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The Ultimate Life ()


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A billionaire with questionable priorities re-examines his life after discovering his grandfather's journal.

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Jason Stevens
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Alexia Drummond
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Miss Hastings
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Mr. Theophilus Hamilton
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Young Red Stevens
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Young Gus
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Jacob Early
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Young Hanna
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Red Stevens
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Young Hamilton
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Hanna Stevens
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Gus Caldwell
James Adduci ...
Roughneck (as James 'JR' Adduci)
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Jay Stevens
Linda Britt ...
Executive Secretary
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Farmer
Christian Casper ...
Maitre'd
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Prepster
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Haitian Minister
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Gigi (as Abigale Corrigan)
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Bill Stevens (as Jason Alexander Davis)
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Man in Diner (as Henry Garrett)
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Myron Dudley
Randell Haynes ...
Farmer's Attorney
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Geologist
Ben Jensen ...
Tramp on Train
Allison Lamb ...
Teacher
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Young Bill (as Jason Scott Looney)
Sarah Maine ...
Video Director
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Teenage Bill
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Red's Mom (as Jennifer Mann)
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Hobo Joe
Tanya J. McClellan ...
Emily's Home Nurse
Chandler McIntyre ...
Anna's Mom (as Chandler Murphy McIntyre)
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Sarge (as Scott Miles)
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Jack
Lane Morris ...
Diner Waitress
Jon Mozes ...
Make-Up Man
Katherine Murdoch ...
Ruth Stevens
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Summons Server (as Kevin P. Murphy)
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Counter Lady
Craig Nannos ...
Captain
Cody Allen Newton ...
Soldier #1
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Jason's Assistant
John Price ...
Singing Janitor
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Uncle Bill
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Wescott / Wildcatter
Jason Saucier ...
Lead Roughneck
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Emcee
Peter Smeal ...
Fat Man
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Principal
Daniel Starbuck ...
Lieutenant (as Daniel Austin Starbuck)
Jim Stovall ...
Limo Driver
John Tyner ...
Jock #1 (as John Ellis Tyner)
Banu Valladares ...
Haitian Lady Doctor
Stephen Ware ...
Judge Fithian
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Anna (as Riley Watson)
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Strang
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Howard 'Red' Stevens (archiveFootage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin J. Alexander ...
Student (uncredited)
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Diner (uncredited)
Kristi Booher ...
Diner Patron / Pedestrian (uncredited)
Hailey Carter ...
Student / Teen (uncredited)
Kerry Cashion ...
Aunt (uncredited)
Joshua Cook ...
Young Jay (uncredited)
Christopher Cozort ...
Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
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Red's Brother (uncredited)
Dennis Gomez ...
Hobo Mill Boss (uncredited)
Randy Grazio ...
Oil Refinery Executive (uncredited)
Taylor Inman ...
1940's Prepster (uncredited)
Kristen Nicole LaPrade ...
Student / Dancer (uncredited)
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Red's Sister (uncredited)
Ozzy Ojito ...
Cowboy Laborer (uncredited)
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1940s Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Railroad Bull (uncredited)
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1969 Limo Driver (uncredited)
Mark Guy Thompson ...
Hanna's Father (uncredited)
Karson Nicole Vick ...
Student / Dancer (uncredited)
Tim Vogel ...
Teleprompter Operator (uncredited)
Desirae Walker ...
Sous Chef (uncredited)
Brian Patrick Walsh ...
Limo Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Landon Jr.

Written by

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Brian Bird ... (screenplay)
 
Cheryl McKay ... (screen story by)
 
Lisa G. Shillingburg ... (screenplay)
 
Jim Stovall ... (novel)

Produced by

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John E. Allen Jr. ... co-executive producer
Chris Cates ... co-executive producer
Rick Eldridge ... executive producer / producer
David R. Kappes ... producer (as David Kappes)

Music by

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Mark McKenzie

Cinematography by

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Christo Bakalov ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bridget Durnford

Editorial Department

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Clark Bierbaum ... colorist (as Clark E. Bierbaum)

