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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

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A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

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Udayan Prasad

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Pete Hamill (story), Erin Dignam (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Brett
Maria Bello ... May
Kristen Stewart ... Martine
Eddie Redmayne ... Gordy
Kaori Momoi ... Motel Owner
Emanuel Cohn ... Male Doctor (as Emanuel K. Cohn)
Nurith Cohn Nurith Cohn ... Female Nurse
Veronica Russell Veronica Russell ... Pregnant Warden
Grover Coulson ... Farnsworth
Lisha Brock ... Waitress
Lucy Faust ... Snotty Girl (as Lucy Adair Faust)
John Gregory Willard ... Blonde
Rebecca Newman Rebecca Newman ... Ilene
Ross Britz ... Friend
Marshall Cain Marshall Cain ... Ferry Driver
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Storyline

One lazy afternoon in a backwater Louisiana town, Martine takes a leap into an unfamiliar convertible. The driver, Gordy, an awkward young itinerant who eyed her in the diner earlier, isn't displeased to find this pretty sylph in his front seat. Soon they meet Brett, a laconic, humble man just released from prison. Martine isn't keen on going solo with Gordy, and now it's raining cats and dogs, so she invites Brett along, and the unlikely trio sets out, each person unsure of the destination. What ensues is a journey through the lush green byways of rural Louisiana and into the depths of these characters' souls. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Discover the power of love. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das gelbe Segel See more »

Filming Locations:

Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,296, 28 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$317,040, 16 May 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for the role, William Hurt spent a night in Louisiana State Penitentiary - better known as Angola. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, after Brett enters the shop he request a beer. The woman brings him the beverage she pour into the glass and leaves the bottle on the table. A few shots later the bottle disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Background voice: Hey, Brett!
Female warden: All right, close seven!
[background chatter]
Prisoner in cell: Don'tcha come back now. Don't wanna see you back here again.
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Connections

Remake of The Yellow Handkerchief (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Coming Home
Performed by Rockin' Dopsie and the Twisters (as Rockin' Dopsie And The Zydeco Twisters)
Written by Clifton Chenier
Published by Flat Town Music Company and Tradition Music, administered by Bug Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Mardi Gras Records
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A good movie about redemption & love
14 August 2010 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF – CATCH IT ( B ) The best thing I loved about this movie was the Odd Characterization; William Hurt as Ex-Convict, Kristen Stewart as 15yrs old Confused Teen, Eddie Redmayne as the weird psycho nerdy dirty teen and Maria Bello as any other woman who gets tired of her life. A good attempt by the director and he made most out of the script. It keeps you intriguing and wondering what happened between Maria and William plus a weird relationship between Kristen and Eddie keeps you stuck with the story. Though I have felt at times it gets little slow but then again it paces up. Kristen Stewart looks damn gorgeous and acted well. Eddie Redmayne as a psychotic weird teen did a good job, another Britain import to look out for. William Hurt and Maria Bello are seasoned actors so obviously they were great. Overall a good movie about redemption & love.


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