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Arlen Faber ()


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A reclusive author of spiritual books is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab.

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Arlen Faber
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Elizabeth
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Kris Lucas
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Anne
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Dahlia
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Terry Fraser
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Mailman
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Mrs. Gold
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Alex
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Riley Lucas
Peter Patrikios ...
Ross
Greg Wood ...
Businessman #1
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Journalist
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Paul
Sally Mercer ...
Customer
Lauren Emily Jacobs ...
Young Girl (as Lauren Jacobs)
David Mulholland ...
Male Customer
Charles J. Corrado Jr. ...
Roy (as Chalie Corrado)
Bev Appleton ...
Patient
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Old Woman
Sandra Landers ...
Singing Wife
Ginny Graham ...
Singing Grandmother
Conor O'Brien ...
Singing Son
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Singing Daughter
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Fan of Arlen Faber (uncredited)
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Ty (uncredited)
Ricky Heidelbaugh ...
School Boy (uncredited)
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Book Signing Patron (uncredited)
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Bookstore Customer (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
Nicole Lee ...
Bookstore Customer (uncredited)
Marguerite Mastromatto ...
Teacher (uncredited)
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Fan of Arlen Faber (uncredited)
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Cute Girl on Street (uncredited)
Jean Orlando ...
Chiropractor Patient (uncredited)
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Elizabeth's Date (uncredited)
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Dining Guest (uncredited)
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Theater Attendee (uncredited)
Chuck Schanamann ...
Bookstore Customer (uncredited)
David Adam Smith ...
AA Member (uncredited)
Francine Bianco Tax ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Dan Van Wert ...
Diner Patron (uncredited)
John Wooten ...
Parent (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Hindman

Written by

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John Hindman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Deborah Aquila ... co-producer
Rachel Cohen ... executive producer
Daniel Crown ... executive producer
Jana Edelbaum ... producer
Peter Graham ... executive producer
Stephen Hays ... executive producer
Michael Lesser ... executive producer
Kevin J. Messick ... producer
Rebecca Rivo ... co-producer

Music by

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Teddy Castellucci

Cinematography by

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Oliver Bokelberg

Film Editing by

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Gerald B. Greenberg

Editorial Department

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Glenn Cocco ... first assistant editor
Rob Giglio ... dailies film colorist
Dan Wesselman ... account manager
Lee Wimer ... color timer
Benjamin Wiser ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Jennifer L. Smith
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Alex DiGerlando

Art Direction by

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Dawn Masi

Set Decoration by

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Bruce Sumerfield

Costume Design by

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Rebecca Gregg ... (as Rebecca Bentjen)

Makeup Department

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Qodi Armstrong ... department head hairstylist
Diane Heller ... department head makeup artist
Janice Innella ... hair stylist (as Janice Inella)
Pamela Peitzman ... makeup artist (as Pamela Pietzman)

Production Management

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Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor
Wendy Mooradian ... production supervisor
David Townsend ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bobby Kennedy ... second second assistant director
Josh Newport ... first assistant director
Mark Shandley ... second assistant director (as Mark Shandlay)

Art Department

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Brett Acker ... set dresser
Greta Alexander ... set dresser
Michelle Connolly ... scenic artist
Eric de Jesus ... scenic artist
Johanna Dinella ... scenic artist (as Johanne Dinello)
Burton Dodge ... scenic artist
Elizabeth Duby ... scenic artist
Kenneth H. Finn ... assistant property master (as Ken Finn)
Tom Groody ... set dresser
Jeffrey Heinbach ... art department intern
Samantha Higgins ... art department clearances
Erika S. Katz ... buyer (as Erika Katz)
Paul Maiello ... construction coordinator
Rodger Peterson ... scenic artist
Douglas Poland ... art department production assistant (as Doug Poland)
Charles J. Scott ... on-set dresser (as Chuck Scott)
John Sedlack ... art intern
Christine Sysko ... lead dresser
Steve Sysko ... gang boss
Adam Ursone ... art department intern
Eric Wahlstrom ... art department production assistant
Tom West ... set dresser
Jim Williams ... property master
Linda Yeckley ... camera scenic

