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Things We Lost in the Fire ()


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A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

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Audrey Burke
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Jerry Sunborne
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Brian Burke
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Harper Burke
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Dory Burke
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Howard Glassman
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Kelly
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Brenda
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Neal
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Diane
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Spring
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Grandma Ginnie Burke
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Howard's Wife
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Distressed Man (as VJ Foster)
Caroline Field ...
Teresa Haddock (as Carolyn Field)
Marlies Dick ...
Police Officer
Todd Charles Mosher ...
Police Officer
James Lafazanos ...
Arnie
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Cousin Dave
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Cousin Joel
Alejandro Chavarria ...
Backyard Kid
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Brenda's Husband
Hilary Strang ...
N.A. Meeting Director
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Harper's Friend
Viktoria Kampbell ...
Harper's Friend (as Victoria Campbell)
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John in Alley
Abraham Jedidiah ...
Mr. Skopes
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N.A. Meeting Man
Kendall Cross ...
N.A. Meeting Person
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N.A. Meeting Person
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N.A. Meeting Person (as rnelsonbrown)
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Alvin the Addict
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Misunderstood Dealer
Anonymous ...
N.A. Serenity Prayer Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Ray (uncredited)
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Narcotics Anonymous Woman (uncredited)
John Andrew Vaas ...
Addict (uncredited)
Geoff White ...
Crackhead (uncredited)

Directed by

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Susanne Bier

Written by

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Allan Loeb ... (written by)

Produced by

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Pippa Harris ... executive producer
Barbara Kelly ... co-producer
Allan Loeb ... executive producer
Sam Mendes ... producer
Sam Mercer ... producer

Music by

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Johan Söderqvist

Cinematography by

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Tom Stern ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pernille Bech Christensen
Bruce Cannon

Editorial Department

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Jill Bogdanowicz ... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Brian Boyd ... digital preview colorist
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Pete Conlin ... post production
Diego Espinel ... international editor
Rasmus Gitz ... assistant editor (as Rasmus Gitz-Johansen)
Shaun Paul Gordon ... post-production coordinator (as Shaun Gordon)
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production
Julia Iriarte ... editing production assistant
Bruce Lomet ... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Julia Nessling-Douglas ... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Julia Nessling)
Francis Power ... post-production coordinator
Carrie Puchkoff ... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Chad Sustin ... post-production coordinator
Shelly Theaker ... assistant editor
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Everette Jbob Webber)
Justin Bourret ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Thor Roos ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)

Casting By

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Debra Zane
Heike Brandstatter ... (uncredited)
Coreen Mayrs ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Richard Sherman

Art Direction by

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Geoff Wallace

Set Decoration by

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Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre

Costume Design by

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Karen L. Matthews ... (as Karen Matthews)

Makeup Department

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Ian C. Ballard ... key hair stylist (as Ian Ballard)
Rick Glassman ... dental special effects: Mr. Del Toro (as Rick Glassman D.D.S.)
Norma Hill-Patton ... makeup artist: Ms. Berry
Connie Parker ... makeup department head
Jessica Rain ... hair stylist
Gail Rowell-Ryan ... hair stylist: Mr. Del Toro (as Gail Ryan)
Debra Wiebe ... hair stylist: Ms. Berry
C.J. Wills ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Abigail Callahan ... post-production supervisor
Barbara Kelly ... unit production manager
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor (as Paul Levin)
Mark Graziano ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Barry ... first assistant director
Misha Bukowski ... second assistant director
Philip Nee Nee ... third assistant director
Rhonda Taylor ... third assistant director
Lawra Robertson ... assitant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Don Anderson ... property buyer
Victoria Balharry ... graphic artist
Derek Bobroff ... on-set painter
Raul Casillas ... lead set dresser
Anthony Chruszcz ... set dresser
Graham Coutts ... property master
Keith Esch ... paint foreperson
Larry Gonsalves ... set dresser
Gillian Goodman ... assistant property master (as Gill Goodman)
Jim Green ... chief greensperson
Alan Hemsworth ... lead greensperson
Scott Holburn ... on-set dresser
Randal Holden ... construction foreperson (as Randal James Holden)
Sheri Hunter-Locke ... assistant set decorator
Leonardo Lara ... on-set dresser
Shannon McFarlane ... set dresser
Lisa Mitchell ... Set Buyer
Chris Thompson ... construction coordinator
Jenny Wilson ... assistant art director (as Jenny Donaldson)
Andrew Thompson ... lead greensman (uncredited)
Mario Tomas-Niedworok ... paint coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
James Bailey ... foley artist (as Jim Bailey)
Karen Baker Landers ... supervising sound editor
Dino Dimuro ... sound effects editor (as Dino R. DiMuro)
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer / sound mixer
Per Hallberg ... supervising sound editor
Dan Hegeman ... sound effects editor (as Daniel Hegeman)
Eric Hirsch ... sound re-recordist
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Craig S. Jaeger ... supervising foley editor
Chris Jargo ... adr editor
Bradley Kita ... sound assistant (as Brad Kita)
James Kusan ... production sound mixer
Avi Laniado ... sound mix engineer
Kimaree Long ... dialogue editor
Anna MacKenzie ... supervising adr editor
Craig Mann ... mix technician
Diane Marshall ... foley artist
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
James Moriana ... foley artist
Philip D. Morrill ... assistant sound editor
Tony Negrete ... assistant sound editor (as Tony R. Negrete)
Nancy Nugent ... dialogue editor (as Nancy Nugent Title)
David Parker ... re-recording mixer
Frederick H. Stahly ... dialogue editor
Peter Staubli ... sound effects editor
Shane Stoneback ... sound re-recordist
Brett Voss ... foley mixer
Drew Webster ... mix technician
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Tony Wyman ... boom operator
David Young ... audio engineer (as David M. Young)
Xavier Horan ... sound editor (uncredited)
Albert Thrower ... assistant supervisor (uncredited)

