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Winter's Tale (2014)

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A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Director:

Akiva Goldsman

Writers:

Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Mark Helprin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Peter Lake
Matt Bomer ... Young Man
Lucy Griffiths ... Young Woman
Michael Crane Michael Crane ... Ellis Isle Doctor (as Michael Patrick Crane)
Brian Hutchison ... Ellis Isle Official
Kevin Corrigan ... Romeo Tan
Alan Doyle ... Dingy Worthington
Russell Crowe ... Pearly Soames
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Beverly Penn
Jon Patrick Walker ... Optometrist
David O'Brien Hart ... Penn House Butler
William Hurt ... Isaac Penn
Maurice Jones Maurice Jones ... Cecil Mature
Mckayla Twiggs ... Young Willa
Matthew R. Staley ... Oyster Boy
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Storyline

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, an Irish burglar in his early 20's, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying. Written by Jack

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This is not a true story. This is true love.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final credit for director David R. Ellis, who directed the film's second unit photography before his death in January 2013. See more »

Goofs

Little Willa is about 7 or 8 in 1916, which would make her about 105 in 2014 when she meets Peter again. Due to the premise of the film, this is not necessarily oversight, but indicates that she is special like many of the other characters. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Beverly Penn: [narrating] What if, once upon a time, there were no stars in the sky at all? What if the stars are not what we think? What if the light from afar doesn't come from the rays of distant suns, but from our wings as we turn into angels? Destiny calls to each of us. And there is a world behind the world where we are all connected, all part of a great and moving plan. Magic is everywhere around us. You just have to look. Look. Look closely. For even time and distance are not what they ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos for Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Weed Road Pictures all end by being placed on old-fashioned paper. See more »


Soundtracks

Brahms Violin Concerto 3rd movement op 77
Written by Johannes Brahms (uncredited)
Played by Beverly
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beautiful
23 June 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is not great or remarkable or good. only beautiful. and that little detail is important. because it represents a generous fairy tale who, in many scenes, escapes from not inspired choices of its director. it is very easy to criticize it. but more important is to enjoy by the story, to ignore the errors and to accept be fascinated by a film/adaptation who preserves Christmas flavor. sure, the cast deserves a better script/director. but after the reprimands remains the show. nice for the generous idea and used by really good actors - a meeting with Eve Marie Saint is always special event -. so, without good, it is far to be the worse movie. in fact, it is only an imagination exercise. that is all. so, not spared it !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter's Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,297,694, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$12,600,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,800,231
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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