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A Thousand Words (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 2012 (USA)
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After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word he speaks.

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... Jack McCall
... Caroline McCall
Emanuel Ragsdale ... Tyler McCall
... Woman in Starbucks
... Construction Worker
Robert LeQuang ... Starbucks Customer
Michael G. Wilkinson ... Starbucks Customer
Lyndsey Nelson ... Starbucks Customer
Michael Cody Gilbert ... Starbucks Customer
... Shrink
... Valet
... Aaron Wiseberger
... Dr. Sinja
... Male Agent
... Young Female Agent
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Jack McCall, played by Eddie Murphy, finds an unusual tree in his yard after an encounter with a spiritual guru. After discovering that with each word he speaks, a leaf drops off of the tree, Jack refuses to speak at all, as doing so will keep the tree, and him, alive. However, his work, marriage, and friendships are all affected by his choice. Can Jack figure out an alternative method of survival? Or will he simply have to live the rest of his life to the fullest? Written by Spikiki

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Make every word count. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor | See all certifications »

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9 March 2012 (USA)  »

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As Mil Palavras  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,176,280, 11 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,438,149, 27 May 2012
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The film was then scheduled for a January 2012 release, but after Murphy was announced as the host of the 2012 Oscar ceremony (he later stepped down), the film was given a date of March 23, 2012; this was later pushed to April 20, 2012 before being pushed up to its eventual release date of March 9, 2012. See more »

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Sinja tells Jack that a tree dies when it's leaves fall. This is not true. Trees lose their leaves in the fall and go dormant in the winter, but they do not die. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack McCall: My name is Jack McCall. If you can hear me, what you're listening to is not the sound of my voice. It's the sound of my inner voice, the one inside my head. I'd like to talk to you, but I can't. Because if I say just one more sentence out loud... I'll die.
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Talking Loud And Saying Nothing
Written by James Brown and Bobby Byrd
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Simply beautiful
22 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

An amazing blend of comedy, spiritual lesson to life and array of expressive acting style in the movie. Its for those who still love a comedy in its purest form of expression and meaning. you will be laughing for a reason and not at a poor joke or cuss word or bad vocabulary or sad sarcasm on some one as a character of the movie. highly recommend it to a more sober crowd with sense of maturity. Well directed and well performed by the entire cast and crew. A must watch for teens too. Silence is a gift relish it. thanks for reading, enjoy -- extra Lines to fill in the comment thanks -- extra Lines to fill in the comment thanks


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