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Alex Burdett ... special effects coordinator
Adam Tayler ... special effects technician
Kai Hirvonen ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Danny Albano ... digital compositor: Technicolor Digital Services
Mary E. Manning ... pre-visualization artist: Illusion Arts
Erin L. Nelson ... digital restoration
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration

Stunts

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James Bamford ... stunts
Simon Burnett ... stunts
Jon Kralt ... stunt coordinator
Gerald Paetz ... stunts
Wade Simmons ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sandes Ashe ... first assistant photographer
Andreas Carmona ... grip
Tony Derkach ... dolly grip operator
Glen A. Dickson ... camera operator (as Glen Dickson)
Gareth Farfan ... on-set rigger
Rod Feldmeier ... chief rigging technician
Jeremy Giles ... grip
Doane Gregory ... still photographer
Braden Haggerty ... underwater camera operator
Sean M. Harding ... first assistant photographer (as Sean Harding)
Carl Jensen ... second company grip
Andrei Jercan ... camera trainee
Dave Joshi ... video coordinator
Saubrie Mohamed ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Saubrie Said Mohamed)
Kevin O'Leary ... generator operator
Jason Raschke ... second company grip
Jean-Marc Saldini ... second assistant photographer
Pawel Sedzimir ... assistant chief lighting technician
Bryce Shaw ... dolly grip
Bill Stefandis ... grip (as Bill Stefanidis)
Morten Søborg ... camera operator (as Morten Soborg)
Owen Taylor ... chief lighting technician
Tony Thorpe ... grip
John Westerlaken ... first company grip
Tyler Woeste ... second assistant photographer (as Tyler L. Woeste)
Ian Seabrook ... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Leon Serginson ... leadman grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Andrea Brown ... background casting
Leslee Feldman ... casting executive
Tiffany Mak ... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
Peter Mulholland ... extras casting assistant
Leah Nelson ... casting assistant
Trica Thompson ... casting assistant
Tannis Vallely ... casting associate
Adam Cook ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marnie Ander ... costumer
Steve Holloway ... costume supervisor
Jana MacDonald ... assistant costume designer (as Jana Rayne MacDonald)
Julie O'Rourke ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Monty Bannister ... location manager
Anand Kanna ... assistant location manager
Dan Kuzmenko ... assistant location manager
John Zubatiuk ... location scout (as Jonathan Zubatiuk)

