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The Penitent Man (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 29 March 2010 (USA)
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A young analyst talks with an old man claiming to be from the future - a dystopian future.


Nicholas Gyeney


Nicholas Gyeney (screenplay), Nicholas Gyeney (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Lance Henriksen ... Mr. Darnell
Lathrop Walker ... Dr. Jason Pyatt
Andrew Keegan ... Ovid Serrano
Melissa Roberts Melissa Roberts ... Evelyn Pyatt
Adrien Gamache Adrien Gamache ... The Shadowed Man
Nicholas Gyeney ... Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Michael Scott Edward Michael Scott ... The Florist (as E.M. Scott)


The Penitent Man tells the story of psychologist Dr. Jason Pyatt, a man devoted to his work - a man torn from his family. With his struggling marriage and mounting bills, Jason is at a crossroads with the life he has chosen and the life he could have. When one of his clients - the mysterious Mr. Darnell - walks into his office and paints him a repentant tale of future economic and moral collapse, Jason's eyes are forever opened. With the help of his best friend Ovid, he embarks on a personal mission to change the course of his future, and possibly the world, forever. Written by Mirror Images LTD

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He knows the secret.


Drama | Sci-Fi


Not Rated

Did You Know?


During shooting, a coat rack was accidentally left out of a shot. Much later, after wrapping the scene, the crew noticed the continuity error. A coat rack was later added during post-production to correct the mistake, marking the film's only digital effect. See more »


The $100 bills brought back from the future, Series 2065, have the signature of Anna Escobedo Cabral, who was U.S. Treasurer from January 19, 2005 to January 20, 2009. See more »


Mr. Darnell: Humankind had acquired all the information it could ever desire, and it was maddening. Once you put the power of God into the people's hands, they don't believe in anything anymore but themselves.
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24 January 2020 | by rjennishSee all my reviews

This low budget, slow moving movie with many local actors starts with an interesting idea about time travel (easily guessed early on) and stretches it to fill an hour and a half of mostly dialogue and background music. I'm sure everyone earnestly participated and did their best to make this a long shot that would wow the world with the "deep" ideas discussed and the sincere efforts of the "wonderfully talented" writer, director, and cast. It really is mediocre. The interesting part is to read the glowing reviews of all the participants' contributions and the "fabulous" concepts explored by the movie. The praise is so over the top that anyone can see who wrote these reviews. I guess I can't really rely on a film with a score above 7 to be worth checking out. This is the world we live in.

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Release Date:

29 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vezeklő férfi See more »

Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Washington, USA See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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