R | | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
The film went through numerous difficulties to land a financial backer, including studio Warner Brothers' decision to pull out when they didn't like the numbers. The directors had waived their fees and started putting in their own money to keep the project afloat. Lana Wachowski credited Tom Hanks with helping get the film off the ground, and he inspired many of the cast and crew by being the first to fly to Berlin to begin shooting the film. According to Wachowski, Hanks was very enthusiastic about the project.
Oh, lonesome night. And babbits bawling, the wind biting the bone. Wind like this... full of voices. Ancestry howling at you, yibbering stories, all voices tied up into one. One voice differing. One voice, whispering out there, spying from the dark....
In the Luisa Rey Mystery, an "orange hand" DON'T WALK sign can be seen. These did not exist in 1973.
When a montage is shown of all the characters the actors are playing, the font of the names changes with each time period.
English, Spanish, Ukrainian
$9,612,247 (USA) (28 October 2012)
$27,108,272 (USA) (7 July 2013)