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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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Clay Hammond
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Richard Ford
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The Old Man
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Rory Jansen
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Dora Jansen (as Zoë Saldana)
Vito DeFilippo ...
New York Apartment Doorman (as Vito De Filippo)
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Nelson Wylie
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Vendor
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Mr. Jansen
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Daniella
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Dan Zuckerman
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Rory's Assistant (as Kevin Desfossés)
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Timothy Epstein
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Jason Rosen
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Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)
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Young Man
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Celia
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Dave Farber
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Soldier #1
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Soldier #2
Andrew MacKay ...
Soldier #3 (as Andrew Mackay)
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Joseph Cutler
Gloria Cooper ...
Rory's Mother
Weston Middleton ...
Nick Weinstein
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Brett Cropsey
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Fordham's Assistant
Daniel Gervais ...
Fordham's Assistant
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Clay Hammond's Assistant
Jean-Marie Montbarbut ...
Paris Doctor (as Jean-Marie Montbarbut Du Plessis)
Robert-Paul Chauvelot ...
Conductor (as Robert Paul Chauvelot)
Leni Parker ...
Journalist
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Celia's Husband (as Sébastien Pilotte)
Émile Rivard ...
Celia's Child
David Gow ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Kathleen Fee ...
Woman on the Bus
Keeva Lynk ...
Cynthia
Jeanie Hackett ...
Joyce Weinstein
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Elderly Man
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Elderly Woman
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Fan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carly Granovsky ...
Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Brian Klugman
Lee Sternthal

Written by

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Brian Klugman ... (written by) &
Lee Sternthal ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Benaroya ... producer
Bradley Cooper ... executive producer
Cassian Elwes ... executive producer
Rose Ganguzza ... co-producer
Tatiana Kelly ... producer
James Lejsek ... co-producer
Laura Rister ... executive producer
Ben Sachs ... co-producer
François Sylvestre ... line producer
Lisa Wilson ... executive producer
Jim Young ... producer

Music by

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Marcelo Zarvos

Cinematography by

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Antonio Calvache ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Leslie Jones

Editorial Department

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Bruno Coutu ... film laboratory dailies and requests
Victor Franco ... digital restoration
Martel Gaëtan ... film laboratory project manager (as Gaétan Martel)
Scott Gregory ... colorist
Kyle Dean Jackson ... digital intermediate producer (as Kyle Jackson)
Andy Jurgensen ... assistant editor
Richard Lessard ... colorist: dailies
Brian MacLeod ... film laboratory technical advisor
Taylor Mahony ... digital intermediate editor / digital restoration
Alan Pao ... digital intermediate producer
George Papuashvili ... editor: video
Sebastian Perez-Burchard ... digital intermediate editor
Yves Plante ... dailies coordinator: nextLAB
David Reale ... assistant editor
Heather Toll ... digital intermediate producer
Kyle Bronson ... title designer: end credits (uncredited)
Eric Gaudry ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)

Casting By

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Eyde Belasco

Production Design by

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Michele Laliberte ... (as Michèle Laliberté)

Set Decoration by

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Frédérique Bolté ... decorator

Costume Design by

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Simonetta Mariano

Makeup Department

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Philippe Athlan ... additional hairdresser
Michelle Côté ... additional hairdresser
Linda DeVetta ... hair stylist: Jeremy Irons / makeup artist: Jeremy Irons
Melissa Fafard ... makeup artist (as Mélissa Fafard)
Emilie Gauthier ... makeup department head (as Émile Gauthier)
Corald Giroux ... key hairdresser
Mario Huot ... additional hairdresser
Catherine Lahaye ... additional makeup artist (as Catherine La Haye)
Gaétan Landry ... hairdresser
Lori McCoy-Bell ... hair stylist: Bradley Cooper
Vera Steimberg Moder ... makeup artist: Zoë Saldana (as Vera Steimberg)
Magali Métivier ... additional makeup artist (as Magalie Métivier)
Kathy Nelson ... additional makeup artist
Janeen Schreyer ... makeup artist: Bradley Cooper

Production Management

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Didier Communaux ... unit manager
Simon Paquin ... assistant unit manager
Daniel Voltz ... post-production supervisor (as Dan Voltz)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anabelle Berkani ... additional third assistant director
Ariane Côté-Chénier ... additional third assistant director
Carl Kouri ... additional third assistant director
Karine P. Labelle ... third assistant director
Laurence Mercier ... second assistant director
Don Terry ... first assistant director

