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Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

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Tyler
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Luke
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Emily
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Alexis
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Catherine
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Ronald
Krisha Fairchild ...
English Teacher
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Bill
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Bobby
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Coach Wise
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Ryan
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Chang
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Stan
Albert Link ...
Minister
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Elena
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Doctor Steve
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Wally (as Ruben E.A. Brown)
David Anthony Payton ...
Security Guard
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Protestor
Jon Brudzinski ...
Cop 1 (as Jonathan Brudzinski)
Jeffrey Hersh ...
Cop 2 (as Jeff Hersh)
Dennis Deveaugh ...
Cop 3
George Greer ...
Judge
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Mr. Stanley
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Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Aurin ...
Scorekeeper (uncredited)
Valerie Ayala ...
Emily's Friend (uncredited)
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Couple at Abortion Clinic (uncredited)
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Drill Team / Core Friend (uncredited)
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Improv Girl (uncredited)
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Bikini Girl (uncredited)
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Random Girl (uncredited)
Anja Conklin ...
Alexis' Friend (uncredited)
Victoria Cox ...
Ryan's Prom Date (uncredited)
Ellen Marguerite Cullivan ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Gene Mack Daniels ...
Liquor Store Guy (uncredited)
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Sophie (uncredited)
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Prison Visitor (uncredited)
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Core High School Student (uncredited)
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Drill Team / Student (uncredited)
Patrick H. Fox ...
Wrestler's Parent (uncredited)
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College Girl (uncredited)
Sheila Friedman ...
Diner Patron / Church Congregant (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
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Wrestler's Parent (uncredited)
Jasonn Gonzalez ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Diner Girl & Church Patron (uncredited)
Kyera Greene ...
Drill Team / High School Student (uncredited)
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Lip Sync Boy (uncredited)
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Referee (uncredited)
Monica Henry ...
Parent (uncredited)
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Lip Sync Boy (uncredited)
Dylan Jarvis ...
Party Goer in Pool (uncredited)
Marie Joasil ...
Chaperone (uncredited)
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Drill Team / High School Student (uncredited)
D'neal Justiniano ...
Dance Goer (uncredited)
Mateja Kalajian ...
College Bar Girl (uncredited)
Monica Kaufer ...
Diner Hostess (uncredited)
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Core Friend / Drill Team (uncredited)
T.J. Larson ...
Butt at LeTub (uncredited)
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Tyler's Bonfire Friend (uncredited)
John Q. Leo ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
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Mom (uncredited)
Dominique Palmer ...
Emily's Friend (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
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Coroner Jessie (uncredited)
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Abortion Clinic Visitor (uncredited)
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Courtroom family (uncredited)
Emily Rivero ...
Tyler's Friends Date (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
Celeste Angelina Sandoval ...
Middle School Girl (uncredited)
Peggy Sheffield ...
Records Office Employee (uncredited)
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Wrestler (uncredited)
Crystal Vazquez ...
Dance Goer (uncredited)
Hakeem Vilamar ...
High School Student (uncredited)
Malik Vilamar ...
High School Student (uncredited)
Bailey Walker ...
Teen Girl (uncredited)
DA Wilder ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Valdez Williams ...
Second Team for Kelvin Harrison Jr. (uncredited)
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Park Mother (uncredited)
Tiffany Sanz Yamini ...
Missouri Diner Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by

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Trey Edward Shults

Written by

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Trey Edward Shults ... (written by)

Produced by

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Justin R. Chan ... co-producer
Jacob Jaffke ... executive producer / line producer
Harrison Kreiss ... co-producer
Chad Rothman ... epk producer: Seismic Production
Trey Edward Shults ... producer
Kevin Turen ... producer
James Wilson ... producer
Inman Young ... head of production

Music by

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Trent Reznor
Atticus Ross

Cinematography by

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Drew Daniels ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Isaac Hagy
Trey Edward Shults

