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A Journal for Jordan ()


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1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, before he is killed in action in Baghdad, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father.

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Charles King
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Dana Canedy
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Jordan
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Sgt. T.J. Canedy / Dad
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Penny Canedy / Mom
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Gwen Canedy / Sister
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Mike Canedy / Brother
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Miriam
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Robin / Friend
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Ciro / Friend
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Manny / Doorman
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Schaefer
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Rosenblum
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Kaleshia / Nanny
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Waitress / Kentucky Diner
Ricky Tinelli ...
Waiter / Italian Restaurant
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Imhoff / Soldier
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Mohammed / Soldier
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Dana's Doctor
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Talkative Neighbor
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Lt. Colonel
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Janitor (uncredited)
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Aaron Sandberg (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Journalist (uncredited)
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DC Tourist (uncredited)
Jordan Cramer-Smith ...
Iraqi Kid (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
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Airline Passenger (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
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Times Journalist (uncredited)
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Columnist (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Iraq Kid (uncredited)
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1998 Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Parkgoer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Denzel Washington ... (directed by)

Written by

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Virgil Williams ... (screenplay by)
 
Charles Monroe King ... (based on the personal journal by)
 
Dana Canedy ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Molly Allen ... executive producer
Todd Black ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
David J. Bloomfield ... executive producer (as David Bloomfield)
Jason Blumenthal ... producer (produced by)
Dana Canedy ... co-producer
Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Chris Cole ... co-executive producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Michael B. Jordan ... producer (produced by)
LiUna ... co-executive producer
Richard McConnell ... executive producer
Donald Sparks ... co-producer (as Donald L. Sparks)
Steve Tisch ... producer (produced by)
Denzel Washington ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Marcelo Zarvos ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Maryse Alberti ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hughes Winborne

Editorial Department

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Mark DiStefano ... dailies operator
Alex Kaufman ... dailies operator
Carl S.G. Moore ... head of production: Company 3
Tom Pilla ... assistant editor
Jenna Roscoe ... dailies operator
Jason Saulog ... Finishing Editor
Aaron M. Shapiro ... dailies operator
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
Vanja Von Sek ... Apprentice Editor

Casting By

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Victoria Thomas

Production Design by

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Sharon Seymour

Art Direction by

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Peter Borck
James C. Feng

Set Decoration by

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Michelle Schluter-Ford
Halina Siwolop

Costume Design by

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Sharen Davis

Makeup Department

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Isata Allen ... hair stylist: Washington D.C.
Matiki Anoff ... makeup department head
Alexis Arenas ... makeup artist: Washington D.C.
Larry M. Cherry ... hair department head (as Larry Cherry)
Tamara Delbridge ... key makeup artist
Jove Edmond ... hair stylist
Thomas Floutz ... special effects makeup artist: Mojave (as Thom Floutz)
Lisa Forst ... special makeup effects artist: Washington D.C.
Koji Ohmura ... makeup artist: Mojave
Ngozi Olandu Young ... makeup artist: Washington D.C.
LaWanda M. Pierre ... key hair stylist (as Lawanda Pierre)
Tonyia Verna ... key makeup artist: Mojave (as Antonyia Verna)
Tene Wilder ... hair stylist: Washington D.C.
Sabrina Ziomi ... makeup artist
Kim Shriver ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Kriaris ... unit production manager
Sarah Spearing ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Dress ... second assistant director: Mojave Unit
Eddie Griffith ... second assistant director
George Lambert ... second second assistant director
Michelle Schrauwers ... second second assistant director: Mojave Unit
Donald Sparks ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Abigail Benavides ... second assistant decorator
Brian Lee Boyce ... graphic designer
Adam Brustein ... Motion Graphics
Tenniel Chu ... set dresser
Frank Didio ... construction coordinator
Warren Drummond ... storyboard artist
Bob Feltman ... assistant property master
Shannon Finnerty ... Assistant Set Decorator
Eva Firshein ... Set Decoration Buyer
Rhonda R. Fleming ... props (as Rhonda Fleming)
Will Fu ... PA art department
Alisha Hallmark ... Art Department Coordinator
Diem Hoang ... assistant art director
Leo Holder ... graphic designer
Allison Krumwiede ... Assistant Art Director
Kevin Ladson ... key property master
Ron Licari ... armorer
Wes Louie ... concept illustrator
Aleksandra Markovich ... construction production assistant
David Mauch ... set dresser
Alexa Montesa ... set dresser
Stephen Morahan ... assistant art director
Fanny Pereire ... fine art coordinator
Mandy Stahl ... assistant property master
Kia Steave-Dickerson ... car coordinator
Raqchel Walker ... props
John Welch ... armorer/prop assistant
Bryan Wieczezak ... Head Carpenter / key carpenter
Anthony S. Calypso ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Andrew Cier ... Sound utility
Nicholas Cochran ... re-recording mix technician
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer
Will Digby ... sound designer
Nerses Gezalyan ... Foley Mixer / sound mixer
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Justin Herman ... mix stage engineer
Sang Jun Kim ... dialogue editor
Micah Loken ... Supervising Dialogue Editor
Howard London ... adr mixer
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Marilyn Morris ... adr mixer
Sarah Myers ... Sound Utility
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer
Jamison Rabbe ... adr mixer
Edward Tise ... sound mixer
Mandell Winter ... Supervising Sound Editor