Music Department

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David Campbell ... conductor / score arranger
John Carbonara ... assistant music editor
Troy Halderson ... score recordist
Susan Jacobs ... music supervisor
Anibal Kerpel ... score co-producer
Wolfram Koessel ... contractor
Suzana Peric ... music editor (as Suzana Períc)
Bettie Ross ... supervising music copyist
Gustavo Santaolalla ... composer: themes / performer: ronroco and guitars
Vincent A. Villanueva ... music clearance (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jake Callihoo ... transportation coordinator (as Jake Calihoo)
Herb Langill ... driver
Dean Rama ... transportation captain
Fred Stephens ... transportation co-captain
Terence Chase ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jodi Arneson ... assistant: Ms. Bier
Irene Astle ... accounting clerk
Sean F. Barth ... consultant: product placement (as Sean Barth)
Doreen Beaulac ... assistant accountant
Bob Bedard ... caterer: Cinema Scenes / head chef
Richard Bloom ... assistant: Ms. Bier
Paul Bois ... production assistant
Chad Bretschneider ... production assistant
Glen M. Burton ... security: Halle Berry
Jill Christensen ... production coordinator
Zarah Chun ... craft service (as Zara Chun) / first aid (as Zara Chun)
Tara B. Cook ... executive: Neal Street (as Tara Cook)
Shannon Corrie ... production assistant
Kendall Cross ... acting coach
Bobby Crowder ... production assistant
Peter Cummings ... clearances / product placement coordinator
Gloria Davies ... unit publicist
Patrick Delanty ... assistant: Ms. Berry
Erin Dixon ... production assistant
Jim Dunlap ... assistant accountant
Dave Edmondson ... production assistant
Sarah Estacaille ... production assistant
Bill Gauthier ... production assistant
Heather Gittens ... first assistant production coordinator
René González ... projectionist (as Rene Gonzalez)
Marlene Hoeflich ... stand-in
Joseph M. Horrigan ... consultant: athletic performance (as Dr. Joe Horrigan)
Leslie Knoll ... accounting clerk
Laurent Lambert ... assistant: Mr. Mendes
Alex LeBlanc ... production assistant
Milly Leigh ... assistant: Mr. Mendes
Marco Leone ... assistant: Mr. Mercer
Sandra Matossi ... production accountant
Dwane McIsaac ... chef
Blair Miller ... assistant production coordinator
Tessa Mol ... production assistant
Hector Navarro ... stand-in
Jane Nickels ... technical advisor
Trina Ogryzek ... production assistant
Kate Pierpoint ... dialect coach
Sherri Potter ... vice president: West Coast Sales: Technicolor
Sheila Rogers ... tutor
Jennifer E. Ryan ... tutor (as Jennifer Ryan)
Alan Shaterian ... research consultant: Mr. Del Toro
Chris Smith ... production assistant
Richard Smith ... assistant: Ms. Harris
Cam Staples ... production assistant
Marie-Louise Stares ... production assistant (as Mary-Louise Stares)
Helga Ungurait ... script supervisor
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS Service Provider: Inspired Image Picture Company
Rhona Williscroft ... assistant production coordinator
Terry Wong ... production assistant
Vincent Dela Luna ... scout (uncredited)
Stacey Harris ... first assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Gordon Juli ... security (uncredited)
Valerie Morris ... clearances assistant (uncredited)
Damien Simonklein ... production assistant (uncredited)
Shelly Strong ... production executive (uncredited)
Larry Tardif ... insert car operator (uncredited)
Mike Witherington ... security (uncredited)
Christine Yanish ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Grief, recovery, and human contact. Brian is a great guy - a sweet father, a good husband, and a loyal friend to his boyhood pal Jerry who's a junkie. When tragedy strikes, Jerry tries to help Brian's wife and children cope, and Audrey, Brian's widow, tries to help Jerry kick the habit. Loss and addiction are stubborn. The story starts on the day of the funeral, with Brian appearing in flashbacks. A neighbor's divorce, a dinner party that includes a young woman from the Narcotics Anonymous group Jerry attends, and thinking back to a fire in Brian and Audrey's garage give the story texture. Written by

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Taglines Hope comes with letting go. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nos souvenirs brûlés (Canada, French title)
  • Nos souvenirs brûlés (France)
  • Eine neue Chance (Germany)
  • Cosas que perdimos en el fuego (Spain)
  • Coisas que Perdemos pelo Caminho (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Box Office

Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,561,949, 21 Oct 2007

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Trivia Release prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Water". See more »
Goofs When Jerry meets Kelly, he unlocks his bike and turns it 180 degrees, but when he rides away on the sidewalk, he is headed the original direction in which the bike was parked. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gone Baby Gone/Things We Lost in the Fire/Rendition/Reservation Road/30 Days of Night/I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Sweet Jane See more »
Quotes Jerry Sunborne: Hi, my name is Jerry and I'm an addict. I've been clean for 89 days. My mind is clearer, and... I think it's getting better. Every day, a little bit. But I wanna talk about this dream I keep having. It always starts with me stealing silverware. Then I go sell it to this guy who I used to know who owned a catering service. Then with the money, I go to this place where I used to buy my drug of choice, and... he's not around. So I go to other spots, right, but for some reason, no one is around. All of Seattle is dry, and then I get that feeling... the dread... and I panic. And I start running, and it's raining, and it gets dark. And then I'm in my old apartment, and I'm thrashing right through it, looking for something I might have stashed away. And I think I'm having a seizure. And then I find a balloon hidden in my suitcase. So there I am... with a bag of junk in one hand, and the money for my next fix in the other... and I feel at total, utter peace. And I wake up. One day at a time. One day at a time. One day at a time. One day at a time. Thank you.
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