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Stone (2010)

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A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path.

Director:

John Curran

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Jack
Edward Norton ... Stone
Milla Jovovich ... Lucetta
Frances Conroy ... Madylyn
Enver Gjokaj ... Young Jack
Pepper Binkley ... Young Madylyn
Sandra Love Aldridge Sandra Love Aldridge ... Miss Dickerson
Greg Trzaskoma Greg Trzaskoma ... Guard Peters
Rachel Loiselle Rachel Loiselle ... Candace
Kylie Tarnopol Kylie Tarnopol ... Young Candace
Bailey Tarnopol Bailey Tarnopol ... Young Candace
Madison Tarnopol Madison Tarnopol ... Young Candace
Peter Gray Lewis ... Warden (as Peter Lewis)
Sarab Kamoo Sarab Kamoo ... Janice
Richard Murphy Richard Murphy ... Guard #1
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Storyline

Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleas for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack by himself, Stone arranges for his wife, Lucetta (Milla Jovovich), to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception. Written by The Massie Twins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some People Tell Lies. Others Live Them.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert De Niro and Edward Norton appeared in The Score (2001). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Madylyn: Look at me.
Young Jack: Hmm?
Young Madylyn: I'm not standing for this.
Young Jack: Say what?
Young Madylyn: You keep my soul in a dungeon. I'm leaving.
Young Jack: [runs up the stairs, grabs his daughter out of bed, and holds her out the window] If you leave me, I'll throw her.
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Connections

Referenced in Maltin on Movies: No Strings Attached (2011) See more »

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Stone
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Written by Jon Brion
Published by You Can't Take It With You Music (ASCAP)
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The rare film and a good story
7 November 2010 | by ankitgoyal7See all my reviews

The basis of the story is quite simple (read the synopsis), but the majority of the film's focus is in its character study. This is where the actors seriously shine. That seems to be the issue with most of the negative responses the film received. Yes, it is slow paced. Yes, there's a lot of religious jargon thrown around. Yes, it is quite the anti- climactic film. But isn't that the point? De Niro, who I haven't seen in anything memorable after Jackie Brown (okay, I'll exclude The Good Shepherd), is marvelous as the underplayed Jack Mabrey. The subtle nuances he gives to a character so burned out of work, marriage -sidenote: Frances Conroy was amazing-, and life in general (the speech he gives at his brother's funeral in the beginning comes to mind) are nothing short of astonishing. I can't stress on how great the performance was, De Niro has definitely gone back on track.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,766, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$1,810,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,300,416
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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