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PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

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Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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George's Doctor
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Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,851,136 (USA) (19 December 2008)

Gross:

$69,951,824 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Woody Harrelson plays Ezra Turner, a meat salesman. He played another meat salesman, Mickey Knox, in Natural Born Killers (1994). See more »

Goofs

Ben runs through the rain to the hospital. When he arrives inside his body is soaking wet, but his shirt is dry. When he walks out of the hospital, it still is pouring rain and his shirt becomes visibly soaked. When he arrives at his motel, he opens the door soaked, but his shirt is completely dry. See more »

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[first lines]
911 Operator: 911 emergency...
Ben Thomas: I need an ambulance.
911 Operator: I have you at 9212 West Third Street in Los Angeles.
Ben Thomas: That's room number 2.
911 Operator: What's the emergency?
Ben Thomas: There's been a suicide.
911 Operator: Who's the victim?
Ben Thomas: I am.
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Soundtracks

Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone (as Sly & The Family Stone)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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I don't think i ever been this moved by a movie....Magnificent
3 January 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie... is amazing. Not even watching "The green mile" and "Million dollar baby" did i get the same feeling i do off this. This is truly a masterpiece.

I wont go in to detail about the movie, since there is already a lot of comments here to get that information. No, i wright this comment ( my first ever) because i wanted to express myself. This is my new favorite movie, and if you don't go see it, you misses out one a truly amazing experience. I think i cried to 1 movie before, not a lot of crying, but still and that was green mile. But this.. this movie got me crying for real. The sacrifice Ben (will smith) makes in this movie is truly a gift for the people he does it too. I don't think i said to much to spoil anything, i hope not, cause that will be me taken the joy out of what is a amazing movie.

Now, after you read this, you should go buy this movie (when it comes on DVD), and watch it. And treasure it, and maybe it will bring something to your life, as it has to mine.

Love Tais.


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