Sound Department

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Keith Anthony ... adr loop group
Michael J. Benavente ... supervising sound editor
Ranjani Brow ... adr loop group
June Christopher ... adr loop group
Jonathan Golodner ... sound editor (as Jonothan Golodner)
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Dominic Hoffman ... adr loop group
Wendy Hoffman ... adr loop group (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Richard Jannone ... adr loop group
Brian Jordan ... boom operator
Suhail Kafity ... sound editor (as Suhail F. Kafity)
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Tricia Linklater ... sound editor
Bruce Litecky ... sound mixer
Howard London ... adr mixer
Derek Marcil ... re-recording mixer
Kevin Nanaumi ... assistant sound editor
Juan Pacheco ... adr loop group
Nancy Parker ... foley artist
Kyle Rochlin ... foley mixer
Clay Savage ... adr loop group
Jill Sayre ... adr loop group
Daisy Torme ... adr loop group
Nello Torri ... re-recording mixer
James Wright ... dolby sound consultant

Visual Effects by

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Ramzi Hogan ... animator
William Lebeda ... creative director / designer
David Midgen ... visual effects producer
Steve Pacheco ... designer
Nelson Yu ... animator

Stunts

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Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Asbury ... gaffer
John Baer ... still photographer
Chris Beattie ... key grip
David Brandon ... electrician
Sheridan Braxton ... company grip
Bob Caldwell ... company electrician
Mark Catania ... company grip
René Crout ... second unit camera: first assistant
Bill Fiedler ... best boy electric
Dave Fortino ... company grip
Mara Galus ... second unit camera: second assistant
Thomas Greco ... first assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Tom Greco)
Nicholas Hahn ... first assistant camera: second unit
Wolfgang Held ... second unit director of photography
Colin Keech ... grip
April Lanci ... b camera second assistant
Michael Leonard ... key first assistant camera (as Michael Asa Leonard)
Robert Liccio Jr. ... generator operator
Ken McCallum ... dolly grip
Rob Mock ... best boy grip
Vincent Morsillo ... electrician (as Vince Morsillo)
Mike Panczenko Jr. ... film loader (as Michael Panczenko)
John Pirozzi ... second unit director of photography
Lawrence Price ... generator operator
Leon Sanginiti ... a camera second assistant (as Leon Sanginiti Jr)
I. Nate Scaglione ... electrician (as Nate Scaglione)
Steven Seese ... electrician (as Steve Seese)
David Taicher ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Greg Yurkivich ... company electrician
Kevin Kindle ... camera intern (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Regina Haigh ... casting assistant
Diane Heery ... casting: Philadelphia
Jason Loftus ... casting assistant: Philadelphia
Jennifer Painter ... casting assistant: Philadelphia (as Jen Painter)
Erin Toner ... casting associate: LA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rachel Courtney ... wardrobe intern
Sharon Curley ... costume production assistant
Honora Jackson ... key set costumer
Kara Morasco ... tailor
Kathie Pierson ... tailor
Andrew Salazar ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Amy Cutler ... assistant location manager / key assistant location manager
John Galloway ... assistant location manager
Dan Gorman ... location scout
Chris Gormley ... location assistant
Staci Hagenbaugh ... location manager
Christopher Sneade ... location coordinator (as Chris Sneade)

Music Department

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Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Mark Curry ... score mixer
Trevor Howard ... temp music
Greg Morgenstein ... music editor
Robert Puff ... music preparation
David Sabee ... conductor / music contractor
Steven A. Saltzman ... music editor
Richard Ziegler ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Ronald Bennett ... driver (as Ron Bennett)
Carl Erb ... driver
Joseph W. Kelly ... driver (as Joe Kelly)
Fred Linardis ... driver
Edward Lynch ... driver (as Ed Lynch)
William MacCready ... driver (as Bill MacCready)
Ed Malseed ... driver
John Morrone IV ... driver
George Naylor ... driver
George Palladino ... driver
Mark Simms ... driver: cast
John J. Sullivan ... transportation captain (as John Sullivan)
Alfred F. Weiss Jr. ... driver (as Al Weiss)
Joanne Wineland ... driver

