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A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

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John Tyree
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Savannah Curtis
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Mr. Tyree
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Tim
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Noodles
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Rooster (Dan Rooney)
Gavin McCulley ...
Starks
Jose Lucena Jr. ...
Berry (as Jose Lucena)
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Captain Stone
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Randy
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Susan
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Daniels (as William Howard)
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Mr. Curtis
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Mrs. Curtis (as Mary Rachel Dudley)
Bryce Hayes ...
Yellow Shirt
R. Braeden Reed ...
6 Years Old Alan
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14 Years Old Alan
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Coin Dealer #1
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Coin Dealer #2
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Pastor
David Dwyer ...
Steve the Owner
Anthony Osment ...
Other Surfer
Jim Wenthe ...
Professor
Matt Blue ...
Doctor
Lauree Bradway ...
Party Guest #1
Glenn M. Tatum ...
Party Guest #2
Martin Coleman Bowen ...
Party Guest #3
Maxx Hennard ...
Berg
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Young Beret
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Colonel Kittrick (as Steven O'Connor)
Jessica Lucas ...
Nurse (as Jessica M. Lucas)
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Tim's Nurse
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7 Years Old John (as Bryce Hogarth Armendariz)
Amanda Garsys ...
Gawky Girl at Party
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Airport Security Guard
Cenk Otay ...
Screaming Man
Russell A. Turner ...
Adams
Lisa Burrascano ...
Woman In Park
Mary Fischer ...
Helpful Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew M. Anderson ...
Surfer (uncredited)
Sasha Azevedo ...
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Brett Lee Clark ...
Party Guest #4 (uncredited)
Cricket Ellis ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Afghani (uncredited)
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Airport Patron (uncredited)
Moses D. Gardner III ...
Congolese Soldier (uncredited)
Anthony Garner ...
Frequent Flyer (uncredited)
Blake Garris ...
Fisherman (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Pam Hays ...
Air Traveler (uncredited)
Malia Herrick ...
Volleyball Player (uncredited)
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Tim (uncredited)
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Curtis Party Guest (uncredited)
Lawrence Laravela ...
Coin Inspector (uncredited)
Victor A. Lawrence ...
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
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Airport Official (uncredited)
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Traveler (uncredited)
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Child (uncredited)
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Congolese Soldier (uncredited)
Selena V. Raffaele ...
Afgahn (uncredited)
Ernest Rogers Sr. ...
Airport Patron (uncredited)
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Airport Traveler (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lasse Hallström

Written by

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Jamie Linden ... (screenplay)
 
Nicholas Sparks ... (novel)

Produced by

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Marty Bowen ... producer
Michael Disco ... associate producer
Toby Emmerich ... executive producer
Wyck Godfrey ... producer
Ken Halsband ... co-producer (as Kenneth Halsband)
Ryan Kavanaugh ... producer
Jamie Linden ... co-producer
Jeremiah Samuels ... executive producer
Tucker Tooley ... executive producer
Michele Weiss ... executive producer

Music by

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Deborah Lurie

Cinematography by

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Terry Stacey

Film Editing by

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Kristina Boden

Editorial Department

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Victoria Anderson ... colorist assistant
Dana Bloder ... digital intermediate producer
Jessica Elvin ... digital intermediate editor
Abbi Jutkowitz ... additional assistant editor
Victoria Lang ... first assistant editor
Paloma Mele ... apprentice editor: film
Richie Roefaro ... final cut pro technician
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
Pascal Vaguelsy ... post-production coordinator
Michael P. Whipple ... digital intermediate engineer
Jeffrey Wolf ... additional editor
Jim Passon ... color timer: DeLuxe (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge ... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Joanna Colbert
Mark Fincannon
Rich Mento ... (as Richard Mento)

Production Design by

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Kara Lindstrom

Art Direction by

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Mark Garner

Set Decoration by

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Summer Eubanks

Costume Design by

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Dana Campbell
Kathryn Langston Orindgreff ... (as Kathryn Langston)

