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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 30 July 2010 (USA)
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Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother and others who he has lost such as his friend who died in the military, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.

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Burr Steers

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Craig Pearce (screenplay), Lewis Colick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie Tahan ... Sam St. Cloud
Amanda Crew ... Tess Carroll
Augustus Prew ... Alistair Woolley
Donal Logue ... Tink Weatherbee
Kim Basinger ... Claire St. Cloud
Ray Liotta ... Florio Ferrente
Dave Franco ... Sully
Matt Ward ... Connors
Miles Chalmers ... Latham
Jesse Wheeler Jesse Wheeler ... Greene Student
Desiree Zurowski ... Carla Ferrente
Adrian Hough ... Ben Carroll
Jill Teed ... Grace Carroll
Valerie Tian ... Girl in Toy Store
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Storyline

Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, Sam - so much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him, meeting up with Sam each night to play catch and talk. When a girl comes into Charlie's life, he must choose between keeping the promise he made to Sam or going after the girl he loves. Written by CBlodg / edited by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is for living

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,381,585, 1 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,162,545, 16 September 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,190,704, 16 September 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Zac Efron underwent three weeks of intensive training in how to sail a boat. He proved to be so adept at it that no stunt double was required for him in most of the longshots of Charlie St. Cloud sailing. See more »

Goofs

Zac Efron had a mole on his left cheek removed after principal photography wrapped in October 2009. In May of 2010 he did a re-shoot of the scene where he shows Tess his new boat. The mole is present for the whole film, then disappears. See more »

Quotes

Sam St. Cloud: I'm okay, Charlie. I'd give anything for you to see me, what I've become, but no one ever gets to see what could have been.
Charlie St. Cloud: Sorry I had to break our deal.
Sam St. Cloud: It was time. I mean, it's beyond anything we ever imagined, Charlie.
Charlie St. Cloud: I hurt as bad as the day you died.
Sam St. Cloud: You hurt because you're alive.
Charlie St. Cloud: We'll always be brothers.
Sam St. Cloud: Promise, every day, come rain or shine, through Hell or high water?
Charlie St. Cloud: I promise.
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Connections

Referenced in Community: Conventions of Space and Time (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Pull My Heart Away
Written by Jack Penate, Paul Epworth
Performed by Jack Penate
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Better than Imagined
30 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I have to admit, that I never gave much thought of the phenomenon that was surrounding Zac Efron. The ladies seemed to love him and no one could have blamed him, if he just kept making the simple romantic movies, that would please his fan base.

He seems to have other things on his mind though. He is trying to act. And I have to admit, that I was surprised at how engaging and how truthful he seemed in this one. I do think he is better than the High School Musical tag he has stamped on him (which would mean, he is a bad actor, which frankly I don't think could be said of him).

His character does get a lot of attention from the female characters on display here, which seems natural. On the other hand, you do have the female lead in here, that does not seem to get any attention whatsoever, which makes you wonder if the male "population" in the movie is blind or into other things. Whatever it is, this is one of the things that do not feel right. The other being the mixture between the elements on display here. Let me just tell you, that this isn't neither your simple romantic movie, nor just pure drama. There is other aspects to it. I can see though that this might ruin the movie for quite a few people. Especially if they expected something more straight-forward.


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