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The Yellow Handkerchief Details


A band of outsiders takes to the highways in this touching independent drama. Brett (William Hurt) is a petty criminal who is eager to turn his life around after spending six years in jail. Brett is looking for a ride home to Louisiana, and happens upon a pair of teenagers up for a road trip -- Martine (Kristen Stewart), a 15-year-old girl whose attempts to catch the eye of a boy she loves have ended in failure, and Gordy (Eddie Redmayne), a geeky outcast wishing he could find somewhere to fit in. Brett persuades Martine and Gordy to give him a ride home, and together the three misfits bond over their shared need for acceptance. Driving toward a New Orleans that's been leveled by Hurricane Katrina, Brett can't help but ponder the biggest question in his life -- if his wife, May (Maria Bello), will take him back now that he's a free man. Based on a short story by Pete Hamill, The Yellow Handkerchief received its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 26, 2010


William Hurt
as Brett Hanson
Maria Bello
as May
Kristen Stewart
as Martine
Eddie Redmayne
as Gordy
Kaori Momoi
as Motel Owner
Grover Coulson
as Farnsworth
Lucy Faust
as Snotty Girl
Ross Francis
as Boyfriend
Douglas M. Griffin
as Policeman
Jeffrey Galpin
as Policeman #2
Tanner Gill
as Man in Rain
Victor Brunette
as Chippy White
Holly O'Quin
as Female Nurse


Udayan Prasad
Arthur Cohn
Erin Dignam
Chris Menges
Eef Barzelay
Composer (Music Score)
Susan Jacobs
Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Tellefsen
Monroe Kelly
Production Designer
Jeannette Eckenstein
Associate Producer
Annette Grisard
Associate Producer
Samuel Falk
Associate Producer
Esther Grether
Associate Producer
Lillian Birnbaum
Executive Producer
Caroline Eselin-Schaeffer
Costume Designer
Jeffrey Haupt
Sound/Sound Designer
Al Laverde
Key Grip
Robert Ortiz
Line Producer
Sharon Howard-Field
Casting Director
Paul Hsu
Supervising Sound Editor
Pete Hamill
Short Story Author