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A Family Man (2016)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2017 (USA)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Alison Brie ... Lynn Wilson
Gerard Butler ... Dane Jensen
Willem Dafoe ... Ed Blackridge
Dustin Milligan ... Sumner
Gretchen Mol ... Elise Jensen
Alfred Molina ... Lou Wheeler
Kathleen Munroe ... Toni
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Savraj Singh
Julia Butters ... Lauren Jensen
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bernadine
Mayko Nguyen ... Teacher
Maxwell Jenkins ... Ryan Jensen
Sadie Munroe ... Kid #1
Stephen Bogaert ... HR Manager
Dwain Murphy ... Antoine
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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On September 14, 2016 at the screening of the Headhunter's Calling at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto Canada, Gerard Butler (Dane Jensen) stated in an interview on the red carpet that he had so much fun in Canada working on this project that he would absolutely love to live in Toronto again. Growing up Gerard Butler used to spend summers as a teenager in T.O. when he worked for his father, who was divorced from his mother back across the pond, at a souvenir shop on Queen's Quay. 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 movie that speaks about everyone.
23 September 2017 | by andreangel-49543See all my reviews

Excellent movie reminding us what is really important in one's life. Will make you reflect on the "real" priorities and appreciate what you already have. A movie that teaches us an important lesson about living an honest and authentic life. Simplicity is a blessing when you live in the city jungle.


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