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Fracture Details


A structural engineer (Anthony Hopkins) and an ambitious young district attorney (Ryan Gosling) become locked in a deadly battle of wits when the former is found innocent in the attempted murder of his wife in director Gregory Hoblit's tense tale of courtroom mind games. Ted Crawford (Hopkins) is an engineer who lives with his wife, Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz), in the couple's lavish Southern California home. One day, after carefully planning out the details to ensure that there is no way he can be convicted of murder, Ted shoots his wife in a blatant attempt to kill the woman. When head hostage negotiator Rob Nunally (Billy Burke) arrives on the scene to speak with Ted, he is shocked to find that the victim of the shooting is in fact his longtime lover. Though Jennifer survives the trauma of being shot in the head at close range, she hovers comatose between life and death as star prosecutor Willy Beachum (Gosling) reluctantly accepts the case while preparing to leave the Los Angeles criminal court system behind for a more promising career at a posh private law firm. Though the DA (David Strathairn) vehemently resents Beachum's lofty plan for departure, the hotshot young lawyer remains convinced that he can expedite the apparently open-and-shut case and be on his way to greener pastures in one week's time at the very most. Beachum's swelling ego betrays him, however, as his future boss Nikki Gardner (Rosamund Pike) begins to turn up the heat and fracture mechanics specialist Ted chooses to represent himself at the trial knowing well that a career spent spotting structural flaws in aeronautical systems has instilled him with just the kind of argumentative skills needed to riddle the swaggering young lawyer's "foolproof" case with doubt. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 20, 2007


Anthony Hopkins
as Ted Crawford
Ryan Gosling
as DA Willy Beachum
David Strathairn
as Joe Lobruto
Rosamund Pike
as Nikki Gardner
Embeth Davidtz
as Jennifer Crawford
Billy Burke
as Detective Rob Nunally
Cliff Curtis
as Detective Flores
Fiona Shaw
as Judge Robinson
Bob Gunton
as Judge Gardner
Josh Stamberg
as Norman Foster
Judith Scott
as Resident
Xander Berkeley
as Judge Moran
Zoe Kazan
as Mona
Carlos Cervantes
as Ciro
Petrea Burchard
as Doctor Marion Kang
Garz Chan
as Assistant Hotel Manager
Wendy Cutler
as Gladys
Larry Sullivan
as Lee Gardner
Valerie Dillman
as Peg Gardner
Gonzalo Menendez
as Uniform Cop
Vivica Genaux
as Opera Singer
Cooper Thornton
as Public Defender
Lyle Kanouse
as Messenger
Sandra Prosper
as Karla
Joe Spano
as Judge Pincus
Peter Breitmayer
as NTSB Guy
Mirron E. Willis
as Moran' Baliff
David Purdham
as Burt Wooten
John Littlefield
as Cop
Lou Reyes
as SWAT Medic
Rainy Kerwin
as Wooton Sims Receptionist
Eugene Collier
as Bailiff
Tom Virtue
as Attorney Apley
Gunter Simon
as Orderly
Frank Torres
as Orderly
Payton Koch
as Kid
Cooper Koch
as Kid
Sophie Hoblit
as Kid
Caroline Weinstock
as Kid
Alexander Weinstock
as kid
Michael Khmourov
as Russian Man
Julia Emelin
as Russian Woman
Yorgo Constantine
as Public Defender for the Russians
Alla Korot
as Russian Translator
Jeff Enden
as Detective


Gregory Hoblit
Charles Weinstock
Daniel Pyne
Screen Story
Daniel Pyne
Glenn Gers
Kramer Morgenthau
Jeff Danna
Composer (Music Score)
Mychael Danna
Composer (Music Score)
David Rosenbloom
Mindy Roffman
Art Director
Louise Rosner
Beverly J. Graf
Associate Producer
Samuel J. Brown
Associate Producer
Michael Disco
Associate Producer
Hawk Koch
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Liz Glotzer
Executive Producer
Stella Vaccaro
Set Designer
Nancy Nye
Set Decorator
Elisabetta Beraldo
Costume Designer
David Ronne
Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Gorelick
Camera Operator
Deborah Aquila
Tricia Wood
Brett Laumann
Chief Lighting Technician
Barbara Rosing Hoke
Production Coordinator
Hawk Koch
Unit Production Manager
Cynthia Barr
Gregory Plotkin
Associate Editor
Suzie Sax
Script Supervisor
Susan Germaine
Key Hairstylist
Christina Smith
Key Make-up
Emily Glatter
Supervising Production Coordinator
Larz Anderson
Special Effects Coordinator
Louise Rosner
Unit Production Manager
Bob Gorelick
Steadicam Operator
Mike Fantasia
Location Manager
Tony Bonaventura
Properties Master
Gary Summers
Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Bellfort
Supervising Sound Editor
Billy Burton
Stunts Coordinator