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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kharl Anton Leigh Kharl Anton Leigh ... Young Boy Rodriguez
Peter Coyote ... Frank
Forest Whitaker ... Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ... Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ... Long Haired Man
Jeremy Renner ... Fred
Joanna Scanlan ... Josie
Iddo Goldberg ... Russle
Philip Jackson ... William
Julia Stiles ... Isold
Alfred Harmsworth Alfred Harmsworth ... Thor
Vladas Bagdonas ... Coroner
Felix Eyjólfsson Felix Eyjólfsson ... Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir Margrét Ólafsdóttir ... Elderly lady in the Park
Birgir Sigurðsson Birgir Sigurðsson ... Elderly man in a commercial (as Birgir Sigurdsson)
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Storyline

After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is no such thing as a no fault death. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Julia Stiles was in the Bourne Trilogy from 2002 to 2007 and her co-star Jeremy Renner was in Bourne Legacy 2012. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release was re-cut to open differently from the theatrical release. The original opening appears in the DVD's deleted scenes section. See more »

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Go Blind
Song and lyrics by Mugison
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Worth Watching
31 August 2006 | by kevandebSee all my reviews

i have to say that this was a well acted, very well directed little offering, i would like to have seen more of Peter Coyote as i thought he portrayed the part of the Investigator with relish, and seemed to revel in ensuring people did not receive their full benefits. the whole feel to the film was dark, brooding and you always felt that things could not get any worse for Mr. Renner & Ms. Stiles, but it did. i suppose people will feel this is to dark for their tastes, but these are the dramas that make compelling viewing. Forest Whitaker does a good job and displays a determination to resolve the case that if were true to life, with the income he displayed within his character, i am not sure would be there?

i notice a lot of 10/10's for this movie and think this is unwarranted, but having said that this was a worthwhile effort and should be seen.


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Country:

Iceland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2005 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Little Trip to Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Hastings, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,050
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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