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A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

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Dell Scott
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Philip Lacasse
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Yvonne Pendleton
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Latrice
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Anthony
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Jenny
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Maggie
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Carter
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Lily
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Charlotte
Michael Quinlan ...
Jack
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Police Sergeant
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Police Officer
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Arresting Officer
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Rookie Matteo
Kimberly S. Fairbanks ...
Parole Officer (as Kimberly Fairbanks)
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Fast Food Manager
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Data Processing Supervisor (as Rachel Handler)
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Doorman
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Guy in Elevator
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Young Man on Couch
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'This Ability' Applicant
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Professional Applicant
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New Age Applicant
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Applicant with the Book
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Applicant
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Interrupted Applicant
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School Guard
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Teacher
Jason Bowen ...
Eamon
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Art Dealer
Rigoberto Garcia ...
Grays Papaya Server
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Angela Kowalski (as Karen Christie Ward)
John David Miles ...
The Birdman / Papageno
Indra A. Thomas ...
Queen of the Night (as Indra Thomas)
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School Friend
Jane Moore ...
Party Guest
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Caregiver with Lunch
Ambur Braid ...
Lyric Soprano at Party
Erica Brookhyser ...
Mezzo Soprano at Party
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Baritone at Party
Yi Li ...
Tenor at Party
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Wheelchair Shop Worker (as Michael Kondyra)
Nick Greece ...
Paragliding Pilot for Philip
Rob Sporrer ...
Paragliding Pilot for Dell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Woman Walking to Opera (uncredited)
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Parolee (uncredited)
Kristina Aponte ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
Tariq James Arthur ...
Opera Usher (uncredited)
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Upscale Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
David Baechle ...
EMT (uncredited)
Tony Barber ...
Opera Usher (uncredited)
Ronen Bay ...
Weed Dealer (uncredited)
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Ice Cream Parlor (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Sharonda Harris Bunton ...
Store Associate for Rainbow Store (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
Brant Casey ...
Opera Patron / Party Guest (uncredited)
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Applicant #2 (uncredited)
Helen Chong ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
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Picture Car Driver (uncredited)
Anthony B. Cooper ...
Bus Rider (uncredited)
Myesha Cooper ...
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Corinne Costa ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
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Opera Attendee (uncredited)
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Waitstaff (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
Casey Donnelly ...
Usher (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Lighting Technician (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
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Social Worker (uncredited)
Jibril Goodman ...
Drug Store Employee (uncredited)
Wesley Green ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Dolores Hillgrube ...
Bronx Diner Waitress (uncredited)
Angelia Holleger ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Voice One (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
Laura Jean ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
Kirk Kelly ...
Restaurant Employee (uncredited)
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New Carer Jason (uncredited)
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Uber Debbie (uncredited)
Julia Leusner ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
James R. Ling ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
Valerie Logan ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Dominic Longo ...
Patron (uncredited)
Glen Macnow ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Scott Martin ...
Memeber of Dell's Old Crew (uncredited)
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jaclyn McHugh ...
Caterer (uncredited)
Laura Beth Melchiorre ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Cabbie (uncredited)
Kevin B. Mulligan ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Foreman (uncredited)
Chris Naples ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Opera Attendee (uncredited)
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Upscale Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Les Price ...
VIP Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
Bryan Ramona ...
Taxi Driver #1 (uncredited)
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Paramedic (uncredited)
Ricky Roma ...
Usher (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Detective / Driver (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Juan G. Sanchez ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Michelle Santiago ...
Driver / Pedestrian (uncredited)
Erin Shann ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Shawn Shillingford ...
Theater Patron (uncredited)
Nancy Sokerka ...
Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Maître d' (uncredited)
Aleksandra Svetlichnaya ...
Caterer (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Ambulette Driver (uncredited)
Ursula Triplett ...
Caterer (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Opera Patron (uncredited)
Donna White ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Terron Whitsett ...
Burger World (Cook) (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Carl Zingle ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Highschool Punk (uncredited)