Art Department

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François Archambault ... swing
Claude Beaupré ... swing
Eve Boulonne ... key decorator (as Éve Boulonne)
Anthony Bourgouin ... swing (as Anthony Bourgoin)
Alain Brochu ... construction coordinator
Dominique Brunel ... property master
Benoit Camerlain ... scenic painter
Denis Chabot ... assistant property master
Isabelle Côté ... graphic designer
Caroline Davignon ... assistant on-set props
Yann Dupond-Cubaynes ... additional greensman
Ella Garcia Quijada ... scenic painter
David Gaucher ... assistant art director
Léa Giguère Santini ... scenic painter (as Léa Giguère-Santini)
Alain Giguère ... head scenic painter
Marc Godding ... swing
Stacey Godding ... swing
Dylan La Frenière ... head greensman
Paul Lacerte ... scenic painter
Denise Lafontaine ... scenic painter
Félix Matte ... additional greensman
Véronique Michelin ... art department assistant
Serge Nadon ... swing
Xavier Nolet ... additional greensman
Geneviève Parent ... assistant decorator
Patrick Parle ... swing
Claude Rainville ... on-set props
Stéphanie Robitaille ... swing (as Stéphane Robitaille)
Alain Rouillier ... swing
Annie Rouleau ... additional assistant on-set props
Sandrine Rousseau ... on-set props
Jean-Luc Santerre ... scenic painter
Doris Simard ... art department coordinator
Sabrina Tremblay-Gagnon ... additional assistant on-set props
Jose Fernando Varela ... additional assistant decorator (as José F. Varela)
Jerome Zurfluh ... swing (as Jérôme Zurfluh)
Maryse Élie ... scenic painter
Blanche Moreau ... art department assistant coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jason Abell ... foley editor
Bryan Arenas ... dolby sound consultant
David Bach ... re-recording mixer
Phil Barrie ... sound effects editor
Bradford Bell ... mix technician
Norman Bernard ... boom operator
Joel Dougherty ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Joel Erickson ... assistant sound editor
Sébastien Froment ... additional boom operator
P.K. Hooker ... sound effects editor (as PK Hooker)
Leobardo Ledon ... foley recordist
Skip Lievsay ... re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr recordist
G.W. Pope III ... foley artist (as GW Pope III)
Simon Poudrette ... sound mixer
Brian Reed ... adr recordist
Gregg Swiatlowski ... dialogue editor
Gary Wells ... re-recording engineer
Byron Wilson ... dialogue editor
Patrick Christensen ... adr engineer (uncredited)
Jeremie Cuellar ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Louis Craig ... special effects supervisor
Bernard Guay ... special effects technician
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard ... special effects coordinator (as Bill Rivard)
André Laforest ... special effects best boy (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jake Akuna ... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post
Emmanuel Bazin ... concept art and matte paintings
Pascal Depocas ... digital environments / tracking and compositing
Emanuelle Gill ... digital environments
Christopher Hagerthy ... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post (as Chris Hagerthy)
Marc Hall ... additional compositing / visual effects supervisor
John Ross ... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post

