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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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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

Ellen Page came out as a lesbian during filming. 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

Laurel Hester: When my heterosexual partners die. Their pension goes to their spouses. But because my partner is a woman, I don't get to do that. In my twenty three years of being a police officer, I've never asked for special treatment. I'm only asking for equality.
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Soundtracks

In the Dark
Written and Performed by Josh Ritter
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc
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Wow, it's so touching!
2 February 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a well respected and very competent police officer in New Jersey, who fights against the county to give her pension to her partner after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

It is really beyond me that "Freeheld" is not getting any award nominations. It is way more touching, captivating and engrossing than the other film that is getting a lot of attention. Julianne Moore is superb in the film. Steve Carell is very good as well, he is likable as the flamboyant activist. The story is so touching that I literally kept reaching out for tissues to wipe my tears and blow my nose. I thoroughly enjoyed the film!


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