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Estranged from his parents by circumstance and nudged toward a foster family, a young boy seeks out his long-lost folks and discovers prodigious musical talent in this family-oriented drama from [[Feature~V241986~Disco Pigs~discopigs]] director [[Performer~P152603~Kirsten Sheridan~kirstensheridan]]. In the aftermath of a passionate night together above New York's Washington Square, a charismatic Irish guitarist named Louis ([[Performer~P216059~Jonathan Rhys-Meyers~jonathanrhysmeyers]]) and a reserved cellist named Lyla ([[Performer~P62230~Keri Russell~kerirussell]]) are forced apart by fate. Despite the fact that they do not remain together, however, their fleeting union has created something amazing that neither could have ever anticipated -- a baby. Unfortunately, just after the child's birth, the mother is misinformed that the infant has died. Cut to 11 years later, when the child, Evan, is living in a Gotham-area boys' home and has developed an acute ability to listen to the sounds of the outside world -- hoping against all hope that his biological mother and father will turn up to claim him, while those in charge try to encourage him to open himself up to the possibility of adoption. Unduly rejecting these bids, Evan runs away into the city. Out on the streets, the child falls into the clutches of a manipulative, untrustworthy street person named Wizard ([[Performer~P116900~Robin Williams~robinwilliams]]), who renames Evan "August Rush" and opens the boy up to the depth and breadth of his own musical talent even as he smells the opportunity to grow rich off of the foundling. Meanwhile, Evan/August's hope persists that he will be reunited with his folks, and Louis and Lyla, unable to forget their initial night of love, feel themselves being drawn back together by fate. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:November 21, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Broadcast Film Critics Association Freddie Highmore Best Young Actor 2007 Nominee

Cast

Freddie Highmore
as Evan Taylor
Keri Russell
as Lyla Novacek
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
as Louis Connelly
Terrence Howard
as Richard Jeffries
Robin Williams
as Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace
William Sadler
as Thomas Novacek
Marian Seldes
as The Dean
Mykelti Williamson
as Reverend James
Leon Thomas III
as Arthur
Aaron Staton
as Arthur
Alex O'Loughlin
as Marshall
Ronald Guttman
as Professor
Bonnie McKee
as Lizzy
Emelie Jeffries
Michael Drayer
as Mannix
Jamie O'Keefe
as Steve
Becki Newton
as Jennifer
Tyler McGuckin
as Peter
Anais Martinez
as Backbeat
Bilal Bishop
as Roller Ball
Timothy T. Mitchum
as Joey
Henry Caplan
as Bill
John Knox
as Club Manager
Victor Verhaeghe
as Cop
Darrie Lawrence
as Old Neighbor
Jamal Joseph
as Driver
Robert Aberdeen
as Record Executive
Georgia Creighton
as Apartment Owner
Dominic Colón
as Policeman
Zach Page
as Child Guitar Player
Amma Agyapon
as Gospel Singer
Adia Beckford
as Gospel Singer
Luther Isler
as Gospel Singer
Willana Mack
as Gospel Singer
Talif Showers
as Gospel Singer
Yvette Bodrick
as Street Sound Circle Member
Jindai Joseph
as Street Sound Circle Member
Jacquelen Singleton
as Street Sound Circle Member
Travis Veada
as Street Sound Circle Member

Crew

Kirsten Sheridan
Director
Richard Barton Lewis
Producer
Paul Castro
Screen Story
Nick Castle, Jr.
Screenwriter
James V. Hart
Screenwriter
Nick Castle, Jr.
Screen Story
Jim V. Hart
Screenwriter
Kirsten Sheridan
Screenwriter
John Mathieson
Cinematographer
Anastasia Brown
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Mancina
Composer (Music Score)
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
William Steinkamp
Editor
Michael Shaw
Production Designer
Mario R. Ventenilla
Art Director
Gabrielle Jerou
Associate Producer
Ralph Kamp
Executive Producer
Louise Goodsill
Executive Producer
Robert Greenhut
Executive Producer
Lionel Wigram
Executive Producer
Richard Barton Lewis
Executive Producer
Miky Lee
Executive Producer
Frank Fleming
Costume Designer
Carol Silverman
Set Decorator
Jim McConkey
Camera Operator
David M. Dunlap
Camera Operator
Bob Colletti
Stunts
John Cenatiempo
Stunts
Douglas Crosby
Stunts
William Cote
Stunts
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Casting
Amanda Mackey
Casting
Stephen Daly
Storyboard Artist
Don Harper
Conductor
Allen Hartz
ADR Editor
Paul Candrilli
Best Boy Grip
Rick Hromadka
Sound Effects Editor
Syndey Huynh
Assistant Production Coordinator
Billy O'Leary
Chief Lighting Technician
Jessica Lichtner
Script Supervisor
Brooks Baldwin
Dialect Coach
Diana Jackson
Personal Assistant
Robert Greenhut
Unit Production Manager
Mark Hagerman
Production Coordinator
Patti Hawn
Unit Publicist
Richard Friedlander
Visual Effects
Sylvia Fay
Extra Casting
Steve Kempster
Recording
Jason Joseph
First Assistant Editor
Kate Bulpitt
Casting Associate
Lori Hicks
Key Make-up
Noel Hooper
Visual Effects
Brad Brock
Foley Mixer
Danny Rovira
Construction Coordinator
Felice Diamond
Makeup
David M. Dunlap
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Brett Lavinthal
Additional Editing
Devin Donegan
Video Playback
Frank Graziadei
Boom Operator
Pam Aaron
Costumes Supervisor
Rebecca Erwin Spencer
Personal Assistant
Susan Ogu
Set Dresser
Zig Gron
Music Editor
Jean Pesce
Assistant Location Manager
Ann Edgeworth
Assistant Properties
Lee Genick
Extra Casting
Melissa Chusid
Additional Casting
Ronnie Kupferwasser
Assistant Location Manager
Thom Brennan
Foley Artist
Blaise Corrigan
Stunts Coordinator
Heitor Pereira
Musical Performer
Michael Broomberg
Foley Artist
Pete Tavis
Transportation Captain
Roy Seeger
Assistant Sound Editor
Thomas Bianco
Production Accountant
Tom Nelson
Production Sound Mixer
Abbot Genser
Still Photographer
Eric Cheripka
Assistant Properties
Howard Samuelson
Dialect Coach
Andrew Sweeney
Dolly Grip
Lisa Barrett
Producer's Assistant
Mike Nowak
Conductor
Peter Dunbar
Leadman
Scott Minter
Visual Effects
Bonnie Hlinomaz
Production Supervisor
Cheri Minns
Hair Styles
Eric Swanek
First Assistant Camera
Peter Thorell
Second Assistant Director
Aaron Pozzer
Visual Effects
William Galison
Musical Performer
Gary A. Hecker
Foley Artist
Cheri Minns
Makeup
Farrah Fox-Collis
Casting Associate
Jamie Buckner
Production Secretary
Kaki King
Musical Performer
Lizz Scalice
Key Hairstylist
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