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Freeheld (2015)

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New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director:

Peter Sollett

Writer:

Ron Nyswaner (screenplay by)
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Laurel Hester
Ellen Page ... Stacie Andree
Michael Shannon ... Dane Wells
Steve Carell ... Steven Goldstein
Luke Grimes ... Todd Belkin
Gabriel Luna ... Quesada
Anthony DeSando ... Toohey (as Anthony De Sando)
Skipp Sudduth ... Chief Reynolds
Josh Charles ... Bryan Kelder
Kevin O'Rourke ... Dan Wickery
Tom McGowan ... William Johnson
William Sadler ... Peter Santucci
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Pat Gerrity
Adam LeFevre ... Don Bennett
Jeannine Kaspar ... Margaret
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New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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All love is equal See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2015 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

No sin ella See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,983, 4 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$532,988, 8 November 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Zach Galifianakis was originally cast but dropped out due to schedule conflict and replaced by Steve Carell. See more »

Goofs

Laurel and Stacie first encounter each other at a volleyball game with each playing on opposite teams. Stacie serves to Laurel, whereupon Laurel's team successfully returns the ball and the game is over. However, in volleyball, only the side that is serving can score a point and they must also win by two. For the game to be over, Laurel's side would need to get the ball back to serve the winning point. The director may have decided to skip that in order to keep the story moving. See more »

Quotes

[From Trailer]
Steven Goldstein: Hell! If you and I got married tomorrow, *I'd* be entitled to your benefits.
Laurel Hester: Wait, is that a proposal?
Dane Wells: Oh my god!
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Soundtracks

Louisa
Written by Ben Schneider
Performed by Lord Huron
Courtesy of Iamsound Records
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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Great acting by Julianne Moore in a kinda averagely told story
9 February 2016 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Freeheld" (2015) is a movie based on a very real story. I won't go into plot details, but this is kinda inspirational story. The lead performance by Julianne Moore is great - you won't expect anything less from this caliber Oscar winner, and she delivers it. Movie itself isn't bad by any means, at running time 1 h 40 min it wasn't boring and i watched it in one sit, and that is not a bad sign. But movie-making wasn't original or exciting and etc. This is a very averagely told story, with any emotional deep (script lacks of it) or anything else for what i could remember this movie for longer then one day after i finished it.

Overall, "Freeheld" is very watchable movie with no lasting impression. There are many well known faces in this movie, but they don't have much to do, script is very flat and predictable, directing is very simple. This is OK movie for one evening.


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