Editorial Department

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Joe Beirne ... chief technology officer: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Isabel Cafaro-Anderson ... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Laureen Clarke ... assistant editor
Scott Ettin ... data manager: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Scott Frace ... color engineer: Technicolor PostWorks NY
David Franzo ... assistant colorist: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Matthew Hannam ... consulting editor
Clark Henderson ... svp theatrical services: Technicolor Postworks NY
Eric Horwitz ... digital intermediate engineer: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Keith Jenson ... conform editor: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Lucian Johnston ... consulting editor
Stacey Lee ... data manager: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Carlos Monfort ... technical assistant: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Caspar Newbolt ... title designer
Elias Nousiopoulos ... assistant colorist
Matt O'Shaughnessy ... digital intermediate engineer: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Pete Olshansky ... account executive: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Justin Rosen ... first assistant editor
Megan Rumph ... digital intermediate producer
Chad Rupnarine ... data manager: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Damien van der Cruyssen ... colorist
Erich Waldorf ... technical assistant: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Brian Woos ... conform editor: Technicolor PostWorks NY
Madeline Lewis ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Elliott Hostetter

Art Direction by

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Margaux Rust

Set Decoration by

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Adam Willis

Costume Design by

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Rachel Dainer-Best

Makeup Department

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Laurie Cocheio ... additional makeup artist (as Laurie Cocheo)
Dolly Djuric ... makeup department head
Susie Mendez Pfister ... key makeup artist (as Susie Pfister)
Carol Raskin ... key hair stylist
Carol Ann Rebecca ... additional hair stylist
Gianna Sparacino ... hair department head
Lisa Jouet Mosenson ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Andrew Hauser ... post-production supervisor (as Andrew J.D. Hauser)
Mark Sean Haynes ... post-production supervisor
Elayne Keratsis ... production supervisor: Road Trip Unit (as E.K. Keratsis)
Morgan Newell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric LaFranchi ... first assistant director
Ryan McInerney ... second second assistant director
Alicia Triana Tabeau ... second assistant director (as Alicia Triana)

Art Department

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Chris Alicea ... charge scenic
Jilanna Allison ... art department production assistant
Chuck Avery ... property assistant
Ricardo Bazauri ... set dresser
Brooke Bortell ... art department coordinator
Regina Crowley ... art department buyer
Mark Dane ... leadman
Charles S. Deaux ... leadman (as Charlie Deaux)
Michael J. Flynn ... set dresser (as Michael Joseph Flynn)
Richard E. Kruder ... set dresser
John Francis Kupfer ... set dresser (as John Kupfer)
Daniel Mendible ... set dresser
Greyson Miller ... on-set dresser
Chris Molina ... art department production assistant
John Navarro Jr. ... assistant art director
Maria Alejandra Ortiz ... property assistant (as Maria Ortiz)
Kurt Thoresen ... property master
Alexandra Tibbe ... assistant property master
Dustin Read ... set dresser (uncredited)
Dorothy Street ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tristan Baylis ... adr supervisor / dialogue editor / dialogue premix
Max Behrens ... sound designer/sound effect editor
Johnnie Burn ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound pre-mixer / supervising sound editor
Simon Carroll ... first assistant sound supervisor / sound designer/sound effect editor / sound pre-mixer
Ed Downham ... sound pre-mixer
Brendan Feeney ... sound designer/sound effect editor
Curtis Henderson ... foley artist
Dimitri Kouri ... production sound mixer
Madeleine Lewis ... audio post production coordinator
Jack Patterson ... sound designer/sound effect editor
Leo Rozenberg ... foley recordist
Jack Sedgwick ... sound designer/sound effect editor / sound pre-mixer
Tzvi Sherman ... assistant sound editor
Cary Simon ... sound utility
Ned Sisson ... sound designer/sound effect editor
Ashley Smith ... sound mix technician
Matt Snedecor ... foley editor (as Matthew Snedecor)
Kyle Weber ... boom operator
Sam Weiner ... boom operator: Road Trip Unit
Nathan Hasz ... re-recording mix technician (uncredited)
Laura Post ... audio description narrator (uncredited)
Cary Simon ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Craig Barnett ... special effects supervisor (as Craig 'Tex' Barnett)
Kurt Harris ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Fangge Chen ... lead digital compositor
Constance Conrad ... digital compositor
Silas Fischer ... visual effects associate producer
Craig Green ... digital compositor
Lucien Harriot ... visual effects supervisor
Miranda Jacoby ... visual effects production coordinator
Mark Palkoski ... digital compositor
Kathereena Singh ... visual effects head of operations

