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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 »

Director:

Lodge Kerrigan

Writer:

Lodge Kerrigan

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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Impressive performance, moving story
1 November 2005 | by simonlucanSee all my reviews

This is a deeply moving film with an excellent lead performance by Damien Lewis as the mentally disturbed and grief stricken Keane who wanders around the city searching for his missing daughter. From the start it is clear that his daughter went missing sometime ago and the film gathers a feeling of a man who was once sane being tortured by the abduction of his young daughter whilst in his care. The film follows his journey over several days to what appears to be the peak of his grief and pain to possibly the point at which his can begin to get his life back...

I was lucky enough to see this film at the London Film Festival where Lodge Kerrigan and Damien Lewis where present and did a question and answer session after the film ended. The mental disorder issue and the issue of the truth of William Keane's lost daughter were eluded too. Lewis said he believed that the daughter did exist as it gives purpose and integrity to the character allowing a greater feeling for his situation. As writer and director Kerrigan made some comments about the film and why he wrote it saying that there is a lot of miss-understanding of mental disorders especially in the states and not enough sympathy or as much as there could be.

The film feels very real and this is due to the live sets that are used and the whole film being shot with a hand-held camera and all but a couple of scenes using natural lighting. It is real and it touches you, as the credits began to role the cinema remained very quiet as I believe that the vast majority of the audience required sometime to take in what they had just seen. I challenge you to watch this film and feel nothing whether it be for the character of Keane or for the everyman on the street.


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