Revolutionary Road (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Rate: 7.4/10 total 75,207 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 23 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 119 min
  • Filming Location: Beacon Falls, Connecticut, USA
  • Budget: $35,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $75,225,693(Worldwide)
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Christopher Fitzgerald
  • Original Music By: Thomas Newman   
  • Soundtrack: The Sidewalk Shufflers
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Suburb | Children | Connecticut | Work | New York City

Writing Credits By:

  • Justin Haythe (screenplay)
  • Richard Yates (novel)

Known Trivia

  • The first film collaboration between Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes.
  • Todd Field had planned to follow up In the Bedroom with this film, but he decided to make Little Children (also starring Kate Winslet and Ty Simpkins) instead.
  • Ryan Simpkins and Ty Simpkins, who play Frank and April’s children, are real-life siblings.
  • First movie Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have worked on together since Titanic.
  • The second time Kathy Bates has played opposite both Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
  • The rights to adapt the book into a movie were bought in 1967.
  • The first time Kate Winslet plays a character named April, the second time Leonardo DiCaprio plays a character named Frank, and the third time Kathy Bates plays a character named Helen.
  • While directing the love scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, director Sam Mendes opted to watch the monitor from another room.
  • Shot in sequence.
  • The second time Kate Winslet has been in a movie where she makes love in a vintage car and someone’s hand hits the window and slides down it in the throes of passion. The first time was Titanic.

Goofs: Continuity: After the Wheelers tell the Campbells they are moving, Milly reaches for a melon ball. In the next shot, she reaches for the same melon ball again.

Plot: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates. Full summary »  »

Story: It's 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, in the seventh year of their marriage, have fallen into a life that appears to most as being perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job while April stays at home as a housewife. But they're not happy. April has forgone her dream of becoming an actress, and Frank hates his job – one where he places little effort – although he has never figured out what his passion in life is. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris – a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been – as a means to rejuvenate their life. April's plan: she would be the breadwinner, getting a lucrative secretarial job for one of the major international organizations, while Frank would have free time to find himself and whatever his passion. Initially skeptical…Written by Huggo  


Synopsis: The movie begins at a house party, where Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) eyes April (Kate Winslet) from across the room. They go to the corner, introduce themselves and chat. She says she is learning to be an actress.

Next scene we jump immediately to the end of a play, as the curtain is about to come down. We see April on stage upset, and Frank in the audience with a huge frown on his face. Some people clap and cheer and some are really disappointed with the play, walking by Frank as they go on about how terrible it was. Mrs. Helen Givings (Kathy Bates) walks by and compliments Frank that his wife was terrific in the play. Frank smiles and walks away.

Frank goes to the backstage looking for April. On the way he sees Milly Campbell (Kathryn Hahn), who was also in the play. She tells Frank that she and her husband Shep (David Harbour) are ready for a drink. Frank agrees and goes to the private dressing room where he finds a devastated April changing. She asks Frank to tell Milly and Shep they cannot go out for a drink, using their nanny as an excuse. Frank and April argue a bit but Frank obliges. We then see a far shot of Frank and April leaving in the hallway of a high school with obvious distance between the two of them, not saying a word, even when they are in the car.

While driving, Frank turns and tells April that it wasn’t her fault that the play was bad, it was because it was unprofessional with lousy scripts and amateur actors and actresses around her. Not only does April not appreciate his comments, she asks Frank not to talk about it. They argue some more and Frank pulls the car over. Frank tells April that it’s not his fault the play sucked -he is being very supportive and he is not going to put up with anymore of the bullshit she is giving him. April gets out of the car and Frank follows angrily. They scream at each other about how Frank is always trying to talk things out while all she wants to do is have peace and quiet to deal with it herself. The argument gets heated and April insults Frank about trying to be tough and manly. Frank makes a fist and looks like he is about to hit April but he controls his urge to hit her and starts to pound the hood of their car instead, hurting his hand. April asks Frank to take her home. They drive off.

Now the title Revolutionary Road comes to screen.

We see Frank getting ready to go to work. Dressed in a grey suit and a hat, he drives to the station and takes the train into the city. The setting is suburban Connecticut in the 1950s. We now see April stopping to stare at the neighborhood as she is taking out the trash. She flashes back to sitting in the car with Frank while Mrs. Givings, their realtor, is driving. Throughout the drive Mrs. Givings keeps mentioning how the two of them are so different from anyone else in the neighborhood. This is a recurring reference, people mentioning Frank and April Wheeler as the model couple of the town. They pull up to the house they eventually buy and we see how delighted April is with it. Flash back to present day.