Special Effects by

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Cory Candrilli ... special effects foreman
Jeremy Hays ... special effects supervisor: mojave unit
Andrew Mortelliti ... special effects coordinator
Adam I. Rochester Sr. ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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John Allegretti ... 2D Artist: Zero VFX
Phoebe Britton ... compositor
Dan Cayer ... Visual Effect Supervisor: Zero VFX
James Dornoff ... visual effects data wrangler: desert unit / visual effects photographer: desert unit
Brian Drewes ... visual effects supervisor
David Entin ... visual effects coordinator: Columbia Pictures
Brian Houlihan ... visual effects producer: five am fx
Aditya Kolli ... visual effects compositor
Jia-Wei Lee ... senior compositor
Anu Liikkanen ... digital compositor
Arnon Manor ... Visual Effects Production Executive
Troy Moore ... visual effects supervisor
Mike Oakley ... visual effects artist
Kevin Samar ... compositor
Steven Spady ... visual effects editor: Zero VFX
Sergio Villegas ... Integration/matchmove lead: zero VFX
Scott Winston ... visual effects
Radoslav Yanudov ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Chris Barnes ... Stunt Water Safety
Janelle Beaudry ... utility stunts
Bobby Beckles ... stunt coordinator
Rustic Bodomov ... stunt driver
Phil Culotta ... stunt driver
Daniel Elman ... stunt driver
Clay Donahue Fontenot ... stunt coordinator
Glenn Goldstein ... stunts
Rick Kain ... stunt driver
Melissa H. Morgan ... utility stunts
Dean Neistat ... stunt driver
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts
Rex Reddick ... utility stunts
Jason Rodriguez ... stunt performer
Derric J. Stotts ... stunt driver
Valisa Tate ... stunt driver double: Chanté Adams
Tim Trella ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Grey Adkins ... lighting technician
Tristan Allen ... 'B' Camera Dolly Grip
Rebecca Arndt ... B camera operator
Jason Bauer ... digital imaging technician: Mojave/Ft. Irwin Unit
Benjamin L Becker ... vIdeo assist utility
Benjamin Louis Becker ... video assist utility
Steven Blizzard ... drone pilot
John Campbell ... lighting technician
Noah Chamis ... electrician
Donavan Clark ... grip: Mojave unit
Andrew Corbin ... lighting technician: Washington D.C.
Mike Cruse ... electrician
Steven Cueva ... a camera first assistant camera: Mojave Unit
Criss J. Davis ... loader: Mojave/Ft. Irwin Unit
John DePinto ... electrician (as John Depinto)
Oliver Divone ... 24 frame playback
Tulio Duenas ... First Assistant Camera: "B" Camera-Mojave Unit
Willie Farias ... grip: Mojave unit
Anthony Febboo ... grip: Mojave unit
Ellie Ann Fenton ... camera operator
Jesús Flores ... grip: Mojave unit
Jon Graham ... drone pilot
Gavin Grossi ... B Cam 2nd AC: Mojave Unit
James Harker ... Generator Operator
Michael Herron ... Video Assist Operator: Mojave/Ft Irwin Unit
Mike Holt ... Video Assist
Douglas K. Horton ... Digital Imaging Technician
Connie Huang ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Carlton Hudson ... grip: Mojave unit
David Kilgore ... Film Loader
Cornelia Klapper ... Second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrew Lupo ... rigging grip
Matt Mcneal ... lighting technician
Tim Metivier ... First AC A camera/Steadicam
Joseph Metzger ... first assistant camera
Alexander J. Nobbs ... video tech/24 frame playback
Alfred Padilla ... electrician
Andrew Peister ... drone technician
Jonathan M. Peralta ... camera loader
Rich Porta ... Lighting Programmer
Steve Ramsey ... gaffer
Jose L. Ruiz ... Chief Lighting Tech./Mojave Unit
Manny Serrano ... C Cam 2nd AC: Mojave Unit
Delaney Teichler ... B Camera Dolly Grip: Mojave Unit
Henry Tirl ... A Camera Operator / Steadicam Operator
Benton Ward ... drone technician
Ryan Webb ... best boy electric
Jozo Zovko ... A Cam 2nd AC: Mojave Unit
Jake Zuch ... video assist operator assistant

