Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 1,658 votes
  • Genre: Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 November 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:111 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Director: Billy Ray
  • Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Emilio Kauderer (composer) Emilio Kauderer
  • Soundtrack: Marzin Confesses
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital

Writing Credits By:

  • Billy Ray (screenplay)
  • Juan José Campanella (film “El secreto de sus ojos”) and
  • Eduardo Sacheri (film “El secreto de sus ojos”)

Known Trivia

  • Julia Roberts personally handpicked Nicole Kidman to be her co-star. She sent her an email going; “Will you do this with me?”. 33 of 33 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is a remake of the Academy Award winner film from Argentina, The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). 56 of 58 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Julia Roberts’s mother passed away during the production. Roberts returned to filming five days after the loss of her mother. 59 of 62 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Julia Roberts’ role was initially was earmarked for a male actor, but director and screenwriter Billy Ray rewrote it specifically for the actress. 37 of 39 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is the first collaboration between the two actresses Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Both actresses have been working since the 1980’s, both won their Academy Award in the early 00’s, and both have been among the highest paid actresses in the movie industry. According to the director ‘Billy Ray’ there was a healthy working relationship between the two; “There was enormous respect, great camaraderie, and, in my opinion – I don’t know if either of them would ever admit to it – there was a very healthy, kind of athletic level of competitiveness. They both had such regard for each other and they both wanted to do their best because the other was in the movie.” 38 of 41 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The director of the original film, Juan José Campanella, worked as an executive producer on this remake. 13 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Development on the film originally began at Warner Bros Pictures in 2010. In 2011, Denzel Washington was offered the role, while an October start date was planned the same year, with filming taking place in Atlanta. However, Warner Bros decided to let go off the film and the project was stalled for years, until the independent company IM Global decided to move forward with the project. Casting began in early 2014 and filming commenced in January 2015. By the time of the release, Billy Ray will have spend five years on the project. 11 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Was shot as an R rated film but was edited down to PG-13 for its theatrical release. 11 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The film’s cinematographer Daniel Moder is the husband of Julia Roberts. This marks their third collaboration. 9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Gwyneth Paltrow was originally cast in the lead role, however, she dropped out and Nicole Kidman replaced her. 17 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Continuity: Nicole Kidman’s speaks with her native Australian accent in some scenes, but in a North American accent throughout the majority of the film.

Plot: A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered. Full summary » |  »

Story: 2002: Ray Kasten (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess Cooper (Julia Roberts) are two investigations in a private police unit led by the DA. When they receive an anonymous tip about a girl raped and killed, they rush to the scene. Ray realizes it is Jess’ daughter and the team falls apart due to the grief. In 2015, Ray comes back to LA, and says that after 13 years, he has found a lead and convinces the DA to reopen the case. They find clues and leads unknown to them, and secrets from the past come to light as they start discovering the real, chilling truth. Meanwhile, Jess, unsatisfied with the law, decides to take matters into her own hands and track down the killer, no matter what lengths she has to go to.

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Produced By:

  • Matt Berenson known as executive producer
  • Juan José Campanella known as executive producer
  • Stuart Ford known as executive producer
  • Matt Jackson known as producer
  • Mark Johnson known as producer
  • Russell Levine known as executive producer
  • Christopher Lytton known as co-producer
  • Jeremiah Samuels known as executive producer
  • John Ufland known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor known as Ray
  • Nicole Kidman known as Claire
  • Julia Roberts known as Jess
  • Dean Norris known as Bumpy Willis
  • Alfred Molina known as Martin Morales
  • Joe Cole known as Marzin / Beckwith
  • Michael Kelly known as Reg Siefert
  • Zoe Graham known as Carolyn Cobb
  • Patrick Davis known as Luis
  • Eileen Fogarty known as Receptionist-Angie
  • Lyndon Smith known as Kit
  • Kim Yarbrough known as Nan
  • Mark Famiglietti known as Duty Sergeant
  • Amir Malaklou known as Aban Ghazala
  • Niko Nicotera known as Hammer / Chop Shop Thug
  • David Israel known as Angry Dodger Fan
  • Dennis Keiffer known as Chop Shop Thug #2
  • Don Harvey known as Fierro
  • Glenn Davis known as Stadium Cop
  • Walter Tabayoyong known as Photographer
  • Michael Tennant known as Arriving Cop
  • John Pirruccello known as Duct Tape Salesman
  • Noel Gugliemi known as Garbed -Out Fan
  • Ho Sung Pak known as Peanut Vendor
  • Laurence Todd Rosenthal known as Popcorn Guy
  • Carrick O’Quinn known as Protective Detail #1
  • C.C. Taylor known as Protective Detail #2
  • Ross Partridge known as Ellis
  • Carlo Zapata known as Dave
  • Erik Solky known as Panicked Man
  • $hutter Boy known as 2002 Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Del Brown known as Dodger Baseball Fan (uncredited)
  • Alessandro Cuomo known as Anthony (uncredited)
  • Saige Donaldson known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Greg Duncan known as Baseball Player (uncredited)
  • Toni French known as Dodger Baseball Fan (uncredited)
  • Susie Ganiere known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Yarett Harper known as Mets Catcher (uncredited)
  • Joe P. Harris known as Cop (uncredited)
  • Ali Iovino known as Morales’s Secretary (uncredited)
  • Jahmilla Jackson known as Horse Race Attendee (uncredited)
  • Slim Khezri known as LA Dodgers Fan (uncredited)
  • Wendell Kinney known as Baseball Player (uncredited)
  • Jose Lizarde Jr. known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Frank Lui Geo known as Baseball Game Fan (uncredited)
  • Zach McCraith known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Stephanie McIntyre known as Customer (uncredited)
  • Teebone Mitchell known as Chop Shop Welder (uncredited)
  • Phillip O’Riley known as Hallway Baseball Fan (uncredited)
  • John Papsidera known as Dodger Player Mastery (uncredited)
  • David Pearl known as Lawyer (uncredited)
  • Michael Anthony Perez known as Chop Shop Thug #2 (uncredited)
  • Brian Perras known as Dodger Player Mastny #71 (uncredited)
  • Alessandro Pulisci known as Baseball Fan (uncredited)
  • Lee Roth known as Race Track Patron / LA Dodgers Fan (uncredited)
  • Luis Salazar known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Eric Shackelford known as Crazy Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Isaiah Shinn known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Frankie Sims known as Bettor (uncredited)
  • Gary Tiedemann known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Anita Tucker known as Horse Race Attendee / Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • David Villada known as Chop Shop Thug #1 (uncredited)
  • Benjamin Waters known as LAPD Detective (uncredited)
  • Bryan Williams known as Horse Race Attendee (uncredited)
  • Issac Wolf known as Swat K9 Officer (uncredited)
  • Adam Zalt known as Better (uncredited)