Directed by

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Neil Burger

Written by

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Jon Hartmere ... (screenplay by)
 
Éric Toledano ... (based on the motion picture "Intouchables" by) and
Olivier Nakache ... (based on the motion picture "Intouchables" by)

Produced by

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Todd Black ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
David J. Bloomfield ... executive producer (as David Bloomfield)
Jason Blumenthal ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Milos Brajovic ... executive producer
G. Mac Brown ... executive producer
Adam Fogelson ... executive producer
Nick Greece ... produced by: paragliding aerial unit
Andy Mitchell ... executive producer
Chris Papavasiliou ... executive producer
Robert Simonds ... executive producer
Steve Tisch ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Rob Simonsen

Cinematography by

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Stuart Dryburgh

Film Editing by

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Naomi Geraghty

Editorial Department

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Frederick Agyemang ... digital intermediate assist
Erik Choquette ... colorist: dailies
Joe Gawler ... senior colorist
Matthew Hawkins ... dailies producer
Melissa Kelly ... digital intermediate producer
Cara Manise ... producer: offline editorial
Katy Miller ... assistant editor
Alec Perez ... conform assist
Chad Schermerhorn ... conform artist

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by

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Tom Frohling
Kim Jennings ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Beth A. Rubino
William M. Staab

Costume Design by

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Kasia Walicka-Maimone

Makeup Department

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Frank Barbosa ... hair department head
John Clausell ... hair stylist: Mr. Hart
Diane Dixon ... key hair stylist
Patricia Grande ... key hair stylist
Diane Heller ... key makeup artist
Don Kozma ... makeup department head / makeup department head: paragliding aerial unit
Frances Mathias ... hair stylist: Ms. Kidman
Bernadette Mazur ... makeup department head
Tina Roesler Kerwin ... makeup artist: Ms. Kidman

