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A young man's moment of triumph is spoiled when he gets kidnapped before he can impress his father in this black comedy. Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman), a well-respected scientist, has learned that he's won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, which is a mixed blessing for his friends and family; while Eli's ego is a bit strong under the best of circumstances, this affirmation of his talent and intelligence has made him insufferable. Eli's wife, Sarah (Mary Steenburgen), a talented forensic psychiatrist, is more than annoyed by Eli's fondness for extramarital affairs (and lack of concern about hiding them), while his son, Barkley (Bryan Greenberg), has spent much of his life struggling to live up to his dad's expectations, with little success. Barkley is about to receive his Ph.D, just in time for his father's prize ceremony, when he's abducted by a pair of hapless crooks. The kidnappers demand Eli's two-million-dollar Nobel honorarium in exchange for Barkley's safe return. Also starring Bill Pullman, Danny DeVito, Eliza Dushku, and Shawn Hatosy, Nobel Son received its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 5, 2008

Cast

Alan Rickman
as Eli Michaelson
Bryan Greenberg
as Barkley Michaelson
Shawn Hatosy
as Thaddeus James
Mary Steenburgen
as Sarah Michaelson
Eliza Dushku
as City Hall
Bill Pullman
as Max Mariner
Ted Danson
as Harvey Parrish
Danny DeVito
as Gastner
Ernie Hudson
as Lasasso
Tracey Walter
Lindy Booth

Crew

Randall Miller
Director
Jody Savin
Producer
Randall Miller
Producer
Randall Miller
Screenwriter
Jody Savin
Screenwriter
Michael Ozier
Cinematographer
Paul Oakenfold
Composer (Music Score)
The Chemical Brothers
Featured Music
Jonathan McHugh
Musical Direction/Supervision
Crystal Method
Featured Music
Randall Miller
Editor
Craig Stearns
Production Designer
Jane Baum
Co-producer
Henry Suarez
Co-producer
J.P. O'Neill
Co-producer
Ronald Savin
Co-producer
John Faiz Kayyem
Co-producer
Tom Soulanille
Executive Producer
Michael Ravine
Executive Producer
Art Klein
Executive Producer
Kathryn Morrison
Costume Designer
Kelly Oxford
Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Pagano
Casting
Terry Spazek
Line Producer
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