Frank is within hundreds of other people heading to work – his face shows just how miserable he is with this everyday routine. While riding the elevator a cute young secretary gives him a glance which puts a smile on Frank’s face. On his way to his cubicle Frank trades pleasantries and miseries with his coworkers. He is called into the bosss office for a discussion regarding a bad job he did. (We realize Frank works in Knoxx as a salesperson like his dad did all his life.) He is ticked at being yelled at by his boss so he revises his work with a half-assed, joking attitude that could very well cost him his job. Frank then goes to the cute secretary he saw in the elevator earlier and asks her to type the revised edition for him and asks her out for lunch. During lunch they drink martinis and he calls the office to tell them that he needs the secretary for the day to help him do research. After he hangs up they both laugh. During their conversation, Frank tells the secretary a joke; the joke is that his dad worked all his life at the same company as a salesperson and he thinks that he was the most miserable man he has ever known and swore he would never be like him. Here it is years later and he is doing the exact same job his dad did all his life. To top that off, today is his 30th birthday and he is miserable.

Frank and the secretary go to her apartment where they have sex. He then leaves in a hurry with a very casual good-bye, leaving the secretary feeling used. Frank gets home and is greeted with a kiss by a dressed up April. He is then surprised with a birthday cake by April, their son Michael (Ty Simpkins) and their daughter Jennifer (Ryan Simpkins) who sing Happy Birthday to him which bring tears of joy to his eyes.

Around this time of the movie April is flipping through old pictures and finds a picture of Frank and his buddies standing in front of the Eiffel Tower. April has a flashback of the first night she slept with Frank when he told her if he has a choice he would live in Paris where people actually have lives. April tells him that he is the most interesting person she has ever met.

At night after a shower, April asks to talk to Frank. She proposes the idea that between their savings and selling their house they would have enough money to survive without work for six months and wants them to move to Paris. She believes that they pay secretaries so well that Frank can finally have the time to enjoy his life and all and they can get away from this misery they are in right now. At first Frank just laughs off the idea but then begins to buy into it. They agree and hug.

They break the news to their friends Shep and Milly Campbell who are shocked but supportive as Frank and April are so serious and so convincing of how their lives in Paris would be. At night, Shep and Milly laugh at this idea but Milly also cries, maybe at the notion of friends leaving or that the friends are on to better lives then theirs.

April invites Mr. and Mrs. Givings and their troubled son John (Michael Shannon), who currently resides in a psychiatric ward, to a gathering (actually a favor to Mrs. Givings, who believes meeting the perfect couple will do her son good). John is a very blunt man and has no sense of manners at all. Frank and April are patient and allow John to ridicule everything they have to say. Frank and April mention they are leaving their lives here and starting a new one in Paris. This causes John to laugh at everything his mother believed, that the perfect couple couldn’t even stand this place. Frank and April ask John to go for a walk with them afterwards.

During the walk, Frank and April learn that John gets electrocuted constantly for his mental problems, and in some ways, they bond during the talk. John asks why they are leaving here and Frank’s answer is to leave this place of helplessness. John agrees and says it takes a wise man to see it, but a brave man to admit this sense of helplessness.

In the next couple of weeks the Wheelers are preparing for their new lives; April gets their visas and all of their traveling documents taken care of and Frank continues going to work but with so much more joy. They seem to be happier now, no more arguments and definitely very loving.

Frank is called into the boss’s office one morning with the chief executive inside as well. Frank is so sure he is going to get fired (which he doesn’t care about) for the half-assed work he did a couple of weeks ago. Turns out his half-assed work hit the jackpot and got great reviews within the company which leads them to offer Frank a promotion working with the chief executive on a new project: computers.

Frank doesn’t take the job yet, nor does he mention it to April. They are so happy that they are taking this step at a new life that they make love right there in the kitchen.

After a while the chief executive calls Frank in for a fancy dinner to talk about the promotion. The chief executive really wants Frank in and he is tempted but not fully willing to take the job. Frank asks if he knows his father, who worked at the company for 30 years, the chief says no. The chief tells him that a man only gets a couple of chances in life so when the opportunity comes, he better grab onto to it as tight as possible because there just might not be another one coming. This gets Frank thinking.

