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Fireflies in the Garden ()


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The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

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Michael
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Charles
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Jane
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Kelly (as Carrie Anne Moss)
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Lisa
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Addison
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Young Jane
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Ryne
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Young Michael
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Jimmy (as George Newburn)
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Christopher
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Leslie
Diane Perella ...
Flight Attendant
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Social Worker
John C. Stennfeld ...
Reverend Byers (as Reverend John Stennfeld)
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Papi
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Nana
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Morgan Duncan
Grady McCardell ...
Officer #1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Visiting Professor (uncredited)
Gina Garza ...
Airport Passenger (uncredited)
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Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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College Student (uncredited)
Stayce Mayfield ...
Flight Passenger (uncredited)
Molly McCann ...
Ryne's Best Friend (uncredited)
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Diner (uncredited)
Paul Smith ...
Officer Smith (uncredited)
Tiffany Leigh Smith ...
Business Woman (uncredited)
Scott A. Stevens ...
Professor (uncredited)
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Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
John Werkema ...
Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dennis Lee

Written by

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Robert Frost ... (poem)
 
Dennis Lee ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sukee Chew ... producer
Vanessa Coifman ... producer
Jere Hausfater ... executive producer
Milton Liu ... executive producer
Philip Rose ... producer
Marco Weber ... producer

Music by

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Jane Antonia Cornish
Javier Navarrete ... (composed by)

Cinematography by

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Daniel Moder ... director of photography (as Danny Moder)

Film Editing by

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Dede Allen
Robert Brakey

Editorial Department

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Reza Amidi ... digital intermediate editor
Jill Bogdanowicz ... digital intermediate colorist
Tony Dustin ... digital intermediate colorist
Michael Moncreiff ... digital intermediate executive: Technicolor
Frank Pass ... colorist
Gregg Schaublin ... digital intermediate producer
Jay Warren ... digital intermediate producer (as James Warren)
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor (as Everette Jbob Webber)
Martin Wilson ... assistant editor
Christian Zak ... digital intermediate executive: Technicolor
Julian Andraus ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Todd Kolker ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Nolan Reese ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Adrian Seery ... colorist: HV (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ferne Cassel

Production Design by

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Robert Pearson ... (as Rob Pearson)

Art Direction by

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Timmy Hills

Set Decoration by

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Carla Curry

Costume Design by

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Kelle Kutsugeras

Makeup Department

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Bonnie Clevering ... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts (as Bonnie M. Clevering)
Martial Corneville ... wig maker
Richard Dean ... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Terri Ewton ... hair stylist
Carla Palmer ... makeup department head
Charmaine Richards ... hair stylist
Joe Rivera ... hair stylist
Kara Sutherlin ... additional makeup artist
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez ... makeup artist
Clinton Wayne ... special makeup effects artist
Melizah Anguiano Wheat ... department head hair (as Melizah Anguiano-Shmidt)
Koji Ohmura ... special effects makeup lab technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Stephen Lombard ... post-production supervisor (as Steve Putnam)
Philip Rose ... unit production manager
Rachel Rose ... executive in charge of production
Jen Wall ... production supervisor (as Jennifer Wall)
Martin Wilson ... additional post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael A. Allowitz ... first assistant director
Doug Carter ... second second assistant director (as Douglas Carter)
Cleta Elaine Ellington ... second assistant director (as Cleta Ellington)
Robbie Friedmann ... additional second second assistant director
Kayse Goodell ... second second assistant director
Dylan Goss ... second unit director: aerial unit

