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The Words (2012)

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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clay Hammond
... Richard Ford
... The Old Man
... Rory Jansen
... Dora Jansen (as Zoë Saldana)
Vito DeFilippo ... New York Apartment Doorman (as Vito De Filippo)
... Nelson Wylie
... Vendor
... Mr. Jansen
... Daniella
... Dan Zuckerman
... Rory's Assistant (as Kevin Desfossés)
... Timothy Epstein
... Jason Rosen
... Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)
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Layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words. Written by Anonymous

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There's more than one way to take a life.


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking | See all certifications »

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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,750,894, 9 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,494,838, 30 May 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,231,461, 30 May 2013
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Rosamund Pike auditioned for the role of Daniella. See more »

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When the old man is talking to Rory in the park the camera is showing his right side and he holds a half burned cigarette in his right hand. During the same conversation the old man then brings up a freshly lit cigarette in his left hand. See more »

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The Old Man: He should've been somebody everyone knows.
Rory Jansen: Yeah... but what happened?
The Old Man: Life.
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References Cheers (1982) See more »

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Written by Cory Wong (ASCAP)
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Four generations of stellar actors!
20 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is such an under-rated movie and it is so sad that it will not be seen by more people.

Bradley Cooper has a great career ahead as a producer, he was very smart to make this project. The four generations of great actors were so well- chosen, each one the sexiest man alive I'm sure at one time or another. For me it was Dennis Quaid, and I saw more of the old Dennis Quaid in this movie than in a very long time. Bradley Cooper is the third generation actor in this piece and he really shows his acting chops. He's not just a pretty face! The pretty face is now Ben Barnes and what a great face it is. He is perfect as the young 'old man' in Paris after the war.

I almost never like stories within a story, now do I like stories about authors or actors, they always seem so navel-gazing, but this movie trumps all of those problems in such an amazing excellent way.

Watch this movie, you won't be sorry.


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