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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 overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Peter Lake
Matt Bomer ... Young Man
Lucy Griffiths ... Young Woman
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 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

There was one report where Martin Scorsese had originally purchased the film rights to Winter's Tale, but he backed out, deeming it "unfilmable". See more »

Goofs

When Pearly fights Peter the very last time during present day in front of the Coheeries, the horse flies off with just a bridle on. When he flies back to crack the ice, he is wearing a noseband and his bridle. 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 closing logo for Warner Bros. Pictures is also placed on old-fashioned paper. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

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Masquerade Suite
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
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I loved this film!
18 February 2014 | by sheena2381See all my reviews

I went to see winters tale this weekend and I had so many different emotions when I watched it. First, Colin Farrell is wonderful...he's really great in this roll as a thief but also as a man who falls in love. He really makes you believe he's this character. Of course all the other actors and the surprise cameo all really worked well together.

Not gonna lie I cried a few different times in the movie, I laughed, and felt so many other things while watching. I'm also a secret hopeless romantic so this movie is great for my fellow love story lovers. Honestly I knew from the previews it was going to have a spiritual and magical story line which I really liked. It's nice to watch films that make you think afterwards and during. So don't go expecting to see a typical story line, because that's not at all what you will get.

When you go see this movie which I definitely recommend, have an open mind and just appreciate what you're watching, honestly it's moving!


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Official Sites:

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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