Stunts

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Sli Lewis ... stunt double: Tyler
Artie Malesci ... stunt coordinator
Breanna Selts ... water safety
James C. Wallace ... stunt driver (as James Wallace)
Jeffrey Hersh ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Chavez ... assistant camera: underwater - Road Trip Unit
Dan Demirgian ... rigging gaffer (as Daniel Demirgian)
Troy Dickerson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Troy 'Teddy' Dickerson)
Sean Gilbert ... underwater camera operator
Sean P. Gilbert ... underwater camera operator
Faust Higgins ... additional grip
Kevin Higgins ... key grip
Chris Hill ... gaffer
Mark Idziak ... rigging best boy grip
Joshua Johnson ... specials photographer
Malcolm Jolley ... dolly grip
Fred Kimble ... best boy grip
Rick Lacoste ... key rigging grip
Monica Lek ... still photographer
Sean Lunski ... digital imaging technician
Paco Moises ... best boy electric
Kai Morbey ... genny operator
Jorge Parra ... best boy grip
Osvaldo Silvera Jr. ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Will Skidmore ... camera production assistant
Carla Sosa ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Caleb Wild ... camera production assistant
Jonathan Bowens ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jeff Daly ... still photographer (uncredited)
Jennifer Galipault ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Manuel Gonzalez ... electrician: day player (uncredited)
Ian Hernand ... still photographer (uncredited)
Carlos Perozo ... rigging electric (uncredited)
Robert D. Starling ... drone operator (uncredited)
Harold Trenhs ... electrician (uncredited)
Billy Wells ... additional second assistant (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jennifer Conrader ... casting director: Florida - CrowdShot Casting
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Chloe Gordon ... casting assistant: Florida - CrowdShot Casting
Mark Mullen ... casting director: Florida - CrowdShot Casting
Harrison Nesbit ... casting associate
Patti Wiley ... casting coordinator: Florida - CrowdShot Casting
Beth Marshall ... casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ellen Cerrito ... set costumer
Arielle Cooper-Lethem ... assistant costume designer
Stefanie Del Papa ... costumer
Mila Kastari ... costume supervisor (as Mila Gonzalez Kastari)
Lina Palacios ... costume production assistant
Michelle Ryan ... costume production assistant
Juliet Primo ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Guy Balson ... location scout: Road Trip Unit
Devin Kina ... location assistant
Matthew Rubino ... location production assistant
Sherrill Smith ... location manager
Jamil J. Gonzalez ... location scout (uncredited)
Devin Kina ... location scout (uncredited)
Oscar Vaca ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Sally Boldt ... music editor
Johnnie Burn ... sync music editor
Nick Chuba ... music team
Meghan Currier ... music supervisor
Kyle Hoffmann ... music team
Mat Mitchell ... music team
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Joe Rudge ... additional music supervisor
Trey Edward Shults ... sync music editor
Tommy Simpson ... music team
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter ... music clearance coordinator
Kenneth Bernard ... music (uncredited)
David James Rosen ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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T.J. Larson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Javier Armesto ... driver
David Brown ... driver
Christopher Cockroft ... driver (as Chris Cockroft)
Ken Collins ... driver
Larry Crenshaw ... transportation captain
Richard Draper ... picture car coordinator
Joe T. Griffin ... driver (as Joe Griffin)
J.C. Ibrahim ... bus driver: Road Trip Unit
Pirty Lee Jackson ... driver
Marty Koe ... driver
Dean Pazin ... driver
Danny Taylor ... driver
Melvin A. Turner ... transportation co-captain (as Melvin Turner)
Michael Ware ... driver
Jimmy Wray ... driver