Other crew

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Alexis Abate ... intern
Nicole Agostino ... set production assistant
Kelsey Bair ... stand-in: for Ms. Graham (as Kelsey Robinson)
Kristofer Barton ... office production assistant (as Kris Barton)
Eric R. Bellamy ... payroll accountant
Gene Beneventano ... chef
Brooks Boutwell ... parking production assistant
Tim Bradley ... set production assistant
Matt Braunsdorf ... assistant to Ms. Edelbaum and Ms. Cohen
Chad Cohen ... insurance services
Carol A. Compton ... script clearances
Rachel Courtney ... intern
Jen Cox ... production accountant
Lee Davis ... script supervisor
Anthony DeFrancesco ... set production assistant
Sean Donnelly ... parking coordinator
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor
Dana Fadelli ... intern
Karen Gehres ... epk producer (as Karen Gheres)
Maria Giordano ... caterer
Vanessa Gutin ... assistant production coordinator
Samantha Higgins ... clearance coordinator: art
Jason Hines ... intern
Matthew Johnsen ... intern
Kathleen Kelly ... set medic
Kevin Kindle ... intern
Elizabeth Kitchens ... production secretary
Nick Klinger ... office production assistant
Jon Kussmaul ... film runner production assistant
Adam Leach ... assistant accountant
Patrick Lombardo ... assistant to Ms. Edelbaum and Ms. Cohen (as Pat Lombardo)
Gabriella Ludlow ... business and legal affairs
Sean Maher ... dailies film assistant
Jim McNutt ... set production assistant
David Midgen ... titles producer
John Molin Jr. ... intern
Michele Moser ... set tutor
Amy Newman ... parking production assistant
Bill Pichakm ... parking production assistant
David Raynor ... production coordinator
Dan Reddy ... craft service
Jeff Reed ... chef
Erica Rega ... intern
Darryl Rhodes ... epk crew
John Richman ... stand-in: for Mr. Daniels
Marlena Schaefer ... parking coordinator
B.J. Schmidt ... epk crew
Adam Schoon ... production assistant
Dee Schuka ... post production accountant
Tom Selz ... business and legal affairs
James Sloane ... puppeteer
Ricky Staub ... office production assistant
Kate Stewart ... set production assistant
Ayumi Takashima ... intern
Sara Tonemah ... intern
Mariellen Ward ... set production assistant
Andy Williams ... dailies

Thanks

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Jodi Arnold ... the producers wish to thank
Karl R. Austen ... the producers wish to thank (as Karl Austen)
John Bottomly ... the producers wish to thank
Bob Burns ... the producers wish to thank
Charles Burns ... the producers wish to thank
James Casebere ... the producers wish to thank
Matthew Cohen ... the producers wish to thank
Calleen Cordero ... the producers wish to thank
Brian Freiburger ... the producers wish to thank
Matt Geuther ... the producers wish to thank
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ... the producers wish to thank
Donna Korkes ... the producers wish to thank
Jessica Lacy ... the producers wish to thank
John Landis ... the producers wish to thank
Nikki Locke ... the producers wish to thank
Erich Lubatti ... the producers wish to thank
Jessica Matthews ... the producers wish to thank
Mark McCarty ... the producers wish to thank
Stephen McFeely ... the producers wish to thank
Brett Moore ... the producers wish to thank
Sharon Pinkenson ... the producers wish to thank
Willy Richardson ... the producers wish to thank
Chris Russell ... the producers wish to thank
Hal Sadoff ... the producers wish to thank
Steven Shapiro ... the producers wish to thank
Keith Shore ... the producers wish to thank
Rebecca Taylor ... the producers wish to thank
Alec Waddell ... the producers wish to thank
Eddy Yablans ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Everyone wants to meet Arlen Faber, the world famous author of the best-selling spiritual book "Me and God," but crotchety, disgruntled Arlen simply wants to be left alone - and so far he's been successful in keeping his identity a secret. But all that changes when troubled bookstore owner Kris Lucas discovers his home address and barters books for Arlen's words of wisdom, and a back injury leads the reclusive writer to begin dating chiropractor and overprotective single mother Elizabeth. As Arlen's relationships with his newfound friends begin to grow, he must come to terms with his past and the realization that he doesn't hold all the answers. Written by The Massie Twins

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Taglines He wrote the book on life's big questions. But the truth is he hasn't got a clue. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Answer Man (United States)
  • The Dream of the Romans (United States)
  • The Answer Man (France)
  • The Answer Man (Germany)
  • Der göttliche Mr. Faber (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $12,998, 26 Jul 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
Goofs After Arlen puts the 45 record on, he jostles the stereo when he has his first back spasm. The needle clearly bounces off of the record but the music continues playing. After he falls to the floor, a close up of the record still playing is shown. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Hurt Locker/My Sister's Keeper/Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Mr. Pitiful See more »
Quotes Kris Lucas: Why can't I do the things I want to do? There's so much I know I'm capable of that I never actually do. Why is that?
Arlen Faber: The trick is to realize that you're always doing what you want to do... always. Nobody's making you do anything. Once you get that, you see that you're free and that life is really just a series of choices. Nothing happens to you. You choose.
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