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Leigh Jonte ... casting associate
Kyle Martin ... Extras Casting Director
Leah Shapiro ... ny casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sade Campbell ... Costume Coordinator
Lynne Maureen Curtis ... wardrobe supervisor
David Fernandez ... key costumer
Danny Logan ... ager/dyer
Gaddiel Lopez ... BG Wardrobe Supervisor
Helen Monaghan ... costumer supervisor: la
Gilbert Montes ... set costumer
Chris Rumery ... assistant costume designer
Keith Shaw ... costumer
Hannah Shevlin ... costume assistant
Trisha Williams ... costumer: Michael B. Jordan

Location Management

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Karl Bigby ... location assistant
Becky Brake ... Location Manager
Monica Cohen ... assistant location manager: mojave unit
Ryan Ferguson ... location manager
Marco Gonzalez ... key assistant location manager
Caitlin Ronan ... assistant location manager
Malik Scott-Yoba ... assistant location manager / location scout
Benjamin J. Stern ... locations scout

Music Department

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Sara Andon ... musician: principal woodwinds
Spring Aspers ... Executive in Charge of Music
Russell Bartmus ... music preparation
Edward Lyle Barton ... Score Preparation
Jason Deran ... score technical engineer
David Everson ... musician: principal bass
Luke Flynn ... Music Preparation
Ross Gasworth ... musician: cello
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation
Alexis Hatch ... musician
Ny Lee ... Manager: Film Music, Sony Pictures
Gayle Levant ... musician: principal harp
Randy Miller ... Conductor , Orchestrator
Grace Oh ... musician
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Gregory Polzak ... score preparation
Jay B. Richardson ... music editor
Peter Rotter ... Music Contractor
Naomi Sato ... music preparation
Andrew Synowiec ... musician / musician: guitar
Mai Vo ... music preparation
Matthew Voogt ... music preparation
Jordan Warmath ... musician
Marcelo Zarvos ... soloist: piano
Joe Zimmerman ... music librarian

Script and Continuity Department

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Dawn Gilliam ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Chance Bostick ... driver
Michael A. Capotosto ... Driver: Michael B. Jordan / personal driver: transport facilities
Shawn Enright ... Driver: Mojave Unit
Curtis Norman Fuqua ... driver: Denzel Washington
David Labutte ... hair make up & costumes combo driver
Kim Latina ... transportation coordinator
Bryan Northup ... transportation captain
Oscar Rodriguez ... picture car transport driver
Steven Shaffer ... Picture car mechanic: mohave unit
Brian Stackhouse ... driver
Kendra Tally ... driver
Robert Randall Wolff ... picture car coordinator
Dave Woodcock ... water truck driver

