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Take Shelter ()


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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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Curtis
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Samantha
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Hannah
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Dewart
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Nat
Natasha Randall ...
Cammie
Ron Kennard ...
Russell
Scott Knisley ...
Lewis
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Jim
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Special Ed Teacher
Sheila Hullihen ...
Woman in Road
John Kloock ...
Man in Road
Marianna Alacchi ...
Bargain Hunter
Jacque Jovic ...
News Anchor
Bob Maines ...
Walter Jacobs
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Man at Window
Pete Ferry ...
Melvin
Molly McGinnis ...
Janine
Angie Marino-Smith ...
Kathryn
Isabelle Smith ...
Sue
Tina Stump ...
Nurse
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Doctor Shannan
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Insurance Agent
Hailee Dickens ...
Pharmacist
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Sarah
Guy Van Swearingen ...
Myers
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Kendra
William Alexander ...
EMT
Joanna Tyler ...
Attendant
Stuart Greer ...
Army-Navy Dave
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Kyle
Jake Lockwood ...
Andy
Kim Hendrickson ...
Customer
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Dave
Nick Koesters ...
Rich
Jeffrey Grover ...
Psychiatrist
Qenny O.T. Vitosha ...
Red the Dog (as Qenny OT Vitosha)
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Construction Worker (uncredited)
Joe Zamora ...
EMT by Ambulance (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeff Nichols

Written by

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Jeff Nichols ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tyler Davidson ... producer
Kevin Flanigan ... co-executive producer
Sarah Green ... executive producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ... executive producer
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos ... executive producer (as Christos Konstantakopoulos)
Sophia Lin ... producer
Chris Perot ... executive producer
Richard Rothfeld ... executive producer
Robert Ruggeri ... co-producer
Colin Strause ... executive producer
Greg Strause ... executive producer
Adam Wilkins ... co-producer

Music by

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David Wingo

Cinematography by

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Adam Stone ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Parke Gregg

Editorial Department

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Quinn George ... editor: epk
Steven Gonzales ... editorial consultant
Parke Gregg ... colorist / on-line editor
Cosmo Grimes ... assistant editor
Joe Malina ... additional colorist
Sam Tirado ... colorist: dailies
Allison Turrell ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Lillian Pyles

Production Design by

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Chad Keith

Art Direction by

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Jennifer Klide

Set Decoration by

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Adam Willis

Costume Design by

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Karen Malecki

Makeup Department

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Liz DuChez ... hair stylist assistant / makeup artist assistant
Julia Lallas ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Susan R. Prosser ... hair stylist assistant (as Sue Prosser) / makeup artist assistant (as Sue Prosser)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Timothy Johnson ... first assistant director
Lia Lockert ... second assistant director
Cosmo Pfeil ... second second assistant director
Darius Shahmir ... second unit director