Art Department

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Curtis Akin ... property master (as Curtis E. Akin)
Amy Bell ... assistant property master
Kenneth Bingham ... greensman (as Kenneth C. Bingham Jr.)
Brad Blei ... set dresser (as Bradley Blei)
Debbie Cortez Haber ... art department coordinator (as Debbie Haber)
Travis Dean ... propmaker
Patricia Dillon ... set dresser
Cora Evelyn ... art department intern
Melanie Ferguson ... on-set dresser
Ken Gaston-Kilgore ... set dresser (as Kenneth Gaston-Kilgore) / set dresser
David Hack ... set dresser (as David S. Hack)
Eric Henshaw ... greens foreman
Elliott Hostetter ... set dresser (as Elliot Hostetter)
Emma Janzen ... art department intern
Brooks Jarrett ... storyboard artist
Jerry Kilber ... general foreman
Kay Lee ... art department assistant
Michael Leonard ... set dresser
R. Shay Miller ... set painter (as R. Shay Miller)
Darren Minke ... set dresser
James Benson Moore ... greensman
Richard M. Moore ... propmaker
Barbara Nadeau ... scenic
Tyler Noel ... set painter
Scott Perez ... set dresser
Rob Perkins ... scenic
Richard H. Perry ... art department production assistant (as Richard Perry)
Henry C. Rodriguez ... set painter
Dana Sanchez ... scenic
Steve Sawhill ... lead man
Jason Schulte ... greensman
Michael Smothers ... propmaker
Paul Steele ... propmaker
Wallace R. Symns ... lead greensman
Christine Tankersley ... art department intern
Elysia Van Deusen ... props production assistant (as Elysia Edwards)
Desirae Wallace ... art department intern
Tom Ward ... construction coordinator
Hayley Whitehead ... art department intern
Robert R. Wonson ... set dresser
Jeri Woodward ... paint foreman
Randal Woodward ... lead scenic artist
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Kana LiVolsi ... art department intern (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jeremy Balko ... adr mixer
Dhyana Carlton-Tims ... adr editor / dialogue editor
David O. Daniel ... sound mixer (as David Daniel)
Robert Dehn ... assistant sound editor
Jon DeStefano ... foley editor
Lesa Foust ... boom operator (as Lesa D. Foust)
Sean Foye ... adr mixer
Jason Gaya ... sound recordist (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Judah Getz ... foley mixer
Richard Kitting ... sound recordist (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Zach Michaelis ... foley artist
Jay Nierenberg ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Stuart Provine ... sound designer
Vicki Vandegrift ... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandegrift)
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
Phillip Young ... assistant sound editor
Joshua Adeniji ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Scott Hinkley ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Manny Leyva ... sound utility (uncredited)
Angelo Palazzo ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Everett Byrom III ... special effects supervisor
Craig Byrom ... special effects foreman
Brandon Campbell ... special effects technician
Brian Cross ... special effects technician
Stanford Gilbert ... special effects technician (as Stan Gilbert)
Marcus LaPorte ... special effects technician (as Marcus Gray LaPorte)
Marc McCord ... special effects technician
James W. McCormick ... special effects technician
Gary D. Strube ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic ... senior compositor: Gradient FX
Bob Froehlig ... systems: Gradient FX (as Robert Froehlig)
Nineli Khanian ... compositor: Gradient FX
Ji Young 'Gina' Kim ... compositor: Gradient FX
Raphael Protti ... compositor: Gradient FX
Kelley Ray ... compositor: Gradient FX
Olcun Tan ... visual effects supervisor: Gradient FX
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration
Thomas Tannenberger ... visual effects supervisor: Gradient FX
Sherman Toy ... visual effects producer: Gradient FX

Stunts

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Lisa Livonius ... stunt double: Ms. Roberts (as Lisa Norby)
Mark Norby ... stunt driver
Scott Rogers ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Schwan ... stunt coordinator: Texas

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brad Allen ... grip
Troy Anderson ... electrician
Brian Beal ... additional video assist
Matt Blake ... additional video assist
Josh Cary ... additional electrician
John Cates ... video assist
Carlos Cibils ... spacecam technician (as Carlos 'Café' Cibils)
Patrick B. Coate ... second assistant camera
Scott Conn ... additional electrician
Theda Cunningham ... first assistant camera (as Theda Streetman)
Wes Dixon ... additional electrician (as Wesley Dixon)
Matt Fliehler ... additional electrician
Adam Flores ... additional grip (as Adam T. Flores)
Neil Fraser ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Gonzalo Gonzalez ... additional electrician (as Gonzaldo Gonzalez Jr.)
Dylan Goss ... director of photography: aerial unit
Donald R. Howe Jr. ... additional second assistant camera (as Donald R. Howe)
Chip Huntington ... grip
Edison Jackson ... gaffer
Tom Kalbfleisch ... electrician
Jason Keene ... grip
Kurt Kornemann ... best boy grip
Cas Lincoln ... rigging elec.
Scott Magruder ... additional electrician (as Scott D. Magruder)
James Mark ... remote camera technician
Michael Moore ... camera intern
Darin Moran ... camera operator
P.K. Munson ... additional first assistant camera
Danny Navarette ... best boy electric
Donald Nelson ... additional second assistant camera
Paul Pryor ... camera loader
Cesar Gustavo Quintanilla ... additional electrician (as Cesar G. Quintanilia)
Van Redin ... still photographer
Phillip Renke ... best boy rigging grip
Robert B. Reynolds ... additional electrician
Justin Seyb ... additional electrician
Tom Shinn ... additional electrician
Ferrell A. Shinnick ... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Pete Stockton ... key rigging grip (as Peter Stockton)
Greg Travis ... additional electrician
Joe Vasquez ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Aaron Atom Vyvial ... grip (as Aaron Vyvial)
Paul Willis ... grip (as Paul 'Crow' Willis)
Harrison Witt ... electrician
Thomas Young ... additional second assistant camera (as Thomas L. Young III)