Later, April tells Frank that she is 10 weeks pregnant and they both are worried. She says there are options as long as it is before the 12th week.They agree that a child would not be an option for them to take to Paris as it changes the whole plan. Frank is not supportive of the idea of abortion, maybe because he is tempted by the promotion.

Next we see the Wheelers and the Campbells at the beach enjoying the sunshine and the water. Frank, knowing April can hear the conversation, speaks loudly to Shep about what a great opportunity it is and how much more money he is being offered for the promotion. April notices Frank is starting to lean away from their idea of a new life in Paris and they argue at the beach – Frank jumps into the water to cool off.

At night while they argue some more Frank goes to the restroom and as he is getting a towel he notices an abortion kit on the shelf. He is furious and starts to scream at April. During the argument she mentions that the reason they moved here was because of an unplanned pregnancy and that she doesn’t want them to decide another part of their lives for the same reason. She said she has no plans to use the kit for sure but she got it just in case. They argue some more and April understands that Paris is no longer an option.

The next day Frank takes the promotion and while staying late, goes out with the young secretary again.

Another night Frank, April, Milly and Shep go out dancing. Milly and Shep are happy that the Paris trip is not going to happen, everyone is happy except for April. Frank asks April to dance but April says no so he dances with Milly instead. At the end of the night when they are leaving their cars are blocked in so since both of their nannies are waiting, April stays with Shep to wait for the car to be moved while Frank takes Milly home to relieve the nannies. April and Shep go back into the bar and start to dance with a lot of flirting and implications which leads to them having sex in his car. Shep tells April that he loves her and April tells him not to talk.

The next day Frank sees how unhappy April is and worries that they haven’t slept on the same bed ever since the Paris trip got canceled. He decides to tell April how much he loves her and how he wants to make her happy here at home. He goes so far as to tell her that he had an affair but he ended it. April is not even mad hearing it. She says she feels nothing, because she no longer loves him. Just then, Mrs. Givings stops by along with her husband and her son John. As they eat dinner they mention that Paris is no longer an option and that April is going to have a baby. This gets John upset so he starts to insult Frank and April saying that he is not a man anymore because he is eating his own words about the helplessness and all that. Frank starts to get mad and impatient while John goes on to say Frank only feels like a man because he knocked April up. This gets the Givings kicked out of the house, and on the way out, John jokingly apologizes but says he is happy about one thing, that he is not that kid that is going to be born into this miserable family.

When the Givings leave, April and Frank get into another heated argument. Frank is so emotional and angry that he slams the door, punches the wall, throws lamps, breaks chairs and is completely out of control. April says that if Frank touches her she will scream, Frank holds her hand and she screams and runs out of the house. Frank chases after her into the woods.

April tells Frank to leave her alone, that she doesn’t want to talk things out; she just wants to be alone to think it through. Frank complies and leaves her in the woods. While in the house, Frank sits in a chair in the living room, drinking and worrying about April and her safety but when she comes back she does not come into the house, she just keeps smoking right outside the door while Frank stays in the house with the lights off.

The next morning Frank is ready to go to work and he sees a beautiful and ‘rejuvenated’ April preparing breakfast, asking Frank politely how he wants his eggs. Frank is caught off guard but is relieved that the whole drama is done and they go on to have breakfast. During breakfast, he talks about his work and the new computer to April who appears interested in every word he has to say but is faking it. They have an awkward goodbye at the door with a fake kiss and smile from April. Frank asks if she still loves him and she replies with an unsettling yes. Frank, still feeling unsure, leaves in his car.

Back in the house, April cries while doing the dishes. She calls the nanny to ask her to tell her children that she loves them very much. She boils a pot of water and lays down some towels on the bathroom floor while she holds the abortion kit in her hand as she closes the door. We then see April gently walk down the stairs to the living room where she looks out the window; she bleeds all over the carpet and her skirt then calls the ambulance.

At the hospital, Frank is worried and crying while Shep comforts him. He talks about broken capillaries and other stuff the doctor told him that he couldn’t understand. He finishes with "she did it to her herself". Shep leaves to get Frank some coffee and is seen crying at the vending machine. He returns to see Frank get news that April did not make it because she bled out too much before the ambulance got to her.

Frank runs down the street.

