After a journalist discovers his identity, a former Weather Underground activist goes on the run.

Director:

Robert Redford

Writers:

Lem Dobbs (screenplay by), Neil Gordon (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Jim Grant / Nick Sloan
Shia LaBeouf ... Ben Shepard
Julie Christie ... Mimi Lurie
Susan Sarandon ... Sharon Solarz
Nick Nolte ... Donal Fitzgerald
Chris Cooper ... Daniel Sloan
Terrence Howard ... FBI Agent Cornelius
Stanley Tucci ... Ray Fuller
Richard Jenkins ... Jed Lewis
Anna Kendrick ... Diana
Brendan Gleeson ... Henry Osborne
Brit Marling ... Rebecca Osborne
Sam Elliott ... Mac Mcleod
Stephen Root ... Billy Cusimano
Jackie Evancho ... Isabel Grant (as Jacqueline Evancho)
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Storyline

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan, a.k.a. Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, for which he is wanted as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the F.B.I. while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals, even as Nick faces their consequences with another. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

You can't escape the past

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The final screenwriter on the film was an uncredited Bill Holderman. See more »

Goofs

One sequence takes place at "Bureau of the State, Department of Licencing". In New York State, where the scene is set, there is no such entity as "Bureau of the State - Department of Licencing" -- the corresponding government office in actuality would be The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, where drivers licenses are obtained. Moreover, "licencing" is British spelling -- something that you'd never see in an official context in the U.S. See more »

Quotes

Jim Grant: I thought he died.
Donal Fitzgerald: Yeah we all died. Some of us just came back.
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Soundtracks

Islands
Performed by Huddle
Written by Mark Satterthwaite (SOCAN) Clay Jones (SOCAN)
Published by Third Side Music Inc.
Courtesy of Huddle 2011
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To Forgive American Terrorists
1 February 2014 | by sychonicSee all my reviews

This is a story, fictional of course, though based on factual events, about American terrorists from the early 1970's who set bombs and killed people for a variety of radical reasons. The fiction part of the movie is that it doesn't quite take into account the reality of the murderous reality of the actual terrorists.

Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, and evidently many of the rest of the cast, don't seem to be concerned about the truth of the matters that occurred at that time. Death, destruction, bombs, violence. The facile, and self-important illusions they decided upon, are never considered.

Foolishness abounds, and the terrorists are very self forgiving as they go about their lives after they have decided they hate the nation they thrive in.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Company You Keep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,718, 7 April 2013

Gross USA:

$5,133,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,014,680
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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