Makeup Department

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Deborah Ball ... hair stylist
John R. Bayless ... key makeup artist
Susan Buffington ... additional hair stylist
Gigi Collins ... assistant makeup artist (as Angela Rogers)
Whitney James ... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Kelly E. Marlow ... key hair stylist (as Kelly E. Caldwell)
Mary L. Mastro ... hair stylist: Los Angeles (as Mary Mastro)
Patricia McAlhany Glasser ... hair department head
Jason Willis ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Billy Badalato ... unit production manager
Kaylene Carlson ... production supervisor
Shannon Gaulding ... executive in charge of production
Ken Halsband ... executive in charge of production
Christopher Kulikowski ... post-production supervisor
Haley Sweet ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randall Balsmeyer ... additional second unit director
Charles Croughwell ... second unit director
Julie Cummings ... second second assistant director
Cara Giallanza ... first assistant director
Borjan Jovanovich ... second assistant director: second unit
John Tagamolila ... second assistant director
John M. Tyson ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Alexandria Andross ... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Chris Bogart ... painter
Elizabeth Boller ... art department coordinator
Kenneth Bryant ... gang boss
Barret B. Burlage ... art department assistant
Richard M. Cole ... construction general foreman
Randy Crabb ... propmaker
Omar Cruz ... props: additional photography
D. Tobias Denney ... assistant property master
Greg Eddins ... propmaker
Elsie Eubanks ... buyer
Jonathan Fenin ... prop maker
Andrea Mae Fenton ... set decorator: additional photography
Jordan Foster ... set dresser
Patrick Fuhrman ... leadman
Jeremy A. Gibbs ... propmaker (as Jeremy Gibbs)
Joe Golz ... propmaker
Geoffrey S. Grimsman ... assistant art director
Jane Gulick ... property master: Los Angeles
Kevin Hardison ... set designer
Frank J. Hart ... location foreman
Lillian Heyward ... graphic designer
Chris Holcombe ... assistant property master: second unit / prop assistant
Alexandra Hopkins ... art department assistant
Scott Johnson ... on-set dresser
Steven Kerlagon ... scenic charge
Richard Krish ... set dresser
Christopher Kuder ... propmaker
Andree Lago ... scenic foreman
Scott A. Lawson ... set dresser
Bill MacSems ... property master
Drayton McClellan ... propmaker
Dutch Merrick ... property master: additional photography
Jonathan S. Morgan ... scenic
Thomas A. Morris Jr. ... construction coordinator
William Scot Noonan ... toolman
Katherine Parker ... painter
Gregg Perez ... set dresser
Frank Ponce ... production assistant
Michael Poplin ... prop assistant
John Pundt ... graphic artist
F. Auguste Rahmberg ... art department researcher
William Rampey ... propmaker
Gregory Schmitz ... paint foreman
Kelly Schultz ... set dresser
Grant Shaffer ... storyboard artist
Michael Shapiro ... set dresser
Nicole Strojny ... set painter
Debi Shirk Tagliaferro ... art department co-ordinator
Thomas R. Wagner ... on-set property master/armorer
Stephanie Waldron ... key greensman
Scott D. Warner ... mill foreman
Michael A. Wells ... location foreman

Sound Department

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Douglas Axtell ... sound mixer: Los Angeles unit (as Doug Axtel)
David Boulton ... adr mixer: Sound One
Joe Cappelletti ... voice director: adr
Timothy Cargioli ... boom operator
Rachel Chancey ... foley supervisor: Sound One
Krissopher Chevannes ... machine room operator: Sound One (as Kristopher Chevannes) / re-recordist: Sound One (as Kristopher Chevannes)
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer: Sound One (as Ryan Collision)
Dan Edelstein ... adr editor: Sound One
Robert Fernandez ... recording mixer: Sound One (as Roberto Fernandez)
Jonathan Gaynor ... production sound mixer
Heather Gross ... background editor: Sound One
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer: Sound One
Randall L. Johnson ... boom operator: Los Angeles unit (as Randy Johnson)
Igor Nikolic ... assistant editor: Sound One
Dave Paterson ... recording mixer: Sound One (as David Patterson) / supervising sound editor: Sound One (as David Patterson)
Jay Peck ... foley talent: Sound One
James Peterson ... second boom operator
Kim Podzimek ... cableman: Los Angeles unit
Mary Ellen Porto ... dialogue editor: Sound One
Damian Volpe ... sound fx editor: Sound One

Special Effects by

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Susan Beavis ... special effects buyer
Katie Clinebelle ... special effects assistant
David Hill ... special effects technician
Michael J. Hudson ... special effects foreman
Morgan McMath Rogers ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Chris Gelles ... visual effects executive producer: & Company
David Isyomin ... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Eric Leverenz ... digital imaging
David Piombino ... visual effects artist
Kevin Vale ... digital imaging