The next scene we see Milly and Shep with a new couple in their house and they are sharing this tragic story of the Wheelers. Milly mentions that Frank moved back into the city with the kids and he was the most devoted father there is, spending all his time with his kids. Shep walks out to the backyard and Milly follows suit. Shep tells Milly that he no longer wants to talk about the Wheelers and she says okay. They hug and kiss and walk back inside the house.

We see a scene of Frank sitting on a park bench watching his children on the swings. Frank just smiles when the kids call him, but he seems very regretful.

In the final scene Mrs. Givings is sitting on the couch talking to her husband Howard (Richard Easton). She talks about the neighborhood and what it has become. When Howard mentions the Wheelers, Mrs. Givings begins describing how she suspected they weren’t an altogether stable family, and how there were annoyances she’d used to keep to herself. As she is going on about it, he begins to turn down his hearing aid and smiles calmly at the newfound quiet.

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Produced By:

  • Gina Amoroso known as co-producer
  • Bobby Cohen known as producer
  • Henry Fernaine known as executive producer
  • Pippa Harris known as co-executive producer
  • John Hart known as producer (as John N. Hart)
  • Peter Kalmbach known as co-executive producer
  • Sam Mendes known as producer
  • Marion Rosenberg known as executive producer
  • Ann Ruark known as co-producer
  • Scott Rudin known as producer
  • David M. Thompson known as executive producer
  • Nina Wolarsky known as co-executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Kate Winslet known as April Wheeler
  • Leonardo DiCaprio known as Frank Wheeler
  • Christopher Fitzgerald known as Party Guest
  • Jonathan Roumie known as Party Guest
  • Neal Bledsoe known as Party Guest
  • Marin Ireland known as Party Guest
  • Samantha Soule known as Party Guest
  • Heidi Armbruster known as Party Guest
  • Sam Rosen known as Party Guest
  • Maria Rusolo known as Party Dancer
  • Gena Oppenheim known as Party Dancer
  • Kathryn Dunn known as Party Dancer
  • Joe Komara known as Party Dancer
  • Allison Twyford known as Party Dancer
  • David Harbour known as Shep Campbell
  • John Ottavino known as Other Actor in the Play
  • Adam Mucci known as Other Actor in the Play
  • Jo Twiss known as Other Actor in the Play
  • Frank Girardeau known as Other Actor in the Play
  • Kathy Bates known as Mrs. Givings
  • Richard Easton known as Mr. Givings
  • Kathryn Hahn known as Milly Campbell
  • Zoe Kazan known as Maureen Grube
  • Dan Da Silva known as Knox Elevator Operator
  • Dylan Baker known as Jack Ordway
  • Keith Reddin known as Ted Bandy
  • Ryan Simpkins known as Jennifer Wheeler
  • Ty Simpkins known as Michael Wheeler
  • Max Casella known as Ed Small
  • Max Baker known as Vince Lathrop
  • Catherine Curtin known as Woman in Audience
  • Jon Sampson known as American Express Clerk
  • Peter Barton known as Campbell Kid
  • Kevin Barton known as Campbell Kid
  • Evan Covey known as Campbell Kid
  • Dylan Clark Marshall known as Campbell Kid
  • Jay O. Sanders known as Bart Pollock
  • Michael Shannon known as John Givings
  • Chandler Vinton known as Knox Receptionist
  • Bethann Schebece known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Kelsey Robinson known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Jason Etter known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Adair Moran known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Tommaso Antico known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Justin Misenhelder known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Will Vought known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Emaline Green known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Isabella Zubor known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Kal Thompson known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Racheline Maltese known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Lauren Hubbell known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer
  • Duffy Jackson known as Steve Kovac
  • Dan Zanes known as The Steve Kovac Band
  • Vince Giordano known as The Steve Kovac Band
  • Jon-Erik Kellso known as The Steve Kovac Band (as Jon Kelso)
  • Andrew Burton known as The Steve Kovac Band
  • Will Sanderson known as The Steve Kovac Band
  • Alex Hoffman known as The Steve Kovac Band
  • Kristen Connolly known as Mrs. Brace
  • John Behlmann known as Mr. Brace
  • Paul Rocco Amato known as Train Commuter (uncredited)
  • David Campbell known as Vito's Log Cabin Bartender (uncredited)
  • Michael Ciesla known as Husband of Woman in Audience (uncredited)
  • Peter Conboy known as Diner patron (uncredited)
  • Sean Cullen known as Earl Wheeler (uncredited)
  • Mary DeBellis known as Beachgoer (uncredited)
  • Jay Ferraro known as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Henning Fischer known as Beachgoer (uncredited)
  • David Gere known as Passenger on Train (uncredited)
  • Zoe Hartman known as Schoolgirl (uncredited)
  • Rob L. Hubbard known as Vito's Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Mark A. Langston known as Socialite (uncredited)
