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A man struggling to save the life of another finds himself drawn into a strange netherworld he didn't know existed in this stylish thriller. Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor) is a psychiatrist living in New York City with his girlfriend, Lila Culpepper (Naomi Watts), who was once one of his patients. However, it's another one of his patients who becomes the focus of his obsessions when Henry Letham (Ryan Gosling), a disturbed young man whom Foster took over from a colleague, announces during a session that he intends to commit suicide in three days, on his 21st birthday. Sam takes the threat quite seriously and tries to track down Henry, who seems to have disappeared. Sam speaks to a number of Henry's friends and acquaintances -- his mother (Kate Burton), the man he claimed was his father, Dr. Leon Patterson (Bob Hoskins), a waitress who regularly served Henry at the coffee shop where she works (Elizabeth Reaser), and his former therapist Dr. Beth Levy (Janeane Garofalo). As Sam talks to people in Henry's circle, he finds he's learning more about himself than the man he's supposed to save, and he begins to drift into an emotional netherworld where the supposedly dead and the living cross paths. Stay was directed by Marc Forster, who had previously enjoyed breakthrough hits with two very different films, Marc Forster and Marc Forster. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2005

Cast

Ewan McGregor
as Sam Foster
Naomi Watts
as Lila Culpepper
Ryan Gosling
as Henry Letham
Janeane Garofalo
as Dr. Beth Levy
B.D. Wong
as Dr. Ren
Bob Hoskins
as Dr. Leon Patterson
Kate Burton
as Mrs. Letham
Elizabeth Reaser
as Athena
Amy Sedaris
as Toni
Michael Gaston
as Sheriff Kennelly
Michael Gaston
as Security Officer
Mark Margolis
as Business Man
John Tormey
as Custodian
John Tormey
as Piano Mover #1
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Cabbie
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Piano Mover #2
Becky Ann Baker
as Paramedic #1
Becky Ann Baker
as Butch Cook
Lisa Kron
as Paramedic #2
John Dominici
as Boy
John Dominici
as Young Henry
Jessica Hecht
as Boy's Mother
Sterling K. Brown
as Frederick
Sterling K. Brown
as Devon
Michael Devine
as Security Guard
Jolly Abraham
as Young Woman
Jolly Abraham
as Intern
Mary Testa
as Waitress #1
Angela Pietropinto
as English Woman
Angela Pietropinto
as Waitress #2
Oni Faida Lampley
as Daisy
Oni Faida Lampley
as Waitress #3
Jarleth Conroy
as English Man
Noah Bean
as Clerk
Noah Bean
as Student Guide
Isaach de Bankolé
as Professor
G.A. Aguilar
as Bicyclist
Riley G. Matthews Jr.
as Officer #1
Vito Violante
as Officer #2
Douglas Crosby
as Psych Ward Paramedic #1
Blaise Corrigan
as Psych Ward Paramedic #2
Hank Eulau
as Noodle Man
Mam Smith
as Dancer #1
John Chiang
as Dancer
Robin De Jesus
as Dancer
Carolyn Dorfman
as Dancer
Emily Gayeski
as Dancer
Noel MacDuffie
as Dancer
Kevin Osgood
as Dancer
Elizabeth H. Parkinson
as Dancer
Karine Plantadit-Bageot
as Dancer
John Selya
as Dancer
Kyle Sheldon
as Dancer
Tom Titone
as Dancer
Hank Eulau
as Noodle Man
Riley G. Matthews Jr.
as Officer #1
Noel MacDuffie
as Dancer
Blaise Corrigan
as Psych Ward Paramedic #2
Jessica Hecht
as Boy's Mother
Robin De Jesus
as Dancer
Michael Gaston
as Security Officer
Michael Gaston
as Sheriff Kennelly
Karine Plantadit-Bageot
as Dancer
Carolyn Dorfman
as Dancer
Kevin Osgood
as Dancer
Amy Sedaris
as Toni
Elizabeth H. Parkinson
as Dancer
G.A. Aguilar
as Bicyclist
Noah Bean
as Clerk
Elizabeth Reaser
as Athena
Noah Bean
as Student Guide
Mary Testa
as Waitress #1
Douglas Crosby
as Psych Ward Paramedic #1
John Dominici
as Boy
John Dominici
as Young Henry
Isaach de Bankolé
as Professor
Becky Ann Baker
as Paramedic #1
Becky Ann Baker
as Butch Cook
Oni Faida Lampley
as Daisy
Oni Faida Lampley
as Waitress #3
Kyle Sheldon
as Dancer
Angela Pietropinto
as Waitress #2
John Chiang
as Dancer
John Selya
as Dancer
Vito Violante
as Officer #2
Angela Pietropinto
as English Woman
Jarleth Conroy
as English Man
Lisa Kron
as Paramedic #2
John Tormey
as Piano Mover #1
John Tormey
as Custodian
Emily Gayeski
as Dancer
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Cabbie
Jolly Abraham
as Young Woman
Michael Devine
as Security Guard
Sterling K. Brown
as Frederick
Sterling K. Brown
as Devon
Jolly Abraham
as Intern
Mark Margolis
as Business Man
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Piano Mover #2
Kate Burton
as Mrs. Letham
Mam Smith
as Dancer #1