Casting By

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Mitzi Corrigan
Penny Perry

Production Design by

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Jeremy Woodward

Art Direction by

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Kristina Stevenson

Set Decoration by

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Karestin Harrison

Costume Design by

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Natasha Landau

Makeup Department

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Ashleigh Chavis ... additional makeup artist
Tricia Durham ... assistant hair stylist
Gina Massa ... key hair stylist
Jennifer McCollom ... key makeup artist
Lynette Rimmer ... hair department head
Samantha A. Smith ... makeup department head (as Samantha Smith)

Production Management

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Chris Cates ... post-production supervisor
Alexandra Dimopoulos ... production supervisor
David R. Kappes ... unit production manager (as David Kappes)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alex Finch ... second second assistant director
Danielle Rigby ... first assistant director
Brad Robinson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Norris Baldwin ... art department utility
Shaun Bonner ... assistant property master
Charlotte Cox ... art intern
Mary Crockett ... set dresser
John Day ... on-set dresser (as Johnny Da6)
William Downes ... lead man
James Hogue ... construction coordinator
Joey Hogue ... construction coordinator
Jessica Holcombe ... charge scenic / set dresser
Johnny Jones ... property master (as Johnnie Jones)
Tim Kottyan ... carpenter
Matthew Newton ... construction carpenter
Lani Paul ... set dresser
Anna Wallace ... art intern

Sound Department

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Dominique Barnes ... foley walker
Tyler Blythe ... additional sound mixer
Derek Brooks ... sound utility
Jarrett DePasquale ... sound mixer
Cameron Edinger ... foley mixer
Michael J. Fox ... adr mixer
Will Howard ... supervising sound editor
Marti D. Humphrey ... re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson ... re-recording mixer
Alexander Markowski ... foley editor / foley mixer / foley walker
Derek McGinley ... mix assistant
Jason Ouzts ... sound effects editor
Alexis Sallee ... mix assistant (as Alex Sallee)
Anthony Short ... sound effects editor
Shawn M. Williams ... boom operator (as Shawn Williams)
Will Howard ... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Roy Machado ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Barry Davis ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Jamie Byers ... visual effects supervisor
Chris Cates ... visual effects supervisor
Luciano DiGeronimo ... digital compositor
Jon Hinson ... digital artist / digital compositor
Brian McCann ... digital artist / digital compositor
Benjamin McGuire ... additional visual effects
David Manos Morris ... additional visual effects
Bryan Scibelli ... additional visual effects
Craig Stiff ... digital effects artist
Tim Vogel ... additional visual effects / visual effects

Stunts

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Mark Hicks ... stunt double: Hobo Joe
Ben Jensen ... additional stunt coordinator
Peter King ... stunt coordinator
Jared Losano ... stunt double: Red
Jimmie Lee Sessoms ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt department: railroad bull (as Jimmy Lee Sessons)
Jacob Waitman ... stunt double: Red

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Arroyo ... company grip
Maxwell Beard ... dolly grip (as Max Beard)
Jordan Briggs ... additional electrician
Frank Cautela ... company grip
Stephen Andrew Cook ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Stephen Cook)
Trevor Dandy ... company grip
Scott Duvall ... best boy electric
Nicholas Gowin ... first assistant camera (as Nick Gowin)
Tim Jones ... additional electrician
Chase Livengood ... electrician
Gregg Marion ... best boy grip
Benjamin McGuire ... digital imaging technician
Trenton McRae ... gaffer
Katherine Murray-Satchell ... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Katherine Street)
Ross Neugeboren ... additional electrician
Chris O'Leary ... company grip
Jonathan Pfundstein ... second assistant camera
Cory Ring ... additional electrician
David Robertson ... additional electrician (as Dave Robertson)
Steve Saxon ... steadicam operator
Henry Schroeder ... electrician
James Selph ... key rigging grip
David Short ... camera operator
Chad W. Smathers ... camera production assistant (as Chad Smathers)
Dave Svenson ... steadicam operator
Matt Tyson ... company grip
Jared Wilcox ... key grip
Dylan Zola ... additional electrician
Jonathan Grubbs ... second unit camera: director of photography (uncredited)
Court Wheeler ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Gigi Wasiak ... extras casting: North Carolina

