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A Family Man (2016)

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A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.

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Mark Williams

Writer:

Bill Dubuque
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Credited cast:
Gerard Butler ... Dane Jensen
Alison Brie ... Lynn Wilson
Dustin Milligan ... Sumner
Willem Dafoe ... Ed Blackridge
Gretchen Mol ... Elise Jensen
Alfred Molina ... Lou Wheeler
Kathleen Munroe ... Toni
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Savraj Singh
Maxwell Jenkins ... Ryan Jensen
Julia Butters ... Lauren Jensen
Samuel Faraci ... Kid #3
Mayko Nguyen ... Teacher
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bernadine
Sierra Wooldridge ... Ana the Brazillian
Stephen Bogaert ... HR Manager
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As the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter prepares to retire, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackridge Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, vies to achieve his longtime goal of taking over the company going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Maxwell Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another. Written by LuzerneCountySheriff

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Family Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Gerard Butler not only had the lead role of Dane Jensen in this film but also was the producer of this film. See more »

Quotes

Lou Wheeler: All families got problems but you only got one.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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We Will Be Ok
Written by Adrianne Gonzalez and Matthew Perryman Jones
Performed by Matthew Perryman Jones
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A beautiful example of carefully crafted character building
15 September 2016 | by michaeljtrubicSee all my reviews

Everyone of these characters has depth and is very well textured.

There really wasn't a minor character. There were extras of course but the small selection of characters each had at least two scenes showing 2 different traits that added richness to themselves and to what they had to offer to the primary story line.

Even among the films available to fans of the 2016 festival this one stands out.

A better example of character building I have not seen at this festival. Every film maker has something to learn from watching this film.

So very well done - thank you.


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