Crew

Marc Forster
Director
Eric Kopeloff
Producer
Tom Lassally
Producer
Arnon Milchan
Producer
David Benioff
Screenwriter
Roberto Schaefer
Cinematographer
Matt Chessé
Editor
Kevin Thompson
Production Designer
Jonathan Arkin
Art Director
Bill Carraro
Executive Producer
Guymon Casady
Executive Producer
Robin Koenig
Set Designer
Askia Won-Ling Jacob
Costume Designer
Frank Fleming
Costume Designer
Jimmy Sabat
Sound/Sound Designer
Karyn Rachtman
Consultant/advisor
Lukasz Jogalla
Camera Operator
Jim McConkey
Camera Operator
Peter Epstein
Stunts
Derrick Simmons
Stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
Stunts
Keith Siglinger
Stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin
Stunts
Bob Colletti
Stunts
Terry Serpico
Stunts
Geoffrey Dowell
Stunts
Jonathan Butterell
Choreography
Bruce Templeton
Sound Mixer
Alexa L. Fogel
Casting
Francine Maisler
Casting
James J. Sabat
Sound Mixer
Sammy Pasha
Personal Assistant
Coburn Boyd
Set Dresser
Alex Borys
Assistant Location Manager
Michael Semanick
Re-Recording Mixer
Nick Thomason
Assistant Production Coordinator
Sandi Figueroa
Costumes Supervisor
Shaun Gilbert
Best Boy Grip
Jim Kent
Assistant Properties
Katie Daily
Personal Assistant
Benoit Martel
Visual Effects Producer
Angela Bellisio
Camera Loader
Gennaro Proscia
Carpenter
John Schabel
Set Dresser
Mimi Turner
Assistant Location Manager
Hank Liebeskind
Set Dresser
Kristian Sorge
Extra Casting
Frank Rinella
Foley Mixer
Wendy Jo Cohen
Research
Alyson Latz
Second Second Assistant Director
Henry Antonacchio
Construction Foreman
Michael Cambria
Second Assistant Camera
Raymond Gieringer
Visual Effects Supervisor
George Fok
Title Design
Gunnar Hansen
Visual Effects Supervisor
Bruce Templeton
Recording
Lora Hirschberg
Re-Recording Mixer
Sylvain Tron
Personal Assistant
Jane Bulmer
Personal Assistant
Bruce Nyznik
Action Director
Eli Reed
Still Photographer
Anna Baxter
Art Department Assistant
Gayle Sandler
Post Production Accountant
Polly Leach
Post Production Coordinator
Paul Aranoff
ADR Mixer
Sacha Quarles
Key Hairstylist
Emily Beck
Assistant Art Director
Karin Ross
Visual Effects Producer
Christine Albers
Matte Artist
Brian Magerkurth
Re-Recording Mixer
Ken Zorniak
Visual Effects Producer
Robert Arietta
Scenic Artist
Malcolm Fife
Music Editor
Alex Raspa
ADR Recordist
Lynel Moore
Assistant Editor
Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler
Casting Associate
Peter Gelfman
Properties Master
Helen Sideris
Second Assistant Accountant
Darren Maynard
Set Production Assistant
Clay Liversidge
Gaffer
Peter Gleaves
ADR Mixer
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Todd West
ADR Recordist
Jennifer Buturla
Scenic Artist
Billy Kerwick
Key Grip
Eric Swanek
First Assistant Camera
Jenny Kane
Electrician
Hartsell Taylor
Costumes Supervisor
Chris Leonidas
Assistant Location Manager
Glen Engels
Best Boy Grip
Courtney Bishop
ADR Recordist
Sarah Goff
Post Production Coordinator
Gusmano Cesaretti
Visual Consultant
Clint Scott
Set Production Assistant
Darren Ryan
Video Assist
Ralph Fratianni
Grip
Eliza Pelham Randall
Visual Effects Producer
Rebecca Stocker
First Assistant Editor
Carla Meyer
Dialogue Coach
Carla Raij
Location Manager
Kip Myers
Assistant Location Manager
Jordan Jacobs
Assistant Art Director
Diana Flores
ADR Mixer
Angela Quiles
Production Coordinator
Francesca Paris
Department Head Hair
Cory McCrum-Abdo
Post Production Supervisor
G.A. Aguilar
Stunts Coordinator
Scott Kincaid
Electrician
Meredith Barchat
Scenic Artist
Jean-Yves Martel
Visual Effects
Tom Shinn
Electrician
Yongxi Chen
Scenic Artist
Robin Gonsalves
Personal Assistant
Kelly Bumbarger
Compositor
Chris McHenry
Production Secretary
Andrew Zee
Personal Assistant
Annaliese Levy
Personal Assistant
Michael Primmer
Boom Operator
Ren Klyce
Supervising Sound Editor
Jim McConkey
Steadicam Operator
Wendy Lanning
Visual Effects Producer
Alan Kenny-Rudolph
Personal Assistant
Carole Bouchard
Visual Effects
Doug Winningham
First Assistant Sound Editor
Stefano Trivelli
Compositor
Christine Leaman
Assistant Location Manager
Sunny Antrim
Set Production Assistant
Martial Vincent
Visual Effects
Tink Ten Eyck
Post Production Accountant
Erik Foreman
ADR Mixer
Chris Capell
Visual Effects Producer
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