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Safe Haven (2013)

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A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Dana Stevens (screenplay), Gage Lansky (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Katie
Irene Ziegler ... Mrs. Feldman
Jon Kohler Jon Kohler ... Bus Station Clerk
Tim Parati ... Bus Station Worker
David Lyons ... Tierney
Josh Duhamel ... Alex
Giulia Pagano Giulia Pagano ... Pushy Bus Woman
Juan Piedrahita ... Jr. Detective Ramirez (as Juan Carlos Piedrahita)
Red West ... Roger
Noah Lomax ... Josh
Mimi Kirkland ... Lexie
Robin Mullins Robin Mullins ... Maddie
Jasper Grey ... Bus Boy
Tora Hallström Tora Hallström ... Ivan's Waitress
Wendy Wilmot Wendy Wilmot ... Realtor
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Storyline

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and ... Written by Nicholas Sparks

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un lugar donde refugiarse See more »

Filming Locations:

Southport, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,401,594, 17 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,349,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,594,140
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, Alex's daughter is named Kristen while her name is Lexie in the film. See more »

Goofs

Katie's lipstick is inconsistent when she and Alex are talking in the canoe. See more »

Quotes

Katie: Well, you could just say Thank You.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.87 (2013) See more »

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The Journey
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Very good movie with a great ending
16 February 2013 | by lansdenrsSee all my reviews

Josh Duhamel was awesome in this movie. He played a sweet sensible guy that was perfect for Julianne Hough. This movie had a great plot with good romance combined with a mystery and drama. It was worth every penny I spent on valentines day. The final 10 minutes was probably my favorite part. It had a big twist that got me and has stuck with me since i saw it. The writing was excellent as was the directing. It was one of the better romance movies I have seen in a while. It was a perfect valentine movie. When I went I really didn't think that.

If you are looking for a romantic drama to spend with you wife/husband look no further than Safe Haven.


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