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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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One man, one chance, no turning back. See more »

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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:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Woody Harrelson's character is named Ezra, which in Hebrew means "help" or "assistance", hinting to the events at the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Emily are driving in his car with the dog in the back, the back window is open and the dog puts his head out of the window, but its mouth does not move. If they were really driving, the dog's mouth would move because of the wind. 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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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.23 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantasie in D Minor K.397
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Loretta Mento, Pianist
Courtesy of Eroica Classical Recordings
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I don't think i ever been this moved by a movie....Magnificent
3 January 2009 | by taislyagerSee all my reviews

This movie... is amazing. Not even watching "The green mile" and "Million dollar baby" did i get the same feeling i do off this. This is truly a masterpiece.

I wont go in to detail about the movie, since there is already a lot of comments here to get that information. No, i wright this comment ( my first ever) because i wanted to express myself. This is my new favorite movie, and if you don't go see it, you misses out one a truly amazing experience. I think i cried to 1 movie before, not a lot of crying, but still and that was green mile. But this.. this movie got me crying for real. The sacrifice Ben (will smith) makes in this movie is truly a gift for the people he does it too. I don't think i said to much to spoil anything, i hope not, cause that will be me taken the joy out of what is a amazing movie.

Now, after you read this, you should go buy this movie (when it comes on DVD), and watch it. And treasure it, and maybe it will bring something to your life, as it has to mine.

Love Tais.


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