  • Cristina Marie known as Vito's Log Cabin Dancer (uncredited)
  • Sean Marrinan known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Timothy McCartney known as Young Frank (uncredited)
  • Amy Mielke known as Woman in theater audience (uncredited)
  • Chris Miskiewicz known as Party Guest #13 (uncredited)
  • Jared Morrison known as Knox Employee (uncredited)
  • Joel Ney known as Beachgoer (uncredited)
  • Henny Russell known as Aunt Claire (uncredited)
  • Andrew Seddon known as Boy in Audience of Play (uncredited)
  • Vladimir Troitsky known as Commuter / Businessman (uncredited)
  • Guy Veryzer known as Maitre d' of Essex House Resturant (uncredited)
  • Ted Yudain known as Townsperson (uncredited)
  • Jon Yvon known as Party Hipster (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Kathryn Blondell known as hair stylist: Mr. DiCaprio
  • Alan D'Angerio known as hair
  • Sian Grigg known as makeup artist: Mr. DiCaprio
  • Paula Kelly known as makeup artist
  • Linda Melazzo known as makeup department head
  • Michele Paris known as key makeup artist
  • Karen Specht known as key hair stylist
  • Carla Antonino known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Barry Berger known as additional makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Christine Domaniecki known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Christine Fennell known as additional hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Thom Gonzales known as key hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Souraya Hamdi known as additional makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Scott Hersh known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Anita Roganovic known as hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Susan Schectar known as additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • William Adee known as set dresser
  • Tommy Allen known as property master (as Thomas Allen)
  • Emily Beck known as assistant art director
  • Michael Bird known as set dresser (as Mike Bird)
  • Robert Braun known as illustrator (as Rob Braun)
  • Eddie Briggs known as assistant set decorator (as Ed Briggs)
  • Eric Bryant known as additional graphic artist
  • Stephen Caldwell known as painter
  • Paul Camarro known as set dresser
  • Deborah Canfield known as set dresser (as Debbie Canfield)
  • Kelly Canfield known as set dresser (as T. Kelly Canfeld)
  • Philip Canfield known as lead person
  • Eric Cheripka known as assistant property master
  • Doug Coleman known as set dresser
  • Ruth Deleon known as on-set dresser (as Ruth Adeleon)
  • Jerry DeRogatis known as set dresser
  • Liza Donatelli known as art department assistant
  • William Durnin known as set dresser (as Billy Durnin)
  • Ann Edgeworth known as assistant property master
  • Justin Elterman known as additional graphic artist
  • Chris Ferraro known as on-set dresser
  • Jonathan Gardner known as construction production assistant
  • Scott Gertsen known as key carpenter (as K. Scott Gertsen)
  • Greco known as set dresser
  • Chris Heaps known as on-set dresser
  • Richard Hoppe known as set dresser
  • Kim Jennings known as storyboard artist
  • Brian Jensen known as art department research
  • Derrick Kardos known as graphic artist
  • Tina Khayat known as art department coordinator
  • Erik Knight known as art department coordinator
  • Laurel Kolsby known as additional graphic designer
  • Marion Kolsby known as assistant art director
  • Edward Landecko known as on-set dresser
  • Kevin Mahon known as on-set dresser
  • Alexandra Mazur known as assistant set decorator
  • Fred Merusi known as construction coordinator
  • Richard Vilas Montesanto known as scenic artist
  • Valerie Nolan known as set decoration buyer
  • Hollywood Nick Pagani known as picture car coordinator
  • Jessica Panuccio known as greenswoman
  • John Pollard known as assistant art director
  • Diane Rich known as scenic artist
  • Julio Daniel Rodriguez known as on-set dresser
  • Jeffrey Rollins known as property assistant
  • Will Scheck known as lead greens person
  • Sebastian Slayter known as art department production assistant
  • Paul Steinberg known as key shop electric
  • Carrie Stewart known as assistant set decorator
  • Matt Storelli known as on-set dresser
  • Robert Thayer known as assistant art director
  • Robert Topol known as master scenic artist
  • M. Tony Trotta known as camera scenic artist
  • Ajamu Walker known as scenic shopman
  • Lance R. Walters known as set dresser
  • Lawrence 'Law' Watford known as art department assistant
  • Sarah Yasinski known as art department assistant
  • Shannon Canfield known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Flo Frintzilas known as scenic artist (uncredited)
  • Rachael Kliman known as greens production assistant (uncredited)
  • Diana Salzburg known as set decoration assistant (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • DreamWorks SKG (as DreamWorks Pictures) (presents)
  • BBC Films (in association with)
  • Evamere Entertainment
  • Neal Street Productions (as Neal Street)
  • Goldcrest Pictures (in association with)
  • Scott Rudin Productions (uncredited)