Production Management

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Brendon Boyea ... executive in charge of production
Lindsay Feldman ... production supervisor
Stuart Macphee ... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Malloy ... executive in charge of production
Jon Ollwerther ... drone production manager
Tom Prince ... executive in charge of production
Shea Sinclair ... executive in charge of post-production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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G.A. Aguilar ... second unit director
Timothy Bird ... first assistant director
Mark Friedberg ... second unit director
Blair Howley ... second second assistant director
Joe Landry ... second second assistant director
Matthew Mason ... second assistant director: partial
Brad Robinson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Maggie Adams ... set dec coordinator
Greta Alexander ... on set dresser
Sam Bader ... art researcher
Eric Lewis Beauzay ... assistant art director
Marc Connor ... Artist
Andrea Mae Fenton ... assistant set decorator: los angeles
Kirk Forchetti ... prop intern
Daniel Gilroy ... set dresser
Damien Harrer ... set dresser
Kelsey Harro ... construction buyer
Samantha Higgins ... set dresser
Erica Hohf ... assistant art director
Matthew Howell-Clarke ... set decoration production assistant
Edward J. Johnson ... shop craftsman
Dawn Cullen Jonas ... researcher and clearance coordinator
Erika S. Katz ... set dresser
Dave Kellom ... art department coordinator
Dennis Madigan ... set dresser
Paul Maiello ... construction coordinator
Brick Mason ... storyboard artist
Susannah McCarthy ... assistant prop master
Merdyce McClaran ... on-set dresser
Jeffrey D. McDonald ... assistant art director
Tobin Ost ... assistant art director
Jessie Pellegrino ... assistant props
Paige Peterson ... assistant to production designer
Duke Scoppa ... property master
Hugh Sicotte ... concept artist
William M. Staab ... props
Billy Stearne ... set dresser
Nell Stifel ... scenic charge
Brett D. Williams ... carpenter
Alyssa Winter ... assistant set decorator
Stephen Wolff ... shop craftsman
Tom West ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Barry ... re-recording mixer
Micah Blaichman ... foley mixer
Rick Chefalas ... first assistant sound editor
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer: Atlanta
Dave Flynch ... supervising foley editor
Mike Ford ... sound utility
Fredrick Helm ... sound mixer: aerial unit
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Jonathan Jost ... adr recordist
Chris Kellett ... Playback Operator
Drew Kunin ... sound mixer
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Michael Primmer ... boom operator
David Rainey ... playback operator (as Dave Rainey)
Jac Rubenstein ... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague ... sound effects editor
Lidia Tamplenizza ... adr editor
David Tirolo ... pro tools playback mixer
Paul Urmson ... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Rachel Wardell ... assistant sound editor
Dave Wilson ... adr mixer: Atlanta
Lawrence Zipf ... sound effects editor
Victor Mercader ... sound editor/recordist: theatrical trailer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Timothy Lynch ... special effects technician
Duncan McDonald ... special effects technician
John Sullivan ... special effects technician
Jeff Tanner ... special effects foreman
Patrick Edward White ... special effects supervisor
Dane Wilson ... special effects technician
Kurt Wunder ... special effects coordinator
Kevin Zack ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Robert J. Bruce ... compositing supervisor
Jeff Butler ... lead compositor
Yuting Chen ... digital compositor
Alex Dreiblatt ... compositor
Bryan T. Evans ... Tracking/Matchmove Supervisor
Drew Findley ... performance screens content designer: opera sequence
Gozde Basak Geckinli ... digital compositor: Mr. X Gotham
Matt Hale ... performance screens animator: opera sequence
Junyoung Han ... digital compositor
Danni Henderson ... visual effects producer
Kevin Keane ... visual effects production assistant
Ji Hye Kim ... compositor
Jina Lee ... matte painter
Steve Leonhardt ... performance screens content supervisor: opera sequence
Ajoy Mani ... additional visual effects supervisor
Eric J. Robertson ... visual effects supervisor
Justin Rogers-CdeBaca ... visual effects on set coordinator
Croft Russell ... senior roto/paint artist: Mr. X inc.
Alex Tomaszewski ... compositor
Sara Woomer ... vfx production manager

