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Jim Sheridan's film, adapted from Susanne Bier's 2004 movie, concerns Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire), a Marine who receives orders to ship out for yet another tour of duty in Afghanistan. But before he leaves his supportive wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), and his two elementary-school-age daughters, Sam picks up his black sheep brother, Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal), who has finished a prison stretch for robbing a bank. While overseas, Sam's aircraft gets shot down and he's thought dead. Back home, irresponsible Tommy gets his act together in order to be an anchor for Grace and the girls, and the two grow emotionally -- though not physically -- close. As the family finally begins to make peace with their grief, soldiers rescue POW Sam and he returns home. Sam's experiences overseas have caused him such emotional turmoil, he has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life, and soon his fear and paranoia manifest themselves in the form of jealousy for his brother's relationship with his wife. Sam Shepard and Mare Winningham co-star as the brothers' father and stepmother. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:December 4, 2009


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association U2 Best Original Song 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tobey Maguire Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bono Best Original Song 2009 Nominee


Tobey Maguire
as Capt. Sam Cahill
Jake Gyllenhaal
as Tommy Cahill
Natalie Portman
as Grace Cahill
Sam Shepard
as Hank Cahill
Clifton Collins, Jr.
as Major Cavazos
Mare Winningham
as Elsie Cahill
Bailee Madison
as Isabelle Cahill
Taylor Geare
as Maggie Cahill
Patrick Flueger
as Private Joe WIlls
Carey Mulligan
as Cassie Willis
Omid Abtahi
as Yusuf
Navid Negahban
as Murad
Ethan Suplee
as Sweeney
Aaron Shiver
as A.J.
Rebekah Wiggins
as Marine Wife
Carrie Fleming
as Marine Wife #2
Jenny Wade
as Tina
Sheila Ivy Traister
as Pilot
Chad Brummett
as Co-Pilot
Kevin Wiggins
as Navy Chaplain
Yusef Azami
as Taliban Leader
Johnnie Hector
as Cop #1
Jeremiah Bitsui
as Cop #2
Luce Rains
as The Nose
David Bachelor
as U.S. Navy Chaplain
Michael David Aragon
as Terrorist
David Manzanares
as Bartender "Dave"


Jim Sheridan
Michael De Luca
Ryan Kavanaugh
Sigurjon Sighvatsson
David Benioff
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Gina Amador
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jay Cassidy
Tony Fanning
Production Designer
Guy Barnes
Art Director
Jeremiah Samuels
Mark Fischer
Matt Battaglia
Zach Schiff-Abrams
Executive Producer
Jon Feltheimer
Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer
Scott Fischer
Executive Producer
Durinda Wood
Costume Designer
Wendy Barnes
Set Decorator
Joe Camp III
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Jo Edna Boldin
Happy Walters
Executive Music Producer
Jeremiah Samuels
Unit Production Manager
Season Kent
Executive Music Producer
Musical Performer
Bunny Parker
Department Head Hair
Scott Sproule
Stunts Coordinator
Michelle Vittone-McNeil
Department Head Makeup
Bill Badalato
Production Supervisor