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A handsome veterinary student falls for a married circus performer in this romantic drama adapted from author Sara Gruen's best-selling novel, and directed by Francis Lawrence (Francis Lawrence). When Jacob (Robert Pattinson) meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), it's love at first sight -- their shared affections for an extraordinary elephant stirring profound feelings of compassion within both of them. Theirs is a love that could span lifetimes, though the wrath of Marlena's dangerously domineering husband, August (Christoph Waltz), threatens to spell tragedy for all involved. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 22, 2011


Reese Witherspoon
as Marlena
Robert Pattinson
as Jacob
Christoph Waltz
as August
Paul Schneider
as Charlie
Jim Norton
as Camel
Hal Holbrook
as Old Jacob
Mark Povinelli
as Kinko
Mark Povinelli
as Walter
Richard Brake
as Grady
Stephen Monroe Taylor
as Wade
Ken Foree
as Earl
Scott MacDonald
as Blackie
James Frain
as Rosie's Caretaker
Sam Anderson
as Mr. Hyde
John Aylward
as Mr. Erwin
Brad Greenquist
as Mr. Robinson
Tim Guinee
as Diamond Joe
Donna W. Scott
as Barbara
E.E. Bell
as Cecil the Barker
Aleksandra Kaniak
as Mrs. Jankowski
Bruce Gray
as Proctor
Jim Jansen
as Dean Wilkins
James Keane
as Chaplain
Andrew Connolly
as Weehawken Officer
Tracy Phillips
as Coochie Girl (Nell)
Chobi Gyorgy
as Circus Performer
Russell Stark
as Circus Performer
Dreya Weber
as Circus Performer
Kacie Borrowman
as Sideshow
Joe Langer
as Big Top Band
Glen McDougal
as Big Top Band
Beresford Bennett
as Sideshow Band
Johnny Britt
as Sideshow Band
Todd Cochran
as Speakeasy Jazz Band
Karl Vincent
as Speakeasy Jazz Band


Francis Lawrence
Andrew R. Tennenbaum
Erwin Stoff
Gil Netter
Richard LaGravenese
Rodrigo Prieto
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Alexandra Patsavas
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Edward Bell
Jack Fisk
Production Designer
David Crank
Art Director
Kevin Halloran
Executive Producer
Kristen Davis
Set Designer
Jim Erickson
Set Decorator
Jacqueline West
Costume Designer
Jeremy Peirson
Sound/Sound Designer
Lars P. Winther
First Assistant Director
Tracy Phillips
Denise Chamian
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound Mixer
Crazy Horse Effects
Visual Effects
Lara Khachooni
Visual Effects Editor
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell
Costumes Supervisor
Frida Aradottir
Department Head Hair
Tommy Samona
Kate Biscoe
Key Make-up
Skip Lievsay
Supervising Sound Editor
Joel Dougherty
Sound Effects Editor
Mark Byers
Special Effects Supervisor
Ruth De Jong
Assistant Art Director
Kevin Halloran
Unit Production Manager
Molly Allen
Production Supervisor
Karen Teneyck
Graphic Design
Ken Rudell
Special Effects Technician
Wes Mattox
Special Effects Technician
Robin Fredriksz
Jennifer Vecchiarello
First Assistant Editor
Jeremy Peirson
Supervising Sound Editor
Christina Graff
Visual Effects Producer
Joe Ramsey
Special Effects Technician
Sasha Veneziano
Production Coordinator
Lona Vigi
Hair Styles
Ana Maria Quintana
Script Supervisor
Steve Sosner
Special Effects Technician