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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Pounds 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben helps seven people directly: Tim, Holly, George, Connie, young Nicholas, Ezra, and Emily. If you count Inez, the old woman Ben orders to be washed, he helps eight people. She wasn't part of Ben's plan, and her name was not on his list. See more »

Goofs

It's very unlikely that Ezra would wait for an eye transplant. Eyes are not connected to the blood stream, so eye donors don't need to be matched as closely as other organ donors. Eye donors give only corneas; whole eye transplantation is not common yet. Cornea donation is sort of like replacing a windshield. People who are born blind or have blindness due to an inner-eye problem (which causes most blindness) cannot be cured by cornea donations. 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: Yes, 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 Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' (2009) See more »

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Lovin' You
Written by Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
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Hello. I am dying from cancer.
17 February 2010 | by schafer100See all my reviews

I am a terminal cancer patient. I pray everyday that somehow things will get better. Every 3 months I get another PET scan and the tumors have either grown or spread to another area. I remain optimistic and continue to hope and pray. I love my son and my wife and it hurts me that they must suffer with me. What I can do is make the best of what I have. I spend precious time with my family and tell them how much I love them. I do the same with my mother. She is so wonderful. In fact, all the people around me have been so helpful in anyway they can. I am so thankful for this. Whether I get better or not, I am so thankful for the life I have been given and for all the people around me that have been involved in my life.

In the beginning I didn't understand what was happening in this movie. When the pieces fell into place I realized why this movie is a 10 and why no other film could possibly stand up to it. Given the state that I am currently in, I have often asked myself if I am a good person. Have I done enough? Have I made enough sacrifice? What do I deserve? This movie gives words like caring, sharing, sacrifice, etc. a whole new meaning. Yes I was moved by this film and I still pray for myself. I also pray for others and am thankful for the life I have been given regardless of what lies in the future. If I have sparked your curiosity at all, then please do watch this film. This film portrays a value that words cannot describe.


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