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A chance run-in with an old college roommate becomes the catalyst for healing in writer/director Mike Binder's tale of friendship and understanding in post-9/11 New York. When the Twin Towers went down on that fateful morning in 2001, Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) lost everything that he had to live for. Five years have passed since Charlie lost his family, and now the once-successful and sociable man has become a withdrawn shadow of his former self. When fate brings Charlie and his former college roommate Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) together once again on a Manhattan street corner, Alan is shocked to see just how far his old friend has fallen. Though on the surface it would appear that Alan has it all, the pressures of his family and career have been weighing heavily on the successful dentist and loving father's shoulders as of late. At that pivotal moment when Charlie and Alan both need a trusted friend to help them work through the seemingly insurmountable challenges they face in life, the restorative power of a rekindled friendship provides just the lifeline needed to move forward into the future with hope and optimism. Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, and Donald Sutherland co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 23, 2007


Adam Sandler
as Charlie Fineman
Don Cheadle
as Alan Johnson
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Janeane Johnson
Liv Tyler
as Angela Oakhurst
Saffron Burrows
as Donna Remar
Donald Sutherland
as Judge David Raines
Robert Klein
as Jonathan Timpleman
Melinda Dillon
as Ginger Timpleman
Ted Raimi
as Peter Savarino
Paula Newsome
as Melanie
Anthony Chisholm
as William Johnson
B.J. Novak
as Mr. Fallon
John deLancie
as Nigel Pennington
Jonathan Banks
as Stetler
Denise Dowse
as Psyciatric Hospital Nurse
Paul Butler
as Johnson, George
Rae Allen
as Adell Modell
Imani Hakim
as Jocelyn Johnson
Jessica Golden
as Night Club Comic
Harris Peet
as Kemp
Mike Binder
as Bryan Sugarman
Tommy Nohilly
as Patty
Robert Harvey
as Dental Partner
Nick Taylor
as Taxi Driver
M.D. Walton
as New York Police Officer
Elizabeth Andrews
as Sugarman's Secretary
Lela Loren
as Dental Hygenist
Karen Huie
as News Reporter


Mike Binder
Jack Binder
Michael Rotenberg
Mike Binder
Russ T. Alsobrook
Dave Jordan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Jeremy Roush
Steve Edwards
David Swayze
Art Director
Greg Berry
Art Director
Rachel Zimmerman
Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer
Lynwood Spinks
Executive Producer
Roger Lundeen
Set Designer
Jim Wallis
Set Designer
Chryss Hionis
Set Decorator
Jon Danniells
Set Decorator
Deborah L. Scott
Costume Designer
Carlos DeLarios
Sound/Sound Designer
Elmo Weber
Sound/Sound Designer
Marlene Arvan
First Assistant Director
Jerry Holway
Camera Operator
Ken Ferris
Camera Operator
Sharon Bialy
Thomas Real
Department Head Hair
Matt Cavaliero
Properties Master
Rose Chatterton
Key Hairstylist
John De Simone
Production Coordinator
Thomas D. Causey
Production Sound Mixer
Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects Coordinator
Beth Koenigsberg
Costumes Supervisor
John Hartigan
Special Effects Coordinator
Kathleen Freeman
Key Make-up
Dustin Bernard
Unit Production Manager
Richard Hebrank
Construction Coordinator
Frank Stettner
Production Sound Mixer
David Bach
Supervising Sound Editor
Danny Aiello III
Stunts Coordinator
Nancy Karlin
Script Supervisor
Jery Hewitt
Stunts Coordinator