Stunts

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Alexandre Cadieux ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Véronique Audet ... additional grip
Robert B. Baylis ... key grip (as Robert Bruce Baylis)
Andre Bendahan ... additional cinematographer: EPK
Michel Bernier ... first assistant camera
Jean Berthiaume ... rigging electrician (as Jean Berthaume)
Alain Bisson Doyal ... dolly grip "A" camera
Stephane Boisvert ... generator operator
Patrick 'Barbo' Bonbonniére ... additional grip
Nicholas Bouliane ... additional electric (as Nicholas Boulianne)
Réjean Bourbonnais ... additional grip
Dany Bourque ... additional electric
Yan Brabant ... grip
Julien Brisebois ... rigging best boy electric
Daniel Chrétien Jr. ... additional electric
Gabriel Cohen ... additional grip
Ken Coolen ... video assist operator
Stéphane de Ernsted ... additional dolly pusher
Jon Deitcher ... cinematographer: EPK
Sylvain Dupuis ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Dyer ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
Mathieu Décary ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bruno Gagliardi ... additional electrician
Eames Gagnon ... gaffer
Denis Giroux ... additional electrician
Dan Goyens ... additional electric (as David Goyens) / best boy electric
David Goyens ... additional electric
Stephen Goyens ... additional electric
Éric Grimard ... additional grip
Robert Guertin ... camera operator: "b" camera
René Guillard ... rigging gaffer
Nicolas Hoehn ... additional electrician
Jean-Simon Laflamme ... additional electric
Mélia Lagacé ... camera loader
Jonathan Lamirande ... additional electric
Pierre-Yves Larouche ... additional electric
Sébastien Lauzon ... additional electric
Constant Lavallée ... electric
Stéphane Leblanc ... best boy grip
Jean-Roger Ledoux ... additional electrician
Marco Lévesque ... additional grip
Kenneth MacKenzie ... remote head operator
Mathieu Nadon ... second assistant: b camera
Gary Pachany ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
André Potvin ... additional electric
Charles Péloquin ... additional electric
Roger Robichaud ... electrician
Daniel Sauvé ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Félicia Storme ... additional electric
Michel Taillefer ... additional electrician
Philippe Tessier ... additional grip
Philippe Tessier ... additional grip
Jean-Francois Tousignant ... second assistant camera (as Jean-François Tousignant)
Paul Tremblay ... grip
Brian Turpin ... additional grip
Jonathan Wenk ... still photographer
Alexandre De Ernsted ... grip (uncredited)
Rhyce Langker ... remote head technician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Nick Van Der Grinten ... animator: title

Casting Department

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Lucie Robitaille ... casting: Montreal
Tristan Thibaudeau ... assistant to casting
Johanne Titley ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eve Aubert ... additional dresser: extras
Johanne Baril ... additional dresser: extras (as Joanne Baril)
Malika Ben Slimane ... assistant set costumer
Mireille Couture ... additional dresser: extras
Chantale Di Filippo ... wardrobe coordinator (as Chantal Di Filippo)
Linda Leduc ... key dresser
Catherine Lord ... assistant dresser
Jacqueline Lussier ... additional dresser: extras
Alice Mayeux ... dresser: extras
Noémie Poulin ... additional dresser: extras
Mireille Roy ... key dresser: extras (as Mirielle B. Roy)
Jean David Serafino ... set costumer
Hélène Simard ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Josée Francis ... location assistant
Andrée Anne Godbout ... location scout (as Andrée-Anne Godbout)
Diane Janna ... location scout
Patrick Laurendeau ... assistant location manager
Brigitte Renaud ... assistant location manager
Michèle St-Arnaud ... location manager

Music Department

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Mark Baechle ... music co-producer: Prague sessions (as Mark Bachle) / orchestrator (as Mark Bachle)
Michael K. Bauer ... music editor (as Michael Bauer)
Gustavo Borner ... scoring mixer
Kotzman Cenda ... assistant score recording engineer
Gary Chester ... score recording engineer
Serge Courtois ... music mixing assistant
The Filmharmonic Orchestra Prague ... orchestra
James Gibb ... executive music producer
Sherwood Jones ... music assistant
Laura Katz ... music supervisor
Sonny Kompanek ... orchestrator
Ron Lobo ... music preparation (as Ronaldo Lobo)
Jon Mattox ... trailer music composer
Justin Moshkevich ... assistant scoring mixer
Petr Pycha ... orchestra contractor
Peter Vronsky ... conductor (as Petr Vronski)
Marcelo Zarvos ... music producer / musician

Transportation Department

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Eric Brais ... picture vehicles assistant (as Éric Brais)
Louis-Paul Dallaire ... office driver
Denis Doiron ... additional driver
Stephane Durocher ... driver (as Stéphane Durocher)
Manoel Freitas ... driver
John Gendron ... additional driver
Réal Hamel ... picture vehicles coordinator
Daniel Langlois ... additional driver
Eric Paré ... additional driver (as Eric D. Paré)
Serge Pominville ... truck production assistant
Danny Turgeon ... head driver
Roger Vaillancourt ... driver