Art Department

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Jon Alexander ... carpenter
Jeremy Brauning ... art intern
Schuylar Dane Croom ... prop master (as Schuylar Groom)
J.T. Fraser ... set construction (as JT Fraser)
Robbie Fraser ... carpenter
Ben Haehn ... set dresser
Jason Johns ... carpenter
Juliana Johnson ... props intern
Carmen Navis ... on-set dresser
Chris Preneta ... set construction assistant
Janie Rauscher ... props intern
Jonathan Rudak ... leadman
Andy Schofield ... set dresser
Mike Shepley ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Marco Alicea ... digital audio services
Joshua Chase ... sound designer
John Countryman ... video services
Will Files ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound designer
Lyman Hardy ... foley artist / sound designer / sound effects editor
Michael Levine ... digital audio services
Brandon Proctor ... re-recording mixer
Ryan Putz ... sound mixer
Bill Rudolph ... sound effects editor
Clint Smith ... dialogue editor
Leonard Suwalski ... boom operator
John Torrijos ... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Ronni Brown ... foley artist (uncredited)
Zach Martin ... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
William Storkson ... foley supervisor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chad Ball ... rain effects
Timothy R. Hoffman ... special effects coordinator (as Tim Hoffman)
Francis Link ... rain effects (as Francis 'Boysie' Link)
Sean Webster ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Curtis Augspurger ... visual effects lighting technician: [hy*drau"lx] (as Curtis Augsperger)
Jarrod Avalos ... camera tracking layout supervisor: [hy*drau"lx]
Dominik Bauch ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
Adam Briggs ... animator: dynamic effects, [hy*drau"lx]
T.J. Burke ... visual effects lighting technician: [hy*drau"lx]
Ed Chapman ... on-set plate supervisor: [hy*drau"lx]
Daniel Chavez ... visual effects producer: {hy*drau"lx]
Cameron Coombs ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
Hector de la Torre ... modeler: [hy*drau"lx] (as Hectore de la Torre)
Patrick Donnelly ... roto/digital clean-up
Tamer Eldib ... modeler: [hy*drau"lx]
Nicholas Elwell ... visual effects coordinator: {hy*drau"lx]
Patrick Flannery ... visual effects reference photographer: [hy*drau"lx]
Chris Fregoso ... compositor: {hy*drau"lx]
Darrel Green ... visual effects resource manager: [hy*drau"lx]
Chris Haney ... pipeline supervisor: {hy*drau"lx]
Matt 'Chief' Hightower ... animator: dynamic effects, [hy*drau"lx] (as Matt Hightower)
Mike Hollingshead ... visual effects reference photographer: [hy*drau"lx]
Rob Hubbard ... animator: dynamic effects, [hy*drau"lx]
Eric A. Kohler ... visual effects coordinator: [hy*drau"lx]
Daniel Kruse ... cg supervisor: [Hy*drau"lx] (as Dan Kruse)
Bill Kunin ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
Erik LaPlant ... cg coordinator: {hy*drau"lx]
Sun Lee ... senior matte painter: [hy*drau"lx]
Erik Liles ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
Russell Lloyd II ... animator: dynamic effects, [hy*drau"lx] (as Russell Lloyd)
Tony Meagher ... visual effects executive producer: [hy*drau"lx]
David Michaels ... character rigger: {hy*drau"lx]
Young Joon Mok ... roto/digital clean-up (as Young Mok)
Satoshi Ozeki ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
Eugene Paluso ... camera tracking layout: [hy*drau"lx]
Bruno Parenti ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
John Polyson ... smoke operator: [hy*drau"lx]
Scott Rader ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx]
Pablovsky Ramos-Nieves ... visual effects lighting technician: [hy*drau"lx] (as Pablo Osky Ramos)
Krystal Sae Eua ... modeler: [hy*drau"lx]
Matt Siner ... visual effects editor
Greg Souers ... lead compositor: {hy*drau"lx]
Dave Strause ... technical support: [hy*drau"lx]
Linda Strause ... visual effects finance manager: [hy*drau"lx]
Alexander Tirasongkran ... camera tracking layout: [hy*drau"lx] (as Alex Tirasongkran)
Chris Wells ... visual effects supervisor
Derek Winslow ... matte painter: [hy*drau"lx]
Steven D. Wolff ... compositor: [hy*drau"lx] (as Steve Wolff)
Loeng Wong-Savun ... lead compositor: {hy*drau"lx] (as Loeng Wong Savun)
Michael Zavala ... 2D production manager: hy*drau"lx vfx
Josh Elmore ... model/texture artist: Hydraulx (uncredited)
Atsushi Imamura ... model/texture artist: Hydraulx (uncredited)
Brian Janelli ... model/texture artist (uncredited)
Scott Michelson ... visual effects executive producer (uncredited)
Chun Seong Ng ... model/texture artist: Hydraulx (uncredited)
Van Ouk ... modeler: Hydraulx (uncredited)
Pablovsky Ramos-Nieves ... digital lighter: Hydraulx (uncredited)
Tim Simon ... modeler (uncredited)
Josh Sutherland ... visual effects editor: Hydraulx (uncredited)

Stunts

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Richard Fike ... stunt coordinator
Ray Goodwin ... stunt safety (as E. Ray Goodwin)
Richard Fike ... stunt double: Michael Shannon (uncredited) / stunt driver (uncredited)
Sheila Hullihen ... stunt performer (uncredited)
John Kloock ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Boehme ... additional electric
Nick Cannavino ... camera intern
Hal Carlton-Ford ... company grip
Dylan Conrad ... first assistant camera: second unit
Nick Evert ... best boy electric
Andrew Fenske ... company grip
Scott Gardner ... still photographer
Chuckie Lewis ... rigging best boy (as Chuck Lewis)
Chance Madison ... best boy grip
Noel Maitland ... additional still photographer
Kevin Martt ... key grip
Stephen McBride ... second assistant camera
Craig McKinstry ... rigging gaffer
Kenneth Neil Moore ... director of photography: second unit
David Regan ... first assistant camera
Michael Roy ... gaffer
Alexander Sablow ... camera production assistant
Rick Stern ... additional electric / additional grip
Joe Thompson ... company electric
Andrew T. Weaver ... grip intern (as Andrew Weaver)
Michael Wendt ... grip intern