Additional Crew

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David Albahae ... office production assistant
Lisa Aurora ... set production assistant (as Lisa A. Sacco)
Greg Bernstein ... legal services
Jeannine Campi ... payroll accountant
Harrison Carr ... key set production assistant
Carlos Chica ... additional catering assistant: Hanna Brothers
Ariana Chantelle Cordero ... additional voice
Frederick Criswell ... production secretary (as Fred Criswell)
Linda Davio ... set production assistant
Cristina Encarnacion ... stand-in: Taylor Russell & Renée Elise Goldsberry
Alton English ... unit production assistant (as Alton B. English)
Crystal Esparza ... assistant production coordinator
Dann Fink ... additional voice
Carlos Flores ... sous chef catering: Hanna Brothers
Luane Gauer ... production & acquisitions executive, Focus Features/UPI (as Luane Sandrin Gauer)
Patty Harrigan ... production coordinator
Marc Katz ... key kraft service
Ian M. Kemp ... set medic & water safety: Road Trip Unit (as Ian Kemp)
Tilu Khalayi ... first assistant accountant
Marcella Lentz-Pope ... additional voice
Sophie Martinez ... set production assistant
Vladimir Matyushenko ... wrestling consultant
Joseph McKelheer ... production consultant (as Joe McKelheer)
Mack McKelvey ... assistant kraft service
Israel Najera ... first catering assistant: Hanna Brothers
Reynaldo Piniella ... additional voice
Marcel Pinkowski ... key set production assistant
Roger Poirier ... chef catering: Hanna Brothers
John Portnoy ... production services
Alex Puma ... production accountant
Bryan Reynoso ... additional voice
Fabiola Rodriguez ... office production assistant
Stephanie Salgado ... additional voice
Breanna Selts ... medic
Dewitt Stern ... insurance provided by
Nick Thurlow ... production services
Oscar Vaca ... office production assistant
Joray Wakhungi ... accounting clerk
Caleb Wild ... researcher
Todd Williams ... production services
Sam Baloff ... production assistant (uncredited)
Xavier Cortes ... crafty assistant (uncredited)
David De Souza ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert J. Fox ... stand-in (uncredited)
Kevin Moody ... stand-in: Lucas Hedges (uncredited)
Emerita Ocana ... production assistant (uncredited)
Valdez Williams ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mahershala Ali ... special thanks
Rebecca Boswell ... special thanks
Arielle Cooper-Lethem ... special thanks
Lauren Elmer ... special thanks
Ryan Feldman ... special thanks
Grant Illes ... special thanks
Craig Kestel ... special thanks
Martin Leitner ... special thanks
Acie Mitchell ... special thanks
Ashley Myers ... thanks (as Ashley 'Bumble Bee' Myers)
Samantha Racanelli ... special thanks
Jess Rosenthal ... special thanks
Nick Sala ... special thanks
Bill Shultz ... in memory of
Beth Tomblin ... special thanks
Alan Wertheimer ... special thanks
David Whittaker ... special thanks
Donnette Williams ... special thanks
James Williams ... special thanks
Laura Zempel ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family - led by a well-intentional but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

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Also Known As
  • Un momento en el tiempo - Waves (Spain)
  • Fale (Poland)
  • ウェーブズ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Хвилі (Ukraine)
  • Таласи (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 135 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The script Trey Edward Shults sent to Sterling K. Brown was a PDF with embedded music cues, varying font sizes and colors, and notes about aspect ratio changes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 10 September 2019 (2019). See more »
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Quotes Ronald: You have so much love to share with the world and so much life yet to live.
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