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Vera Chow ... costume supervisor
Melissa Hunter ... set costumer
Jess Johnson ... set costumer
Kristen Koenig ... wardrobe supervisor (as Kristen Konzet)
Ashley Landon ... wardrobe production assistant

Location Management

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Zachary Coker ... location production assistant
Nicholas Hoisington ... location production assistant (as Nick Hoisington)
John Schwert ... location manager
Joe Stonestreet ... location scout
David Thienes ... assistant location manager
Randy Byers ... location scout (uncredited)
Shawn M. Williams ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Megan Biegalski ... recording assistant
Andrew Ching ... recording assistant
Sam Hofstedt ... assistant music engineer (as Sam Hofsteadt)
Ed Kalnins ... music editor
Gregg Nestor ... music preparation (as Greg Nestor)
Andy Park ... recording assistant
Marc S. Perlman ... additional music editing (as Marc Perlman)
Justin Salter ... music assistant
Armin Steiner ... music scoring mixer
Jeremy Underwood ... music engineer
Robin Urdang ... music supervisor
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
David Sabee ... music contractor (uncredited)
Talley Sherwood ... music scoring engineer (uncredited) / score mixing engineer (uncredited)
Jeremy Underwood ... music scoring engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Marty Freedle ... driver
Billy Gregg ... driver
John Gregg ... driver
D.J. Hall ... transportation coordinator (as DJ Hall)
Donald Hall ... driver (as Donald Hall Sr.)
Casey Kepley ... driver (as Casey Kepley Jr.)
Dave Nifong ... driver

Other crew

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Aeric Adams ... set production assistant
Andrew Barchus ... first assistant accountant
Andrew Bolzman ... epk
Philip Bolzman ... epk
Torrance Booth ... set medic
Jeremiah Cullen ... office production assistant
Jonathan Miles DeRosa ... set production assistant (as Jonathan DeRosa)
Sadie Paige DeRosa ... set production assistant (as Sadie Paige)
Kate Friedenberg ... office production assistant
Jeff Gardner ... chef
Marcella Gibson ... office production assistant
Sara Giustini ... production coordinator
Mia La Monica ... set production assistant
Stephen Mathis ... set production assistant
Benjamin McGuire ... title designer
Bernice Miller ... office production assistant
Samuel Musgrove ... accounting clerk (as Sam Musgrove)
Craig Nannos ... military consultant
Bill Reeves ... marketing lead
Robin Reitman ... production accountant
J. Luther Sowers ... military consultant (as Luther Sowers)
Patricia Story ... unit publicist (as Pat Story)
Konstantin V. Sumtsev ... set production assistant (as Konstantin Sumtsev)
Olivia Trimble ... assistant: Mr. Landon
Tim Vogel ... title designer
Pam Williams ... script supervisor
Melissa Eastwood ... standin (uncredited)
Lucky Mangione ... stand-in (uncredited)
Alexandra Norris ... stand-in (uncredited)
Cara Reese ... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
William Stine ... production assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Lee Syrett ... film commissioner (uncredited)
Tim Vogel ... teleprompter operator (uncredited)
Matt Walkowski ... catering assistant (uncredited) / intern (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Jason Stevens survived the journey his grandfather Red Stevens sent him through for "the Ultimate Gift". Now...That gift which includes managing a Billion dollar foundation is being challenged by his own family. In a courtroom battle...his assets are seized...his love interest with Alexia gets complicated...Jason could lose it all...He is now on a quest to discover what it truly means to fulfill his destiny...And Live. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Some things are worth more than money. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Das Ultimative Leben (Germany)
  • Bezcenny dar (Poland)
  • Живот наистина (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Το ημερολόγιο μιας ζωής (Greece)
  • O Que Realmente Importa (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,100,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $659,912, 06 Sep 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Alexia steps out of the limousine, the limo driver that is holding the door open for her is the author, Jim Stovall, who wrote "The Ultimate Gift" and helped write "The Ultimate Life." See more »
Goofs The train engine and boxcars shown when Red is beginning his journey were not in use in 1941. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by The Ultimate Legacy (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Is This It See more »

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