Stunts

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G.A. Aguilar ... stunt coordinator
Bobby Beckles ... stunt driver
Jill Brown ... stunt actor
Ann Carton ... stunt driver
Blaise Corrigan ... stunts
Peter Epstein ... additional stunt coordinator / stunts
Mark Fichera ... stunt performer
Nick Greece ... stunt coordinator
Becca GT ... stunt driver
Jimmy Hays ... stunt driver
Josh Lakatos ... stunt driver
Jeffrey Mowery ... precision driver
Samuel J. Paul ... stunt double: Kevin Hart
Tracey Ruggiero ... stunt driver
Aaron Vexler ... stunt driver
Caroline Vexler ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Almeida ... gaffer
Jason Aron ... aerial cinematography
Stephanie Paisley Bell ... dmx tech
John Billeci ... stage rigging gaffer
Alex Califano ... best boy electric
Mark Catania ... "b" dolly grip
Molly Cheshire ... lamp operator
Jason Cortazzo ... libra head technician
Thomas Devine ... house electrician
Christopher Eng ... second assistant "a" camera
Stanley Fernandez Jr. ... assistant camera / first assistant: "a" cam
Bill Fiedler ... generator operator
Aaron Fine ... additional electrician
Sean Folkl ... libra head technician: new york unit
Sean Galczyk ... camera pa (as Sean Galzyk)
Jon Graham ... drone tech
Matthew Hanlon ... grip
Lukasz Jogalla ... director of photography: second unit
Michael Paul Jones ... second unit cinematography
Dexter Kennedy ... aerial drone pilot
Vinnie Laraway ... ultimate arm technician
David Lee ... still photographer
Michael Leonard ... first assistant camera: b camera
Clay Liversidge ... rigging gaffer
Gus Magalios ... best boy rigging grip
Jim McCann ... loader
John J. Moers ... documentary cameraman
Christopher Murphy ... video assist tech
Athos Nash ... lamp operator
Michael Nelson ... ultimate arm operator
Chong K. Pak ... camera operator
Mike Papadopoulos ... lamp operator
Billy Patsos ... rigging grip
George Patsos ... key grip
Peter Russell ... best boy electric
Louis Sabat ... a dolly grip
Leon Sanginiti ... second assistant b camera
Christina See ... lamp operator
Benjamin Semanoff ... b cam operator / steadicam operator
Michael M. Silver ... lamp op
Chandler Tucker ... digital imaging technician
Cody Tuttle ... Drone Operator
Bill Vargo ... video assist operator
Mike Yurich ... additional key rigging grip
Myo Campbell ... additional loader (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Fabiana Arrastia ... adr voice casting
Cristina Benavente ... casting assistant
Susan Boyajian ... adr voice casting
Lindsay Allyn Drucker ... extras casting
Rachel Goldman ... casting assistant
Brandon Goncalves ... extras casting
Diane Heery ... casting
Colleen Kay ... casting associate
Jason Loftus ... casting
Jack McCafferty ... casting assistant
Joey Montenarello ... casting associate
Roya Semnanian ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Teresa Beach ... costume department coordinator
Leigh Bell ... assistant costume designer
Kelly L. Brown ... set costumer
Troy David ... textile artist
Kelly Rose Gavenus ... costume production assistant
Susana Gilboe ... costume researcher and buyer
Aja Gilles ... additional costume pa
Tonya Huskey ... Background Costume Supervisor
Katalina Iturralde ... breakdown artist
Liza James ... costumer
Alana Roecker Katt ... costume department
Kortney Lawlor ... costume supervisor
Mariana Mazon ... costumer
Kara Morasco ... costume tailor
Allison Pearce ... key shopper
Rita Squitiere ... set costumer
Francisco Stoll ... key costumer
Kasey Bazil Young ... costumer: Mr. Hart (as Kasey Young)

Location Management

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Justin Camacho ... location assistant
Katarina Dedicova ... location assistant
Kristin Dombroski ... key assistant location manager: new york unit / location manager: additional photography
Rudi Fischer ... location scout
John Galloway ... location scout
Chris Gormley ... assistant location manager
Sam Hutchins ... location manager
Karen T. Salva ... location scout
Benjamin J. Stern ... key assistant location manager
A.J. Swirz ... location coordinator
Tahnee Tangherlini ... location assistant
Troy L. Coffee ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Duncan Blickenstaff ... composer: additional music
Celeste Chada ... scoring consultant
Meghan Currier ... music coordinator
John M. Davis ... music editor (as John Davis)
Susie Gillis ... orchestra contractor
Mark Graham ... conductor / orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Connor Hughes ... digital recordist
Francesco Le Metre ... assistant to composer
Taylor Lipari-Hassett ... score technical assistant
Katherine Gordon Miller ... music editor (as Katherine Miller)
Stan Neff ... score mixer / score recordist
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Paul Pritchard ... digital recordist
Rachel Bolt ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Dylan C. Jones ... composer: trailer music (uncredited)
Dorina Markoff-McNulty ... musician (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Dianne Dreyer ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael A. Capotosto ... driver: cast, transport facilities

