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Cassandra's Dream (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 18 January 2008 (USA)
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The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies.

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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Ian Blaine
Colin Farrell ... Terry Blaine
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Boat Owner (as Peter Hugo-Daly)
John Benfield ... Brian Blaine
Clare Higgins ... Dorothy Blaine
Ashley Madekwe ... Lucy (as Ashley Medekwe)
Andrew Howard ... Jerry
Hayley Atwell ... Angela Stark
Sally Hawkins ... Kate
Keith Smee Keith Smee ... Terry's Track Mate
Stephen Noonan Stephen Noonan ... Mel
Dan Carter Dan Carter ... Fred
Richard Lintern ... Director
Jennifer Higham ... Helen
Lee Whitlock ... Mike
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Two London brothers are hard-up for cash, and both have girls to look out for, too. When rich Uncle Howard comes to town and agrees to help them out, he admits his finances are under investigation, and he asks them to do him a favor and "take care of" an old business relation to keep his trouble under wraps - he says that they're family, and since he always takes care of them, the least they could do is help him out this once, as they're the only ones he can trust. The film follows their struggle with the immorality of this request and how each brother chooses to deal with it. Written by Anonymous

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Every dream has its price. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First theatrical film appearance of Hayley Atwell. See more »

Goofs

When distraught Terry comes to discuss murder at Ian's apartment, the whiskey bottle comes out twice after changing camera shot angle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ian: Ah, she's a beauty! I mean, look her - she's not new, but she looks new. He said the engine needed work.
Terry: I could do the engine.
Ian: I can't believe he's asking so little. It's practically a steal.
Terry: John Anderson said we could keep it at his marina - free of charge - at least for a year till his son comes back.
Ian: Ah, here he comes. Don't show you're too eager or he won't budge on the price, all right?
Terry: Right.
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Soundtracks

Giving You My Everything
Written by Michael Goldwasser, Josh Kessler & Marc Ferrari
Performed by Michael Goldwasser
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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A Tragedy in the Classic Tradition
20 January 2008 | by brenttraftSee all my reviews

"Cassandra's Dream" is the final installment of Woody Allen's London trilogy and concludes his best trio of films in over 20 years.

This is a totally uncompromising film. It's all dialog, character development, and acting. Any "action" takes place off camera and although there is bloodshed, we do not see a drop of blood on screen. This is in stark contrast to recent bloodbath type movies like "No Country for Old Men," "Sweeney Todd," and "There Will Be Blood."

Unlike "Match Point," this film is not overly derivative. The acting is good and Colin Farrell gives his best performance ever. Philip Glass's score helps convey the feeling of inevitability. However, the photography is kind of dull and fuzzy.

If you like old fashioned movies that rely of story, dialog, and acting; "Cassandra's Dream" is exactly the type of movie you thought they did not make any more.


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Official Sites:

TFM Distribution [France]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Summer Project 2006 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$361,901, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$973,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,687,639
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Dolby Digital (Stereo)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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