Stunts

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Mike Brady ... stunt player
Charles Croughwell ... stunt coordinator
Joshua Croughwell ... stunts
Roy Farfel ... stunt player
Anthony Osment ... stunt surfer
Mark Rayner ... stunt double: Channing Tatum
Brett Rodriguez ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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William 'Bill' Allanson II ... electrician
Benjamin Baggott ... additional electrician
Jamie Baglio ... best boy electric
Will Barker ... additional rigging electrician
Robby Baumgartner ... camera operator (as Robert Baumgartner)
Chrys Blackstone ... electrician
Warren Brace ... additional second assistant camera / camera intern
Chris Cotterman ... grip: additional photography
Ben Davidson ... electrician
Rick Davidson ... camera operator: "b" camera operator/Steadicam
Keith B. Davis ... key first assistant camera
Jason Dunn ... rigging grip
Colin Duran ... additional second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jerome Fauci ... additional camera operator: "b" camera / additional steadicam operator
Les Franck ... best boy grip
Scott Garfield ... still photographer
Zsolt P. Haraszti ... camera loader
Chris Hayes ... camera operator: "a" camera
Patrick R. Heffernan ... key grip: additional
Geoff Herbert ... key grip: second unit
Adam Hinson ... rigging electrician
Robert Hoelen ... grip
Adam Horne ... rigging best boy electrician
Blake H. Hughes ... rigging grip
Robert Ikeda ... grip: additional photography
Dave Justice ... grip
Christian Kessler ... second assistant camera
Brian Knox ... grip
Charles Laughon ... tv playback operator
Peter Manno ... underwater assistant cameraman
Jamie A. Marlowe ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jack McCollum ... lighting balloon technician
Mark C. McManus ... video assist operator
James M. Muro ... director of photography: second unit (as Jimmy Muro)
Alan Newcomb ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Josh Quick ... electrician (as Joshua Quick)
Christian Satrazemis ... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit
Francesco Sauta ... additional film loader
David Shakibanasab ... rigging electrician
Darrell B. Sheldon ... dolly grip
Ken Shibata ... gaffer
Derek Smith ... additional first assistant camera
Jeff Sterner ... set lighting
Tommy Ray Sullivan Jr. ... day player: grip/electrician (as Tommy Sullivan Jr.)
Zach Tharp ... rigging electrician
Derek E. Tindall ... rigging electrician
Dan Turek ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Wallace ... electrician
Bo Webb ... camera operator: "b" camera
Bob Williams ... grip
Dennis Zoppe ... key grip
Peter Zuccarini ... underwater director of photography
Barret B. Burlage ... epk camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cody Chandler ... extras casting assistant
Christine Colvin ... casting assistant (as Christine Schaefer)
Tona B. Dahlquist ... extras casting
Mark Fincannon ... location casting
Sondra James ... adr voice casting
Jason Looney ... casting production assistant
John McAlary ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Teresa Beach ... additional costumer
Natalie Marie Fernandez ... costume production assistant (as Natalie Tyler)
Shawna-Nova Foley ... set costumer
Terri Helms ... seamstress
Karen Keyes ... additional set costumer
Keva Keyes ... key costumer
Ginger Knussmann ... costumer
Kate Sawyer ... costume assistant
Keith Taylor ... key costumer

Location Management

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Chris Drake ... location assistant
Cindi Hobgood ... location manager
David Thornsberry ... additional location manager