Additional Crew

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Nate Atwood ... assistant: Mr. Black & Mr. Blumenthal
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Frank Battaglia ... additional set production assistant
Andy Benavides ... set production assistant: new york
Jason Bernett ... production assistant
Nick Bommer ... first assistant accountant: New York
Cameron Boone ... Key Production Assistant
Lacy Boughn ... assistant: Mr. Tisch
Wayne Brown ... assistant: Mr. Hart
Lisa Burrascano ... staff set production assistant
Dennis T. Carnegie ... adr voice actor
Britt Carr ... executive in charge of business & legal affairs
Samuel Clark ... production assistant
Richard Cline ... production assistant
Janelle Coleman ... production staff
Jared Crowelle ... Kevin Hart's Assistant
Natalie Damico ... travel coordinator
Joseph Darby ... stand-in: Kevin Hart
Kelly Devine ... choreographer
Christine Dye ... key second assistant accountant
Spencer Ela ... Executive Assistant: Development & Production
Rainer Evans ... production assistant
Libby Feltch ... assistant production coordinator
Jeanene Fiedler ... key craft service
Diane Galardi ... assistant: Mr. Cranston
Ali Gilliam ... assistant: Mr. Cranston
Niko Godfrey ... additional second assistant accountant
Miguelangelo Hexylvania ... production assistant
Lieve Jansen ... completion guarantor
Vu Kong ... set production assistant
Jeff Kryvicky ... titles & credits
Amy Leigh Johnson ... unit publicist
Arielle Lewen ... production assistant
Ryan Lowry ... caterer
Ron Lynch ... executive in charge of production
Lauren K. McGarry ... Set Production Assistant
Trish McMiniment ... assistant production coordinator
Ryan Mills ... production assistant
Jacquelyn Moses ... set production assistant
Christopher Neurohr ... set production assistant
Morgan Newell ... production coordinator
Erin O'Grady ... assistant: Ms. Kidman
John Parker ... production controller
Sharon Pinkenson ... film commissioner: Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Kristen Plummer ... assistant: Ms. Kidman
Anna Pruett ... office production assistant
Harry Ratchford ... assistant: Mr. Hart
Kurt Reinmund ... production assistant
Jacquelyn Reyes ... assistant: Mr. Burger
Matt Salazar ... payroll accountant
Jim Schiro ... first assistant accountant
Geraldine Schubert ... production assistant
Kelsey Schuyler ... post-production accountant
Duke Scoppa ... property master
Francesco Scorsone ... stand-in
Daisy Seymour ... assistant: Ms. Kidman
Donald Stewart ... production secretary
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator
Judy Strazzera ... second assistant accountant
Sulayman Tahir ... production assistant
Mike Timoney ... Bryan Cranston stand-in
Ryan Tygh ... stand in: Bryan Cranston
Ryan Unger ... local assistant: Mr. Blumenthal
Jesse Vilinsky ... additional voices (as Jesse Sarah Vilinsky)
Lauren Wells ... additional production assistant

Thanks

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Jerry Deli ... thanks
Morgan Dummit ... thanks
Winston Esheric ... thanks
Aretha Franklin ... in memory of
Larry Gipe ... thanks
Arturo Ho ... thanks
Tom Jarmusch ... thanks
Eric LeGrand ... special thanks
Basmat Levin ... thanks
Maggie McNiece ... special thanks
William Tarr ... thanks
Linda Zelenko ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. Written by Tom Daly

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Also Known As
  • The Upside - Seconde Chance (France)
  • Mein Bester & ich (Germany)
  • Η θετική πλευρά της ζωής (Greece)
  • Sempre amici (Italy)
  • Geroji puse (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Box Office

Budget $37,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $20,355,000, 13 Jan 2019
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $122,152,517, 02 May 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia This is a remake of the French film The Intouchables (2011). In Germany and The Netherlands, it was the most successful French film in history. The same story has also been filmed as the Argentinian film Inseparables (2016). See more »
Goofs When Lacasse is talking about how he had his accident (Dell asked him), he says the weather that day was very bad and there was lightning. But during Lacasse's flashbacks, when he opens his eyes and sees his wife, the sky is clear blue with very little, if any, cloud cover. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019 (So Far) (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Don Giovanni, K. 527: Scena Ultima: Qual Strepito è Questo... (Lanterna, Maturina, Donna Elvira, Donna Ximena, Duca Ottavio, Pasquariello) See more »
Quotes Dell Scott: You can have any girl you want. What about this lady with all the Botox? You're perfect for each other. You can't move your body, she can't move her face.
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