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Playwright and character actor Tom Gilroy made his feature directorial debut with this dialogue-driven character study set against the backdrop of the changing seasons. Liev Schreiber plays Paul, a short-fused ex-con who finds unlikely comfort, stability, and camaraderie when he takes an odd job in park maintenance. On his first day, he's teamed with Murph (Ned Beatty), a groundskeeping veteran who manages to defuse an outburst between Paul and their snide supervisor (Campbell Scott). Paul sticks with the job, and, as the months pass, he and Murph work their way through events both mundane and monumental, all the while sharing their hopes, regrets, and ambitions. Shot in sequence over a one-year period, Spring Forward received a third-place mention for best first feature at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1900

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Paul S. Mezey Producers Award 2000 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Gill Holland Producers Award 1998 Nominee

Crew

Tom Gilroy
Director
Tom Gilroy
Producer
Jim McKay
Producer
Paul S. Mezey
Producer
Gill Holland
Producer
Tom Gilroy
Screenwriter
James Lyons
Editor
Susan Block
Production Designer
Lucio Seixas
Art Director
Kevin Chinoy
Associate Producer
Liev Schreiber
Associate Producer
Michael Stipe
Executive Producer
Jonathan Sehring
Executive Producer
Caroline Kaplan
Executive Producer
Catherine Marie Thomas
Costume Designer
Bonnie Finnegan
Casting
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