Other crew

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Rachel Andrew ... post production accountant (as Rachel Lax)
Michel Arsenault ... security
Michel Bachand ... key craft service
Ariane Benmergui ... travel and lodging coordinator
Sylvie Boily ... production coordinator
André Boucley ... set runner
Mohamed Boutouis ... security (as Mohamed Boutouis)
Josianne Brassard ... additional production assistant
Martin Brasseur ... additional set production assistant
Erik Bright ... publicist: Prodigy Public Relations
Louis-Philippe Bélanger ... additional production assistant
Frédérique Chalifoux-Bazinet ... additional production assistant
Guenaél Charrier ... set production assistant
Martial Crusson ... security
Brittany Dankner ... product placement: AIM Productions
Jon Deitcher ... director: EPK
Tom Di Blasio ... production accountant
Genevieve Ferderber ... product placement: Zoom In Product Placement (as Geneviéve Derderber)
Catherine Gagnon ... production accountant payroll
Rose Ganguzza ... product placement: AIM Productions
Raphaél Gaudreault ... additional production assistant
Michel Gibeault ... security
Anne Giroux ... additional production assistant
Nicolas Glaude ... security
Marc Gourd ... security
Francoise Gravelle ... first accountant payroll
Pierre Guevremont ... production accountant (as Pierre Guévremont)
Jean-Francois Hall ... production assistant: base camp
Joe Iacono ... financial consultant and tax credit advisor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono
Nabil Ibrahim ... security
Catherine P. Labelle ... additional set production assistant
Nathalie Lacoste ... additional production assistant
Jonathan Lamirande ... additional production assistant
Jonathan Lapointe ... security
Sébastien Lapointe ... security
Isabelle Lauzon ... additional production assistant
Michel Leduc ... security
Jessica Leonard ... assistant to producers
Maxine Leonard ... additional marketing and publicity
Gustave Louis ... security
Katrina Marie Lukaitis ... assistant to producers (as Katrina Lukatis)
Cédric Lévesque ... additional production assistant
Randy Manis ... production attorney: Randy Manis Law Office
Herby Moreau ... epk interviewer
Jean-Charles Myrand ... additional production assistant
Thierry Mélot ... craft service assistant
Bethany Nagy ... title designer
Ortensia Palmerino ... financial consultant and tax credit advisor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono
Patrick Plummer ... additional craft service assistant
Maxime M. Primeau ... additional production assistant
Marjolaine Ricard ... additional craft service assistant
Ashley Rosenberger ... assistant to directors
Yanie Salvas ... second accountant
Stephanie Sanet ... production attorney: Dembitzer & Dembitzer (as Stephanie J. Sanet)
Eric Savoie ... security
Jackie Schwartz ... product placement: AIM Productions
Omar Senoussaoui ... security
Rose P. Shiner ... finance legal: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Michel Soucy ... security
Annie St-Pierre ... assistant production accountant
Simon Therrien ... additional production assistant
Ricky Tollman ... assistant: Mr. Manis, Randy Manis Law Office
Elizabeth Tremblay ... script supervisor
Sylvie Tremblay ... security
Geoffrey Uloth ... additional epk interviewer
Holly Uloth ... assistant to producers (as Holly O'Brien) / epk producer (as Holly O'Brien)
Nick Van Der Grinten ... title designer
Luc Vinet ... security
Carl Crevier ... stand-in: Bradley Cooper (uncredited)
Joe Sisto ... legal services (uncredited)
Charlie Wachtel ... assistant: Michael Benaroya (uncredited)

Thanks

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Nick Barker ... thanks
Charles M. Barsamian ... special thanks
Craig Mazin ... special thanks
Todd Phillips ... special thanks
Jason Reitman ... special thanks
Karine Vanasse ... special thanks
Boaz Yakin ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines There's more than one way to take a life. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Der Dieb der Worte (Germany)
  • El ladrón de palabras (Spain)
  • El lladre de paraules (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Ukradena priča (Croatia)
  • Слова (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,750,894, 09 Sep 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $13,231,461, 30 May 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman wrote the script back in 1999. As friends of Bradley Cooper before his The Hangover (2009) fame, they ask him to play the lead, he accepted then, and kept his word more than ten years later. See more »
Goofs In two different New York scenes we can see trucks from Canada Post. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #6.132 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks La Marseillaise See more »
Quotes The Old Man: We all make our choices in life, the hard thing to do is live with them.
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