Other Companies:

  • Premier PR  publicity (UK)
  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  grip and lighting equipment
  • Big Film Design  titles
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Du Art Film and Video  post-production facilities (Dailies)
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Entertainment Clearances  rights and clearances
  • Film Art  artwork
  • Gotham Sound  walkies provided by
  • Grant Wilfley Casting  extras casting
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing  vintage clothing rentals
  • Klass Security and Investigations  anti-piracy film security (uncredited)
  • Kona Cutting  negative cutting (as Kona Negative Cutting)
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Lightworks  edited on
  • Loopers Unlimited  adr voice casting
  • Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, The  orchestra recorded at (as The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox)
  • Nonesuch Records  soundtrack
  • On Tour Productions  grip and lighting equipment
  • Paramount Transportation Services  transportation services
  • Post Factory NY  post-production facilities
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Sound One  post-production sound editing (as Sound One Corp.)
  • Sound One  re-recorded at (as Sound One Corp.)
  • V & J Translations  subtitle QC services: Romanian
  • Village, The  music recorded and mixed at


  • Bontonfilm (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • DreamWorks Distribution (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Japan (2009) (Japan) (theatrical) (as Paramount Pictures Japan)
  • Paramount Pictures (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Vantage (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Solar Entertainment (2008) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Tatrafilm (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Norway) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Film1 (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Finnkino (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2009) (USA) (TV)
  • Net5 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2010) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Big Film Design

Visual Effects by:

  • Randall Balsmeyer known as visual effects supervisor (as Randy Balsmeyer)
  • Ella Boliver known as digital compositor
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • J. John Corbett known as lead compositor
  • Michael Dillon known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • David Piombino known as digital compositor
  • Adrienne Winterhalter known as visual effects producer
  • Thomas Mathai known as data manager (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 15 December 2008 (Los Angeles, California) (premiere)
  • USA 26 December 2008 (limited)
  • Germany 15 January 2009
  • Greece 15 January 2009
  • Switzerland 15 January 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 16 January 2009
  • Norway 16 January 2009
  • Belgium 21 January 2009
  • France 21 January 2009
  • Switzerland 21 January 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Australia 22 January 2009
  • Croatia 22 January 2009
  • Hungary 22 January 2009
  • Kuwait 22 January 2009
  • Lebanon 22 January 2009
  • Netherlands 22 January 2009
  • New Zealand 22 January 2009
  • Canada 23 January 2009
  • Iceland 23 January 2009
  • Spain 23 January 2009
  • USA 23 January 2009
  • Japan 24 January 2009
  • Sweden 25 January 2009 (Göteborg International Film Festival)
  • Argentina 29 January 2009
  • Chile 29 January 2009
  • Czech Republic 29 January 2009
  • Israel 29 January 2009
  • Kazakhstan 29 January 2009
  • Peru 29 January 2009
  • Portugal 29 January 2009
  • Russia 29 January 2009
  • Brazil 30 January 2009
  • Denmark 30 January 2009
  • Estonia 30 January 2009
  • Finland 30 January 2009
  • Ireland 30 January 2009
  • Italy 30 January 2009
  • Mexico 30 January 2009
  • Panama 30 January 2009
  • Poland 30 January 2009
  • Sweden 30 January 2009
  • UK 30 January 2009
  • Thailand 5 February 2009
  • Latvia 6 February 2009
  • South Korea 19 February 2009
  • Egypt 25 February 2009
  • Bulgaria 27 February 2009
  • Turkey 27 February 2009
  • Philippines 11 March 2009 (limited)
  • Slovakia 9 April 2009
  • Singapore 16 April 2009
  • USA 2 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Kazakhstan 8 July 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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