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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 director Kirsten Sheridan. In the aftermath of a passionate night together above New York's Washington Square, a charismatic Irish guitarist named Louis (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and a reserved cellist named Lyla (Keri Russell) 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 (Robin Williams), 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


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


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
Bill 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


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