Additional Crew

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Alicia Aswat ... Stand-In: for Chanté Adams
Nate Atwood ... assistant: Mr. Black & Mr. Blumenthal
Liz Barcia ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Donna Belsky ... studio teacher
Nick Bommer ... production accountant
Lacy Boughn ... assistant: Mr. Tisch
Jenna Brady ... Health & Safety Advisor
Jetmina Cafulli ... Health & Safety Advisor
Evan Cain ... Health & Safety Advisor
Christina Callandrillo ... Health & Safety Scheduling
Sean Calvano ... production assistant
Jang Hee Chong ... clearance coordinator
Arie Cooper ... Health & Safety Advisor (as Aaron Cooper)
Michael Cox ... testing intake assistant
Ruby Cribby ... Health & Safety Advisor
Gabrielle Diaz ... Health & Safety Advisor
Jacqueline Eastzer ... production assistant
Kevin Estrada ... studio portrait photographer
Emma Factor ... Health & Safety Advisor
Lisa'LiFi' Fisher ... Health & Safety Supervisor
Jeffrey A. Frommeyer ... Health & Safety Alt Supervisor (as Jeff Frommeyer)
Michael Garvey ... Stand-In
Andrea Giannetti ... studio executive: development
Adam Goldberg ... Accounting Clerk
Paul Hamill ... Health & Safety Manager
Tyler Howcott ... production assistant
Cilicia James ... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Kai Jiang ... office production assistant
Greg Kase ... Health & Safety Assistant Manager / Health & Safety Manager: Washington DC Unit
Lauren Keenan ... Health & Safety Coordinator
Katie Kemp ... Additional Set PA: D.C Unit
Jimmy Keyte ... Key Set Production Assistant: Mojave Unit
Latasha King ... production assistant
Elizabeth Kwack ... Health & Safety Secretary
Jessica Loddo ... italian dubbing director
Hernan Orlando Lopez ... Health & Safety Advisor
Eric C. Machuca ... Key Set Medic (as Eric Cole Machuca)
Sarah Madboly ... Health & Safety Advisor
Kahlil Mcfadden ... stage manager
Lori Sinclair Minor ... Health and Safety PA
Emily Mizer ... Health & Safety Coordinator: Mojave Unit
DeAnna Newman ... Health & Safety Advisor
Michael Velez Ojeda ... Health & Safety Advisor
Grant Olans ... Health & Safety Advisor
Sabrina Paterson ... Payroll Assistant
Rita Pearson ... executive assistant: Mr. Washington
Valerie Pritzlaff ... Studio Teacher
Matthew Rignanese ... key second assistant accountant
Rashedia Rogers ... Producer's Assistant
Thomas Rotondo ... Health & Safety Advisor / production office assistant
William A Rozelle ... Covid-19 Compliance Manager
Brady Schatzman ... Health & Safety Advisor
Rebecca Shapiro ... assistant: Mr. Bloomfield
Matthew Sherer ... Health & Safety Key Set Advisor
Gary J. Sims ... Payroll Accountant
Ebony Sojournier ... Assistant to Ms. Adams
Paul Straw ... assistant production coordinator: Mojave Unit
Joanna Stuba ... Health & Safety Advisor
Cid Swank ... unit publicist
May Tam ... production coordinator: Washington DC
Kelly Trivigno ... 1st Assistant Accountant
Chad Tyler ... Stand-In
Haley Vinges ... Health & Safety Advisor
Kyle Vonn Elzey ... production assistant
Claire Warden ... intimacy coordinator
Jermel Wilson ... Production Security
Chris Winn ... Craft Service
Scott Winn ... Craft Service
Alex Wood ... assistant: Ms. Allen
Louis Zuppardi ... Location Scout

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Plot Summary

Based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child. A sweeping account of a once-in-a-lifetime love, the film is a powerful reminder of the importance of family.

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Also Known As
  • Un diario para Jordan (Spain)
  • Hồi Ký Của Cha (Vietnam)
  • Le parole che voglio dirti (Italy)
  • Un diario para Jordan (Argentina)
  • Un journal pour Jordan (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 131 min
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Trivia As part of his project (and to pay respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces), Denzel Washington visited Fort Irwin, California in September 2020 to do a Meet and Greet with Soldiers and families. See more »
Movie Connections References The Jeffersons (1975). See more »
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Quotes Jordan: [coming back home having been battered and bruised] They Called Me A Wi**er... A White Ni**er
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