Music Department

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Nancy Allen ... music editor
Tim Davies ... conductor
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Matt Franko ... music preparation
Season Kent ... music supervisor
Abraham Libbos ... orchestrator
Mark Robertson ... concertmaster
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Zack Ryan ... additional arrangements
Peter Seibert ... additional arrangements
Casey Stone ... music scoring mixer
Happy Walters ... music supervisor
Chris Westlake ... additional arrangements
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation (uncredited)
Bart Samolis ... musician (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Beverly Ballzigler ... driver
Kenneth Bennett ... driver: camera truck
C. Benny Dietz ... picture car coordinator
Fred Farrington ... driver
Perry Hickman ... driver
Joshua J. Hobson ... driver
McCullen Lewis ... driver
Dennis Love ... driver
Todd Luckey ... production van operator
Jack Munn ... driver
Frankie Padgett ... driver
Joey Ricker ... driver
Lee Siler ... transportation coordinator
Corey Simon ... driver
Susan Simpson ... driver
Lance Sudano ... driver
Doug Wright ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Tristan Adamczuk ... stand-in
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
T.J. Amato ... assistant: Kenneth L. Halsband
Jordan Anderson ... production intern
Libby Anderson ... production secretary
Neil Andrea ... marine department
Cua-Cua Apey ... boat captain
Amber Asaro ... assistant: mr. kavanaugh
Amanda Austin ... stand-in
Kirk Bair ... set production assistant
Joan Baker ... adr artist
Greg Bator ... production assistant
Linda Benjamin ... EVP of Business and Legal Affairs: Relativity Media
Gregory Bishop ... project officer: department of defense
Phil Blevins ... autism consultant
Michael T. Brady ... marine coordinator
Clayton Brannon ... picture double
Bridget Briley-Snook ... production legal counsel (as Bridget Briley)
Lisa Burrascano ... assistant: Amanda Seyfried
Daniel Cabeza ... assistant: Tucker Tooley (as Danny Cabeza)
Alex Capaldi ... assistant: Kenneth Halsband
Dama Claire ... production consultant
Gina Crane ... product placement coordinator (as Gina M. Crane)
Dennis Davidson ... International publicity consultants
Paul O. Davis ... second unit supervisor
Justin Dybowski ... set production assistant
Karen Eisenstadt ... production accountant
Danny Elhaj ... post -production assistant
Philip Elway ... executive vice president: Business Affairs
Harald Galinski ... accounting clerk: wrap / additional production secretary
Philippe Gallichet ... chef
Vanessa Garsys ... assistant: Lasse Hallström / production secretary
Grace Karman Graham ... production accounting assistant (as Karman Graham Franck)
Adrienne L. Graves ... second assistant accountant
Todd Hergott ... armorer
Daniel Herther ... executive assistant: Eyan Kavanaugh
Elizabeth Elliott Hopkins ... production counsel
Maria Hyde ... assistant: Lasse Hallström
Daniel Hydrick III ... livestock coordinator (as Daniel E. Hydrick)
Ashley Janusek ... assistant: Kenneth Halsband
Spencer Jarvis ... production assistant
Cindy King ... production assistant: reshoots
Isaac Klausner ... assistant: Wyck Godfrey
Kevin Knotts ... helicopter ground safety (uncredited)
Ashley Kravitz ... clearance coordinator
Erik Anders Lang ... epk producer
Melissa Voyagis Langham ... epk field producer (as Melissa Voyagis)
Scott Levine ... unit publicist
Michael Lippman ... assistant: Tucker Tooley
Thomas Loftus ... senior vice president of business and legal affairs
Adam C. Londy ... assistant: Marty Bowen (as Adam Londy)
Dustin Major ... livestock wrangler
Yelena Makarczyk ... dubbing director
Rachaelle McCorkle ... production legal counsel
Gavin McCulley ... military consultant (as Capt. Gavin McCulley)
Rebecca Merle ... assistant: Lasse Hallström
Debbie Merritt ... assistant production office coordinator
Tara Erica Moore ... production assistant
Sean Murphy ... additional assistant accountant
Vicente C. Ogilvie ... Department of Defense liaison officer
Harley Pasternak ... fitness trainer
Eva Quiroz ... vice president of operations
Judson Ragsdale ... production assistant
Jonathan Randell Silver ... adr loop group
Mark Rayner ... surf instructor
Marlaine Reiner ... executive assistant: Ryan Kavanaugh
Tracy Remmereid ... travel coordinator
Michele Robertson ... publicist
Brett Rodriguez ... assistant: Channing Tatum
David M. Rodriguez ... post production accountant
Luke Marcus Rosen ... adr: voice
J. William Russell ... livestock wrangler
Keegan Sacko ... set production assistant
Mel Sanftner ... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Nina Saxon ... title designer
Martin R. Scarbrough ... medic
George Schoendorfer ... set medic
Brian Marshall Turner ... medical coordinator
Tom Vick ... stand-in
Melissa Wallace ... production secretary
Townson Wells ... production assistant
Jerri Whiteman ... first assist accountant
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. ... set production assistant
Joshua Benedict ... production assistant (uncredited)
Douglas I. Schwartz ... office production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Michael Roy Scott ... stand-in: Henry Thomas (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

South Carolina US Army Special operations soldier John is on summer leave from his German base, visiting his widowed father. Being gallant on the pier, he befriends college student Savannah, a college student, and her buddies, a terminal father and his angelic son. John falls in love with Savannah, who diagnoses his beloved, gentle but weird father as mildly autistic. He plans not to sign up again, but 9/11 changes that, and she won't wait idly while their friends desperately need help. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines Is Duty enough reason to live a lie ? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cher John (France)
  • Das Leuchten der Stille (Germany)
  • Querido John (Spain)
  • Dragi Johne (Croatia)
  • Wciaz ja kocham (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $30,468,614, 07 Feb 2010
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $114,977,104, 03 Nov 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia "Dear John" is military slang for a letter from a girlfriend breaking up with a soldier. See more »
Goofs Tim is taking the trash out and John drives up to speak with Savannah who is not home. Tim reaches into the trash and gives John a scrap of paper to write a message on to leave for her, and a pen also magically appears. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dear John, The Squeakquel and Bad Lieutenant (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Amber See more »
Quotes John Tyree: No matter where you are in the world,the moon is never bigger than your thumb.
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