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The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 November 2010 (USA)
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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay "Pour elle") | 1 more credit »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... John Brennan
Elizabeth Banks ... Lara Brennan
Michael Buie ... Mick Brennan
Moran Atias ... Erit
Remy Nozik ... Jenna
Toby Green Toby Green ... Three Year Old Luke
Tyler Green Tyler Green ... Three Year Old Luke
Jason Beghe ... Detective Quinn
Aisha Hinds ... Detective Collero
Ty Simpkins ... Luke
Veronica Brown ... Female Guard 1
Olivia Wilde ... Nicole
Leslie Merrill Leslie Merrill ... Elizabeth Gesas
Alissa Sullivan Haggis ... Junkie (as Alissa Haggis)
Daniel Stern ... Meyer Fisk
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Storyline

Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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What if you had 72 hours to save everything you live for? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Academy award-nominated musician, Aimee Mann appears as an uncredited extra in the bar scene when John Brennan (Russell Crowe) is looking for a person named Harv. Amy is seated with Mike (Tyler Giordano) who will join Harv to meet with John. See more »

Goofs

In the early breakfast scene, the position of Luke's head changes between camera angles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David: Please, get me to a hospital. I can't breathe. I...
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Connections

Referenced in Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015) See more »

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In the End
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Performed by The Like
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Surprisingly good movie.
9 December 2010 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good movie, not the usual Hollywood formula potboiler. The movie has an interesting story, strong acting and excellent cinematography. Perhaps the plot is somewhat far-fetched but so what? It's a movie. The best part of this movie are not the stars but the supporting cast. Most impressive was the performance by Lennie James who definitely deserves formal recognition for his work in this movie. So strong is his performance that I this movie could easily be retitled "The Pursuit" without misleading the audience. Both Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks give strong performances and Brian Dennehy once again proves how great he is as an actor. At times the story does stretch the boundaries of plausibility but never to the point that the story is rendered ridiculous. In this movie there are no bad guys. Rather it dramatizes a justice system that at times may not get it right and how frustration and indignation can lead one to commit acts of desperation.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,542,779, 21 November 2010

Gross USA:

$21,148,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,448,651
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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