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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.

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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 ... 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 ... 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

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Some People Tell Lies. Others Live Them.

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La revelación See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,766, 10 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,796,024, 19 December 2010
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Angus MacLachlan originally wrote this as a play. It was performed once in 2003 as a staged reading. 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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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: No Strings Attached (2011) See more »

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Fonograaf
Written by Rutger Zuydervelt (BUMA / STEMRA / CEDAR)
Performed by Machinefabriek
Courtesy of Machinefabriek
By Arrangement with Rutger Zuydervelt
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yes, ed norton has a cornrows
16 October 2010 | by TheGOLDENWALRUSSee all my reviews

Deniro and Norton, back together again. Stone's first two acts are great. You're intrigued, it's unpredictable, and interesting. But the third act leaves you confused and almost unaffected by the story at the end. Stone (norton) is up for parole and wants to get out. Why not throw his sex-crazed wife (jocovich) in front of Jack's (Deniro) feet. But one of these three is starting to see life under a new life. How will this play out? Norton was great but nothing spectacular. Will remind you of his primal fear days. But what makes his performance so good is how he makes his character so likable considering the ridiculous offensive lines that come out of his mouth.

I don't think they went far enough with Deniro's character. It wasn't written well enough. It starts off with a flashback on his broken relationship with his wife and what extremes he goes to keep her. But this ins't really paid off well in the film.

Interesting film. Not predictable. Good performances. Less than mediocre writing.

My verdict B/C


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