Animation Department

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Nicholas Avallone ... character animator: [hy*drau"lx] (as Nick Avallone)
Billy-Vu Lam ... character animator: [hy*drau"lx] (as Billy Vu Lam)

Casting Department

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Lavelle Brown ... casting assistant: Ohio
Roxie Brown ... casting assistant: Ohio
Charles Moore ... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Will F. Moore ... casting assistant: Ohio
Shannon Ready ... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Linda Weaver ... casting associate / extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lainie Anderson ... wardrobe supervisor
Brittney Benson ... wardrobe assistant / wardrobe intern (as Brittney Ann Benson)
Travis Meadows ... wardrobe production assistant

Location Management

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Deanna Bouchahine ... location intern
Matt Cahill ... location manager
Patrick Jackson ... location manager

Music Department

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James Alexander ... musician: viola
Aisha Burns ... musician: violin
Travis Chapman ... musician: bass
Henna Chou ... musician: cello
Nick Gregg ... musician: cello
Matt Smith ... engineer: strings, Hot Tracks Recording Studio
Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Johnspn ... transportation coordinator
Matthew R. Zboyovski ... driver: cast (as Matt 'Z' Zboyovski)

Other crew

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Mark Babb ... chef
Courtne Benson ... set production assistant
Maï Boiron ... French translator
Jean-Paul Chreky ... script supervisor
Travis Cleary ... craft service production assistant
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance research: IndieClear (as Carol Compton)
Carolyn Corzine ... assistant production office coordinator
Joseph Alan Croisant ... stand-in (as Joseph Croisant)
Rebecca DeNoewer ... set intern
Andrew Dolph ... chef
Cris Doss ... dog wrangler
Brian Doyle ... chef
Audra Gabler ... office production assistant
Barb Green ... accounting services: Mayor CPA Group
Maylon Hines ... set intern
Jonathan M. Hodes ... legal services: securities, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles
Amelia Host ... production office coordinator
Andy Kasubienski ... dog owner and trainer
Peter Keller ... set intern
Cameron Kowall ... set production assistant
Chad Krawtschenko ... chef
Joe Kurak ... stand-in
Joel Large ... tv newscast: G.L.W. Broadband
Mike Mayor ... accounting services: Mayor CPA Group (as Michael S. Mayor)
Matt McNeely ... set intern
Timothy Muir ... office production assistant (as Tim Muir)
Harry Nangle ... assistant to producers
Olivia Otten ... set intern
Jamee Patrice ... craft service intern
Robert Reynolds ... set intern
Ryan Reynolds ... key set production assistant (as Ryan A. Reynolds)
Alex-Marie Rezac ... set intern (as Alex Rezac)
Phillip L. Rosen ... legal services: Rosen Law Group
Alexander M. Roth ... post-production assistant
Melissa Ryant ... interpreter: ASL
Brandon Schneider ... epk director
Jon Short ... stand-in
Emily Smith ... double: Hannah
Carl Sullenberger ... tv newscast: G.L.W. Broadband
Michael Tzartzouras ... legal counsel: Faliro House
Tyler Chou Young ... legal services: Rosen Law Group
Patrick Ziska ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bailey Conway ... thanks
Jessica Glenn ... special thanks
David Gordon Green ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines Far away from the cruel world. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Take Shelter - Ein Sturm zieht auf (Germany)
  • Atormentado (Argentina)
  • O Abrigo (Brazil)
  • Se'arat ruhot (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Atormentado (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $52,041, 02 Oct 2011
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,099,314, 07 Aug 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tova Stewart, the little girl who plays Hannah, is deaf in real life, and so are both her parents. See more »
Goofs When Curtis has his seizure, the time on the nightstand clock changes from 2:23 to 2:30, and then back to 2:28 (which then changes to 2:29 on camera). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 50/50 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Shelter See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Curtis: [urging] Sam.
Samantha: Okay.
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