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  • Fríða Aradóttir known as hair stylist: Julia Roberts
  • Terry Baliel known as key hair stylist
  • Tyler Ely known as assistant hair department head
  • Teressa Hill known as Department Head Hair
  • Angela Levin known as makeup department head
  • Sava Markovic known as contact lens technician
  • Yolanda Toussieng known as assistant hair department head
  • Carla White known as makeup artist: Julia Roberts
  • Diana Choi known as wigmaker: Bob Kretschmer Inc. (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • David Agajanian known as set dressing gang boss
  • Michael C. Biddle known as set designer
  • Laurie Carlyle known as Construction Assistant
  • Robert J. Carlyle known as construction coordinator
  • Michael A. Casey known as assistant property master
  • Martin Charles known as graphic designer
  • Tammy DeRuiter known as painter
  • Michael Diersing known as construction coordinator: additional photography
  • Richard Ewan known as set painter
  • Neil Gahm known as prop maker
  • Michael Allen Glover known as assistant art director
  • Ethan Goodwin known as set decoration buyer
  • Jeff Hay known as set dresser
  • Aaron Jackson known as set designer
  • Charles Kern known as set painter
  • Beatriz Kerti known as graphics designer
  • Ellen King known as graphic designer
  • Teri Anne Kopp known as props
  • Kay Kropp known as lead painter
  • Creighton Larson known as propmaker
  • Rick McLean known as painter gang boss
  • Hope M. Parrish known as property master
  • Brent Regan known as general foreman
  • Sarah Regan known as standby painter
  • Brent Rice known as lead man
  • Alexander Robinson known as art department production assistant
  • Paul Sonski known as set designer
  • Samuel J. Tell known as set dresser
  • Michael Timman known as set dresser
  • Dwayne Turner known as storyboard artist
  • Timothy Vierra known as construction foreman
  • Kathleen Walker known as art department coordinator
  • Gary J. Coelho known as laborer (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Gran Via Productions
  • IM Global
  • Ingenious Media
  • Route One Films
  • SITE Productions
  • Union Investment Partners
  • Willie’s Movies

Other Companies:

  • Big Crowds  crowd casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chef Robért Catering  catering
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Film Art  set artwork
  • Keslow Camera  camera equipment provided by
  • ProSight Specialty Insurance  completion bond and insurance

Additional Details


  • IM Global (2015) (worldwide) (all media) (sales)
  • Central Partnership (2015) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Diamond Films (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Diamond Films (2015) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2015) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Good Films (2015) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • NOS Audiovisuais (2015) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Films (2016) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • STX Entertainment (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2016) (Canada) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Inopia Films (2015) (Spain) (all media)
  • Pinema (2016) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Roadshow Entertainment (2016) (Australia) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Showtime Networks (201?) (USA) (TV)
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) (2016) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Furious FX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Scott Dougherty known as Visual Effects Executive Producer: Furious FX
  • Oliver Hearsey known as tracking/layout lead: Mr. X Inc.
  • John Heller known as visual effects supervisor
  • Andrew Maddison known as visual effects artist
  • Ben McIlveen known as visual effects artist
  • Sarah McMurdo known as visual effects producer
  • Eric Robinson known as visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
  • Tim Weber known as visual effects coordinator: FURIOUS FX

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references


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