil McGlaston Phil McGlaston ... 2nd Cab Driver
Tina Holmes ... Michelle
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A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can never be sure if the loss is real or imaginary; or whether his overt interest in helping young girls is innocent and of a fatherly nature, or is of a darker, scarier motive. Written by Heidi Levitt

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Lodge Kerrigan Project See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,151, 11 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,303, 2 October 2005
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 32 days for less than $1 million. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
William Keane: [through ticket agent window] I need to speak with him.
1st Ticket Agent: Joe...
William Keane: Excuse me, do you remember me?
2nd Ticket Agent: Can I help you?
William Keane: I bought some tickets from you last September... On the 12th... Clifton... I was with my daughter. She was abducted downstairs on the lower level. She was six at the time.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD supplement includes an alternate cut by director Steven Soderbergh. See more »

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Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

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A tour-de-force
30 October 2005 | by biatchinessSee all my reviews

I finally got to see this film last night at LFF in London, and it has been more than worth the wait.

The moments between relative lucidity and mental anguish of William Keane are forcefully explored and successfully displayed by the joint work of Lodge Kerrigan's in-yer-face directing coupled with Damian Lewis' profoundly poignant interpretation of a man clinging precariously on the edge of some kind of sanity and not always succeeding as he knows he should.

I have never encountered such a long period of total and absolute quiet at the end of the film as I did at the end of Keane: the collective breath-holding was incredible.

Chilling, yet strangely warm, this film left me with more questions than answers and an empathy towards the character and the subject of mental illness as a whole than I have ever experienced. It simply has never been something I have concerned myself with. If this is what Lodge Kerrigan set out to achieve, he has more than accomplished it to my mind.

An important film that is a tour-de-force for both Lodge Kerrigan's tight direction and Damian Lewis' craft as an actor.

Go see it if you can. Lobby your local cinema to show it if necessary, but see it.


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