Casting Department

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Jan Sacks ... casting assistant
Beth Sepko ... casting: Texas / extras casting: Texas

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Bernal ... costume buyer
Janice Janecek ... key set costumer
Nyima Johnston ... set costumer (as Nyimr R. Johnston)
Jenna Kautzky ... wardrobe supervisor
Amy Maner ... set costumer
Antoinette Sales ... seamstress
Franci Vega ... costumer: Ms. Roberts
Marnika Weiss ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Jody LeHeup ... location production assistant
Monica Walters ... assistant location manager (as Monica Walters Crowley)

Music Department

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Koo Abuali ... music supervisor
Alex Cornish ... writer: performer "Don't Hold Me back"
Jane Antonia Cornish ... orchestrator
Emily Haffenden ... assistant to music supervisor
James T. Hill ... music scoring mixer
The Hollywood Studio Symphony ... orchestra
Matthew Janszen ... conductor
Genevieve Lee ... musician: pianist
Alexander Malter ... musician: pianist / musician: piano, Vincent Trio
Alyssa Park ... musician: solo violin
Markus Rindt ... orchestra contractor
Dietmar Schwalke ... musician: cello, Vincent Trio
Friedmann Seidlitz ... musician: clarinet
Dresdner Sinfoniker ... orchestra
Christian Stadelmann ... musician: violin, Vincent Trio
Jonathan Stockhammer ... conductor
Robert M. Urband ... music production coordinator
Ronald J. Webb ... music editor (as Ron Webb)
Xaio-Dan-Zheng ... musician: cello
Javier Abad ... music programmer (uncredited)
Kevin Crehan ... music editor: temp (uncredited)
Joel Iwataki ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Jason Ruder ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Keith Albert ... driver: grip truck
Thomas Bunker ... driver
Dwight Cary ... driver (as Curly Cary) / driver (as Dwight A. Cary)
Danny Castaneda ... driver: set dressing (as Daniel J. Castaneda)
John Cherry ... transportation coordinator
Mark Crosby ... driver
Francisco De La Fuente ... driver
James Wiley Fowler ... picture car coordinator (as James Fowler)
Joe Gallien ... driver (as Joe Gallier)
Mike Hitch ... driver: fueler / driver: wardrobe truck
Cliff Hunt ... driver
Dennis Lally ... teamster captain
Xavier Maldonado ... driver: star trailer
Bobby Nelson ... driver
Lonnie Nelson ... transportation captain
James Oliveria ... driver: insert car
Hector G. Rodriguez ... driver: camera truck (as Hector Rodriguez)
Charles Russel ... driver
Allene L. Schriber ... driver: production van
Bobby Sconci ... driver: camera truck (as Bobbi Sconci)
Russell E. Scott ... driver: insert car
Jesus F. Tellez ... driver (as Jesse Tellez)
Tim Thompson ... driver: special effects stakebed
Victor Villareal ... driver: prop truck
Wilburn White ... driver: star trailer (as Wilburn W. White)
Steven Willhoite ... driver: production van (as Steven W. Wilhoute)
Chad Lovoy ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Ackerman ... chef
Diane Alikis ... legal assistant
John Arszyla ... construction paramedic
Donald Banks ... set production assistant (as Donald D. Banks)
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
Ken Beggs ... wrangler
Heidi Berry ... assistant: Ms. Watson
Garrett Bjorkman ... chef
Christopher Borgmann ... legal counsel
Erik Bright ... public relations: Insignia
Mary Chamberlin ... lab coordinator
Marjorie Chodorov ... production accountant
Theresa Curtin ... assistant: Mr. Weber
Greg Diest ... set production assistant
Amber Adrianna Doyen ... Production Assistant (as Amber Doyen)
Scott Duncan ... chef
Cassandra Ehrenberg ... assistant: Ms. Chew
Joe Fiske ... key craft service
Mandy Friedrich ... teacher
Rebecca Fulton ... script supervisor
Kayse Goodell ... set production assistant
Tom Goodrich ... teacher (as Thomas Goodrich)
Jack Wayen Greenberg ... security: Ms. Roberts
Anthony Griffin ... set production assistant
Heather Hollingsworth ... dialect coach: Ms. Watson
Claudette Kazzoun ... assistant: Ms. Moss
Bill Lanier ... production coordinator (as William Lanier)
David Long ... caterer: locations
Andrea Longan ... office production assistant
Kandis Longan ... production secretary
Shane Mallory ... set production assistant
Marryann E. Menzies ... accounting clerk
Molly Murray ... first assistant accountant
Cheryl Nelson ... production attorney
Kelley Newman ... public relations: Insignia
Lily Pahlow ... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Elizabeth Passarelli ... assistant: Mr. Rose
Daniel Salas-Porras ... production coordinator
Saul Sanchez ... craft service assistant
Jeremy Sexton ... assistant to producers
Kathleen Shaw ... payroll accountant
Rick Shuster ... helicopter pilot
Mark Spencer ... assistant: Mr. Reynolds / set production assistant
Max Sturgeon ... set production assistant
Raigen Thornton ... set medic
Caryn Waechter ... assistant: Mr. Lee
Brian Walker ... assistant: Mr. Dafoe
Suraj Gohill ... production lender (uncredited)
Kana LiVolsi ... stand-in (uncredited)
Lydia Nelsen ... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Padilla ... world sales executive (uncredited)
Damon Phillips ... stand-in (uncredited)
Kiri Weatherby ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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Danny Mandel ... special production thanks
Andrew Matthews ... special thanks
Michael Moncreiff ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A family with an abusive father, a sensitive son, and a mother out of her depth: we see them when Michael is about 12 and when he's in his 30's, a writer of romance novels, going home for his mother and sister's college graduations. We go back and forth between the two periods: when Michael is a boy, the pressure builds to the point when the thin thread keeping them as a family threatens to break, and there's a fight. During Michael's trip home, there's an unexpected death which prolongs his stay and brings to the light his relationship with his father, his aunt, and her young children. Michael's estranged wife joins them for the funeral. Written by

