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Seven Pounds (2008)

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A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

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Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Grant Nieporte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Ben
Rosario Dawson ... Emily
Woody Harrelson ... Ezra
Michael Ealy ... Ben's Brother
Barry Pepper ... Dan
Elpidia Carrillo ... Connie
Robinne Lee ... Sarah
Joe Nunez ... Larry / Hotel Owner (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Bill Smitrovich ... George Ristuccia
Tim Kelleher ... Stewart Goodman
Gina Hecht ... Dr. Briar
Andy Milder ... George's Doctor
Judyann Elder ... Holly
Sarah Jane Morris ... Susan
Madison Pettis ... Connie's Daughter
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Storyline

Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Taglines:

Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siete almas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,851,136, 21 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,951,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,168,201
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hanks auditioned for the role of Ben. See more »

Goofs

The stack of cards next to the engraver/press are pre-embossed. Pre-embossed cards can not be printed on by any press; they would be mutilated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
911 Operator: 911 emergency...
Ben Thomas: I need an ambulance.
911 Operator: I have you at 9212 West Third Street in Los Angeles.
Ben Thomas: That's room number 2.
911 Operator: What's the emergency?
Ben Thomas: There's been a suicide.
911 Operator: Who's the victim?
Ben Thomas: I am.
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Soundtracks

Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone (as Sly & The Family Stone)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Made me cry!!! Movie I can't forget!!!
19 December 2008 | by kishan-krishSee all my reviews

Seven Pounds follows the story of Ben Thomas, an IRS agent on a mission to redeem himself from a haunting secret. We follow him on his mission to seek out seven strangers in desperate need of help. Ben's plans are complicated when he meets and falls in love with Emily (Rosario Dawson), a young woman with a terminal heart condition. Italian director Gabriele Muccino brilliantly pieces together a tragic modern day Shakespearian love story, weaving between the present day and glimpses into the dark past. Seven Pounds is not a kick back and zone out film, you have to work as an audience member to put all the pieces together. The more you allow your mind to work in this film, the more you will get out of it.


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