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A Family Man (2016)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2017 (USA)
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A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.

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Mark Williams

Writer:

Bill Dubuque
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gerard Butler ... Dane Jensen
Alison Brie ... Lynn Wilson
Dustin Milligan ... Sumner
Julia Butters ... Lauren Jensen
Willem Dafoe ... Ed Blackridge
Gretchen Mol ... Elise Jensen
Sadie Munroe ... Kid #1
Alfred Molina ... Lou Wheeler
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bernadine
Kathleen Munroe ... Toni
Stephen Bogaert ... HR Manager
Mayko Nguyen ... Teacher
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Savraj Singh
Maxwell Jenkins ... Ryan Jensen
Russell Yuen ... Recruiter #1
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Storyline

As the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter prepares to retire, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackridge Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, vies to achieve his longtime goal of taking over the company going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Maxwell Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another. Written by LuzerneCountySheriff

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Family Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$1,641,235
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2.35 : 1
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On September 14, 2016 at the screening of the Headhunter's Calling at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto Canada, Gerard Butler (Dane Jensen) stated in an interview on the red carpet that he had so much fun in Canada working on this project that he would absolutely love to live in Toronto again. Growing up Gerard Butler used to spend summers as a teenager in T.O. when he worked for his father, who was divorced from his mother back across the pond, at a souvenir shop on Queen's Quay. See more »

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Lou Wheeler: All families got problems but you only got one.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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An important movie
14 August 2017 | by rainyday_1995See all my reviews

People are not entirely good or entirely bad, this is a model movie that portrays a man doing the right thing in the wrong way. On one hand he is trying to provide for his family and climb up the ranks but on the other hand he does morally wrong things and neglects his family in the process. He is a man we can relate to and in this movie we become invested in him neither hating him nor loving him but sympathizing with him.

Something unexpected happens and our investment becomes even heightened, we cry, laugh and cry all over again. You see happiness, sadness and pure life in this movie - well acted. It is also nice to see marriage portrayed in all it's ups and downs without adding too much drama other than that of unexpected life.

I loved this movie and would recommend it!


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