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Taglines Having a son is not the same as being a father. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Zurück im Sommer (Germany)
  • Luciérnagas en el jardín (Spain)
  • Σαν μια λάμψη στο σκοτάδι (Greece)
  • Les lucioles dans le jardin (Canada, French title)
  • Jaanimardikate aed (Estonia)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $36,884, 14 Oct 2011
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,393,161, 03 Nov 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to director Dennis Lee, the first person who read the script was Carrie-Anne Moss. See more »
Goofs When Kelly first appears walking into the house after the funeral, the boom mic is visibly above the doorway. See more »
Movie Connections References Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Piano Trio in A minor (Op. 50) See more »
Quotes Jimmy: [to Michael] Gotta tell you my kids love it here. Christopher's in your old room and Leslie here is in Ryne's.
[turns to Leslie]
Jimmy: Say hello to your cousin.
Michael: [to Leslie, when she doesn't say anything] You're short.
Jimmy: [to Michael] Yeah guest room's upstairs, second door on the right, but I guess you know that because uh this is your home.
Leslie: Uncle Charlie said it's our home now.
Jimmy: You're right honey, it is our home now. But um, Michael grew up here so... it's his home, too.
Leslie: But it's our home.
Jimmy: [picks Leslie up] What do you say we go catch some more of that ball game, huh?
[to Michael as he starts walking]
Jimmy: If you need anything let me know.
Michael: Okay.
Jimmy: [stops and turns back to Michael] Hey this... this is great, you know... It's good to...
Michael: Yeah you too.
[Mouths to Leslie after Jimmy turns back around]
Michael: It's MY home.
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